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    Saudi Arabia to Stick With Its Current Oil Sector Policies

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    New Energy Minister Khalid Falih said that Saudi Arabia will continue carrying out its current policies in the oil sector.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) Saudi Arabia will continue carrying out its current policies in the oil sector, new Energy Minister Khalid Falih said Sunday.

    On Saturday, Falih was named the new minister as part of a government reshuffle.

    "The kingdom will stick to its stable policies in the fuel sector," Falih said, as quoted by the Sky News Arabia TV channel.

    Riyadh is guided by the oil demand from its customers, the minister added.

    Falih, chairman of the state-owned Aramco oil company, has been described by media as a close ally of Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman.

    He replaced Petroleum and Natural Resources Minister Ali Naimi who has held the position since 1995 and was reportedly opposed to cuts to Saudi Arabia’s oil production amid weak oil prices.

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