Quote Originally Posted by Chris Coles View Post
Agreed, my thoughts are entirely instinctive. Almost every tanker passing through the Straits of Hormuz, since the 1950's, has carried Saudi oil. At some point the wells must run dry. Admittedly, just an instinctive thought that stemmed from watching these people talking about anything other than the production of oil.

Thanks Chris. There are other plausible explanations. The conversations you overheard may be a result of something else entirely.
KSA can run out of spare cash despite receiving typical oil revenue levels.

Thanks for your fascinating first-hand reports of unguarded comments from Saudi insiders .