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It's been a turbulent few days on international markets for oil investors. Yet while Saudi Arabian supply may be restored quickly, the attacks have raised questions that may impact the price of oil in the longer term.
The attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil production facilities could mean that a large chunk of its oil exports are sidelined for weeks. But the price spike that has followed may not last, as global demand has changed.
Donald Trump's pledge that the US "won't put up with high oil prices for much longer" has led to speculation about how he may try to force OPEC's hand. Skepticism abounds over whether the price of gasoline will fall.
Every war has economic impacts. Escalating the conflict in Syria, a multi-sided proxy war involving multiple regional and global powers, will have broad consequences. Higher oil prices may be among the outcomes.
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