Tagged With Saudi Aramco
Future-proofing Aramco
16 August 2022
Record profits allow for investment drive not just in the upstream but also the downstream and in lower-carbon
Reading too much into the Saudi capacity ceiling
1 August 2022
MbS almost certainly did not mean what oil bulls have convinced themselves he did
Gulf’s oil heavyweights shop local
19 July 2022
Aramco and Adnoc are channelling windfall oil revenues into furthering their government owners’ domestic economic development drives
Aramco hits fresh financial highs
17 May 2022
The Saudi oil behemoth is funnelling record earnings into domestic upstream
Aramco ready to splash cash upstream
25 March 2022
Soaring annual profits to be channelled into unapologetic expansion of output capacity
Aramco pursues downstream agenda
2 March 2022
The Saudi titan’s renewed plans to lock in demand through downstream developments coincide with consumers seeking to guarantee supply
PKN springs surprise among divestment buyers
14 January 2022
The Polish refiner strikes deals to meet conditions of its Grupa Lotos takeover, including with a non-regional player
Aramco opens wallet
10 January 2022
Soaring revenues have enabled awards on two flagship upstream projects as efforts to recycle the windfall in-Kingdom intensify
Letter from the Middle East: Gas businesses see swift evolution
7 December 2021
Self-sufficiency targets and opportunities to shift to renewables are driving big upsurge in gas production
Aramco back to petchems drawing board
3 December 2021
The Saudi heavyweight’s international downstream expansion strategy will need another reboot
Aramco’s domestic petchems path remains bumpy
2 December 2021
The firm still faces challenges balancing economics with politics
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
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
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
A long way to go for Aramco
14 January 2020
The successful initial domestic listing of Saudi Aramco cannot disguise potential challenges—not least security and geopolitical threats—facing the IPO further down the line
Saudi Arabia’s bear hug
10 January 2020
The kingdom is strengthening its ties with Russia as it nervously watches US political developments
Saudi oil diversification hits turbulence
1 December 2019
Vision 2030 spearhead PIF damaged by high profile investment setbacks at key MbS ally Softbank
Aramco IPO part of a bigger plan
15 November 2019
The Saudi state-owned producer is aiming for a formidable network of midstream and downstream assets
Domestic only—the key aspect of Aramco IPO
6 November 2019
The state energy giant’s decision to proceed with a share sale is no surprise, but the lack of an international listing is a crucial point
Oil and trouble in the Gulf
24 October 2019
Gulf producers learn that regional instability no longer guarantees high oil prices
Putin re-energises Russia’s Mid-East Gulf ties
21 October 2019
The deals thus far are mostly modest, but the Russian president’s Gulf visit laid the ground for wider cooperation
Saudi Arabia picks up the pieces
27 September 2019
Saudi Arabia faces a variety of challenges emanating from the attacks on its oil installations
Saudi Arabia in the firing line
23 September 2019
The oil facility attacks highlight potentially fatal vulnerabilities in Saudi Arabia’s critical infrastructure
M&A and NOCs to change LNG world
20 September 2019
Portfolio players and vertically integrated firms are transforming the way the industry operates
Iran seeks to read Trump's mind
16 September 2019
The devastating attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil sector have left the kingdom and its allies dazed
Prince Abdel Aziz takes the Saudi energy helm
9 September 2019
A new ministerial appointment may indicate growing Saudi impatience with its Opec+ allies
Falih moved aside as Aramco IPO looms
5 September 2019
Saudi oil giant's chairman exits as preparations for a partial sell-off limber up
More bad signs for MbS
30 August 2019
Sub-$60/bl Brent, a rising budget deficit, soft foreign direct investment and subdued growth in the non-oil sector all drag on Vision 2030
Aramco sends off IPO signals
13 August 2019
The company boosts key investor metrics, suggesting it has renewed its appetite for an IPO
Plenty more to come from Saudi Aramco
27 June 2019
Saudi Aramco’s mammoth $12bn global bond offering allowed a glimpse into its treasure chest for the first time
Saudi Arabian crude inventories sink to historic low
20 June 2019
Riyadh’s production cuts to support the oil price have caused domestic stocks to plummet
Saudi Aramco allows sneak peek into its finances
20 June 2019
The company's mammoth $12bn global bond offering allowed a glimpse into its treasure chest for the first time
The long road to the rig
11 June 2019
New entrants to Aramco’s upstream arm are trained to be multi-skilled
Old facility, new lease of life in Saudi Arabia
10 June 2019
Global media attention on Saudi Aramco's bond sale and acquisition of Sabic obscures progress on routine ventures
Saudi Aramco set to spread its wings
16 May 2019
The firm’s industrial slate will be broadened and its global reach extended when the Sabic deal is complete
Trading job market reflects changing times
5 March 2019
As margins are squeezed, traders need to look at expanding their skillsets and geographical horizons
Getting Saudi Arabia back on track
18 December 2018
Saudis want the world in 2019 to refocus on economic investment, after unwelcome and distracting publicity
Refining pivots towards Asia
17 December 2018
Refining expansions were focused East of Suez, as the likes of China and India ramped up processing capacity and rubber-stamped new projects
Qatar’s Opec exit a sign of rising intra-Gulf tensions
5 December 2018
The Gulf state’s departure will not damage Opec’s operations, but will cement intra-Gulf divisions
Saudi Arabia focuses on picking up the pieces
29 November 2018
Saudi Arabia needs to restore its image and keeping its economic reforms on track
UAE aims to become oasis of stability in the Middle East
15 November 2018
The UAE’s energy plans are well-braced to help sustain investor confidence in the face of political and economic winds
Saudi Arabia hoping 'business as usual' strategy holds
24 October 2018
Although some prominent figures stayed away from a major investment conference in Riyadh, the meeting went ahead with many global firms represented
Canada's Saudi spat and oil's new world order
1 October 2018
Canada's relations with the oil superpower have taken a turn for the worse
Planned Aramco IPO on hold
23 August 2018
Saudi Arabia has denied reports that the partial privatisation of Aramco has been cancelled—but hasn’t said when it will happen
Saudi crown prince consolidates oil sector control
31 July 2018
A new committee will manage all hydrocarbons-related affairs
Saudi Aramco—transition, transition, transition
26 June 2018
Saudi Arabia increases emphasis on expanding non-oil sources of energy
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