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Larsen & Toubro pulls out of New Refinery pipeline deal

Larsen & Toubro pulls out of New Refinery pipeline deal Subscription Required

30 October 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Dubai’s Dodsal now favourite to win Kuwait Oil Company contract

The Saudi-Kuwait spat has fuelled speculation that there could be delays to the ongoing $5bn oil field development project at the Wafra field

Kuwait emir visits Saudi king amid neutral zone spat Subscription Required

29 October 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Failure to resolve dispute could lead to production ceasing at Wafra field

Hospital

Kuwait awards hospital expansion contract Subscription Required

29 October 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Award is third major construction order placed in 2014

Kuwait has told US oil company Chevron to clear out of its offices in the neutral zone town of Mina al-Zour, saying it wants to build part of its Al-Zour New Refinery on the site

Chevron told to move amid Kuwait-Saudi Arabia dispute Subscription Required

29 October 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Kuwait says it wants to build part of its Al-Zour New Refinery on US company’s site

Pumping station

Kuwait tenders pumping station operations Subscription Required

27 October 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Closing date for Mushrif Pumping station contract 9 December 2014

Wastewater

Kuwait wastewater project tender delayed until 2015 Subscription Required

27 October 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

New regulations cause further delays to Umm al-Hayman wastewater treatment plant

Kuwait

GS Engineering wins $585m Kuwait bridge contract Subscription Required

26 October 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

South Korean contractor will build Doha Link bridge, which will link with the Subiya Causeway

Kuwait City

Kuwait warns of spending cuts Subscription Required

26 October 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Weak oil prices will drive reforms in Gulf says finance minister

Water treatment

Dodsal starts work on Kuwait water plant Subscription Required

22 October 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Dubai-based firm was awarded the contract on 15 September

Kuwait Oil Company has issued a tender for a project to construct a water treatment centre in North Kuwait

Kuwait tenders water treatment centre Subscription Required

22 October 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Processing plant to be located in North Kuwait

Analysis

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

Rashid al-Nafisi Subscription Required

22 September 2014

Rashid al-Nafisi is chairman of the Al-Mazaya Holding Company

Salwa Nabil Malhas Subscription Required

16 September 2014

Salwa Nabil Malhas is chief business development and marketing officer at Al-Mazaya Holding

Ibrahim Abdul Rahman al-Saqabi Subscription Required

16 September 2014

Ibrahim Abdul Rahman al-Saqabi is CEO at Al-Mazaya Holding Company

GCC oil and gas awards

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  

Comment

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

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

9 October 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Project merger sparks concerns about further delays

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

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