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Egypt suspends gas to 78 per cent of fertiliser plants

Egypt suspends gas to 78 per cent of fertiliser plants Subscription Required

30 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

State official says fuel is being prioritised for electricity production

Libya in talks to reopen oil fields

Libya in talks to reopen oil fields Subscription Required

30 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Officials and tribal leaders are taking part in negotiations

Saudi Arabia 2015: The Kingdom's Year of Change

Saudi projects market rebounds strongly

30 June 2015 | By Richard Thompson

Project contract awards in the kingdom up 25 per cent in 2015, according to new research from MEED

Crude price faces downward pressure for rest of year

Crude price faces downward pressure for rest of year Subscription Required

29 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

Barclays analysts forecast lower prices for third quarter of 2015

Oil, banking and automotive could be biggest winners from Iran deal

Oil, banking and automotive could be biggest winners from Iran deal Subscription Required

28 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

Turquoise Partners predicts $100bn in frozen funds will be used to finance oil, gas and other infrastructure

Oil production

Resurgence in Iranian crude production anticipated Subscription Required

28 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

Analysts predict gradual rate of growth and no major effect on global prices

Kuwait boosts security for oil sector

Kuwait boosts security for oil sector Subscription Required

28 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Spokesperson says oil facilities are on “red alert” after mosque bombing

Dubai's Enoc secures $1.5bn loan

Dubai's Enoc secures $1.5bn loan Subscription Required

28 June 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Debt will support expansion plans

The port city of Aden in Yemen

Aden oil refinery attacked Subscription Required

28 June 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Refinery attacked by Houthi fighters

Aqaba port, Jordan

Work on new Aqaba LNG terminal completed Subscription Required

28 June 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Project helps ensure consistent supply of energy fuels into Jordan

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have started talks designed to find a resolution to the dispute that stopped hydrocarbons production in the Divided Zone

Kuwait and Saudi Arabia in talks over Divided Zone Subscription Required

25 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Kuwait’s Oil Minister says a joint committee has been formed

Gas pipelines

Renaissance wins Khazzan camp services deal Subscription Required

25 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

Omani group to manage project camps at BP’s major gas field development

Deadline extended for Al-Zour refinery package

Deadline extended for Kuwait Al-Zour refinery package Subscription Required

24 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Bidders told to submit prices by 7 July

Qatar Petroleum completes restructuring

Qatar Petroleum completes restructuring Subscription Required

24 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Foreign staff laid off as company exits non-core areas

Oil tanker

Russia replaces Saudi Arabia as China's top crude supplier Subscription Required

24 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Saudi exports slump by 42 per cent

Egypt poised to approve import of Israeli gas

Egypt poised to approve import of Israeli gas Subscription Required

23 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Move could reinvigorate operations at liquefaction facilities

Bidders renew bonds for Kuwait manifold project

Bidders renew bonds for Kuwait manifold project Subscription Required

23 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Contract award expected after Ramadan

Kuwait's New Refinery Project spending increase given the green light

Kuwait approves $2.6bn Al-Zour budget extension Subscription Required

23 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

New Refinery Project spending increase given the green light

Al-Zour refinery talks step up a gear

Kuwait’s Al-Zour refinery to be delayed beyond early 2019 Subscription Required

23 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Problems with the tendering process blamed for setbacks

Offshore oil exploration rig

Kuwait in offshore oil talks Subscription Required

23 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Source says oil company officials aim to start drilling in 2017

Comment

Kevin Baxter

Riyadh's quest to maintain oil supremacy

30 June 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

High production is Saudi Arabia playing to its strengths and nothing more

Wil Crisp

Value of Kuwaiti contract awards in danger of collapsing Subscription Required

23 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Dispute over oil company board members could return Kuwait to the era of inaction

Wil Crisp

No decision on Al-Zour six months after first bid Subscription Required

17 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Uncertainty on Kuwait projects increases contractor anxiety

Mark Watts

Baghdad-Erbil stalemate continues Subscription Required

16 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

Dispute over budgetary payments threatens Kurdish oil ambitions

Kevin Baxter

Aramco’s eye turns back to downstream Subscription Required

9 June 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

But it is probably not the start of capital spending in downstream schemes

Kevin Baxter

Where next for Opec? Subscription Required

9 June 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

A new era of diversity in supply is sending shockwaves through the organisation

Iraq’s Oil Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi (left) and Iran's Petroleum Minister Bijan Zangeneh

Opec sidesteps issue of Iran and Iraq crude glut Subscription Required

4 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

Cartel well exceeding quota as Tehran lays out plan to add significant exports

Kevin Baxter

Qatar’s oil attracting the big players Subscription Required

2 June 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Al-Shaheen is one of the most technically impressive fields in the world

Wil Crisp

A glimmer of hope for Libya’s projects market Subscription Required

26 May 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Bahr Essalam contract awarded to OneSubsea

Wil Crisp

Divided Zone dispute likely to be costly for Kuwait Subscription Required

19 May 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Dispute with Saudi Arabia has caused reputational damage

Aramco strategy needs to factor in cheap oil

Aramco strategy needs to factor in cheap oil Subscription Required

14 May 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Reports that US shale oil is dead are completely wrong

Kevin Baxter

Creating a giant ministry Subscription Required

12 May 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

A new ‘super ministry’ in Saudi Arabia would give the king’s sons a huge power base

QP's risky Al-Shaheen strategy

QP's risky Al-Shaheen strategy Subscription Required

12 May 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Re-tendering concession for technically challenging oil field is mystifying

Iraqi oil ambitions checked

Iraqi oil ambitions checked Subscription Required

12 May 2015 | By Mark Watts

Oil Ministry must cut capital expenditure and focus on key export infrastructure

South Korean firms now have experience on some of the largest hydrocarbons projects that have ever been built

South Koreans will be back Subscription Required

12 May 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

The Asian contractors will return when the region’s oil and gas projects market picks up

Rig

Aramco rewards investors in the region Subscription Required

11 May 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

McDermott has made a big commitment that is paying off

Saudi Aramco's Khurais oil field in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Aramco move curbs power of the kingdom’s Oil Ministry Subscription Required

1 May 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

The decision to split Saudi Aramco from the Ministry of Petroleum & Minerals is a historic change in the governance of the kingdom’s petroleum industry and sets the scene for the long-anticipated retirement of Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi

Analysis

Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi

Riyadh’s oil options Subscription Required

30 June 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Riyadh has been criticised for maintaining high oil production levels of oil as prices have fallen. But it has few better options

While other Arab nations adopt firm stances on regional politics, Muscat is content to straddle the fence

Oman prepares to borrow to keep project programme on track Subscription Required

29 June 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

Sultanate has more than $100bn-worth of schemes in the pipeline, but it needs banks and investors to finance at least part of this sum

An oil refinery in the Panhandle of Texas

US replaces Saudi Arabia as the world’s biggest oil producer Subscription Required

29 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

The US records the world’s largest increase in oil production over 2014

Dispute increases uncertainty in Kuwait’s project market

Dispute increases uncertainty in Kuwait’s project market Subscription Required

29 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Kuwait Petroleum Corporation row could cause widespread disruption in the energy sector

The main casualty in Saudi Arabia will be large-scale downstream projects such as petrochemicals facilities and new oil refineries

Saudi defence spending rises while oil income drops Subscription Required

17 June 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Even though low oil prices mean Riyadh will earn less hydrocarbons revenue, the authorities are still focused on increasing defence investment and maintaining social spending

Saudi Arabia army

MEED board report, June 2015 Subscription Required

15 June 2015 | By Richard Thompson

Key events and trends in the region over the past month and their impact on the outlook for the Middle East and North Africa

United front: Opec members confidently agreed to maintain current production levels, but the tactic could fall flat

Opec plays a dangerous game Subscription Required

9 June 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Maintaining oil production levels could backfire for the oil producers’ group

Faulkner: Region cannot emulate US’ shale success

Interview: 'Fracking 2.0' driving down US shale costs Subscription Required

9 June 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

The growth of the US shale production industry is only just beginning, according to the head of Breitling Energy and ‘Frack Master’, Chris Faulkner

Saudi Arabia’s Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi

No change expected as Opec convenes in Vienna Subscription Required

2 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

World’s three biggest oil producers close to record highs in May ahead of cartel decision

Saudi Aramco's Khurais oil field in Saudi Arabia

Five myths about Saudi Aramco Subscription Required

27 May 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Debunking some of the recent rumours and claims about the world’s largest oil company

UAE oil and gas concessions

Abu Dhabi oil’s pivot to Asia Subscription Required

18 May 2015 | By Mark Watts

South Korea takes first stake in major oil concession as part of a growing interest of Asian companies in UAE production

Top 100 projects Q1 2015

Top 100 projects, Q1 2015 Subscription Required

14 May 2015 | By Robert Jones

The biggest contract awards in the Middle East

Top 100 projects by sector Q1 2015

Biggest projects by country, Q1 2015 Subscription Required

14 May 2015 | By Robert Jones

The biggest contract awards listed by value

Top 100 projects by sector Q1 2015

Biggest projects by sector, Q1 2015 Subscription Required

14 May 2015 | By Robert Jones

The biggest contract awards listed by value

Mounting debt: Baghdad owes $9bn to contractors for 2014 and needs to pay $18bn to investors this year

Payment arrears stall Iraq oil sector investment Subscription Required

12 May 2015 | By Mark Watts

Despite record oil exports, Baghdad is struggling to pay contractors and having to lower production targets

Saudi Defence Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (C) at a defence exhibition in February

MEED board report, May 2015 Subscription Required

7 May 2015 | By Richard Thompson

Key events and trends in the region over the past month and their impact on the outlook for the Middle East and North Africa

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