British-American Rivalry on Oil Interests in Saudi Arabia 1945-1953.
Although US oil companies have won oil concessions in Saudi Arabia since 1933, British competition has continued by controlling oil prices and production through transport prices and Suez Canal fees. So the United States tried to get rid of British competition and set up a Saudi oil pipeline Mediterranean coasts to get rid of British control, then Britain strongly objected to the project and tried to fail through the obstruction passed through Jordan, Syria and Lebanon using its influence. Following the success of the Tabline line, the British government tried to adopt a policy that harmed Aramco's interests and reduced its revenues, which negatively affected the Saudi government. Thus, Aramco complied with Saudi demands and obtained a principle of 50% of the profits. It also tried several times to obtain oil concessions in Saudi Arabia all in vain .