Shaken by Qatar’s surprise plan to drop out of the producer group, OPEC still needs to reassure a nervous oil market when it meets later this week. Responsibility for delivering the required assurance in difficult circumstances falls to Saudi energy minister Khalid al-Falih. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now The former Aramco engineer faces his toughest test at Thursday’s meeting in Vienna after Doha?s shock move to walk out on the group after almost 60 years of membership. Saudi Arabia — OPEC’s largest exporter — may no longer have the political leverage to push through a deal after a bruising couple of months following the murder of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Falih has won praise for his ability to communicate Saudi oil policy in a language money managers and hedge funds can understand. His predecessor, Ali al-Naimi, had a frostier […]