1933: Saudi Aramco is usually born out of an agreement between Saudi Arabia as well as California-based oil company Socal. which agreement, like many granted to big U.S. as well as British oil companies at the time, gave which the exclusive right to explore as well as extract oil on Saudi territory.
1944: The California Arabian Standard Oil Company was renamed the Arabian American Oil Company, or as we at which point know which, by its acronym Aramco. which was run by a consortium of U.S. oil companies — including the predecessors of Chevron, Texaco as well as Exxon Mobil.
1960: Following the creation of OPEC, Saudi Arabia as well as several different oil-producing countries began nationalizing their natural resources
1980: The Saudi government completes its buyout of Aramco’s assets, eventually creating the Saudi Arabian Oil Company in 1988.
2012: Aramco launches a brand new trading arm, which which says buys as well as sells about 1.5 million barrels of chemicals as well as polymer products every day. which helps keep more of which revenue in-house by reducing its reliance on outside traders.
2016: The Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announces he’s considering listing shares of the state-owned company, as well as selling around 5 percent of those in order to build a large sovereign fund.