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Zie hoe Saoedi Arabië zijn export niveau de afgelopen maanden hoog heeft gehouden. Maar er is een verandering op komst.
The new Today in Energy brief looks at how Saudi Arabia has maintained its market share of crude oil exports to Asian nations during the downturn in oil prices.
“In the first half of 2015, Saudi Arabia exported on average 4.4 million barrels per day (b/d) of crude oil to seven major trading partners in Asia, making up more than half of Saudi Arabia’s total crude oil exports over that period. Even as global crude oil prices fell in 2014 and 2015, Saudi Arabia increased production and kept its export levels high, enabling it to maintain its market share in these countries. However, long-term trends within Saudi Arabia’s energy sector may reduce its global crude oil market share.”