Saudi Arabia’s water needs eating into oil wealth

Outlet: Thomson Reuters

September 7, 2011

Long before it understood the value of oil, the desert kingdom of Saudi Arabia knew the worth of water. But the leading oil exporter’s water challenges are growing as energy-intensive desalination erodes oil revenues while peak water looms more ominously than peak oil — the theory that supplies are at or near their limit, with nowhere to go but down…

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