Tagged With Saudi Arabia
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
Letter from the Middle East: Gas faces headwinds
19 August 2020
The received wisdom that gas would be the region’s main growth fuel for generation is being challenged
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