2007 News Story

Supreme Council of Petroleum and Mineral Affairs renewed

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz issued a royal order today renewing the Supreme Council of Petroleum and Mineral Affairs (SCPM) for four years, effective October 26, 2007.

The newly re-formed SCPM will be chaired by King Abdullah, with Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz serving as deputy president. Minister of State Dr. Muttlab Al-Nafissa will serve as member and secretary general. Other members include Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Saud Al-Faisal, Minister of Labor Ghazi Al-Qusaibi, Minister of Commerce and Industry Hashim Yamani, Minister of Petroleum Ali Al-Naimi, Minister of Finance Ibrahim Al-Assaf, Minister of Economy and Planning Khalid Al-Qusaibi, President of the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology Dr. Muhammad Al-Sowayel, and Saudi Aramco President and CEO Abdullah Juma’ah.

Established in 2000, the SCPM is responsible for policymaking on the exploitation of petroleum, gas and other hydrocarbon materials.