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Saudi Arabia: Oil policy expected to remain consistent
It is a safe guess to assume that the overall direction of Saudi energy policy will rest unchanged, in the veteran hands of petroleum and mineral resources minister Ali Bin Ibrahim Al-Naimi, policy planners steeped in Saudi Aramco’s values and a Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources where the king’s son Prince Abdelaziz Bin Salman is an established player. Within this constellation of energy policy-making, institutional changes have, though, changed the princely pecking order – with Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS)’s dazzling rise.
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