中国石化新闻网讯 据能源世界网8月10日报道，沙特阿拉伯国家石油公司沙特阿美（Saudi Aramco）表示，尽管油价下跌迫使其削减投资支出，但其仍在努力以150亿美元的价格收购信实工业（Reliance Industries Ltd.）的炼油和化工业务股份。
沙特阿拉伯石油公司（Saudi Arabian Oil Co.），正在努力今年在沙特阿拉伯南部红海沿岸启动日产40万桶的Jazan炼油厂。该公司还拥有美国最大的炼油厂，以及在韩国和日本等国的工厂。
近几个月来，信实对现金注入的需求有所缓解。通过吸引谷歌和Facebook Inc.等公司对其数字子公司Jio Platforms Ltd.的投资，并向现有股东出售股份，这家印度企业集团筹集了约300亿美元。
郝芬 译自 能源世界网
Saudi Aramco still aims for $15 billion investment in India’s Reliance
Saudi Aramco said it’s still working on a deal to buy a $15 billion stake in Reliance Industries Ltd.’s refining and chemicals business, even as lower oil prices forces it to slash investment spending.
Reliance’s shares fell in mid-July after Chairman Mukesh Ambani said a transaction had been delayed “due to unforeseen circumstances in the energy market and the Covid-19 situation.”
A deal with Reliance would help the world’s biggest crude exporter join the ranks of the top oil refiners and chemical makers. State-owned Aramco is already a major supplier of crude to India, while Reliance sells petroleum products, including gasoline, to the kingdom.
“We are still in discussion with Reliance,” Aramco Chief Executive Officer Amin Nasser said on a call with reporters on Sunday. “The work is still on. We will update our shareholders in due course about the Reliance deal.”
Aramco reported on Sunday that second-quarter net income was down almost 75 per cent from a year earlier. It has been slammed by the roughly 33 per cent drop in oil prices in 2020. The coronavirus pandemic halted travel and business, slashing demand for crude and fuel.
Ambani, the world’s fourth-richest person, said last year that Aramco was set to buy a 20 per cent stake in his company’s refining and petrochemicals business, valuing it at $75 billion.
The Reliance transaction would help Aramco reach its goal of more than doubling refining capacity to between 8 million and 10 million barrels a day. The Saudi firm had refining capacity of 3.6 million barrels a day at the end of last year, including wholly-owned plants and stakes in joint ventures. The gross capacity of facilities in which Aramco has stakes was 6.4 million barrels daily.
The company, officially known as Saudi Arabian Oil Co., is working to start the 400,000 barrel-a-day Jazan refinery on Saudi Arabia’s southern Red Sea coast this year. It also owns the biggest refinery in the U.S. as well as plants in countries such as South Korea and Japan.
Reliance’s need for a cash infusion has eased in recent months. The Indian conglomerate raised some $30 billion by attracting investments from the likes of Google and Facebook Inc. into its digital unit, Jio Platforms Ltd., and by selling shares to existing stakeholders.