Tagged With Saudi Arabia
UAE and Saudi Arabia to put differences behind them
3 August 2021
An understanding that the Opec partners are better working together appears likely to keep the peace
Saudi Arabia’s different drivers bode ill for Opec+ unity
6 July 2021
The Kingdom has a radically divergent perspective on both the short- and long-term oil market. And that could mean the cracks in the cartel only getting wider
Oil traders focus on fundamentals, not geopolitics
7 June 2021
Tolerance for perceived political risk has expanded, but such complacency could be dangerous
Letter from the Middle East: Green shoots of recovery
27 May 2021
There are many reasons to be cheerful across the Mena oil and gas patch
Saudi Arabia looks positively to the future
18 May 2021
The president of Riyadh-based thinktank Kapsarc sees the Kingdom as well-positioned for the industry changes to come
Aramco resumes upstream action
11 May 2021
Oil market recovery is financing a cautious renewal of spending on core domestic projects
Letter from the Middle East: Saudi Arabia ponders oil privatisation
11 May 2021
The Kingdom is weighing up a potential midstream asset sale following an innovative funding move in the UAE
Opec+ confounds market with three-month cuts easing
1 April 2021
The group had been widely anticipated to keep the prior agreement in place, but a rapidly agreed deal will see cuts relaxed through the summer
Aramco rolls with the Covid punches
23 March 2021
The Saudi heavyweight posts an eye-watering drop in profits but pays its dividends and remains in the black
Biden plans Mid-East Gulf shake-up
8 February 2021
US diplomatic goals, if achieved, will impact the Iranian, Saudi and Yemeni energy sectors
Saudi strategy runs deeper than cuts
2 February 2021
Saudi Arabia’s production restraint may boost prices in the short term, but it may also assure the Kingdom greater market control in the longer term
Letter from the Middle East: Qatar rapprochement could bring gas benefits
28 January 2021
Greater GCC harmony might offer an opportunity to untangle some of the Middle East’s notoriously illogical gas dynamics, but LNG looks more promising than pipelines
Saudi steps back to move forward
21 January 2021
Unilateral production cuts and reconciliation with Qatar may look like a full retreat from longstanding policy positions. But they may yet prove smart tactical moves
Opec+ power shift points to lower crude price paradigm
18 January 2021
If Russia can marshal allies to seize control of the producers’ group, it might respond to structural demand concerns with a volume-over-value strategy
Pushing the Saudi reset button
22 December 2020
The kingdom is getting nervy about a potential revival of the Iranian nuclear deal. But greater predictability in the White House could benefit the region in the long term
Pandemic strains Gulf’s domestic energy balances
11 December 2020
International attention may have focused on their Opec+ oil market stabilisation role. But the region’s NOCs have had concerns closer to home
Saudi Arabia need not fear Biden
8 December 2020
The kingdom may be apprehensive about the incoming US president’s attitude towards Iran, but it could ultimately profit from the regime change
Middle East energy transitions continue apace
30 November 2020
Renewables, desalination and hydrogen are all attracting official support and investment
Middle East energy transitions continue apace
30 November 2020
Renewables, desalination and hydrogen are all attracting official support and investment
Hormuz threats lose their sting
13 November 2020
As Gulf states progress bypass projects, time runs down on Iran’s sabre-rattling
Letter from the Middle East: The counter-cyclical unconventional renaissance
10 November 2020
While US shale firms batten down the hatches or seek M&A solutions to their problems, Mid-East Gulf unconventionals are enjoying a revival
FID delays boost Mena LNG export chances
5 November 2020
Projects pushed back or cancelled elsewhere could offer opportunities for the region’s gas producers
FID delays boost Mena LNG export chances
5 November 2020
Projects pushed back or cancelled elsewhere could offer opportunities for the region’s gas producers
Letter from the Middle East: Selling off the family silver
24 September 2020
Auctioning minority stakes in NOCs’ assets may fill short-term budget holes, but they are no guarantee of long-term change
Aramco reassesses priorities
1 September 2020
An income squeeze is forcing upstream delays and a reappraisal of the company’s downstream portfolio
Middle East expansion further clouds global refining picture
27 August 2020
Challenges to refiners are myriad. Another boost in Mid-East Gulf capacity brings more complexity