Saudi Arabia: The ‘Green’ Kingdom?

Why is the world’s largest petroleum exporter interested in “going green?” It might seem counterintuitive, given the fact that new green technologies would seem to reduce world dependence on oil for transportation and other energy needs. While that may be true, the bottom line calculation for Saudi Arabia and other oil producing states is that […]

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Is China More Exposed to Middle East Unrest?

China’s new role as the world’s second largest economy and its increasing thirst for oil leaves it more exposed to unrest in the Middle East, argues the Wall Street Journal’s Andrew Critchlow in this fascinating piece. Critchlow: “The newly crowned world’s second-largest economy surpassed the U.S. as the biggest importer of oil from Saudi Arabia in […]

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