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This week on Marketplace Middle East

Oil workers lay an oil pipeline north of Kyzylorda, Kazakhstan.
Oil workers lay an oil pipeline north of Kyzylorda, Kazakhstan.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Sheikh Zaki Yamani was one of the most high-profile personalities within OPEC
  • MME sat down with the Saudi Oil Minister to discuss OPEC and its past 50 years
  • MME takes a look at the new frontier in the energy industry, Central Asia

(CNN) -- FACETIME -- Sheikh Zaki Yamani, Former Saudi Oil Minister

Saudi Oil Minister, Sheikh Zaki Yamani was one of the most high-profile personalities within OPEC. Made famous by being the face of the 1973 oil embargo, he was also taken hostage by Carlos the Jackal.

This week MME sat down with the architect of Saudi Arabia's energy policy in an exclusive interview to discuss OPEC and its past 50 years.

IN FOCUS -- NEW FRONTIERS

While most think of Saudi Arabia, the Arab Gulf producers and Russia, when listing the major hubs of energy production, Central Asia is emerging quickly as a geo-political force in energy.

MME takes a look at the new frontier in the energy industry.

Watch the show this week at the times (GMT) below:

Friday: 0915, 1745
Saturday: 0445
Sunday: 0615,1745