ARAMCO

Saudi Arabia’s deputy crown prince has told the Economist magazine the kingdom could do a stock market flotation of a small share in national oil producer Saudi Aramco, which is almost certainly the most valuable company in the world.

Here are a few key readings on Aramco which tell the company’s remarkable story from the first concession granted to Standard Oil of California (Socal) in 1933 through the nationalization of the 1970s and beyond:

Sale of the Century: A Possible IPO of Saudi Aramco Could Mark End of Post-War Oil Order (Economist, 2016)

A King and a Concession (Lunde, 1984)

The Caravan Goes On: How Aramco and Saudi Arabia Grew Up Together (Jungers, 2013)

Energy to the World: the Story of Saudi Aramco Vol 1 (Aramco, 2011)

Energy to the World: the Story of Saudi Aramco Vol 2 (Aramco, 2011)

Aramco World, the company’s in-house magazine archive

John Kemp

Senior Market Analyst

Reuters

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