Since oil was first discovered in what is now the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in 1938, Saudi Aramco has become the epitome of the post-war oil system in which we live.
Having 65,000 employees, its own airline, and a sprawling urban compound the size of a small town, Saudi Aramco has become the world’s biggest and most secretive oil company, and the flagship of the Kingdom’s wealth.
Aramco has long occupied a niche as a state within a state, and its power and influence upon the Saudi royals were ...
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