Saudi Oil Policy and the Changing World Energy Balance (Occasional papers / International Research Center for Energy and Economic Development) by Thomas T. McHale

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  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Government policy,
  • Petroleum industry and trade,
  • Saudi Arabia

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ISBN 100918714095
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Saudi Arabia's energy minister said it is premature to discuss any changes to the OPEC-led supply cut pact as market rebalancing is unlikely to happen until the second half of even with the.

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