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After 20 years, Opec says farewell to Saudi Arabia's oil supremo

Ali al-Naimi's exit is latest sign of how country's young deputy crown prince is stamping his authority over oil policy

Mr al-Naimi steered the world's largest crude exporter through wild price swings, regional wars, technological progress and the rise of climate change as a key policy concern.


SAUDI Arabian Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi, the architect of the 2014 switch in Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) policy that's since roiled the energy market, companies and entire economies from Mexico to Nigeria, is leaving his post.

An 80-year-old who...