20°C / 22°C
  • Sat
  • 26°C
  • 15°C
  • Sun
  • 30°C
  • 17°C
  • Mon
  • 31°C
  • 17°C
  • Tue
  • 27°C
  • 15°C
  • Wed
  • 29°C
  • 17°C
  • Thu
  • 29°C
  • 17°C
  • Sat
  • 24°C
  • 17°C
  • Sun
  • 21°C
  • 16°C
  • Mon
  • 21°C
  • 16°C
  • Tue
  • 24°C
  • 16°C
  • Wed
  • 25°C
  • 19°C
  • Thu
  • 25°C
  • 19°C
  • Sat
  • 28°C
  • 17°C
  • Sun
  • 32°C
  • 19°C
  • Mon
  • 33°C
  • 19°C
  • Tue
  • 29°C
  • 17°C
  • Wed
  • 32°C
  • 19°C
  • Thu
  • 32°C
  • 19°C
  • Sat
  • 26°C
  • 16°C
  • Sun
  • 30°C
  • 14°C
  • Mon
  • 32°C
  • 14°C
  • Tue
  • 29°C
  • 16°C
  • Wed
  • 29°C
  • 15°C
  • Thu
  • 29°C
  • 15°C
  • Sat
  • 29°C
  • 22°C
  • Sun
  • 28°C
  • 20°C
  • Mon
  • 23°C
  • 20°C
  • Tue
  • 25°C
  • 20°C
  • Wed
  • 26°C
  • 22°C
  • Thu
  • 26°C
  • 22°C
  • Sat
  • 23°C
  • 19°C
  • Sun
  • 20°C
  • 14°C
  • Mon
  • 19°C
  • 14°C
  • Tue
  • 20°C
  • 16°C
  • Wed
  • 22°C
  • 16°C
  • Thu
  • 22°C
  • 16°C
  • Sat
  • 29°C
  • 16°C
  • Sun
  • 22°C
  • 13°C
  • Mon
  • 28°C
  • 12°C
  • Tue
  • 31°C
  • 14°C
  • Wed
  • 34°C
  • 17°C
  • Thu
  • 34°C
  • 17°C
  • Sat
  • 26°C
  • 14°C
  • Sun
  • 18°C
  • 10°C
  • Mon
  • 26°C
  • 9°C
  • Tue
  • 28°C
  • 12°C
  • Wed
  • 32°C
  • 14°C
  • Thu
  • 32°C
  • 13°C
  • Sat
  • 28°C
  • 16°C
  • Sun
  • 32°C
  • 18°C
  • Mon
  • 34°C
  • 17°C
  • Tue
  • 29°C
  • 18°C
  • Wed
  • 33°C
  • 17°C
  • Thu
  • 33°C
  • 17°C
  • Sat
  • 29°C
  • 13°C
  • Sun
  • 32°C
  • 16°C
  • Mon
  • 30°C
  • 13°C
  • Tue
  • 33°C
  • 15°C
  • Wed
  • 35°C
  • 18°C
  • Thu
  • 35°C
  • 18°C
  • Sat
  • 28°C
  • 18°C
  • Sun
  • 35°C
  • 16°C
  • Mon
  • 25°C
  • 17°C
  • Tue
  • 28°C
  • 16°C
  • Wed
  • 29°C
  • 17°C
  • Thu
  • 29°C
  • 17°C
  • Sat
  • 23°C
  • 17°C
  • Sun
  • 19°C
  • 15°C
  • Mon
  • 19°C
  • 14°C
  • Tue
  • 20°C
  • 16°C
  • Wed
  • 22°C
  • 17°C
  • Thu
  • 22°C
  • 17°C

Saudi energy minister - We want sustainable oil prices

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said it was too early to talk about whether the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies, a group known as OPEC+, would continue with production curbs agreed under a deal that expires in March.

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz al-Saud. Picture: AFP.

DHAHRAN - Saudi Arabia, OPEC’s de facto leader, will work for oil market stability at a time of heightened US-Iranian tension and wants to see sustainable prices and demand growth, the kingdom’s energy minister said on Monday.

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said it was too early to talk about whether the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies, a group known as OPEC+, would continue with production curbs agreed under a deal that expires in March.

“As tension remains high in our region, Saudi Arabia will continue to do all it can do to ensure stable oil markets,” the minister told an energy conference.

“We would like to have a stable oil market, sustainable growth in terms of demand, sustainable growth in terms of supply,” he said, adding that both high and low prices were undesirable. “The worst thing is to have low oil prices that permanently damage the industry.”

Oil prices held steady on Monday as the United States and Iran appeared to retreat from the brink of full-blown confrontation after a US drone strike killed an Iranian commander on Jan. 3 and Iran retaliated with missiles launched against US bases in Iraq.

Prince Abdulaziz said the United States was a strategic partner with a big role in international security. “We’re leaving it to our friends in the US to conduct themselves in the manner they see fit,” he said.

The kingdom, the world’s top oil exporter that witnessed an assault on its oil facilities last September that temporarily halved output, was the most “reliable and responsible supplier” of crude, the minister said.

Washington and Riyadh blamed Iran for the 14 September missile and drone attacks on Saudi oil plants, a charge Tehran denied.

Comments

EWN welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

- Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
- Sexism
- Homophobia
- Religious intolerance
- Cyber bullying
- Hate speech
- Derogatory language
- Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the EWN community a safe and welcoming space for all.

EWN reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

EWN is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

comments powered by Disqus