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Saudi Arabia

Projected Rise In Local Demand Could Presage Light Product Squeeze

Now that Saudi Aramco has placed Samarec's multi-billion dollar refineryupgrading program under review, the tricky task of meeting growing domesticdemand for light products without increasing the country's reliance on costlyimports or addressing the sensitive issue of internal price supports has becomeeven more challenging (MEES, 20 December). According to a recent study on...