Bloomberg has reported that Saudi Aramco made a net profit of USD33.8 bn in the first six months of 2017, making it the world’s most profitable company.
It is almost totally free of debt and enjoys production costs running at a fraction of the industry standard. The eye-catching numbers, if accurate, mean that the secretive Saudi energy giant is more profitable than Microsoft, JP Morgan and ExxonMobil combined.
Saudi Aramco said in a statement: “This is inaccurate, Saudi Aramco does not comment on speculation regarding its financial performance and fiscal regime.”
Saudi Aramco selects Arabiah contractor
Meanwhile, the Dhahran-based petroleum and natural gas company has selected SNC-Lavalin to install additional facilities for a major gas processing facility in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province. SNC-Lavalin will construct the Arabiah condensate handling facility and sour water disposal unit project at the Wasit gas plant. Work is already underway with a target completion date of late 2019.
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