I read that this crisis is due to the Saudis desire to overthrow the government and have a interim government installed. Then they would be free to build a natural gas pipeline to Europe. Meanwhile Putin is backing present government because they have the only pipeline exporting natural gas and that keeps the price (for them ) low. The U.S. is siding with the Saudis(as it has since Omar the tent maker got his first Rolls Royce for permission take his oil) so the U.S. will have access to the gas.
Yes, one facet of it is natural gas.
The other facet is Zero and his psychotic need to back the Muslim Brudders and sell out to Al-Qeada at every chance.