Saudi Aramco drone attacks: Oil marketing, aviation stocks tumble amid crude oil prices surge by 20%

  • Global crude oil price skyrocketed after drones attacked two Saudi Arabian plants on Saturday

  • Oil prices surged the most on record on Monday, with Brent crude rising by as much as 19.5 percent to $71.95 per barrel - the biggest gain in dollar terms since futures started trading in 1988

  • BPCL dropped 7.04 percent and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd tumbled 5.70 percent on the BSE

New Delhi: Shares of oil marketing firms led by Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) on Monday cracked up to 7 percent following huge spike in crude prices.

BPCL dropped 7.04 percent and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd tumbled 5.70 percent on the BSE.

Shares of Indian Oil Corporation Limited also fell by 1.15 percent.

 Saudi Aramco drone attacks: Oil marketing, aviation stocks tumble amid crude oil prices surge by 20%

Stock trader. Representational image. Reuters

"Any further escalation of geopolitical tensions in the middle-east region may add to the woes. Spike in crude prices, even if temporary, will be negative for downstream OMCs," Kotak Securities said in a report.

Global crude oil price skyrocketed after drones attacked two Saudi Arabian plants on Saturday.

Oil prices surged the most on record on Monday, with Brent crude rising by as much as 19.5 percent to $71.95 per barrel - the biggest gain in dollar terms since futures started trading in 1988.

Aviation stocks also faced selling, with SpiceJet falling 3.95 percent, InterGlobe Aviation 2.86 percent and Jet Airways 1.20 percent.

The BSE benchmark Sensex on Monday slipped nearly 262 points due to panic sell-offs by investors who were caught off guard by a spike in crude prices.

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Updated Date: Sep 16, 2019 17:24:41 IST