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  • London-based oil executive linked to 9/11 hijackers(saudi Aramco)

    02/20/2012 8:25:15 AM PST · by bayouranger · 33 replies · 2+ views
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 18FEB12 | Anthony Summers, Neil Tweedie and Dan Christensen in Miami
    A Saudi Arabian accused of associating with several of the September 11 hijackers and who disappeared from his home in the United States a few weeks before the attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon, is in London working for his country’s state oil company. Abdulaziz al-Hijji and his wife Anoud left three cars at their luxurious home in a gated community in Sarasota, Florida — one of them new — and flew to Saudi Arabia in August 2001. The refrigerator was full of food; furniture and clothing were left behind; and the swimming pool water was still...
  • Will Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster Exceed Desert Storm Spill in Persian Gulf?[Help-Don't Bother Me]

    06/01/2010 12:04:43 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 12 replies · 491+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | May 30, 4:07 PM | Bill Heenan
    The 1991 spill into the Persian Gulf, which began on January 21, was purposely caused by the Iraqis in order to delay or prevent a threatened US-led invasion of Kuwait, including possible landings by US Marines. On February 23, American forces, including the 1st Marine Division, 2nd Marine Division, the 1st Light Armored Infantry, overran Iraqi defenses quickly, but expressed shock at the extent of the environmental disaster surrounding them. The US lost 148 service members in combat, 458 were wounded in the First Gulf War which lasted from August 2, 1990, to February 28, 1991, when America and its...
  • Saudi Arabia to Cut Drilling Rigs Amid Lower Oil Demand

    03/02/2009 10:04:22 AM PST · by thackney · 5 replies · 370+ views
    Dow Jones Newswires via Rig Zone ^ | March 02, 2009 | Reem Shamseddine
    Saudi Arabia, the world's largest oil exporter, is expected to cut the number of oil rigs by as much as 20% until year-end amid lower crude output, people familiar with the situation said. Last year, Saudi Arabian Oil Co., or Saudi Aramco, the state-run oil company, had about 130 offshore and onshore rigs in operation at peak times, a number that is set to fall by up to a fifth throughout 2009, the people said. "They haven't announced any specifics but they are saying there will be a reduction in the number of rigs by 20%," one Gulf-based oil industry...
  • Oil Change : The other face of Saudi Aramco

    08/22/2008 5:53:18 AM PDT · by bert · 11 replies · 282+ views
    Forbes ^ | August 11, 2008 | Christopher Helman
    To engineer a huge expansion in the chemicals business, the oil giant has put a woman in charge Nabilah Al-Tunisi was wrapping up an executive M.B.A. at Stanford University two summers ago when she got an urgent call from Saudi Aramco headquarters in Dhahran. Pack your bags, she was told, and move to Houston. Al-Tunisi had just been put in charge of the engineering on a new $25 billion refinery and petrochemicals plant--the Ras Tanura Integrated Project. Ras Tanura, a tiny finger in the Persian Gulf, already has a 550,000-barrel-per-day refinery, Aramco's biggest. Under a joint venture with Dow Chemical...
  • Detention transformed (Muslim) doctor into man of peace - Saudi carries no bitterness home

    05/25/2002 6:47:10 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 23 replies · 984+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | May 25, 2002 | By DAVID McLEMORE / The Dallas Morning News
    Detention transformed doctor into man of peace Saudi carries no bitterness home as he ends San Antonio stay 05/25/2002 By DAVID McLEMORE / The Dallas Morning News SAN ANTONIO - Dr. Al-Badr Al-Hazmi sits easily on the carpeted floor of the mosque. He speaks with a soft intensity, the words spilling out as he describes the day his life was turned upside down. Stony-faced FBI agents whisked him from his San Antonio home a day after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. He was flown to New York and secreted in a detention cell for nearly two weeks. Like hundreds...
  • Producers Move to Debunk Gloomy 'Peak Oil' Forecasts

    09/14/2006 11:44:07 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies · 836+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 14, 2006 | BHUSHAN BAHREE and JEFFREY BALL
    Leading players in the petroleum industry, including Saudi Arabia and Exxon Mobil Corp., are aggressively arguing that plenty of crude oil remains for world consumption, in an effort to counter critics who contend crude output is about to plateau. That argument, known as peak-oil theory, has provided intellectual backing for the boom in crude prices and sowed doubts among some policy makers about crude's long-term reliability as an energy source. Such doubts, coupled with concern over sky-high prices, have added impetus to the search for oil substitutes -- including in Washington, where President Bush this year declared the U.S. "addicted...
  • Saudi Oil Output Cut Clue to High Prices

    06/06/2006 1:06:58 PM PDT · by thackney · 45 replies · 964+ views
    Rigzone.com ^ | June 06, 2006 | David Bird
    With Saudi Arabia's latest revelation, there's one less mystery to what's been behind oil price strength over the past few months. While Saudi Arabia has said it's investing heavily to raise its oil output capacity to 12.5 million barrels a day in 2009 from 11.3 million b/d, the world's No. 1 crude producer has been quietly cutting back current volumes. Saudi Oil Minister Ali Naimi, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal published Monday, said the country's output in April averaged 9.1 million b/d, its lowest level since January 2005. Global oil prices have risen 10% from a first-quarter...
  • U.S. Said To Reject Saudi Oil Trainees

    08/26/2002 3:09:54 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 5 replies · 522+ views
    Middle East Newsline ^ | 8/26/02 | Middle East Newsline
    ABU DHABI [MENL] -- The United States is said to have blocked the entry of 60 Saudi nationals to study the oil industry. Western diplomatic sources said U.S. authorities refused entry to 60 Saudi students who were accepted in universities in the United States under a program by Saudi Aramco. The state-owned Aramco was to have ensured the training of the Saudis in oil administration. Under the program, the Saudis were to have returned to the kingdom to begin work in the kingdom's oil sector. The Kuwaiti Al Rai Al Aam daily reported on Monday that Aramco, responsible for the...