|2020-08-13 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
中国石化新闻网讯 据ICIS网站8月10日新加坡报道 国有能源巨头沙特阿美今年将继续控制资本支出，此前在冠状病毒大流行期间油价暴跌导致上半年盈利大幅下滑。
王磊 摘译自 ICIS
Saudi Aramco to rein in 2020 spending as pandemic hits H1 earnings
State-owned energy giant Saudi Aramco will continue to rein in capital spending this year following a plunge in first-half earnings caused by slumping oil prices amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“Aramco continues to implement its capital spending optimization and efficiency program, and expects capital expenditure to be at the lower end of the $25 billion to $30 billion range for 2020,” the company said in a statement.
The target range for 2020 is lower than last year’s capex of $32.8bn.
In the second quarter, Aramco’s capital spending stood at $6.2bn, with the first-half figure at $13.6bn, the state-owned energy giant said.
“The COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic has spread rapidly throughout the world, resulting in substantial reductions in consumer and business activity and significantly reduced demand for crude oil, natural gas and petroleum products,” Aramco said.
The Saudi energy giant’s second-quarter net profit slumped due to a combination of oil price slump and falling refining and chemical margins.