Saudi Arabia overstated its oil reserves by 40% 1


To the Guardian : ” The US fears that Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest crude oil exporter, may not have enough reserves to prevent oil prices escalating, confidential cables from its embassy in show.

The cables, released by WikiLeaks, urge Washington to take seriously a warning from a senior Saudi government oil executive that the kingdom’s crude oil reserves may have been overstated by as much as 300bn barrels – nearly 40%.

Now this is serious and gives a lot of credibility to the claim that Saudi Arabia’s oil production peaked in 2005 as I was reporting as early as 2009.


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  • nadine sellers

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