Saudi high oil output based on demand: ministry

Saudi deputy oil minister says whenever our customers demand more oil, we will supply. (File photo: Reuters)

Saudi Arabia's high crude oil production policy is based on the status of global demand and the top oil exporter is keen to maintain its market share, the kingdom's deputy oil minister said on Monday.

Speaking to reporters in Saudi Arabia, Prince Abdulaziz Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz said the oil market was "excellent" when he was asked about his views on the status of the global oil market conditions.

"As the minister mentioned, the kingdom responds to demand and supplies oil to wherever the demand is and whoever asks for it," he said. "We care about our market share, we care about maintaining our customers and we care about the stability of the market."

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:45 - GMT 06:45