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Saudi Arabia’s decision to weaken the link between hydrocarbons and economic growth, and pursue a policy of diversification has seen a wide range of projects come to fruition in the last several years. While at present the Covid-19 pandemic and the unprecedented plunge in oil prices are causing significant short-term uncertainty, the reforms that have been put in place in recent years should stand the Kingdom in good stead over the longer term.

Saudi Aramco has listed shares on the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) in the world’s biggest-ever initial public offering (IPO). Shares began trading on December 11, and Saudi Aramco’s stock rose by 10%, the Tadawul’s daily limit.

Rising energy demand and a commitment to divert hydrocarbons to processing and export has incentivised a shift toward renewables in Saudi Arabia, with the Kingdom set to become the region’s largest market for wind energy components and services.


To what extent can changes in tariffs on Saudi liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) strengthen confidence among investors in hydrocarbons?


Although economic diversification and a strengthened private sector are cornerstones of Vision 2030, the blueprint for the transformation and diversification of the country’s economy, corporate consolidation and continued state ownership are features of the planned merger between Saudi Arabia’s most influential corporations. If Saudi Aramco’s...


Saudi Arabia’s ability to influence global oil prices relies not only on its production capacity but also on its ability to quickly and efficiently export hydrocarbons products to its trading partners. From ports on the Red Sea and the Gulf, Saudi Aramco operates the world’s largest oil and gas export facilities, including the world’s biggest...

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