The Impact of the Restructuring of the Oil Sector

Screen Shot 2016-06-02 at 2.30.40 PMSince King Salman bin Abdulaziz took the throne after the death of his half brother Abdullah in January, there have been many important changes in government and economic structure, most notably in the oil sector. While many of the bureaucratic changes have been widely assessed, it is the changes in the oil sector that have puzzled even seasoned observers, rendering the deciphering of oil policy in the kingdom even more difficult than the historical norm. In this piece for The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, I assess these changes, and their impact on the Kingdom’s oil policy. Link here.

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