Etihad Airways flies first flight using fuel made in the UAE from plants grown in saltwater

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The initiative also addresses food security in the UAE through the farming of seafood as a core element in the process. This is a synergistic industrial platform that supports the aviation sector, the oil and gas industry, food production and the creation of a new agricultural alternative in the UAE. Fish and shrimp raised at the facility provide nutrients for the plants as well as contribute to the UAE’s food production. The UAE is proud to be a pioneer in this domain.

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Etihad Airways and partners launch roadmap for sustainable aviation biofuels in UAE

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Etihad Airways, together with Boeing, Total, Takreer and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, launched a joint industry roadmap for the sustainable production of aviation biofuels in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The BIOjet Abu Dhabi roadmap is the culmination of a year-long dialogue between Etihad Airways, its four BIOjet Abu Dhabi partners, and UAE and global stakeholders.

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Emirates Transport to launch the first electric school bus in the UAE; air conditioner efficiency a point of focus

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Emirates Transport (ET), the UAE government owned public transport provider, recently launched the final phase of testing for the first electric-powered school bus in the region. Technicians and specialists from Sunwin also visited the UAE to assess how the country’s climate and other conditions may impact on the performance of the bus.

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UAE University researchers working on microalgae for biodiesel

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As a research intensive university we continue to contribute to this transforming knowledge economy and hope that in time, the UAE can become a biofuel leader. A team of researchers from the Chemical Engineering Department at United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) have been working on a project called “Microalgae for Biodiesel” since 2010.

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UAE opens Gulf regions largest industrial battery plant; focus on motive power

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The UAE inaugurated Eternity Technologies’ industrial battery manufacturing plant at the Industrial Park in Al Jazeera Al Hamra. Owned by the UAE-based Al Dobowi Group, the plant was established with an investment of Dh200 million (US$54.6 With an annual capacity of producing one million 2-volt cells, the company plans to export 85% of its output to global markets including US, Europe and Asia, apart from servicing the UAE and Gulf countries.

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Superbus Electric 'Sports Bus' Now Road Legal, Ready For UAE

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Superbus! Buses aren't normally the most exciting method of transport. Though popular in Europe, in the U.S. they're more often regarded as something to be avoided at all costs. Maybe we'd be more keen to ride the bus if it was a Superbus? It looks hugely cool for a start--like something straight out of a

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Boeing, UAE partners make progress with oilseed halophytes as feedstock for renewable jet fuel; desert plants fed by seawater

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The Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium ( SBRC ), affiliated with the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi, will test these findings in a project that could support biofuel crop production in arid countries, such as the UAE. The UAE has become a leader in researching desert land and seawater to grow sustainable biofuel feedstocks, which has potential applications in other parts of the world.

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Petrixo selects UOP Green Fuels technology for renewable jet and diesel in UAE

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UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced that its green fuels process technology has been selected by Petrixo Oil & Gas to produce renewable jet fuel and renewable diesel at a new refinery to be built in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. Petrixo will use UOP Renewable Jet Fuel process technology to process approximately 500,000 metric tons per year of renewable feedstocks into renewable jet fuel and renewable diesel, also known as Honeywell Green Jet Fuel and Honeywell Green Diesel.

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Electric-car incentives added in, remarkably, oil-rich Dubai

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incentives Dubai plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) UAEDubai, the second largest sheikdom in the United Arab Emirates, has introduced new incentives in an attempt to make electric cars more desirable. Battery-electric and plug-in vehicles often go overlooked in the oil-rich area, but even some of the world's largest crude-oil producers plan to reduce their addiction to black gold. Now, Dubai will.

Oil-rich Dubai adds a fleet of Uber Tesla electric cars

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Dubai plug-in cars UAE UberDubai, the second largest sheikdom in the United Arab Emirates, rose to riches thanks to abundant oil. With some of the lowest fuel prices in the world, SUVs and inefficient vehicles roam the flashy Emirati city en masse. However, ride-sharing service Uber is now bucking tradition by letting users select a zero-emission option with a fleet of.

Toyota to collaborate in research for the creation of H2-based society in the United Arab Emirates

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Toyota Motor Corporation has agreed to collaborate with Masdar, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Air Liquide, and Toyota distributor Al-Futtaim Motors in a joint research program to explore the potential of hydrogen energy use in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the creation of a sustainable, low-carbon society. As part of the program, Toyota will begin driving and refueling demonstration tests of the Mirai fuel cell vehicle (FCV) in the UAE from May 2017.

Bee’ah to add 50 Tesla Semis to fleet; first in Middle East

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Bee’ah, the UAE’s fastest growing environmental management company has ordered 50 Tesla Semis—the first and largest fleet of Tesla Semi trucks in the Middle East. The incoming Tesla Semi trucks, which enter production in 2019, will primarily be used for waste collection and transportation, including transportation of materials for recovery.

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Nissan Intends To Sell Leaf EV In The Land Of Oil

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The Renault and Nissan chief is visiting the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the hope of establishing a partnership with the country's governments to open If you think that manufacturers have a hard time making EVs appeal to consumers who have got used to over a hundred years of fossil fuels, then feel grateful you aren't in Carlos Ghosn's shoes.

EIA ups total shale oil resource estimate by 13% to 419B barrels, shale gas by 4% to 7576 Tcf

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The addition of four countries—Chad, Kazakhstan, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)—to a previous assessment covering 42 countries has resulted in a 13% increase in the global assessed total resource estimate for shale oil and a 4% increase for shale gas. All current production of oil and natural gas in Chad, Kazakhstan, Oman, and the UAE is from non-continuous resources (from high-permeability formations).

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Abu Dhabi National Oil Company to convert 500 public vehicles and taxis to natural gas

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Going green could save motorists up to 50 per cent on refuelling, according to transport officials.The UAE possesses the fifth-largest natural gas reserves in the world, and at the current rate of utilisation these reserves will last for more than 150 years. There are 17 natural gas pumps across the UAE, including 11 in Abu Dhabi, two in Al Ain and four in Sharjah. The National.

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Masdar Institute’s SEAS harvest marks critical milestone in development of sustainable aviation biofuel

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The harvesting took place at a two-hectare SEAS pilot facility in Masdar City, where seafood and sustainable biomass are being cultivated using saltwater and desert land to contribute to the UAE’s sustainable food and fuel security. The success of the SEAS pilot facility, and the collaborative research effort that has supported it, exemplifies our commitment to providing sustainable solutions to the UAE’s food security and energy needs.

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JAC sells 300,000 S3s in 600 days, breaks compact SUV sales record

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The S3 is currently being adapted for different markets globally, and is already being sold in places such as Egypt, the UAE and Chile, among others. China-based JAC has sold 300,000 units of its S3 compact SUV during the last 20 months. The S3 has set several records since its launch, from achieving a breakthrough of 10,000 units in its first month, to overtaking sales of other compact SUVs in the global market within three months. Current average sales are 15,000 units a month.

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Toyota moves to expand mass-production of fuel cell stacks and hydrogen tanks towards ten-fold increase post-2020

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As part of this, demonstration tests of Mirai are currently under way in Australia, Canada, China, and the U.A.E., Toyota projects that global sales of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) will increase significantly after 2020 to at least 30,000 per year from today’s 3,000.

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Toyota introducing new EV in China in 2020, expanding scope of fuel cell feasibility study

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Toyota is also proceeding with demonstration tests of fuel-cell vehicles with Mirai in countries such as Australia, the U.A.E., At Auto Guangzhou 2017, Toyota Motor announced it will introduce an electric vehicle under the Toyota brand in the Chinese market in 2020, and that the scope of a fuel-cell vehicle feasibility study will be expanded to cover commercial vehicles such as buses.

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BP takes delivery of 6 new LNG tankers

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BP also participates in LNG projects in Australia, UAE, Indonesia, Trinidad and Angola. BP is taking delivery of six new, state-of-the-art liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers to support its expanding global LNG portfolio, and to respond to growing demand for lower-carbon energy sources around the world. BP’s finance partners KMarin and ICBC Leasing are investing more than $1 billion in the tankers, which will join existing tankers in BP Shipping’s fleet in 2018 and 2019.

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Borgward expanding to the Middle East; westwards from China

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Borgward will systematically continue to globalize its activities by entering the markets of Middle Eastern countries such as Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Iran. In accordance with this roadmap, the company will expand westwards from China before entering the European market. As announced, we will boost growth further and open up new markets.

Cellulosic biogasoline company Cool Planet completes second close of D Round, raises another $19.4M; $60M total

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The round added investors from Hong Kong, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Mexico to the existing investor base, including North Bridge Venture Partners, Shea Ventures, BP, Google Ventures, Energy Technology Ventures (GE, ConocoPhillips, NRG Energy), and the Constellation division of Exelon.

GE joins Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium to support the development of sustainable alternative fuels

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The UAE-based Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC), a nonprofit, research consortium established to develop technology with the promise of producing sustainable bioenergy, announced GE as its newest member.

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Eni report: global oil reserves and oil production up in 2018 due to US

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The surplus in the Middle East is slightly up, due to the year-end increases of big producers (Saudi Arabia, Iraq and U.A.E.). Eni has released the 18 th edition of the World Oil, Gas and Renewables Review , the annual statistics report on oil, natural gas and renewables sources. The first volume of the report, the World Oil Review, is devoted to oil reserves, supply, demand, trade and prices with a special focus on crude oil quality and on refining industry.

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Masdar running blogging contest tackling smart cities and sustainable development

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Masdar, the UAE’s sustainable city, is running a blogging contest ; the 500-600 word entries must address the following question: “How can cities contribute to the advancement of sustainable development and address issues including water, energy and waste?”

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Masdar Institute files US patent for Li-ion solid polymer electrolyte battery technology

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UAE-based Masdar Institute of Science and Technology has filed a provisional patent application with the US Patents and Trademarks Office for a new solid polymer electrolyte technology for Li-ion batteries. This is the first lithium battery-related patent application filed by Masdar Institute.

Baker Institute: End of the ‘Big Oil giveaway’ is underway in the Persian Gulf

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In recent years, all six Gulf monarchies—Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Bahrain—have begun to challenge the notion that citizens are entitled to cheap energy. The old hypotheses that Persian Gulf energy subsidies were sacrosanct have been overturned, according to a new issue brief from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

Opinion: OPEC Divorce And Self-Destruction Thanks To Saudi Oil Strategy?

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Together, the three quotes provide a framework for analyzing Saudi options heading into the December 4 OPEC meeting in Vienna and its choices vis-à-vis the OPEC outsiders (all members but Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies, Kuwait, UAE, Qatar): reconciliation, separation, or divorce. by Dalan McEndree for Oilprice.com. “If If you are the world’s leading energy economy, you produce energy, that’s what you do.”. “A A government can stay irrational longer than it can stay solvent.”.

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TransGas and SK EC team on West Virginia coal-to-gasoline project

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SKE&C’s experience includes Korea’s largest oil refinery; the Cadereyta and Madero Refinery upgrades in Mexico; and full-scale refinery projects in Kuwait, UAE, Brazil and Ghana. TransGas Development Systems, LLC announced an agreement with SK Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd (SKE&C) leading to engineering, procurement and construction of its first US coal-to-gasoline plant—Adams Fork Energy—to be located in Mingo County, West Virginia. Earlier post.)

Opinion: Saudi Oil Strategy: Brilliant Or Suicide?

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The U.A.E., million), and its allies, UAE (2.87), Kuwait (2.8), and Qatar (.67), by Dalan McEndree for Oilprice.com. In the last quarter of 2014, in the face of possible oversupply, Saudi Arabia abandoned its traditional role as the global oil market’s swing producer and therefore it role as unofficial guarantor of existing ($100+ per barrel) prices.

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Synovate Global Study Explores Future Car Buyers Sentiments

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In an attempt to uncover and anticipate future car buyer wants and needs in the current recession, Synovate Motoresearch conducted a global qualitative study between March and April 2009 involving 120 dedicated focus groups across 16 countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China, US, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Japan, Thailand, South Korea, the UAE, Turkey, Australia and South Africa.

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Opinion: How Much Longer Can OPEC Hold Out?

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The Saudis, along with Kuwait and UAE have been defending the decision of not reducing the OPEC production levels in order to retain their global market share. It is interesting to note that even if the oil price remains at the current levels, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and UAE would have enough cash reserves to remain in the game for several years. by Gaurav Agnihotri for Oilprice.com.

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SORL introduces China’s first electronic foot brake valve for hybrid and electric commercial vehicles

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The Company has four authorized international sales centers in UAE, India, the United States and Europe. SORL Auto Parts, Inc., a leading supplier of brake and control systems to the global commercial vehicle industry, has developed a new electronic foot brake valve for electric and hybrid electric commercial vehicles. Compared with conventional foot brake valves, the new electronic foot brake valve uses both traditional air pressure and electronic brake signals.

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Opinion: Who Will Be Left Standing At The End Of The Oil War?

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Production in the UAE costs just over $12 per barrel, which is pretty much the same as in Iran, though Iranian officials say they will eventually be able to produce for as low as $1 per barrel from their central fields. by Charles Kennedy for Oilprice.com. This is a financial cold war—nothing more, nothing less.

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Masdar, Total and Abengoa launch Shams 1 100 MW concentrated solar power plant

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Located in the UAE’s Western Region, in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, Shams 1 was designed and developed by Shams Power Company , a joint venture between Masdar (60%), Total (20%) and Abengoa Solar (20%). Masdar, along with its partners Total and Abengoa, launched the 100 MW Shams 1, one of the largest concentrated solar power plant (CSP) in operation in the world, and the largest in the Middle East. The US$600-million project took three years to build. Shams 1. Click to enlarge.

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IRENA report finds renewable power costs at parity or below fossil fuels in many parts of world

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Solar power prices are dropping rapidly in the Middle East, with a recent tender in Dubai, UAE, falling to US$0.06/kWh. The cost of generating power from renewable energy sources has reached parity or dropped below the cost of fossil fuels for many technologies in many parts of the world, according to a new report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

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Masdar Institute, Boeing, Ethihad Airways and UOP complete 1st sustainability assessment for biofuel from an integrated seawater agriculture system

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The announcement came at the World Future Energy Summit, held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nayhan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

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Opinion: Saudis Could Face An Open Revolt At Next OPEC Meeting

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As the first anniversary of the Saudi decision approaches, it would be reasonable for OPEC outsiders—OPEC members, other than the Saudis and their Gulf Arab allies, Kuwait, UAE, and Qatar—to interpret Saudi policy shift as designed to serve Saudi interests and those of its Gulf Arab allies rather than their interests and those of OPEC in general. by Dalan McEndree for Oilprice.com.

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Airbus forecasts need for 28,000+ aircraft in next 20 years; 100% expansion in global passenger fleet by 2031; role of megacities

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In value terms, the single biggest market is China followed by the US, UAE and India. Airbus’ latest Global Market Forecast (GMF) identifies a need for some 28,200 passenger and freighter aircraft (of 100 seats or more) between 2012 and 2031 worth nearly US$4.0 trillion, reconfirming an upward trend in the pace of new aircraft deliveries. Of these, more than 27,350 will be passenger aircraft valued at US$3.7 trillion. Passenger traffic will grow at an average annual rate of 4.7%

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Fisker reports more than $100M in revenue Jan-Apr 2012; more than $1B in funding since 2007

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Al-Futtaim and its network of experienced retailers will allow Fisker to reach customers in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, and Egypt. The EVer (Electric Vehicle extended range) powertrain of the Fisker Karma. Click to enlarge. Fisker Automotive published its first business update, announcing that revenues had exceeded $100 million in the first four months of 2012.

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BP Statistical Review finds global oil share down for 12th year in a row, coal share up to highest level since 1969; renewables at 2%

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The loss of oil supplies in Libya and elsewhere was eventually more than offset by large production increases among Middle Eastern OPEC members, leading to record oil production in Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar. World primary energy consumption grew by 2.5% in 2011, close to the historical average. Oil remains the world’s leading fuel, but its 33.1% share of consumption is the lowest on record. Coal’s market share of 30.3% was the highest since 1969. Source: BP. Click to enlarge.

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Survey says: green cars are in

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The survey was conducted in March 2009 and included: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States of America (USA). If you thought that the surging popularity of green cars was all down to drivers looking to save a bit of cash, then it might be time to re-evaluate.

Opinion: Is Russia Plotting To Bring Down OPEC?

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Putin has aligned Russia with OPEC’s have-nots—the members lacking financial resources to withstand low crude prices for an extended period and that have objected to Saudi policies (Iran, Iraq, Angola, Nigeria, Libya, Algeria, Ecuador, and Venezuela)—against the haves (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the UAE, and Qatar). by Dalan McEndree for Oilprice.com.