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“A supercycle in oil prices could be seen on the back of the absence of new investments in exploration,” Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said at the Robin Hood Investors Conference on Wednesday.

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“I think it’s my job, and others’ jobs, to make sure this super-cycle doesn’t happen.”

“There is a risk of a supercycle due to “lack of investing.”

The Energy Minister remains worried that the reductions in the drilling budgets may have gone too far and lead to a tightening of crude supplies as demand rebounds.