SAUDI & RUSSIA OIL VICTORY
Six months ago, when OPEC decided to keep production steady in the face of a collapse in the price of oil, analysts guessed that Saudi Arabia might be trying to flush out the new competition that had cropped up in recent years, like American-based shale gas producers.
Well, it turns out they were right. In an interview with The Financial Times published on Wednesday, an unnamed Saudi official confirmed that this is part of the kingdom's strategy, saying, "There is no doubt about it, the price fall of the last several months has deterred investors away from expensive oil including US shale, deep offshore and heavy oils," He added that, "Saudi Arabia wants to extend the age…
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