6,214. 11/15/2004

“The Western media began to speak of a ‘terror premium’ on oil with George Washington, a chief economist in the petroleum industry, assessing this at about $8 per barrel in November 2004 and adding that a successful attack on one of Saudi Arabia’s main oil export terminals would see prices shoot through the roof. He identified this as the single most serious risk to the global economy.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Abdel Bari Atwan, The Secret History of al Qaeda, Page 174

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