Already the world’s largest oil producer and second-largest repository of reserves, Saudi Arabia is now looking to boost output of natural gas, including through deep-water and unconventional exploration, as well as to increase refining output. Total oil production in 2013 was 11.53m barrels a day, down 1.1% on 2012’s record levels, but still amounting to 13.1% of global output. This chapter contains a viewpoint from Ali Al Naimi, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources.
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