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Neutral Zone

AOC Could Start Production from Offshore Neutral Zone Shortly

The Japanese-owned Arabian Oil Company (AOC) could start production from itsNeutral Zone offshore fields very shortly, according to a statement to Reuter on21 May by Mr. Yoshoki Yoshida, AOC's Senior Coordinator for Management Liaison.Mr. Yoshida said that AOC was waiting to be informed by the Saudi Governmentthat the Khafji waters have been cleared of any mines and that the areassurrounding...