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Egypt has awarded seven oil and gas exploration blocks in deals worth a total of $187m

Egypt awards seven oil and gas blocks Subscription

21 September 2014 | By

Exploration licences granted for sites in Gulf of Suez and Western Desert

Tunisia

Medco Energi increases investment in Tunisia Subscription

18 September 2014 | By

Indonesian energy company to spend $320m on developing new blocks

Yemen refinery

Yemen oil revenues drop by 30 per cent Subscription

18 September 2014 | By

Decline in oil revenues comes after repeated attacks on oil infrastructure from armed groups

Tunisia's interim Prime Minster Mehdi Jomaa

Tunisia’s Prime Minister will not run for presidency Subscription

18 September 2014 | By

Announcement quashes speculation Mehdi Jomaa would stand as a consensus candidate

Gulf of Suez

RWE Dea wins new concessions in Egypt Subscription

18 September 2014 | By

Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation awards germany’s RWE Dea two concessions in the Gulf of Suez

Instability in fertiliser-producing regions such as Ukraine and North Africa is preventing overcapacity in the market from driving down prices

Political instability keeping fertiliser prices stable Subscription

18 September 2014 | By

North Africa and Ukraine unrest preventing global oversupply dampening market

Egypt will buy 65 per cent of its oil product imports from the UAE for one year

Egypt signs energy deal with UAE Subscription

18 September 2014 | By

Al-Sisi administration will buy 65 per cent of oil imports for the next year from UAE

Suez Canal key indicators 2000-2013

Egypt hits $8.5bn Suez Canal funding goal Subscription

17 September 2014 | By

Government raises funds needed to start expansion project

Phosphate fertiliser

GCC fertiliser output to grow by 50 per cent by 2018 Subscription

17 September 2014 | By

GPCA forecasts output to surge as capacity is added over next five years

Warner Bros theme park planned for Abu Dhabi

Contractors bid for Warner Bros theme park in Abu Dhabi Subscription

17 September 2014 | By

Warner Bros Development will have 19 themed rides

Refinery

Kuwait announces New Refinery Project merger Subscription

17 September 2014 | By

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

Plant

Jordan signs fertiliser deal with Chinese group Subscription

17 September 2014 | By

State mining group plans to build $350m phosphates plant in Aqaba

Riyadh is investing in developing centres of excellence such as King Abdullah University for Science & Technology

Riyadh puts people at heart of economic development

17 September 2014 | By

Economy & Planning Minister calls for international business to provide training and knowledge transfer

In Amenas refinery in Algeria

In Amenas bosses were 'warned of bloodshed' Subscription

17 September 2014 | By

Inquest hears allegations that local worker made threats before terror attack

Saudi road accident deaths and Saudi road projects

Jeddah driving $12bn transport masterplan

17 September 2014 | By

Saudi Arabia’s second-largest city is developing a comprehensive integrated transport network to modernise the city and improve road safety

fertilisers

KBR wins Algerian fertiliser contract Subscription

17 September 2014 | By

Fertial awards US engineering firm design contract to overhaul ammonia plants

Saudi training

Saudi Arabia to open 27 vocational training centres

17 September 2014 | By

New facilities will offer advanced training to locals looking to enter the construction sector

In 2013, Carillion's local joint venture Al-Futtaim Carillion secured work on The Avenues for Dubai-based developer Meraas, with financial assistance from London

Carillion has the lead with UK funding Subscription

16 September 2014 | By

Firm has secured work on two projects with export credit guarantees so far this year

Riyadh

Riyadh's reserves offset risk from falling oil prices

16 September 2014 | By

NCB chief economist Said al-Shaikh says Saudi Arabia is better placed than in the past to manage the risk from oil price drops

Aramco crude exports

Saudi Aramco planning to increase Manifa capacity Subscription

16 September 2014 | By

Scheme to potentially ramp up offshore field in very early stages

Libya's prime minister, Abdullah al-Thinni, has accused Qatar of arming Islamist militias

Libya accuses Qatar of arming Islamists Subscription

16 September 2014 | By

Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni says planes delivered weapons to militias

Emirates Flight Catering is evaluating bids from companies for the contract to build the third phase of its flight catering facilities at Dubai International airport

Emirates Flight Catering evaluates bids Subscription

16 September 2014 | By

Contractors are competing to build third phase of facilities at Dubai International airport

Saudi project awards

Saudi construction sector still challenging

16 September 2014 | By

Huge rise in megaprojects is putting enormous strain on resources

Metro

Non-oil sectors driving Saudi growth

16 September 2014 | By

About 37 per cent of projects under execution are in the transport sector

football stadium

Aramco tenders project management for stadiums Subscription

16 September 2014 | By

Construction contracts to be tendered in November

Riyadh construction

Contractors need to learn how to say no to succeed in Saudi

16 September 2014 | By

Construction expert says key to success is sticking to core business in the kingdom

Refinery

Saudi Arabia tenders Ras Tanura clean fuels and aromatics Subscription

16 September 2014 | By

Ten contractors prequalified to bid for downstream scheme in kingdom’s Eastern Province

A previous air strike hit Tripoli airport and was said to be carried out by the UAE, according to US officials

New round of air strikes target Libya militias Subscription

16 September 2014 | By

Former army general Khalifa Haftar claims responsibility for attack

Petrochemicals

Tahrir complex will go ahead with or without EXIM Subscription

16 September 2014 | By

Carbon Holdings says its $5bn project in Egypt will continue if US EXIM Bank is unwound

Index Tower Dubai

Emirates REIT appoints Foster for Index Tower redesign Subscription

16 September 2014 | By

UK firm was original architect for the Dubai building

Gas

Disouq development sees rapid progression Subscription

16 September 2014 | By

RWE says the project is more than a month ahead of schedule as Egyptian government pushes for gas

Dubai airport awards and Al Maktoum airport

UK offers funding for Dubai airport projects Subscription

16 September 2014 | By

Contractors looking to secure work using the export credit guarantees

Pipes

Still no deadline for Fujairah refinery bids Subscription

16 September 2014 | By

Project owner yet to set date for commercial proposals after receiving bids in July

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