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Saudi Arabia says $60 oil ‘not unthinkable’ by year-end

ISTANBUL: Saudi Arabia said on Monday it was "not unthinkable" that the price of crude oil could surge to $60 a barrel by the end of the year but warned against drastic production cuts that might shock markets. Speaking in the opening keynote speech at the World Energy Congress in Istanbul, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said that whatever the oil price the kingdom was in good shape to implement its reform vision to transform the structure of its crude-based economy by 2030. For months pressured by concerns of slack…