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Iran News and Analysis


Iran met uranium targets, says UN nuclear watchdog

Iran met uranium targets, says UN nuclear watchdog Subscription Required

21 July 2014 | By Mark Watts

Tehran had successfully converted controversial 20 per cent-enriched stock in line with Geneva deal

Four-month extension on Iran nuclear deal deadline agreed Subscription Required

20 July 2014 | By Mark Watts

Tehran to receive $2.8bn in assets frozen abroad in exchange for continuing to converting uranium stocks to fuel

Iran invites interest for wastewater consultancy contract Subscription Required

15 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Work will involve providing consultancy services and project management for the construction of plants at various locations

Iran prepared to accept halt in nuclear fuel expansion Subscription Required

15 July 2014 | By Mark Watts

Tehran could roll back expansions for several years, foreign minister tells newspaper

Iran nuclear talks enter final round Subscription Required

6 July 2014 | By Richard Thompson

Negotiators for Tehran and the world’s six most powerful governments are seeking a final agreement on Iran’s nuclear progarmme by 20 July

Middle East gas output surged in 2013 Subscription Required

2 July 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Regional increase fastest in the world as Qatar boosts gas production and exports

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Middle East May steel output surged 7.3 per cent Subscription Required

22 June 2014 | By Mark Watts

Rising steel production in region driven by Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Iran

Middle East oil output dropped 0.7 per cent in 2013, BP data shows Subscription Required

18 June 2014 | By Mark Watts

Lower production in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Kuwait and Syria pulls down Middle East oil output

Islamist militants claim massacre of 1,700 Iraqi soldiers Subscription Required

17 June 2014 | By Mark Watts

US and Iran preparing talks on helping counter growing insurgent power in Iraq

Iran denies fine waiver claims for Pakistan pipeline scheme Subscription Required

11 June 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Islamic Republic still intends to impose $3m a day levy if Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project is delayed


Stalemate: Iran and the P5+1 countries seem unlikely to reach a quick resolution

Outlook for doing business with Iran improves Subscription Required

17 July 2014 | By Mark Watts

While a quick resolution on Iran’s nuclear programme remains elusive, many countries in the region are strengthening ties with the Islamic Republic

Iran nuclear talks 14 July 2014

Business world eyeing Iran opportunities as nuclear talks come to a head Subscription Required

14 July 2014 | By Mark Watts

GCC stands to gain by boosting ties with a more open Iran after years of strained relations

Limited potential: Development of Iran’s vast offshore South Pars gas field has been constrained by sanctions

Iran nuclear talks vital to regional gas crisis Subscription Required

26 June 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Tehran’s ability to solve the Gulf’s gas shortages hinges on whether a long-term nuclear deal can be reached

Mena oil production 2013

Mena share of global oil production slips Subscription Required

24 June 2014 | By Mark Watts

Production drops in Libya, Iran and Syria as US output surges

Rouhani: Tehran willing to work with Washington on Iraq

Sectarian shadow falls across region Subscription Required

19 June 2014 | By James Gavin

Tehran’s emergence as a key player in the Iraq conflict is causing considerable anxiety in Gulf states, especially Saudi Arabia, which fear this could undermine their influence in the region

Oil offshore

Oil exporters put the brakes on spending Subscription Required

12 June 2014 | By Dominc Dudley

Oil exporters are starting to trim spending to keep budgets more in line with oil prices

Oil prices and Middle East oil production

Stable oil prices expected in 2014 Subscription Required

11 June 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Energy Information Administration forecasts average prices of almost $105 a barrel  

Gas flare

Iraq exports essential for Iran gas development Subscription Required

28 May 2014 | By Mark Watts

Tehran aims to start 270-kilometre Iran-Iraq gas pipeline in 2015

Top 100 projects index, Q1 2014

Kuwait’s Clean Fuels Project edges Top 100 Projects value higher Subscription Required

24 April 2014 | By Robert Jones

A busy first quarter for 2014 saw 15 entrants in the MEED Top 100 Projects index

Opec oil production 2012-13

Opec output shrunk in 2013 on Iran and Libya production cuts Subscription Required

29 January 2014 | By Mark Watts

Non-Opec output replaced Opec supply as exporters brace for the potential return of Iran

Balance: Iran’s return could force Saudi Arabia to drop output by as much as 1.5 million barrels a day

Iran’s return to full oil production Subscription Required

23 January 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Opec members may cut output or risk oversupply

Hassan Rouhani Subscription Required

7 January 2014

Hassan Rouhani is President, Iran

Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President, Algeria

People to watch 2014 Subscription Required

6 January 2014

Key figures in the Middle East economy for the coming year



Geneva talks key to gas issue

26 June 2014

Whether Iran can solve the Gulf’s gas shortage depends on the outcome of the nuclear discussions scheduled to be completed on 20 July

Clash: Iran's return could affect Opec oil production

Tehran to shift crude balance Subscription Required

23 January 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Iran hopes to return to full oil production as quickly as possible, but this could lead to a cut in output from Opec members, or risk a flood of crude on the global market

UAE-Iran disputed islands

UAE-Iran islands deal would affect Gulf relations Subscription Required

16 January 2014 | By Mark Watts

Reported agreement would increase Iran’s influence in Strait of Hormuz and Oman ties

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Vice-president and prime minister, UAE; Ruler, Dubai

Easing of Iran-UAE relations

13 January 2014 | By Mark Watts

UAE should grasp opportunity of Iran rapprochement to improve ties with long-standing trade partner

Conflict: A rise in Iran’s output could affect oil prices

Shifting Iran's oil output balance Subscription Required

31 December 2013

The nuclear deal has raised Tehran’s hopes that it can increase its oil production, but other Opec members fear this would cause a fall in prices

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