Aramco dethrones Apple as the world’s most valuable company

Posted: May 17, 2022 by oldbrew in Energy, News

Anti-fossil fuel types should ask themselves who’s doing all the buying and why. Whoever it may be, i.e. most countries, they don’t want to sit around waiting for renewables — which themselves need renewing every 20 years or so — to take over in some imaginary far distant future.
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Saudi Aramco reported a net profit of $39.5 billion for the first quarter of the year on the back of increasingly strong crude oil prices, reports

The figure represented an 82-percent annual improvement and a record quarterly profit for Aramco since it went public three years ago.

Free cash flow rose to $30.6 billion, the company also said, from $18.3 billion a year earlier, and cash flow from operating activities went up to $38.2 billion from $26.5 billion a year ago. First-quarter capex stood at $7.6 billion.

“Energy security is vital and we are investing for the long term, expanding our oil and gas production capacity to meet anticipated demand growth and creating long-term shareholder value by capitalizing on our low lifting cost, low upstream carbon intensity, and integrated downstream business,” said chief executive and president Amin Nasser.

Thanks to its strong financial performance, Aramco last week dethroned Apple as the world’s most valuable company, as rising oil prices pushed its stock higher for a total market cap of $2.426 trillion.

Full report here.

  1. JB says:

    What extortion can do for business!

  2. oldbrew says:

    What was that about stranded assets? 🙄

  3. […] Aramco dethrones Apple as the world’s most valuable company […]

  4. oldbrew says:

    Those fossil fuels have really had their day, haven’t they? 🤔

    U.S. LNG Is Quickly Becoming The World’s Hottest Commodity
    By Ag Metal Miner – May 18, 2022

    U.S. LNG exports are soaring as some of the world’s top buyers race to purchase American gas.

    Fracking pays.

  5. oldbrew says:

    Savers includes pension funds…

    British savers are heavily dependent on oil firms for income. In 2019, before the pandemic forced Shell to cut its dividend for the first time since the Second World War, fossil fuel firms in the oil, gas and mining sectors were responsible for paying close to a quarter of payouts across the London stock market.
    20 May 2022

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