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Saudi Arabia and Russia show highest reduction in government income from oil and gas

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Yesterday, it was announced that Saudi Arabia and Russia propose to halt production at January 2016 levels.

Rystad Energy’s recent government income study shows that in fact Saudi Arabia and Russia are the most effected by low oil prices in terms of government oil and gas revenue. For Saudi Arabia, 2016 income is expected to be 250 billion USD lower than in 2014. This has a tremendous effect on the economy given that oil and gas revenue made up around 45% of total GDP in 2014. Rystad Energy estimates that the Russian income from oil and gas has reduced by around 150 billion USD from 2014. The study has also shown that it is the OPEC countries that show the highest dependency on oil and gas income in their total GDP.


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Rystad Energy is an independent oil and gas consulting services and business intelligence data firm offering global databases, strategy consulting and research products.

Rystad Energy’s headquarters are located in Oslo, Norway, with additional research teams in India. Further presence has been established in Norway (Stavanger), the UK (London), USA (New York & Houston), Russia (Moscow), Brazil (Rio de Janeiro), Africa as well as South East Asia.