Saudi Aramco: Oil supplies for coming years lag behind substantially
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
While the short-term market points to a surplus of oil, the supplies required in the coming years are falling behind substantially, said Saudi Aramco President and CEO Amin Nasser.
Saudi Aramco’s long-term strategy of continued investment in core oil and gas projects, downstream and chemicals is necessary to help meet future energy demand and enable the successful transition of the global economy as the market rebalances itself, Nasser said at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) Global Energy Summit, the company’s website reports.
“In my view, the future market situation will be increasingly on firmer grounds, though volatility could continue until the rebalancing takes firmer hold and inventory withdrawals assume a more consistent trend,” he added.
Consistent with the company’s long-term view of energy investment and in line with Saudi Vision 2030, Saudi Aramco is continuing to invest and strengthen its core oil and gas business across the value chain, Nasser said.
Nasser said this strategy includes doubling gas production over the next 10 years to 23 billion standard cubic feet a day, which would position Saudi Arabia as having the highest share of gas in utilities in the G-20 group of industrialized nations; enhancing the company’s downstream business portfolio, which would increase global refining and marketing capacity to approximately 8-10 million barrels per day.