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In Amenas refinery, shortly after the hostage crisis in January 2013

Statoil and BP to resume normal operation at In Amenas Subscription

2 September 2014 | By

Announcement comes 19 months after Algerian hostage crisis

Barclays

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank completes acquisition deal with Barclays Subscription

2 September 2014 | By

UK bank will focus on corporate and investment banking

Mina al-Ahmadi refinery in Kuwait

Second fire breaks out at Kuwait refinery Subscription

2 September 2014 | By

Mina al-Ahmadi complex sees its second fire in two weeks

Power lines

Contractors complete Abu Dhabi's Shuweihat S3 power plant Subscription

2 September 2014 | By

Facility will provide 1,600MW for residential and industrial schemes

Rail

Oman tenders first railway section Subscription

2 September 2014 | By

There are 18 groups prequalified for design and build package

Tripoli

Libyan militias seize ministries in Tripoli Subscription

2 September 2014 | By

Government says most institutions and state bodies in the capital are beyond its control

Oil field pumps

Afren lowers production targets on Iraqi Kurdistan outage Subscription

2 September 2014 | By

Operations at Barda Rash and Ain Sifni oil fields suspended amid conflict in northern Iraq

Oman Wadi Dayqah dam

Islamic Development Bank to finance Oman water scheme Subscription

2 September 2014 | By

Project will supply water to certain areas in Oman

Suez Canal

New Suez Canal project could use foreign funding Subscription

2 September 2014 | By

Canal expansion intended to be financed by the Egyptian people

Saudi Aramco offshore rig

Saudi Aramco evaluates engineering contract bids Subscription

2 September 2014 | By

Two companies are expected to be selected for Maintain Potential Programme

Bahrain's Gulf Air

Bahrain’s Gulf Air cuts losses in first half Subscription

1 September 2014 | By

Bahrain airline benefits from restructuring of business

Sonatrach-run gas treatment plant in Algeria

Sonatrach announces 18 oil and gas discoveries Subscription

1 September 2014 | By

Algerian state oil company says total volumes discovered in 2014 expected to be comparable with 2013

Basra oil terminal

Gazprom Neft starts oil deliveries from Badra Subscription

1 September 2014 | By

Crude to be exported from Basra through Iraq’s pipeline network

Petrochemicals plant

Mott MacDonald wins Oman natural gas liquids plant design Subscription

1 September 2014 | By

Fahud project to extract products from pipeline gas to feed planned Sohar petrochemicals complex

Ship-building

Samsung Engineering in $2.5bn merger Subscription

1 September 2014 | By

One of the Middle East’s most active international contractors to join Samsung Heavy Industries

US embassy compound in Tripoli, Libya

Militia takes control of US embassy in Tripoli Subscription

1 September 2014 | By

Armed group says it is defending the compound to prevent looting

Queen Alia International airport in Jordan

Louis Berger secures Jordan airport role Subscription

1 September 2014 | By

US consultant Louis Berger will provice engineering services for Jordan airport

Gasification

Aramco on verge of awarding Linde Jizan air supply deal Subscription

1 September 2014 | By

Scheme will involve some third-party ownership and is worth well in excess of $1bn

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Latest Analysis

Dubai investment

Foreign investors buy into Dubai’s vision Subscription

28 August 2014 | By

Projects in the emirate are moving forward with foreign funding

Russia's President Vladimir Putin with Egyptian counterpart Abdul Fattah al-Sisi

Russia looks to the Middle East Subscription

21 August 2014 | By

As sanctions imposed by the West begin to bite, Russia faces a potential funding gap and is looking to form new alliances in the Middle East and North Africa

Nuclear

Sanctions to stunt Russia's nuclear industry Subscription

21 August 2014 | By

Russia is currently a major player in Europe’s nuclear industry

Oil

The impact of Western sanctions on Russia's oil and gas sector Subscription

21 August 2014 | By

Russian companies are seeking to increase their presence elsewhere in the Middle East

Pipes

Technology sanctions set to delay unconventional oil projects in Russia Subscription

21 August 2014 | By

Ban on sales of shale and deep water hydrocarbon extraction equipment to hurt Russia’s future output

Power

Saudi Electricity Company awards $2.9bn of contracts Subscription

21 August 2014 | By

State utility has already awarded more transmission contracts in the second quarter than for whole of 2013

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Special Reports

Oil and gas

Middle East Oil & Gas report

31 August 2014 | By

The end of the boom for the energy market

Smart cities

Smart cities: Raising the quality of life

24 August 2014

The rolling out of smart cities in the Middle East is being used to atrract and keep high calibre residents

Russia

Sanctions to dent Russia's economy

21 August 2014 | By

The Middle East could prove a useful ally for Russia as the country’s relations with the US and Europe deteriorate

Morocco's King Mohammed VI

Morocco: Subsidy reform leading the region

20 August 2014

Subsidy controls implemented by King Mohammed VI and the government have yielded results

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Gulf Projects Index

Gulf Projects Index

Gulf Index sees its worst week in nearly two years Subscription

27 August 2014 | By

All markets declined apart from those of Qatar and Saudi Arabia


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