NO. 7


Current Directions In Saudi Oil Policy

In the following article - based on MEES soundings of current thinkingamong top Saudi oil officials - MEES Editor Ian Seymour examines some currentdirections in Saudi oil policy. For a previous analysis of Saudi oil policy, seeMEES, 9 May 1988.

On the OPEC front, the unshakable linchpin of Saudi policy is that theKingdom's current 24.46% share of the OPEC production represents an absoluteminimum which can under no...