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West-Saudi tensions lift safe havens; stocks slip

Al Arabiya op-ed warns that oil could jump 'to $100, or $200, or even double'

Al Arabiya op-ed warns that oil could jump "to $100, or $200, or even double."

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Saudi PIF in talks to invest in aspiring Tesla rival Lucid

PIF could invest more than $1 billion in Lucid Motors

PIF could invest more than $1 billion in Lucid Motors.

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Saudis could play only minor part in Musk's Tesla plan, bankers say

Secretive Public Investment Fund's money is tied up elsewhere

Secretive Public Investment Fund's money is tied up elsewhere.

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Saudi fund has shown no interest in bankrolling Tesla buyout

The pressure is on Elon Musk to provide details of his financing plan

The pressure is on Elon Musk to provide details of his financing plan.

Saudi women-only car show opens, now that they can drive

"Now I'm very interested in buying a car"

"Now I'm very interested in buying a car"

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'I will burn her': Saudi man arrested after threatening women drivers

The law may be changing, but attitudes may be slower to adjust.

The law may be changing, but attitudes may be slower to adjust.

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Saudi woman who fought for right to drive prepares for her next battle

"You can not empower women to become anything in your country if she still needs a man's permission"

"You can not empower women to become anything in your country if she still needs a man's permission"

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Saudi Arabia finally allows women to drive

It will still take some time to implement this reversal of the driving ban for women.

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Saudi prince says it's 'time for women to drive'

Women's rights continue to grow in Saudi Arabia.

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OPEC not even a little worried about electric vehicle threat

We're just gonna keep burning gas, apparently.

Optimism or head-in-sand?

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Saudi Arabian women use bumper cars to practice driving

The Washington Post published a story this week about the one place Saudi women can get behind the wheel – an amusement park.

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Saudi Arabia looks beyond oil, easy profits

Low oil prices could run the country dry in five years.

A new plan called Vision 2030 includes selling a portion of the state-owned oil company Aramco.

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Cheap gas unlikely to get even cheaper

Russia and Saudi Arabia agree to production-level freeze

Russia and Saudi Arabia agree to hold production to January's near-record output, but with Iran's production ramping up, the effect on prices could be minimal. Still, we worry.

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A look inside Saudi Arabian motorsport

AQ Racing provides mechanical services for drag, drift and race cars. Based in Saudi Arabia it is not only an uncommon workshop, but almost an entirely unique concept in the country.

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Video of child driving on the freeway causes social media uproar in Saudi Arabia

Another driver uploaded a video last week of a youngster driving the family car down a crowded freeway with an older man in the passenger seat.

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Don't drive your truck like this guy

A dump truck driver in Saudi Arabia with his empty bed sticking in the air learns a hard lesson about overhead signage clearance on overpasses.

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Oil supplies reach historic levels

Crude oil supplies are on pace to reach their longest surplus since 1985 and are just one quarter away from meeting the previous six-quarter record set in 1997 and 1998.

Two women jailed after breaking Saudi Arabian female driver ban

Saudi Arabia the only country in the world to ban female drivers

Two women who were detained at the border of the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia had their detentions extended by at least 25 more days Sunday for the crime of "driving while female."

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OPEC quietly telling oil market to get comfy with lower prices

If you haven't noticed, it has been a little cheaper to fill up at the gas station for the last few weeks. According to the US Energy Information Administration, the current national average cost for a gallon of gasoline is $3.299. That's down about a nickel from the previous week and around seven cents lower than this time last year. It doesn't look like this is just a temporary blip either because there's a strong possibility that Saudi Arabia may compel OPEC for lower oil prices for the near

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Saudi Arabia may institute higher fuel economy standards; keep 45-cent/gallon gas

When it comes to global oil production, Saudi Arabia is one of the absolute leaders, producing nearly 10 million barrels of crude every day. That means it can offer its citizens gas prices of about 45 cents per gallon. Despite this remarkably low price, though, the controversial, monarchical Middle Eastern country has just announced a series of reforms for the auto industry that will see American/European/Chinese-style fleet fuel efficiency standards come into effect.

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