for Atlantic Council
Experts disagree on the potential oil market impact from Saudi Aramco's IPO. Some argue that the Kingdom will choose a pump-at-will policy to please shareholders, while others see continued coordination with OPEC.
Experts: Military energy reform efforts not only save money and reduce fuel consumption—they improve the Department of Defense’s effectiveness, and ultimately save lives of American soldiers.
Among other changes to its economy, Saudi Arabia is likely to privatize some of Saudi Aramco's downstream assets within a year, according to Jean-Francois Seznec.
Although Iran has diligently reformed its petroleum contract to attract IOCs, the OPEC country is still dealing with a volatile political and economic environment that could delay and possibly undermine new and longer-term investment.