Chevron Advances Maintenance Shutdown At Neutral Zone Field In Bid To Aid Talks

US major Chevron this week began a maintenance shutdown at the Saudi/Kuwait Neutral Zone’s key Wafra field. Output had already dwindled amid a prolonged spat between the two otherwise GCC allies. Maintenance may have been hastily arranged in a bid to give the two sides breathing room to resolve their differences.

Chevron’s Saudi unit and its Kuwaiti partner have shut down the...