Department of Energy

DOE Responds to Drone Attack in Saudi Arabia

September 14, 2019

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Vienna, Austria - “The Secretary has been briefed on today’s drone attack in Saudi Arabia and stands ready to deploy resources from the Strategic Petroleum Oil Reserves (SPRO) if necessary to offset any disruptions to oil markets as a result of this act of aggression. The Secretary has also directed DOE leadership to work with the International Energy Agency on potential available options for collective global action if needed. ”  -Attributable to DOE Press Secretary, Shaylyn Hynes

On background: the SPRO holds 630 million barrels operated and maintained by DOE for exactly this purpose.

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