This work examines the ways in which Saudi Arabia’s oil, gas and mineral resources were discovered and looks at the key stages in the development of the oil and gas industries. Close attention is paid to the refining, manufacturing, marketing and export of natural resources and the setting up of refineries in Saudi Arabia.
Abdulhadi Hassan Taher outlines the role played by government in defining strategies and drawing up plans for economic development which would produce vast revenues for the Kingdom. He also studies the negotiations and conferences in which Saudi Arabia took part in its efforts to regain control of its natural resources and guarantee stable oil prices.
About the Author
Abdulhadi H. Taher received his PhD in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley in 1964. He has worked in both the public and private sectors, as the former Director General of the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Petroleum and Minerals and as founder of the Aal Taher group. He lectured in Business Administration at King Saud University in Riyadh and has served as a board member of Aramco and governor of Petromin.