• 4 minutes Is The Three Gorges Dam on the Brink of Collapse?
  • 8 minutes The Coal Industry May Never Recover From The Pandemic
  • 11 minutes China Raids Bank and Investor Accounts
  • 6 hours In a Nutshell...
  • 17 hours Is OilPrice a cover for Green Propganda
  • 3 hours During March, April, May the states with the highest infections/deaths were NY, NJ, Ma. . . . . Today (June) the three have the best numbers. How ? Herd immunity ?
  • 1 day Putin Paid Militants to Kill US Troops
  • 21 hours Victor Davis Hansen on Biden's mental acuity " . . unfit to serve". With 1 out of 5 Democrats admitting it. How many Dem's believe it but will not admit it?
  • 3 hours Putin Forever: Russians Given Money As Vote That Could Extend Putin's Rule Draws To A Close
  • 19 hours Tesla Model 3 police cars pay for themselves faster than expected, says police chief
  • 28 mins Why Wind is pitiful for most regions on earth
  • 5 hours Happy 4th of July!
  • 1 day The Political Genius of Donald Trump
  • 3 hours Apology Accepted!
  • 2 days Why Oil could hit $100
  • 2 days Biden admits he has been tested for Cognitive Decline several times. Didn't show any proof of test results.
  • 2 days Per most popular Indian websites it was Indian troops not Chinese troops breach of LAC that caused the clashes. If you know any Indian media that claim to the contrary please provide the link
Big Oil’s Nightmare Is Coming True

Big Oil’s Nightmare Is Coming True

Royal Dutch Shell has followed…

How To Take Advantage Of The Energy Stock Selloff

How To Take Advantage Of The Energy Stock Selloff

Anything related to oil and…

Tsvetana Paraskova

Tsvetana Paraskova

Tsvetana is a writer for Oilprice.com with over a decade of experience writing for news outlets such as iNVEZZ and SeeNews. 

More Info

Premium Content

The U.S. Launched A Secret Cyber Attack Against Iran

The United States conducted a secret cyber strike on Iran at the end of September, following the mid-September attacks on Saudi oil facilities that cut off 5 percent of global oil supply, U.S. officials told Reuters.

The U.S. carried out the cyber operations with the purpose of undermining Iran’s capabilities to spread “propaganda”, two U.S. officials told Reuters on the condition of anonymity. The cyber strike affected physical hardware, one of the officials said but did not go into details.

On September 14, the Abqaiq facility and the Khurais oil field in Saudi Arabia were hit by attacks, which resulted in the temporary suspension of 5.7 million bpd of Saudi Arabia’s crude oil production, or around 5 percent of global daily oil supply.

U.S. President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Energy Secretary Rick Perry all blamed Iran for the attack. Saudi Arabia has also pointed the finger at Iran.

Days after the attacks on vital oil infrastructure in the Kingdom, Saudi Arabia said it had decided to join the U.S.-led maritime security coalition that aims to ensure freedom of navigation and safe passage through the Persian Gulf. Related: Iraq's Return To Oil's Top Table

Last week, the Pentagon said that it would deploy additional troops and a missile defense system in Saudi Arabia to bolster security in the wake of the attacks on the Kingdom’s oil infrastructure.

Tensions in and around some of the Middle East’s largest oil producers have been running high in the past month since the September 14 attacks.

At the end of last week, Iran said that explosions hit one of its oil tankers off the Saudi port city of Jeddah in the Red Sea, damaging the vessel and causing an oil spill. Saudi Arabia denied any involvement in the attack, while Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani vowed on Monday that Iran would not leave the Friday attack on the Sabiti tanker unpunished.

By Tsvetana Paraskova for Oilprice.com

More Top Reads From Oillprice.com:


Download The Free Oilprice App Today

Back to homepage





Leave a comment
  • Ld Elon on October 16 2019 said:
    Note americas crimes of aggression, declaring act of war on Iran without substantial evidence.

Leave a comment




Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News