Faisal Faeq

Faisal Faeq is an energy adviser and columnist. He formerly worked with Saudi Aramco and OPEC Secretariat. Twitter:@FaisalFaeq

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'Oil' is well that ends well

Saudi Aramco has once again returned to become one of the world’s most profitable oil firms with a net income of $110 billion in 2021 compared to $49.0 billion in 2020.

March 20, 2022

OPEC+ continues to ensure market stability

As expected, OPEC+ unanimously agreed to keep its output strategy unchanged and decided to continue with its plans of gradually increasing oil production by 400,000 barrels per day in April 2022.

March 02, 2022

SPR releases nothing but a flawed strategy for short-term gains

It was an important day for the oil markets as the US announced to release millions of barrels of crude from its strategic petroleum reserves to try to check rising prices. 

November 23, 2021

Vision 2030: A push in the right direction

The last few years have been tough on the global economy, mainly due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. But despite all the difficulties, Saudi Arabia has weathered the storm and managed to keep the national economy afloat.

September 26, 2021

Al-Jafurah field to catapult KSA to forefront of global gas producers

The development of unconventional gas reserves in Al-Jafurah field will catapult Saudi Arabia to the forefront of global gas producers and help the Kingdom in its plans to diversify the economy.

September 19, 2021

Imposing a carbon tax on oil exports makes no sense

Not only is Saudi Arabia bringing a new perspective to the 26th UN Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, but it is leading by example as usual by hosting inaugural events in Riyadh a few days ahead of the conference.

September 05, 2021

Demand is recovering, but oil investments are not

The price of Brent Crude has hovered around the $70 per barrel mark for about three months. In July 2021, the price averaged $75, while in July 2020 it was $43 per barrel, meaning it saw a 60 percent increase in just one year.

August 28, 2021

Market’s bearish developments show that OPEC+ was right

The latest bearish developments in global oil markets invalidates the earlier requests from both the White House and the International Energy Agency (IEA) for OPEC+ to boost oil output.

August 22, 2021