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Faisal Mrza

Faisal Mrza is an energy and oil marketing adviser. He was formerly with OPEC and Saudi Aramco. Twitter:@faisalmrza

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Saudi Aramco in Indian partnership to build the world’s largest refinery

Saudi Arabia and India are important countries in the global economy — both are among the world’s largest, and part of the “G20” group.

February 20, 2019

The billion-yuan question facing China’s crude futures exchange

China, the world’s second-largest economy and largest crude oil importer, launched its own crude oil futures exchange — the Shanghai International Energy Exchange (INE) — in early 2018 with a few freely traded medium sour crude grades priced in the Chinese yuan.

January 08, 2019

Five factors fueling the oil market in 2018

It was a rollercoaster-ride of a year for the oil markets, with Brent prices soaring to a high of $86 in October, before a dramatic crash to as low as $50 earlier this month.

December 30, 2018

World oil crisis looms as supply levels under threat

Oil prices continued their decline last week, with the market adversely affected by global financial turmoil, slowing growth and deteriorating liquidity.

December 23, 2018