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Saudis drop WTI oil contract

This comes via the FT: Saudi Arabia on Wednesday decided to drop the widely used West Texas Intermediate oil contract as the benchmark for pricing its oil, dealing a serious blow to the New York Mercantile Exchange. The decision by…

Peak oil: it’s all about the Saudis

Whether you believe that peak oil is here or you believe that it's fantasy, ultimately your opinion rests on whether the Saudis can pump more oil. For years, Saudi Arabia has been the swing oil producer, able to turn on its oil spigots…

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