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  • Saudi Arabia Canada Oil rivalry
    Industry

    The Saudi Arabia-Canada Oil Rivalry Heads to the Gutter

    When it comes to nasty campaigns, politicians are usually the main sources. In theory, such tactics shouldn’t work, especially if they’re outrageous in nature, yet many end up doing just that. Using that philosophy as a cornerstone, an advocacy group for Canada’s oil sands offered up a crude marketing attempt that sought to drastically contrast…

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    History

    Syrian Conflict Causes Rift Between Saudis and Egypt

    What had been a warming of relations between Saudi Arabia and Egypt has apparently frozen over after news of the Saudis suspending shipments of oil supplies to their Middle Eastern neighbor. Though no specific reason for the October 10 decision was publicly noted, diplomatic experts feel that the political machinations dealing with the ongoing civil…

  • shale-oil
    Science

    Shale Oil and the Process of Extraction

    The extraction of shale oil (also known as tight oil) is an unconventional process of obtaining synthetic oil and gas. Oil shale is a type of sedimentary rock which is rich in organic content (bituminous stuff called kerogen). The organic content has to be treated to extract shale oil. The oil shale (rock containing the…

  • saudi arabia equtorial guinea economic forum
    Industry

    Saudi Arabia and Equatorial Guinea Come Together

    During an economic forum in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and the West African nation of Equatorial Guinea came to an agreement on May 11 that brings the two countries together on a variety of business projects. One of those is an agreement that will help finance what will be the region’s largest terminal for oil storage….

  • saudi arabia owns largest american oil refinery
    Industry

    Saudi Arabia Now Fully Owns Largest American Oil Refinery

    Though the impact of Saudi Arabia within the American oil market has been diminished over time, their ability to maintain a very clear presence once again came into focus on May 1. That was when Saudi Aramco, the Kingdom’s state-run oil company, finalized an agreement to take complete control of the largest oil refinery in…

  • Saudis Benefits Back
    Industry

    Saudis Get Some of Their Benefits Back

    While the price of oil is still stuck in neutral, some signs exist in Saudi Arabia that the Kingdom has weathered the worst of the storm and is ready to start taking incremental steps in the months ahead. The reason stems from a decision by the Saudi government on April 22 to bring back the…

  • vision 2030 plan saudi arabia UK
    Industry

    Saudis and Brits Coming Together on Vision 2030 Plan

    The relationship between Saudi Arabia and Great Britain has been a long one that’s been intertwined through both business and politics for the past century. In early April, British Prime Minister Theresa May began a tour of Middle Eastern countries, with one of her first stops in the Kingdom. The basis of that specific visit…

  • Saudis Russians Oil Production Cut Extension

    Saudis and Russians Come Together on Oil Production Cut Extension

    The three-year slide of oil prices has delivered a major hit to the financial stature of Saudi Arabia, primarily because of their status as the world’s top oil producer. While that title has seemingly fluctuated in the past year with Russia, the economic punch that those two nations provide has the ability to provide an…

  • saudi arabia equtorial guinea economic forum

    Saudi Arabia and Equatorial Guinea Come Together

    During an economic forum in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and the West African nation of Equatorial Guinea came to an agreement on May 11 that brings the two countries together on a variety of business projects. One of those is an agreement that will help finance what will be the region’s largest terminal for oil storage….

  • saudi arabia owns largest american oil refinery

    Saudi Arabia Now Fully Owns Largest American Oil Refinery

    Though the impact of Saudi Arabia within the American oil market has been diminished over time, their ability to maintain a very clear presence once again came into focus on May 1. That was when Saudi Aramco, the Kingdom’s state-run oil company, finalized an agreement to take complete control of the largest oil refinery in…