However, the reassurance failed to stop oil prices soaring 19 percent – their highest-ever increase in a day.
Prices have since eased, but concerns remain about the 50 percent cut for the world’s biggest crude exporter.
Houthi fighters in Yemen are vowing more attacks to cripple the Saudi economy.
Will the attack force us to rethink our reliance on oil?
Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra
Jawad Anani – former deputy prime minister of Jordan
Cornelia Meyer – oil and gas specialist, Meyer Resources