Oil Market Impact Of Jamal Khashoggi’s Disappearance

The most likely outcome of the investigations into the disappearance of Saudi Arabian national Jamal Khashoggi will be targeted U.S. sanctions against Saudi Arabian individuals. Likely enough that the Trump administration can argue they are punishing the bad actors, but not so much that Riyadh will be forced to respond. Assuming both sides react in a calm measured fashion, crude oil flows should be unscathed.