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Saudi Aramco mixes it up

While keeping oil at the core of its operations, Saudi Aramco is looking to a greener future and preparing to import gas for the first time

Amin Nasser's normally serious expression—the public one you would associate with the chief executive of a giant national oil company—can change in an instant to one softened by hearty laughter. This happened as soon as I switched on my voice-recording app. An image of an old-fashioned cassette player appeared on the screen, with the spindles turning. Nasser immediately saw the joke. "That's great," he said. "It tells you it's working!" It's the business of the chief executive of Saudi Aramco to know that things are working, and how they work. Nasser is in a better position than most to understand what goes on in Aramco. He's been an employee of the Dhahran-based mega-giant for three decade

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