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Reverse osmosis pipes

Kuwait inaugurates Al-Zour South plant Subscription Required

28 January 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Veolia optimistic about future opportunities in the country

Kuwait oil exports to China surge

Kuwait oil exports to China surge Subscription Required

27 January 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Total of 1.73 million tonnes of crude was exported in December

Hospital project

February award for Kuwait hospital Subscription Required

26 January 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Government is negotiating with bidders for Kuwait’s Al-Jahra hospital expansion project

Kuwait

Kuwait to launch expat crackdown Subscription Required

25 January 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Government plans to arrest more than 100,000 illegal residents

Kuwait

Kuwait investment promotion body opens Subscription Required

21 January 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

New authority works with companies exploring opportunities in Kuwait

Oil drilling

Petrofac confirms Lower Fars contract award Subscription Required

21 January 2015 | By Wil Crisp

UK-based company says $4.2bn project in North Kuwait set to be completed in 52 months

Pipeline construction

Kuwait delays Al-Zour pipeline contract award Subscription Required

21 January 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Contractors asked to extend bid bond until the end of March

Infrastructure

Kuwait infrastructure spending must continue Subscription Required

20 January 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Capital investment programme likely to continue despite limited revenues from falling oil prices

Kuwait oil refinery

Fire breaks out at Shuaiba refinery Subscription Required

18 January 2015 | By Wil Crisp

No causalities and limited damage says state news agency

Kuwait parliament told oil prices at unexpected levels

Al-Omair says oil prices at unexpected levels Subscription Required

15 January 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Kuwait oil minister says country is not participating in price war

Analysis

Bob Hope Subscription Required

25 January 2015

Bob Hope is CEO of SSH

Mohammad Ghazi al-Mutairi Subscription Required

22 January 2015

Mohammad Ghazi al-Mutairi is CEO, Kuwait National Petroleum Company

Kuwait oil and gas contract awards

Record oil and gas contract awards expected in Kuwait Subscription Required

6 January 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Project contracts worth $21.5bn due to be awarded over 2015

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

People to watch 2015 Subscription Required

5 January 2015

Twelve key figures who will shape the region’s economy in the coming year

oil

Impact of falling oil prices on Kuwait Subscription Required

17 December 2014

Kuwait’s low budget breakeven price of $52.3 a barrel and its hefty sovereign wealth fund makes it the best prepared out of any Gulf nation to face a prolonged period of depressed oil prices, according to Moody’s Investors Service

Oil, gas and chemical awards in the GCC

GCC oil and gas spending hits four-year high in 2014 Subscription Required

15 December 2014 | By Mark Watts

Kuwait leads spending as Saudi Arabia has weakest year for contracts since 2004

WTI spot price

Riding out low oil prices Subscription Required

4 December 2014 | By Wil Crisp

GCC nations brace for budget deficits as Opec offers no oil price support

Saudi oil production and brent crude price

Riyadh in strong position ahead of Opec meeting Subscription Required

18 November 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Saudi Arabia showing no signs of cutting oil production despite falling prices

Energy use by Mena cities 2010

Mixed response to green building Subscription Required

13 November 2014 | By Paul Melly

Only some countries in the region have developed sustainability ratings for projects that seek to go beyond energy conservation and look at resource use and environmental impact

Nationals in petrochemicals workforce

GCC chemicals industry creating local jobs with varied success Subscription Required

14 October 2014 | By Mark Watts

Industry group says almost 150,000 people directly employed in regional chemicals sector

Comment

Saudi Aramco's Khurais oil field in Saudi Arabia

Masters of the new world energy order

18 January 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

The GCC, the worlds’ biggest energy exporter, and the US, the world’s largest energy consumer are emerging as leaders in a new world energy order

Saudi Aramco's Khurais oil field in Saudi Arabia

Why GCC producers are happy to see oil fall

18 December 2014 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

The GCC’s oil producers will be the biggest winners from the 2014 oil price crash

Opec secretary-general Abdullah al-Badri

Opec sets the tone for 2015

15 December 2014 | By Richard Thompson

Regional producers are not about to cut oil production and the assumptions that have underpinned forecasting in recent years have to be revisited

Oil gathering centre

Much at stake in the Divided Zone

4 December 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Concerns increase as the land dispute between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia derails another project

Kuwait’s projects market is enjoying a long-awaited period of high activity

Bright future for Kuwait projects market Subscription Required

27 November 2014 | By Wil Crisp

While contract awards are expected to keep flowing in 2015, the country is little prepared for the surge in activity

In the ongoing diplomatic squabble between Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain on one side and Qatar on the other, Kuwait is playing peacemaker

Kuwait sticks to the middle ground Subscription Required

16 October 2014 | By Austyn Allison

In both GCC and wider regional disputes, Kuwait is content to remain a peacemaker

Kuwait Olefins 3 integration adds uncertainty to New Refinery Project

Olefins 3 integration adds uncertainty to New Refinery Project Subscription Required

9 October 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Project merger sparks concerns about further delays

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