Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 14 December 2019

Business Extra: A convenient way to operate your tankers?

As attacks and incidents involving vessels carrying crude in the region and further afield hit the spotlight, why do shippers choose to sail under flags of convenience?

Assistant Business Editors Chris Nelson and Kelsey Warner talk to Energy reporter Jennifer Gnana about why tanker operators choose to run ships under flags of convenience, following recent attacks and incidents involving such vessels in the Arabian Gulf.

Also discussed is how such incidents and wider trade tensions affect oil prices - or not - and they take a look at Saudi Arabia's blooming wind power sector, which alongside solar in the kingdom and elsewhere is set to transform the face of power generation in the Middle East.

In this episode

Headlines - 0m 29s

Oil tankers flying flags - 5m 37s

Saudi renewable energy - 13m 59s

Updated: July 24, 2019 11:16 AM

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