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Saudi Oil Output Falls to 19-Month Low as Exports Decline

Bloomberg -- Saudi Arabia’s crude oil output fell in December to a 19-month low as the biggest OPEC producer shipped less oil and local use of crude dropped, according to the Joint Organizations Data Initiative.

The country exported 7.06 million barrels of crude a day in December, 1.3 percent less than the previous month, JODI reported, citing statistics the government submitted to the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. It pumped 4.8 percent less in the month to 9.03 million barrels a day.

The kingdom burned 303,000 barrels a day at power plants in December, the lowest level in 10 months, according to the data. That is 29 percent less than what it burned a year ago.

The country, which burns crude to produce electricity and desalinate water, is seeking increasingly to use natural gas as a


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seatroad
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whatever
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Ok
seatroad
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seatroad
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sure
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 2:19:45 AM

lets sell them some CNG at $60 a unit
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 1:33:33 AM

Saudi Oil Output Falls to 19-Month Low as Exports Decline! The Saudis are affected by world oil production, cut back their oil production and have a 19 month low output too. A bad world economy and less demand for their crude oil, they cut back their oil production to try to raise the price of oil. After charging extra for their oil for so long and now they are feeling the pinch of a lower income. I feel for them – NOT!
What goes around, comes around.
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The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
seatroad
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 3:24:01 PM

true
honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 6:57:32 AM

it's not as bad as it may appear on the surface.
seatroad
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 3:33:10 PM

not good at all
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 5:39:19 PM

This is NOT good. China is unseeing so much more, we are going to the summer blend of gas so refineries are shut down all that can happen is the price we pay will keep going up, up, up.

God help us.
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 1:57:45 PM

Gee, you don't think this could be due to the poor state of the world economy, would it?
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It doesn't matter, drill more. Whine less.
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 12:15:02 AM

As it should..!
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 11:53:55 PM

is today "repeat day", or sumfin ??..put sand on your corn flakes, and douse it with your crude..

crunch, crunch..
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 11:42:15 PM

blah
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 11:36:51 PM

Old 'news'.
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 11:35:10 PM

Poor Saudis...NOT
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 11:31:13 PM

Lower the price and it will move!!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 11:29:32 PM

Old news.
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 11:25:35 PM

Smart dealers. Put their hands into lots of financial prospects. They make out great. You dom't know how wealthy these royals are.
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 11:24:54 PM

Hmmm...
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 11:22:14 PM

Actually, this might not ONLY be an issue of greed, by limiting output. I heard 25 years ago, that after pumping full-out for several decades, the Saudis were terrified of running out of their chief export, oil. That's why they've been trying to diversify their economy by quietly buying many American and European companies, and so on. They know that they'll be tapped out one day. The huge oil reserves are in Iraq.
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 11:22:11 PM

So exports drop because they kept playing with prices and countries are becoming self sufficient
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 11:22:03 PM

Old news.
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Will have to cut back to only one new Lambo per year.
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 11:17:33 PM

It won't hurt them!
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 11:16:44 PM

Too bad.
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 11:15:24 PM

old news
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old news
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 11:13:35 PM

change of pace i guess.
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 11:13:27 PM

$ going up again
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 11:13:25 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 11:13:03 PM

See what happens when we become energy independent?
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 11:13:00 PM

old news
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 11:12:36 PM

Controlling the supply?
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Price up, economy down.
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 11:11:44 PM

Old news leftover from yesterday!
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 11:11:07 PM

The oil is still to high.
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Gotta get that oil price up.
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 11:09:47 PM

Price hike coming up.
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 11:09:46 PM

SO WHAT!!!!!!
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prices go up
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 11:08:08 PM

Good!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 11:07:56 PM

Old article.
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 11:06:05 PM

The country, which burns crude to produce electricity and desalinate water, is seeking increasingly to use natural gas

Even the Saudis are trying to use less oil
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 11:05:27 PM

any excuse for higher prices
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 11:03:48 PM

Figures!
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 11:03:06 PM

old and sad
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 11:03:05 PM

Lower the cost
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 11:02:16 PM

Too bad...so sad.
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 11:02:03 PM

Maybe they will sell it at a lower cost?
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