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Saudis, Kuwait Near End to Spat Over Shared Oil Fields

Resolution of five-year dispute would be success for Saudi energy minister Abdulaziz bin Salman

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait are this week set to end a five-year dispute over oil fields in a territory shared between the two countries, people familiar with the matter said Sunday, paving the way for the return of half a million barrels a day of output.

The move would be a success for new Saudi energy minister Abdulaziz bin Salman, who has spent years trying to resolve differences over land and environmental rights in what is known as the neutral zone, the contested strip of oil-rich land between the two countries.