|2020-05-13 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
李峻 编译自 彭博社
Aramco Weighs Staggering Sabic Payments
Saudi Aramco is in early talks about staggering payments for a controlling stake in local petrochemical giant Saudi Basic Industries Corp. as the collapse in oil prices hammers its finances and causes the government to slash spending.
State-owned Aramco is weighing pushing out payments for the 70% holding in the petrochemicals maker and reducing the size of the initial installment to the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund, known as the Public Investment Fund, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
Aramco is also weighing whether it’s possible to reduce the $69.1 billion price tag, one of the people said, asking not to be identified because the information is private. The talks are in early stages and it’s unclear whether an agreement will be reached, the people said.
The company is seeking to preserve cash as it confronts a historic rout in crude prices and a burgeoning list of spending obligations. It reaffirmed a commitment to pay $75 billion in dividends this year, while in March it pledged to cut capital expenditure to save cash.