Attacks On Saudi Oil Facilities : Oil Prices Hit Highest In Four Months

Oil prices hit their highest in four months after two attacks on Saudi Arabian facilities knocked out more than 5% of global supply.

At the start of trading, brent crude jumped 19% to $71.95 a barrel, while the other major benchmark, west Texas intermediate, rose 15% to $63.34.

Prices eased back slightly after us president Donald Trump authorised the release of us reserves.

It could take weeks before the Saudi facilities are fully back on line.

The drone attacks on plants in the heartland of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry included hitting the world's biggest petroleum-processing facility.