Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is stressing the security of the province's oil industry following rebel attacks on Saudi oil sites that sent prices spiking. 

Kenney made the comments during a meeting Monday with the editorial board of American business network Bloomberg. 

Gulf-based oil has a security premium that's going up as we speak in markets today," Kenney said in an interview. "There is no security premium for Alberta energy. We have the safest and most reliable source of energy on the face of the planet and for Americans, that is a great benefit." 

Global oil prices rose 10 per cent after the weekend attack on the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure. 

Yemen's Iranian-backed Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for the attacks Saturday, saying they launched 10 drones that caused the extensive damage. However, the U.S. released satellite images overnight that it says contain evidence showing that the attacks came from either Iraq or Iran. 

Benchmark Brent crude was trading at $66.29 a barrel, up $6.07, or 10.1 per cent, after spiking 20 per cent in the first moments of trading Monday. West Texas Intermediate, the U.S. benchmark, rose $5.30, or 9.7 per cent, to $60.15 a barrel.

Some oil industry experts believe that commodity investors had failed to consider the risk of the heightened tensions in the Middle East.

Analysts for Goldman Sachs say the attacks could add anywhere from $3 to more than $15 to the cost for a barrel of oil, depending on how much production Saudi Arabia loses and for how long.

Drone attacks in Saudi spark concern

With files from the Associated Press