Debka über den Profiteur hoher Ölpreise:
The slightest sign of unrest in Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest oil exporter, is bound to affect the price of oil. Iran is the biggest beneficiary of soaring prices. Day after day, as Arab capitals are beset by popular turbulence, Tehran is watching the damage caused its economy by international sanctions shrinking.
In 2010, sanctions slashed Iran’s oil revenue from $120 billion to $80 billion, i.e. 6.6 billion a month, whereas in February, 2011, it shot up to $10 billion as a result of Middle East unrest.
Early Saturday, Tehran gave the oil market another nudge by knocking Iraq’s biggest refinery out of action just hours after clashes with anti- government rallies left nine dead in three North Iraqi towns.