Tagged With Saudi Arabia
Aramco advances plan to lease out pipelines
5 August 2020
The cash-strapped Saudi NOC is looking to replicate the recent divestment success of its Emirati counterpart Adnoc
London crude trading’s ‘Good Old Days’: Into the nineties
31 July 2020
Colin Bryce continues his oil markets story, as a new decade ushers in further changes to the trading landscape
Iraq and Iran move further apart
24 July 2020
Baghdad’s pivot away from its neighbour is increasingly extending to their shared resources
Saudi Aramco pins its hopes on petchems
23 July 2020
The NOC heavyweight wants to the biggest of beasts in the petrochemicals world too
Gulf NOCs bank on chemical cure
21 July 2020
The current oil market slump validates the increasing focus of the Gulf’s main upstream producers on petrochemicals
Battlefield China in Russo-Saudi tussle
10 July 2020
Russia and Saudi Arabia have largely buried, rather than settled, their issues. China is a microcosm of the ongoing tension
Letter from the Middle East: NOCs juggle priorities
8 July 2020
From boosting oil production to throttling it back and with challenging oil and gas dynamics in both the short and longer-term, the region’s producers have their hands full
China faces refinery consolidation challenge
30 June 2020
A new mega-refinery is meant to concentrate rather than expand capacity. But it may not work out that way, and may have other knock-on effects
Iraq seeks a reset
8 June 2020
The new Baghdad government asks for much in return for a pivot towards Saudi Arabia and the US
Book review: GCC—a fatal schism
20 May 2020
Through a combination of adroit use of its vast gas reserves and careful diplomacy, Qatar has learned how to survive life under blockade, a new book says
Saudi Arabia braces for impact
13 May 2020
The kingdom may have to pay a steep price for its efforts to reassert leadership in oil politics
Saudi Arabia’s pyrrhic oil war triumph
24 April 2020
The kingdom may consider it has prevailed over Russia and US shale producers in the short-term, but its longer-term prospects are clouded in uncertainty
Texas searches for oil industry salvation
23 April 2020
Record low oil prices are compelling the state to consider proration. But greater measures may be needed to stave off financial ruin
To deal or not to deal
8 April 2020
Russia and Saudi Arabia blame each for the initial Opec+ breakdown. Will necessity trump naked ill-will this week?
Russia’s hand: weaker than it seems
8 April 2020
The devaluation of the rouble has been seen as insulating Russia during any sustained price war. But it may not be sitting as comfortably as thought
Transition faces pressure from oil crash and Covid-19
31 March 2020
The energy transition faces dual challenges of an oil price crash and the coronavirus pandemic, with competitive pressure and disruptions to supply chains
What Saudi Arabia and Russia do next
27 March 2020
The Opec+ heavyweights underestimated Covid-19’s impact on demand. It may be too late for them to staunch the bleeding
Approaching tank tops to further pressure oil
26 March 2020
Two analysts agree that crude oversupply will exhaust storage space in a matter of weeks
Aramco’s upstream comes into focus
20 March 2020
Saudi heavyweight must achieve ambitious government pledge despite revenues feeling the squeeze
Aramco's Jafurah shale gas faces obstacles
12 March 2020
Water scarcity and a lack of transport infrastructure work against the recovery of gas from the shale field. Once overcome, its output may be better suited to displacing crude domestically than for LNG exports
Saudi production hike heading for Asia
9 March 2020
Riyadh’s plan to boost market share by unleashing a tidal wave of crude onto the Asian market would be a boon for local refiners as the region recovers from Covid-19
Sub-$30 Brent looming on Opec+ tension
9 March 2020
Wide differences in strategy, breakeven prices and national finances all contributed to failure to agree production cuts in face of US shale competition and sagging demand
Opec+ deal failure sends oil spiraling
9 March 2020
Brent price falls from $45/bl to $25/bl in early trade, before partial recovery to $36/bl at 10am, as production surge threatened amid weak demand
The rise of the Mid-East 'INOC'
6 March 2020
State-controlled Mid-East Gulf oil and gas firms are evolving in a changing world
Saudi gas drive goes unconventional
11 February 2020
Aramco’s gas development is stepping up a gear after several false starts
PNZ patch-up raises offshore gas hopes
17 January 2020
Belated reconciliation over acreage shared with Saudi Arabia offers relief for Kuwait's flagging oil expansion efforts