OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia replaces energy minister

September 08, 2019

Saudi Arabia's ousted energy minister Khaled al-Falih (R) with his then-deputy oil minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz at the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) headquartes in July 2019 in Vienna (AFP)

Saudi Arabia's King Salman named his son as energy minister after veteran official Khalid al-Falih was sacked, state media said Sunday, in a major shakeup as the OPEC kingpin reels from low oil prices.