Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. L

No 43

22-October-2007

SAUDI ARABIA

King Abd Allah Reconstitutes Petroleum/Minerals Council For New Four-Year Term

King Abd Allah ibn Abd al-Aziz on 15 October issued a royal decree reconstituting the Supreme Council for Petroleum and Mineral Affairs (SCPMA) for another four years, with effect from 26 October. The SCPMA was created in January 2000 (MEES, 10 January 2000), superseding the Supreme Petroleum Council (SPC) established in the 1970s. It also replaced the...