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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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Tight market may give OPEC pause for thought

Oil continued its rally, driven by involuntary supply losses from Venezuela, Iran and Libya. The market has steadily tightened for the second month in a row and it seems that Brent has settled around the $70 per barrel mark.

April 13, 2019

The $10bn refinery deal at the heart of Saudi and China convergence

King Salman bin Abdul Aziz visited China twice — in 1999 when he was governor of Riyadh province and again when he was crown prince in 2014. Saudi Arabia welcomed Chinese President XI Jinping in 2016. 

February 23, 2019