Saudi energy minister not worried about Omicron, Asharq Business reports

He also declined to comment on OPEC+ plans before the group's meeting on production policy this week

  
Saudi Energy Minister, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud speaks during the Saudi Green Initiative Forum to discuss efforts by the world's top oil exporter to tackle climate change in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 23, 2021.

Saudi Energy Minister, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud speaks during the Saudi Green Initiative Forum to discuss efforts by the world's top oil exporter to tackle climate change in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 23, 2021.

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DUBAI- Saudi energy minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman al-Saud said on Monday he was not worried about the Omicron coronavirus variant, Asharq Business reported, after crude prices plunged last week on fears the new variant would hammer demand.

He also declined to comment on OPEC+ plans before the group's meeting on production policy this week, it reported.

(Reporting by Nadine Awadalla; Editing by Lina Najem and Edmund Blair) ((Nadine.Awadalla@thomsonreuters.com;))


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