中東の緊張激化 軍事衝突があれば100ドル突破か: ずくなしの冷や水

2019年09月16日

中東の緊張激化 軍事衝突があれば100ドル突破か

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2019/9/16のツイート
「サウジの石油施設が空爆された。我々は犯人を知っており、弾は込めている。しかしサウジからの正式発表を待っている」
またアホなトランプのツイート。6月イランが米ドローンを撃墜した時、イランは米軍の報復に構え、全軍が超警戒態勢に。カタールとUAEにある米軍基地と米艦が攻撃目標に入っていた

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2019/9/16のツイート
サウジアラビアの空爆と傭兵によって、市民が虐殺されてきたイエメンのフーシー軍が反撃し、アラムコを攻撃。フーシー自身が正式に攻撃を認め、声明を発しているのに、なぜポンペオはイランを批判する? 米サウジの戦争犯罪の結果だと認めたくない?

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2019/9/16のツイート
サウジはイエメン戦争に負けた。イエメンのドローンや弾道ミサイルから、ライフラインを守る術を持たない。アラムコ攻撃に先駆け、フーシー軍は事前に情報を収集し、サウジ国内にいる者の協力も得て準備した。もしさらにイエメン攻撃を続けるなら、フーシーは攻撃を拡大する!
https://moonofalabama.org/2019/09/attack

FARSNEWS2019/9/16
Saudi Attacks Threaten US Gasoline Price Hikes
TEHRAN (FNA)- US motorists most likely to feel the hit from rising gas prices following the attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities are on the West Coast, which accounts for nearly half of all of US crude imports from the kingdom.

The attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities on Saturday knocked out more than 5% of global oil supply and sent oil prices surging as much as 20%, Reuters reported.

US pump prices are likely to rise in coming days as gasoline futures spiked by more than 10% on Sunday trading, analysts stated.

The national average price of regular gasoline was currently $2.57 per gallon, according to AAA.

However, California motorists, some 8,000 miles (13,000 km) away from Saudi Arabia, could be hit the hardest. Refineries in that state rely heavily on imports for supplies due to its isolated location and lack of pipelines to connect it with oil-rich states such as Texas.

Saudi Arabia exports more than 7 million barrels of crude oil every day, much of that to Asia, but about 47% of what it sends to the United States goes to the West Coast.

For the 12 months ended in June, the US West Coast imported an average of 11.40 million barrels every month of Saudi crude, much of it going to a number of refineries based in California, according to the US Energy Information Administration.

“I absolutely think it’s likely that the West Coast will see more of a pricing impact than other regions since they’re more tied to Saudi imports,” Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis at tracking firm GasBuddy, noted.

Saudi Arabia accounted for about 37 percent of California’s total foreign oil imports in 2018, according to the California Energy Commission.

“Saudi Arabia has always sought to portray itself as a reliable supplier of crude to the market and for this reason we think they will opt to supply the export market for crude first then products,” Robert Campbell, head of oil products research at Energy Aspects, stated.

The state currently has the second-highest average gasoline prices in the United States at $3.63 per regular gallon of gas, trailing only Hawaii. Fuel prices in California are typically higher due to tight regulations and differing gasoline specifications.

Among the biggest buyers of Saudi Arabian crude are Chevron Corp’s 245,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) refinery in Richmond, California, and the 269,000-bpd El Segundo refinery in California. The West Coast, known as oil region PADD 5, includes Washington State, which has also taken in barrels from Saudi Arabia in the last year.

A Chevron spokesman told Reuters the company sources crude from “multiple global suppliers”, and it will “take the necessary actions to continue to meet the needs of the marketplace”.

The United States has more than 640 million barrels of oil in reserve that could offset tighter supply as a result of the Saudi attacks.

US President Donald Trump said on Sunday he authorized the release of oil from the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) if needed in a quantity to be determined.

“I don’t yet think any area will see ‘spikes’ because of the attacks, but it certainly could become that if Saudi Arabia production doesn’t return to 90% of normal very quickly,” DeHaan added.



FARSNEWS2019/9/16
Yemen: New Attack on Saudi Facilities Imminent
TEHRAN (FNA)- Spokesman for Yemeni Armed Forces Brigadier General Yahya Saree said on Monday that his country is ready for another attack on Saudi facilities, urging foreign companies and workers to immediately leave their working sites in the kingdom for their safety.

Speaking to Arabic-language al-Masireh news channel, Brigadier General Saree said today the Yemeni forces used ordinary and jet engines in their drones which hit Saudi oil facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais during Operation Equation Deterrence II.

He then warned that another attack may be soon launched on Saudi facilities, and urged foreign companies and operators working at energy, power and other facilities to immediately leave the sites to avoid being hurt in the attacks.

The Yemeni commander then addressed Saudi officials and underlined that the Yemeni Army is capable of hitting any target in Saudi Arabia at any time it wishes.

“Riyadh must reconsider its calculations and stop its attacks and blockade against Yemen,” he affirmed.

Yemen’s Ansarullah movement announced on Saturday that its drones had successfully attacked two oil plants in the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry, stressing that the attacks were a firm response to Riyadh’s relentless bombardment of Yemen.

Abqaiq, 60 km (37 miles) Southwest of Dhahran in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, contains the world’s largest oil processing plant. Khurais, 190 km further Southwest, contains the country’s second largest oilfield.

Saudi stocks fell sharply on Sunday, after attacks on two plants at the heart of the kingdom’s oil industry on Saturday knocked out more than half of the crude output.

It came just weeks after Yemeni forces conducted attacks on an oil field affiliated to Saudi Aramco in the East of the kingdom in retaliation for Riyadh’s war on their country. Oil facilities at Shaybah, which has the largest strategic oil reserve in Saudi Arabia near the UAE border and operated by state-oil company Saudi Aramco, were targeted by 10 Yemeni drones.

RT2019/9/16
Trump says he waits to hear from Riyadh on oil attacks’ culprit, US ‘locked & loaded’ to respond
US President Donald Trump has said that Washington has “a reason to believe” it knows the mastermind behind the drone strikes on the Saudi oil refineries and is poised to respond pending the confirmation from Riyadh.

“Saudi Arabia oil supply was attacked. There is reason to believe that we know the culprit, are locked and loaded depending on verification, but are waiting to hear from the Kingdom as to who they believe was the cause of this attack, and under what terms we would proceed!” Trump tweeted Sunday.



“PLENTY OF OIL!,” he added in a follow-up tweet.

Although the attacks on the two Saudi oil facilities were claimed by the Houthi rebels, Washington has immediately pointed the finger at Tehran, claiming that the attack was too complex and too devastating to be coordinated by the rebels. A senior US official told Reuters that the US intelligence believes the attack generated from the direction of Iraq and Iran, rather than from the area controlled by the Houthis.

Trump's annonucement comes shortly after he green-lighted the release of the US emergency petroleum reserves, “if needed,” to offset the fifty percent drop in production by Saudi Aramco, whose largest Abqaiq oil processing plant was crippled as result of the Saturday morning attacks.

Riyadh so far has fallen short of naming the perpetrator, branding the drone strikes “terrorist attacks,” aimed at disrupting the global oil supply. Tehran has dismissed the allegations of its involvement, calling the US claims "maximum lies" and saying that it was ready to protect itself in case a war breaks out.

Following the recent resignation of hawkish US National Security Adviser John Bolton, there have been some tentative hopes of a looming thaw between Tehran and Washington. On Wednesday, Trump seemingly hinted he was open to easing the crippling sanctions stifling the Iranian economy. “We’ll see what happens,” he said, when asked about this possibility. Earlier this week, Trump said that he would have “no problem” in meeting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, with US State Secretary Mike Pompeo telling reporters on Tuesday that “the President has made very clear he is prepared to meet with no preconditions.”

However, on Sunday, Trump appeared to have contradicted his own top diplomat , denouncing reports that he was willing to meet with Iran with “no conditions” as “fake news.”

“That is an incorrect statement (as usual!)” he tweeted.

RT2019/9/15
‘Maximum lies’: Iran rejects US’ claim it attacked Saudi oil facilities, warns it’s ready for war

Iran has rebuffed US accusations of launching a drone attacks that cut Saudi Arabia’s oil output in half. A senior Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commander, meanwhile, has warned Washington that Tehran is ready for war.

Allegations that Iran was behind the drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities are “unsubstantiated” and false, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Seyyed Abbas Mousavi stated on Sunday. He also said officials in Washington are accusing Iran in order to tarnish its image on the world stage in preparation for “future actions” against Tehran.

The Americans adopted the ‘maximum pressure’ policy against Iran, which, due to its failure, is leaning towards ‘maximum lies’

The Houthi rebels in Yemen have claimed responsibility for sending 10 armed drones to hit two Saudi oil refineries on Saturday. The attacks caused massive fires and other damage to the sites, which halved the kingdom’s oil output.

The Houthis previously admitted to launching similar drone and rocket attacks against Riyadh, some of which were directed at oil pumping stations. The Saudis have been waging a devastating aerial bombing campaign in civil war-torn Yemen, where they intervened in 2015 on behalf of ousted President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, however, squarely blamed Iran. Senator Lindsey Graham even suggested the US should respond by striking Tehran’s oil refineries.

The commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, warned that Tehran is fully prepared to retaliate if attacked.

“Everybody should know that all American bases and their vessels in a distance of up to 2,000 kilometers [from Iran] are within the range of our missiles.”
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 23:35| Comment(1) | 国際・政治
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中東で軍事衝突(イランと米国の戦争)が起これば、一番得をするのはエネルギー超大国ロシアですよ。ロシアの石油の原価は、1バーレル2ドルですとても安いです。ロシアのAK-47突撃銃で有名なカラシニコフ社も最近ドローン攻撃機を開発しました。シリアの戦いでは、ロシアの対空兵器パーンツイリSがドローン機とミサイルを撃墜し、大活躍しています。サウジも米国にないロシアの対空兵器をすぐに買うべきですね。現代戦もAIとドローンの戦いになりますね。軍神安部総理、売国奴二世 日本最強ですよ 万歳3。
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