Producers to focus on inventory drawdowns, Saudi oil minister says

Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said OPEC was not targeting oil prices but focusing on fundamentals. (Reuters)
Updated 02 November 2017
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Producers to focus on inventory drawdowns, Saudi oil minister says

BANGKOK: Saudi Arabia’s energy minister Khalid Al-Falih said on Thursday the focus of oil producers will be to continue to work on drawing down crude inventories.
Al-Falih, speaking to reporters during the 7th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable in Bangkok, said OPEC is not targeting oil prices but focusing on fundamentals.
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, plus Russia and nine other producers, have cut overall output by about 1.8 million bpd since January. The pact runs to March 2018, but the producers are considering extending it.
OPEC is scheduled to next meet at its headquarters in Vienna on November 30.


Saudi Arabia and Spain’s Navantia plan combat management systems venture

Updated 18 February 2019
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Saudi Arabia and Spain’s Navantia plan combat management systems venture

  • The SANNI venture will integrate and adapt Navantia’s combat management systems for Saudi navy corvette ships

ABU DHABI: State-owned Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) signed an agreement on Monday with Spanish state-held shipbuilder Navantia to set up a joint venture to provide combat systems, the new partnership’s chief executive said on Monday.
The SANNI venture, the name of which stands for SAMI Navantia Naval Industries, will integrate and adapt Navantia’s combat management systems for Saudi navy corvette ships, said Antonio Barberan at the IDEX military exhibition in Abu Dhabi.
SANNI is also in talks with other potential customers in the Middle East, he said.
SAMI owns 51 percent of SANNI, with Navantia holding the remaining 49 percent.
In November SAMI and Navantia signed an agreement to jointly manufacture five corvettes for the Saudi navy.