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    1. July 7, 2013

      Saudi ramps up gas drilling to ease demand for oil

      Saudi Arabia has intensified drilling for gas as it seeks to reduce pressure on oil demand from domestic power stations,...

    2. April 30, 2013

      Saudi oil capacity to remain constant

      Saudi Arabia does not plan to increase its oil production capacity in the next 30 years as new sources of supply, from US...

    1. FT Alphaville

      October 17, 2012

      EMs can handle lower commodity prices

      Capital Economics ponders whether falling commodities prices will harm the emerging economies that rely most on selling...

    2. September 10, 2012

      Saudis cool on G7 call for oil output rise

      Saudi Arabia has given a cool reception to a rare G7 request to increase oil production to bring down energy costs, saying...

    3. June 25, 2012

      Crude oils wheels of central banks

      Investors looking at ways to prop up growth may want to look at another kind of liquidity: the central bank of oil. Brent...

    4. June 13, 2012

      Opec to keep its output ceiling unchanged

      Opec looked set to keep its production ceiling unchanged at its meeting on Thursday, despite a sharp fall in oil prices that...

    5. FT Alphaville

      June 13, 2012

      While we wait for Opec

      Remember back in March, when oil prices were high and Ali Naimi, Saudi Arabia’s oil minister, penned a letter to the FT...

    6. June 12, 2012

      Opec’s price hawks press Saudis on output

      A year ago, Opec delegates held what Ali Naimi, the veteran Saudi oil minister, described as “one of the worst meetings we...

    7. June 11, 2012

      Saudi Arabia set to clash with Opec over output

      Saudi Arabia is on course for a showdown with fellow Opec members at this week’s meeting of the global oil cartel, after it...

    8. May 31, 2012

      Crude oil prices slide below $100

      Crude oil fell below $100 a barrel for the first time in seven months as weak Chinese and European economic data prompted...

    9. April 12, 2012

      Oil price: the IEA weighs in

      How many oil industry authorities does it take to call the top of the market? Three, so far. Ali Naimi, Saudi Arabia’s oil...

    10. April 12, 2012

      Oil market pressures easing, says IEA

      The tide has turned in global oil markets, with the tightness seen over the past two years finally beginning to ease, the...

    11. April 11, 2012

      Brent’s record run is what really matters

      The oil price is below the all-time high of almost $150 a barrel set in July 2008, but Brent crude is setting other records....

    12. April 2, 2012

      More paper dollars will be required

      From Mr Charles J. Carignan. Sir, It may be well to remember that the price of oil in US dollars is also the price of the US...

    13. March 30, 2012

      Turkey cuts 20% of oil purchases from Iran

      Turkey is slashing its purchases of Iranian oil by 20 per cent, becoming Tehran’s last big energy client to fall into line...

    14. FT Alphaville

      March 30, 2012

      The Lunch Wrap

      Good morning, New York FT ALPHAVILLE Fiscal illusions: The IMF released an excellent, pithy staff note on ‘Accounting...

    15. FT Alphaville

      March 29, 2012

      Saudi Arabia resorts to Jedi mindtricks

      Saudi Arabia’s oil minister Ali Naimi penned a sharply worded piece in the Financial Times on Thursday declaring that high...

    16. FT Alphaville

      March 28, 2012

      The Closer

      Round-up Crude prices were hit by a pincer movement of official talks over an emergency reserve release, and ‘op-ed...

    17. March 28, 2012

      Talks over oil release push down crude

      Efforts by some of the world’s biggest oil buyers to co-ordinate the possible release of emergency reserves and an...

    18. beyondbrics

      March 21, 2012

      London headlines

      * Saudis battle to calm oil fears * Latin America at $10.3bn record for fundraising * Li Ka-Shing’s ARA said to plan yuan...

    19. March 20, 2012

      Naimi calls high oil prices ‘unjustified’

      Saudi Arabia’s powerful oil minister, Ali Naimi, made a rare intervention into overheating oil markets on Tuesday, declaring...

    20. March 14, 2012

      Saudi’s weapon against oil supply threat

      Saudi Arabia has a little-known weapon to fight against a disruption in Iranian oil supplies: millions of barrels of stocks...

    21. FT Alphaville

      January 31, 2012

      Saudi oil minister seeks to reassure on global supply

      Ali Naimi, Saudi Arabia’s powerful oil minister, has insisted the kingdom will be able to make up for any disruptions to...

    22. January 30, 2012

      Saudi oil minister reassures on global supply

      Ali Naimi, Saudi Arabia’s powerful oil minister, has insisted the kingdom will be able to make up for any disruptions to...

    23. January 23, 2012

      Riyadh sets new crude norm

      Saudi Arabia sent a crystal clear message last week to the oil market: $100 a barrel is the new normal. For some, it is a...

    24. FT Alphaville

      January 17, 2012

      How will the world live with $100 oil?

      For the long haul, that is. So, Saudi Arabia is now effectively targeting $100/barrel crude oil, instead of the $70 – $80...

    25. FT Alphaville

      January 17, 2012

      Saudi Arabia raises oil target price to $100

      Saudi Arabia is aiming to keep oil prices at about $100 a barrel, a third above its previous public target, the FT...

    26. January 16, 2012

      Asian leaders move to secure oil supplies

      Leading Asian economies wound up a week of intense Gulf energy diplomacy on Monday, taking centre stage at a summit where...

    27. FT Alphaville

      January 16, 2012

      Iran warns against "unfriendly" oil output increase

      Iran’s Opec representative has told other members of the oil cartel that they will be “held as main culprits” if they raise...

    28. January 15, 2012

      Iran warns on output rise after sanctions

      Iran has warned Saudi Arabia and other members of the Opec cartel not to boost their oil production to make up for any...

    29. December 14, 2011

      Opec puts on united front in output deal

      In a show of unity, Opec yesterday agreed to keep its members’ oil output at current levels in a decision that should make...

    30. FT Alphaville

      December 14, 2011

      The Saudi production puzzle

      Last week it transpired that Saudi Arabian oil production had hit its highest level in three years. As Bloomberg reported at...

    31. December 14, 2011

      Opec agrees to maintain output levels

      Opec has pulled off a show of unity after its last meeting ended in disarray, agreeing to keep its members’ oil output at...

    32. December 13, 2011

      Opec nears deal on oil output target

      Opec ministers were edging towards a decision to keep oil output broadly steady at their meeting on Wednesday, moving to...

    33. December 13, 2011

      IEA urges Opec to maintain supplies

      Opec should maintain its current oil production of more than 30m barrels a day in 2012, the western countries’ oil watchdog...

    34. December 12, 2011

      Fat-tail fears catch oil traders between $50 and $150 bets

      Investors and traders are buying large numbers of oil contracts that would profit from a price super-spike – and a collapse....

    35. December 12, 2011

      Saudi output points to healthier oil demand

      Saudi Arabia is by far the world’s largest oil exporter. Thus, when it raises its production, oil prices usually fall. Yet,...

    36. September 28, 2011

      Oil supplies: Politics in the way of ambitions in Asia

      During 16 years at the pinnacle of the global energy industry, Ali Naimi, the Saudi oil minister, has become a veteran...

    37. June 13, 2011

      Oil: Differences in Opec magnified

      Above themselves: their images projected on an overhead screen, Iran’s Mohammad Aliabadi is flanked by Goni Musa of Nigeria...

    38. June 10, 2011

      Brent rises after Opec discord over higher output

      Oil prices crept higher in the week as Opec failed to agree an official boost to output despite petroleum demand preparing...

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