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Saudi’s gas future unclear after Falih sacking

The ousting of Saudi Arabia’s energy minister has raised serious questions about the future some of his pet projects The ousting of Saudi Arabia’s energy minister has raised serious questions about the future some of his pet projects
By James Gavin 5 days ago Middle East & Africa / Policy & Regulation 0 34575
Khalid al-Falih, Saudi Arabia's former energy minister. (World Energy Congress)

The key issue: Saudi Arabia’s energy minister, Khalid al-Falih, was sacked on 8 September, and the move has called the country’s future commitment to gas into question.

Interfax analysis: The development of domestic gas production and increasingly bold forays into the international LNG market have underscored Saudi Aramco’s evolution from crude oil exporter to full value-chain company. But with the architect of this strategy, Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih, removed from his position on 8 September, it is uncertain if the new energy leadership will be able to...

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