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Refinery

Kuwait announces New Refinery Project merger Subscription Required

17 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Planned petrochemical complex will become part of the $14bn Al-Zour refinery project

Kuwait City

Prequalification documents submitted for Kuwait rail Subscription Required

15 September 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Project will be built in two phases by end of 2018

Airport

Kuwait sets November deadline for airport terminal building Subscription Required

14 September 2014 | By Colin Foreman

The prequalification process was reopened in June

oil towers

Kuwait pushes back deadlines for New Refinery Project Subscription Required

10 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Timeframe for tenders extended by Kuwait National Petroleum Company

Refinery

Kuwait tenders fifth gas train for Mina al-Ahmadi Subscription Required

8 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Tender for Mina al-Ahmadi gas train comes after years of delays to the $900m project

Photovoltaic solar power

Kuwait Oil Company awards solar energy contract Subscription Required

8 September 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Spanish company will build off-grid solar scheme at upstream facility

Mina al-Ahmadi refinery in Kuwait

Second fire breaks out at Kuwait refinery Subscription Required

2 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

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

Oil pipeline valves

Kuwait signs $2bn supply deal with Petron Subscription Required

31 August 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Kuwait Petroleum Corporation will supply Petron with 65,000 barrels of Kuwaiti crude a day in 2015

Kuwait University in Kuwait

Kuwait University tenders building work Subscription Required

27 August 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Kuwait University contract covers building and operation work

Kuwait City

Global Finance House signs murabaha financing Subscription Required

27 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Bahraini bank to also list sukuk in coming months

Analysis

Rig

GCC oil and gas spend hits long-term high in 2014 Subscription Required

16 September 2014 | By Mark Watts

Six-country bloc has invested $29bn to date driven by resurgence in Kuwait projects

Risk ratings in the Middle East and North Africa

Navigating regional political and security risk Subscription Required

17 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Investors face a widening and complex web of risks in the Middle East and North Africa region

Rigs operating in the Middle East and North Africa, June 2014

Middle East rig count on the rise Subscription Required

31 July 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

The region is now the world’s second-biggest market for operating oil rigs

GCC overall awards

Growth continues in contract awards Subscription Required

17 July 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Building projects and the UAE dominated contract awards in the first half of 2014

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  

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

Recovery

The growing appetite for bonds Subscription Required

10 April 2014 | By Melissa Song Loong

Increased corporate activity spurred by strong economic growth is helping to expand the market

Serco is the service provider for the Dubai Metro

Bringing the region's services to life Subscription Required

10 April 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Facilities management firm Serco works quietly in the background, providing major services across various sectors in the region, but its CEO is looking to extend its reach

GCC and Iraq energy awards

Gulf oil and gas spending hits long-term high in first quarter Subscription Required

2 April 2014 | By Mark Watts

More than $25bn-worth of contracts awarded as three-month period eclipses total for 2013

Comment

Kuwait

Amendment to IWPP law could sideline PTB Subscription Required

5 June 2014

Proposed changes to Kuwait’s IWPP law will reduce the PTB’s role in the country’s power sector

Markets and bonds

Bonds market gains maturity Subscription Required

10 April 2014

An increasingly diverse base of issuers, driven by strong economic growth is helping to deepen the region’s capital markets

Gasification at Jizan

Higher bid prices return to the GCC Subscription Required

10 April 2014

European firms have been winning work again for a couple of years now, beating South Korean competition

Kuwait: Key projects must not be derailed by politics

Optimism grows as deals progress in Kuwait Subscription Required

13 March 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

As key schemes move ahead, the government must ensure politics does not derail plans again

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