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Saudi Arabia Orders Aramco Not to Raise Oil Production Capacity Further - Bloomberg

  2024-01-30 in Bloomberg

Saudi Aramco abandoned a plan to boost its oil output capacity, a huge reversal that will raise questions about the kingdom’s view on future demand.

  Tagged under: Saudi Arabia | Aramco


Weather tracker: Saudi Arabia hit by floods as temperature records broken in Canada

  2024-01-01 in The Guardian

Heavy rain and hailstorms affect large parts of Gulf state while temperatures in some parts of Canada could be 20C above normal

  Tagged under: Saudi Arabia


Why the U.S. Is Pumping More Oil Than Any Other Country in History

  2023-12-20 by in The Atlantic

The politics of solving climate change may, paradoxically, require producing more fossil fuels for a while.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Joe Biden | US Politics | Saudi Arabia


Saudi Arabia is trying to block a global deal to end fossil fuels, negotiators say - Carbon Brief

  2023-12-11 (or before) in Carbon Brief

Negotiators and other officials have warned that Saudi Arabia has become “the biggest obstacle to an agreement” at COP28.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Saudi Arabia


Revealed: Saudi Arabia’s grand plan to ‘hook’ poor countries on oil

  2023-11-27 in The Guardian

Climate scientists say fossil fuel use needs to fall rapidly – but oil-rich kingdom is working to drive up demand

  Tagged under: COP28 | Fossil Fuels | Middle East | Saudi Arabia | Africa


‘Insanity’: petrostates planning huge expansion of fossil fuels, says UN report

  2023-11-08 in The Guardian

Plans by nations including Saudi Arabia, the US and UAE would blow climate targets and ‘throw humanity’s future into question’

  Tagged under: COP28 | Fossil Fuels | Russia | Saudi Arabia


Saudi nukes: A desire for energy, weapons, or just leverage?

  2023-10-04 (or before) in The Cradle

Riyadh's pursuit of civilian nuclear energy is fast becoming regarded as a geopolitical strategy to influence the US, exert leverage over Iran and Israel, and explore potential partnerships with Russia and China.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Russia | Israel | Iran | Saudi Arabia


Saudi's New Investment Strategy in Media & Entertainment

  2023-10-03 (or before) in The Media C-Suite -

Saudi Arabia's investment activities point to a determined strategy to make use of the Media & Entertainment industry's massive soft power.

  Tagged under: Saudi Arabia


Saudi Aramco Targeted in UN Human Rights Probe Tied to Climate Change - Bloomberg

  2023-08-26 (or before) in Bloomberg

Saudi Aramco is being investigated by the United Nations for possible human rights violations tied to fossil-fuel induced climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Saudi Arabia | Aramco


UN takes action against Saudi oil firm and its banks over climate and human rights | ClientEarth

  2023-08-26 (or before) in Client Earth

  Tagged under: Saudi Arabia


Extreme weather brings winds, fierce rains to Saudi Arabia’s Mecca

  2023-08-23 in Al Jazeera

Pilgrims doing the tawaf on Tuesday were caught in storms as lightning hit an iconic tower in Mecca.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Saudi Arabia


Oil prices rise as Saudi Arabia pledges output cuts - BBC News

  2023-06-05 (or before) in The BBC

Other oil-producing countries also agreed to continued cuts in production to try to shore up prices.

  Tagged under: Saudi Arabia


How much do fossil fuel companies owe in climate reparations?

  2023-05-25 (or before) in Quartz | Make business better

Saudi Aramco, ExxonMobil, Shell, BP and Chevron are the companies that owe the most for damages to the climate

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Climate Change | Chevron | Shell | Economics | Exxon | BP | Saudi Arabia | Aramco


Aramco: Saudi state-owned oil giant sees record profit of $161bn - BBC News

  2023-03-12 (or before) in The BBC

After a year when petrol prices soared, the Saudi firm announces a best-ever set of figures.

  Tagged under: Middle East | Saudi Arabia | Aramco


COP28 Chief’s Global Tour Begins With a Defense of Fossil Fuels

  2023-02-09 (or before) in Bloomberg

Oil and gas will have a key role to play even as the world shifts to cleaner energy and climate talks should reflect the challenges of energy poverty, according to the president of this year’s COP summit.

  Tagged under: COP28 | Fossil Fuels | Saudi Arabia


Line in the Sand | Kate Wagner

  2023-02-07 in The Baffler—The Journal That Blunts the Cutting Edge

Saudi Arabia is building a dystopian city of the future in the desert. A crop of prestigious architecture firms have signed up to help make it a reality.

  Tagged under: Saudi Arabia


Opinion | Arizona Is in a Race to the Bottom of Its Water Wells, With Saudi Arabia’s Help

  2022-12-26 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Farming | Colorado River | Rivers | Saudi Arabia | Water Resources


‘False solutions’: scepticism over Saudi carbon capture plan

  2022-11-19 in The Guardian

Kingdom’s Cop27 announcement of new storage hub part of pattern of delaying fossil fuel transition, experts say

  Tagged under: COP27 | Africa | Fossil Fuels | Middle East | Saudi Arabia


Saudi Arabia’s EV Battery Bets Are a Warning

  2022-08-24 (or before) in Bloomberg

Apart from China, no country has managed to achieve manufacturing scale. That may be about to change.

  Tagged under: Batteries | China | Saudi Arabia


‘Apocalyptic skies’: the dust storms devastating Gulf states and Syria

  2022-06-03 in The Guardian

Rising frequency of storms due to climate crisis is causing more loss of life and more destruction, say experts

  Tagged under: Africa | Middle East | Saudi Arabia


Ukraine war: UK to discuss oil stability with Saudi Arabia - BBC News

  2022-03-14 (or before) in The BBC

UK petrol prices reach record highs, but there are objections to the move after 81 men were executed in Saudi Arabia.

  Tagged under: Saudi Arabia


Neom: What's the green truth behind a planned eco-city in the Saudi desert? - BBC News

  2022-02-22 (or before) in The BBC

Saudi Arabia - one of the world's biggest oil producers - says it's pivoting to green energy. But will reality live up to the rhetoric?

  Tagged under: Saudi Arabia


Newspapers Accepted Money to Publish Positive Environmental Stories About Saudi Arabia Around COP26 Climate Change Summit – Byline Times

  2021-11-29 (or before) in Byline Times

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change | Saudi Arabia


Will climate change stop Arabia from being Saudi?

  2021-10-29 (or before) in openDemocracy

The power of the House of Saud is a direct product of the West’s obsession with oil – can it survive a global shift to green energy?

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Africa | Saudi Arabia


The U.S. Shale Revolution Has Surrendered to Reality

  2021-07-16 by in DeSmog

“Drill, baby, drill is gone forever.”  That was the recent assessment of Saudi Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman of the American oil industry’s future potential. As Saudi Arabia’s energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz is one of the most influential voices in the global oil markets. Fortune termed it a “bold taunt,” and a warning to U.S. frackers […]

  Tagged under: Fracking | Saudi Arabia


Saudi Aramco flop is a moment of grim truth for OPEC oil regimes on borrowed time

  2019-11-27 (or before) in The Telegraph

With the world turning their energy policies on its head these oil exporters are now on borrowed time

  Tagged under: Saudi Arabia | Aramco


Banks warned over Saudi Aramco by environmental groups

  2019-10-17 in The Guardian

Ten green groups send letter to express concern over planned market float

  Tagged under: Africa | Middle East | Saudi Arabia | Aramco


Oil firms to pour extra 7m barrels per day into markets, data shows

  2019-10-10 in The Guardian

Projected production surge in next 12 years to be led by Shell despite climate crisis

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Chevron | Fracking | Fossil Fuels | Saudi Arabia | Aramco


Revealed: the 20 firms behind a third of all carbon emissions

  2019-10-09 in The Guardian

New data shows how fossil fuel companies have driven climate crisis despite industry knowing dangers

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Exxon | Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Africa | Chevron | Fossil Fuels | Middle East | Saudi Arabia | Aramco


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