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INSTANT VIEW 5-Reactions to attack on Saudi oil facilities

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on Saturday attacked two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry in a strike that could impact about 5 million barrels per day of crude production - close to half of the kingdom's output, or 5% of global oil supply.

FACTBOX-Biggest buyers of Saudi Arabian oil

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on Saturday attacked two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry in a strike that could impact about 5 million barrels per day (bpd) of crude production - close to half of the kingdom's output or 5% of global oil supply. The Saudis are the world's biggest oil exporters, sending more than 7 million barrels of crude to numerous destinations around the globe every day - equal to nearly one-third of exports by the Organization

GRAPHIC-Global spare oil capacity in U.S. hands after Saudi outage

An attack on Saudi oil facilities on Saturday is believed to have disrupted half the country's production capacity, making the United States the only real holder of the global supply cushion via its ability to raise own output or to soften sanctions against other major oil producers.

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