Tagged With Saudi Arabia
IS terror attacks continue to threaten Saudi Arabia
3 December 2015
Islamic State may have the kingdom’s oil and gas sector in its sights after an attempted attack in Dhahran
Crude hits two-month low as Dated Brent closes
13 November 2015
Three organisations published reports as December Brent crude contract was poised to close two-month low in November
Stocks built by 3.3m b/d in second quarter, says IEA
30 July 2015
Saudi Arabia is pumping oil at record highs, Iranian supplies are about to hit the market, Iraq’s exports from the south are beating expectations and, across the Atlantic, North American oil production continues to rise
King Salman implements reform in Saudi Arabia
20 May 2015
The monarch has moved quickly with senior appointments designed to see off threats - at home and abroad - to the Kingdom’s stability
Aramco takes charge of Saudi oil policy
18 May 2015
Ali Naimi’s oil ministry will no longer be the driver of the kingdoms’ energy strategy, which will reflect broader geopolitical goals. Even the policy of maintaining spare capacity may be up for grabs
Oil price may drop another $20 by the end of Q2
18 May 2015
Chairman of the Facts Global Energy consultancy revealed the figures to delegates at AOGC 2015
Islamic structures growing prominent in Middle Eastern oil
26 March 2015
Oil and gas companies have grown more comfortable with Sharia structures, which now figure prominently in some sizeable Middle Eastern financings
Dissecting Saudi oil minister Naimi’s speech
6 March 2015
Saudi oil minister Ali al-Naimi spoke in Berlin on 4 March, giving his view of the market and explaining the kingdom’s oil policy
The Gulf is an indispensable oil region
26 February 2015
For the world’s essential energy-producing region, weak oil prices are an opportunity
Saudis sticking to oil marketing strategy
26 February 2015
Despite downturn, Riyadh is confident enough to play the long game
Salman makes changes in Saudi Arabia
26 February 2015
Saudi Arabia’s new king has moved swiftly, putting new faces in power and retiring older ones. Ali Naimi remains oil minister, but his future is less clear
Khafji supposedly offline for environmental reasons
26 February 2015
The curious case of the Khafji oilfield and the disagreement by Saudi Arabia and Kuwait
New power solutions needed in the Gulf after power cuts
26 February 2015
The region has managed – just – to keep on top of rapidly rising demand for electricity. But new solutions will be needed soon, says Robin Mills
Refiners await surge of Middle East exports after new start-ups
4 February 2015
The start-up of new super-refineries in the Middle East is set to flood Europe's markets with middle distillates
Naimi is to stay as oil minister in Saudi Arabia - for now
23 January 2015
Saudi Arabia has a new king, but Naimi and his policy stays - for now. With him at the helm, the kingdom's oil-market strategy of allowing prices to sink to curb supply from rival producers will also stay intact.
Continuity the theme as new King Salman ascends to Saudi throne
23 January 2015
King Salman has already made some changes to Saudi Arabia's leadership, but there will be few shifts in policy
More price drops predicted as the market is yet to recover
19 January 2015
Oil prices could take some time to bounce back - and the rout is not over yet
Oil rout will drive deals for oil companies
16 January 2015
Hugh Ebbutt, Richard Forrest, Vance Scott and Alvin See, of consultancy AT Kearney, weigh up where the action will be as the price plunge shakes up the sector
Saudi ruler King Abdullah reshuffles his cabinet
10 December 2014
King Abdullah took the step as a response to growing criticism of the government
Saudi Arabia gambles as Opec makes no cuts
29 November 2014
The kingdom’s shift in strategy is as risky as it was abrupt
Opec holds output steady amid talk of new price war
25 November 2014
The 30 million barrel a day (b/d) ceiling was retained, and prices dropped as a result of the announcement
Optimism runs high for Satorp refinery in Saudi Arabia
31 October 2014
Total lauds the economic strengths of its new Saudi Arabian complex while troubles in Europe mount
Saudi Arabia reluctant to pull back Opec export volumes
23 October 2014
Opec’s heavyweight is no longer prepared to bear the brunt of the group’s cuts. Losing on price and volume share is to be avoided at all costs, writes Bill Farren-Price
Pressure on Opec from weak demand and rising supplies
23 October 2014
But these pressures are not for the first time. Robin Mills puts the latest crisis in context
Opec must decide between market share and oil price
23 October 2014
The legacy of Opec’s high oil-price strategy is now plain: rising supply and weakening demand growth. The group must decide whether to rescue its market share or the oil price
Glimmer of hope amid the falling oil price gloom
22 October 2014
Lower oil prices will be tough for the industry, but good for the global growth and demand