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欧佩克之死

欧文,德克萨斯—石油输出国组织(欧佩克)死了。沙特阿拉伯杀死了它。现在,欧佩克只是一条没了牙齿的僵尸,吸引着注意力但对生者已经毫无影响。

很少有人关注欧佩克的衰亡,原因很简单:它从来不曾具有人们广泛认为它所具有的影响力。它从来不是真正的卡特尔, 拥有市场垄断力。如果你不这样认为,那你一定是错误地把沙特阿拉伯的市场垄断力和欧佩克搞混了。

而沙特阿拉伯的垄断力非常大。它仍是世界石油市场的主要生产国,其政治和经济决定左右着世界能源经济。如果沙特能复兴作为全球基准原油的阿拉伯轻油,这一影响力还将增加。

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