June 19, 2014

Why the Global Economy Still Needs Saudi Arabia

Steve LeVine, Quartz

The Associated Press

The US shale oil boom is said to be reducing the world’s long-running dependence on Saudi Arabia. But the upheaval in Iraq appears to be reviving the kingdom’s centrality to the global economy.

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TAGGED: Saudi Arabia, Oil, Natural Gas, Energy, Iraq, Middle East, Global Economy, OPEC


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