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In Amenas refinery, shortly after the hostage crisis in January 2013

Statoil and BP to resume normal operation at In Amenas Subscription Required

2 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Announcement comes 19 months after Algerian hostage crisis

Sonatrach-run gas treatment plant in Algeria

Sonatrach announces 18 oil and gas discoveries Subscription Required

1 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Algerian state oil company says total volumes discovered in 2014 expected to be comparable with 2013

Queen Alia International airport in Jordan

Louis Berger secures Jordan airport role Subscription Required

1 September 2014 | By Colin Foreman

US consultant Louis Berger will provice engineering services for Jordan airport

Water supply tunnel

Lebanon evaluating bids for Greater Beirut Water Supply package Subscription Required

28 August 2014 | Updated: 28 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Contract will involve building main tunnel for water scheme

Tunisia

Circle Oil hits functioning oil and gas environment in Tunisia Subscription Required

27 August 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Explorer says results point to a potential find of 100 million barrels of oil

Drilling

Jordan auctions three oil blocks Subscription Required

25 August 2014 | By Mark Watts

Jordan Energy Ministry sets 20 October deadline on proposals for developing Azraq and Sirhan areas

Oil field

Algeria licensing round delayed for a second time Subscription Required

25 August 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Submissions to the tender are now due in on 30 September

Ruler of Oman, Sultan Qaboos

Sultan Qaboos remains in Germany after medical tests Subscription Required

21 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Oman’s ruler has been in Germany since 10 July

Algiers

Arab Contractors wins $180m in Algeria contracts Subscription Required

21 August 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Egyptian firm is awarded three major industrial zone projects

Yemen

Yemen and Kuwait discuss oil and gas cooperation Subscription Required

19 August 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Yemeni officials hope for Kuwaiti investment to help revive flagging oil production

Gas flare

Ain Tsila design contract due in third quarter Subscription Required

12 August 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Petroceltic says the Algerian $2bn gas field development project will see first gas in 2018

Israel moves ground troops near Gaza border during 72-hour truce

Israel and Palestinian representatives begin indirect talks in Cairo Subscription Required

7 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Gaza conflict saw 72-hour ceasefire commence on 5 August

First Solar wins Shams Maan photovoltaic plant contract

First Solar wins Jordan plant contract Subscription Required

6 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

US firm will build 52.5MW Shams Maan photovoltaic plant

Oil pipeline valves

Sudan receives $183m in pipeline transit fees Subscription Required

5 August 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Oil minister says cash injection will boost Sudan’s foreign reserves

Morocco

IMF's $5bn deal with Morocco to support reform Subscription Required

4 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Renewal of liquidity line approved

Gasli pipeline route

Date set for $3bn investment decision on Algeria-Italy pipeline Subscription Required

3 August 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Ukraine crisis breathes new life into long-delayed pipeline project in Algeria

 Pylons

Tunisia invites bids for new power plant Subscription Required

3 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Gas-fired plant will have a capacity of 560MW-660MW

Mongi Hamdi, foreign minister, Tunisia

Tunisia threatens to close Libya border Subscription Required

31 July 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Foreign minister says refugee influx may destabilise the country ahead of key elections

EU warned that Algeria is “unreliable” gas supplier

EU warned that Algeria is 'unreliable' gas supplier Subscription Required

30 July 2014 | By Wil Crisp

European think-tank says falling production and increasing domestic demand makes Algiers a bad partner

World Bank approves $300m programme for Tunisia

World Bank approves Tunisia programme Subscription Required

27 July 2014 | By Wil Crisp

$300m scheme comes ahead of elections and will focus on performance and governance of municipalities

Analysis

Lebanon water demand

Beirut’s water supply challenge Subscription Required

1 September 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Lebanon’s water supply is under increasing pressure as demand for potable water climbs higher. Beirut hopes new water transmission infrastructure plans will make up the shortfall

Algeria natural gas net exports

The struggle to boost Algerian gas Subscription Required

6 August 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Algiers is unlikely to be able to significantly increase exports in the short term, despite rising demand

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

Yemen crude production

Unrest in Yemen to weigh on oil production Subscription Required

21 July 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Increasing violence and shifting territories may force oil companies to cut investment

Comment

Pylon

Energy key to Jordan’s security

21 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Amman has been forced to buy expensive fuel oil to meet the shortfall in gas supplies

Mining

Morocco’s chance to lead the pack

7 August 2014

With the right management from Rabat, Morocco can become a global phosphates superpower

In Amenas gas facility in Algeria

Ukraine’s crisis is Algeria’s opportunity

7 August 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Tensions between Europe and Russia revive a long-stalled gas project, but enthusiasm may turn out to be short-lived

Solar

Lesson of Jordan’s renewables delay

24 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Amman’s alternative energy setback could prove a valuable lesson for the country and the wider region

Renewable energy

Jordan sets model for renewables Subscription Required

12 June 2014

Amman has progressed with 12 solar projects, paving the way for other countries in the region to follow suit

Syria votes

Syria’s political divide set to deepen Subscription Required

5 June 2014

The opposition’s views have been trampled by the recent elections that reinstated Al-Assad as president, and tensions are set to increase

Yemen

Hopes rest on federalism model for Yemen Subscription Required

6 March 2014 | By Peter Salisbury

With a decree on Yemen’s devolution imminent, the current government believes the unity of the country relies on abandoning centralisation

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