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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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