Zelfs de Saoediërs moeten nu lenen

2004-08-04 08:52:00 epa000244501 (FILES) An undated file photograph showing an oil refinery on the east coast of Saudia Arabia near the Persian Gulf city of Dhahran. US oil prices have hit record highs after the president of Opec said the producers© cartel was unable to push any more supplies into the market. Prices rose to $44.24 a barrel in New York - a level not seen in the 21 years of the New York Mercantile Exchange©s oil contract - before dipping slightly. Earlier, the president of Opec said oil prices were at ¹crazyª levels, but that Opec was powerless to cool the market. EPA/HO