Exclusive: Interview with Aramco Trading’s Said Al-Hadrami

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Said al-Hadrami - Aramco Trading

The new trading unit of Saudi Aramco, called Aramco Trading, launched in January. Based in Dhahran, the wholly owned subsidiary is a natural outgrowth of Saudi Aramco’s ongoing push into downstream operations. Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil giant is already the world’s largest oil company, measured by daily production and proven reserves, but these days it has major ambitions in refining as well. Its chief executive, Khalid al-Falih, recently said that the company’s total global refining capacit