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New projects

Restart of Egypt’s biggest gas project approved

Restart of Egypt’s biggest gas project approved Subscription

17 February 2015 | By

Officials say agreement with BP to be signed within two months

LNG

Bahrain LNG terminal contract to be awarded Subscription

8 February 2015 | By

Energy minister says the winning bid will be announced before the end of 2015

Pipeline

Saudi Aramco releases gas pipeline tenders Subscription

19 January 2015 | By

Four packages being offered to contractors with an estimated combined budget of over $1.5bn

Project bids

Refinery

Contractors prepare for Kuwait refinery deadlines Subscription

4 March 2015 | By

Bid submission dates loom for the New Refinery Project and the Mina al-Ahmadi gas train

Commercial bids in for Fujairah LNG terminal

Commercial bids in for Fujairah LNG terminal Subscription

16 February 2015 | By

Emirates LNG preparing to award both packages on region’s largest facility

Gas storage

Aramco extends deadline for tight gas project Subscription

3 February 2015 | By

Settings

Khazzan export pipelines to be awarded soon

Khazzan export pipelines to be awarded soon Subscription

2 February 2015 | By

Companies submit prices for Oman condensate and gas export pipelines

Mina al-Ahmadi fifth train postponed

Mina al-Ahmadi fifth train postponed Subscription

29 January 2015 | By

Kuwait National Petroleum Company scheme sees third extension in two months

Bahrain gas production

Bids in for Bahrain gas terminal Subscription

21 December 2014 | By

Russia’s Gazprom has offered to supply natural gas

EPC awards in Oman

BP invites bids on Khazzan gas pipelines Subscription

15 October 2014 | By

Companies asked to submit proposals for export, condensate and gas gathering pipelines

Emirates LNG receives Fujairah storage tank bids

Emirates LNG receives storage tank bids Subscription

6 October 2014 | By

Four companies submit proposals for second of two major packages at Fujairah gas terminal

Project awards

Gas

NPCC and Tecnimont awarded gas packages Subscription

11 February 2015 | By

Contracts awarded on Abu Dhabi Integrated Gas Development Expansion total $1.57bn

Tecnicas Reunidas wins $700m Abu Dhabi gas deal

Tecnicas Reunidas wins $700m Abu Dhabi gas deal Subscription

5 February 2015 | By

Firm to build processing units and pipelines for Integrated Gas Development expansion

Red Sea, Jordan

Jordan inks LNG supply deal with Shell Subscription

29 January 2015 | By

Kingdom to import enough gas to meet quarter of national electricity demand

Gas flare

Egypt awards $2.2bn in gas contracts Subscription

29 January 2015 | By

Contracts awarded to Vitol, Noble Group, Trafigura and BP to supply 75 cargoes of LNG

Abu Dhabi prepares to award Bab sour gas design and management deals

Abu Dhabi prepares to award Bab sour gas deals Subscription

12 January 2015 | By

Early study on estimated $10bn gas field development awarded to US engineering group Fluor

Kentz wins Qatar gas-to-liquids contract

Kentz wins Qatar gas-to-liquids contract Subscription

14 December 2014 | By

Four-year contract awarded for Pearl GTL project

Petrojet wins $143m in Iraq gas contracts

Petrojet wins $143m in Iraq gas contracts Subscription

14 December 2014 | By

Egyptian group to build gas pipeline and undertake work on separation plant

BP awards $4bn of contracts on Khazzan field

BP awards $4bn of contracts on Khazzan field Subscription

12 November 2014 | By

Group preparing to start third drilling rig on Oman tight gas development

Updates

Gas shortage delays Egypt field maintenance

Gas shortage delays Egypt field maintenance Subscription

18 February 2015 | By

Field operated by Shell requires 20-day shutdown

Onshore gas drilling

Oman starts tight gas production at $1bn Abu Tabul project Subscription

20 January 2015 | By

OOCEP expects to hit production target by end of 2015

Gas processing plant

Aramco tenders $5bn Fadhili gas plant Subscription

4 January 2015 | By

Oil major Saudi Aramco still firmly committed to ramping up gas output, despite lower crude prices

Abu Dhabi is now commissioning its $11bn Shah sour gas development

Shah sour gas project enters commissioning phase Subscription

11 November 2014 | By

Abu Dhabi also expecting to complete Integrated Gas Development expansion in 2019

Gas processing

Saudi Aramco to increase Fadhili gas plant capacity Subscription

5 November 2014 | By

Eastern Province gas plant will now process 2.5 billion standard cubic feet a day

Latest Gas news

UAE gas balance

Frontrunner emerges for gas terminal contract Subscription

2 March 2015 | By

Bids seen to be above budget for main package of Emirates LNG project

Offshore drilling

Egypt to auction eight offshore gas blocks Subscription

23 February 2015 | By

Bid round for exploratory concessions could be launched this month

Sameh Fahmy

Former Egypt oil minister acquitted Subscription

22 February 2015 | By

Sameh Fahmy was charged with corruption connected to gas deals

North Alexandria project to see first gas in 2017

North Alexandria project to see first gas in 2017 Subscription

19 February 2015 | By

RWE says it expects Egypt’s biggest gas scheme to see rapid progress

Tecnicas Reunidas wins $700m Abu Dhabi gas deal

Tecnicas Reunidas wins $700m Abu Dhabi gas deal Subscription

5 February 2015 | By

Firm to build processing units and pipelines for Integrated Gas Development expansion

Egypt to import gas for three to four years

Egypt to import gas for three to four years Subscription

29 January 2015 | By

Official says unconventional gas may help country achieve energy independence

Fracking

Algeria delays fracking plans Subscription

26 January 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Prime Minister says commercial shale gas extraction won’t begin before 2022

Kuwait oil refinery

Fire breaks out at Shuaiba refinery Subscription

18 January 2015 | By

No causalities and limited damage says state news agency

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Gas trends

Middle East contracts awarded Jan 15

Middle East contracts awarded: January 2015 Video Subscription

3 February 2015

Over $7bn of contracts awarded in January in the Middle East

Supply and demand: Domestic gas consumption has outsripped production in recent years

Abu Dhabi takes on gas deficit Subscription

20 January 2015 | By

The Shah project is providing a boost to gas availability in the UAE, but it is only part of its strategy

Average LNG import prices to Japan

GCC LNG exporters hit as prices plummet Subscription

14 January 2015 | By

Lower Asia demand growth and tumbling crude price signal weak liquefied natural gas market in 2015

Current account balance

A lifeline for oil importers Subscription

11 December 2014 | By

Low oil prices will provide an economic boost for Middle East and North Africa

Middle East contracts October 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: October 2014 Video Subscription

1 December 2014

Over $13bn of contracts awarded in October in the Middle East

Egypt oil and gas balance

Israeli gas exports to Egypt look increasingly likely Subscription

23 October 2014 | By

Cairo’s failure to ease shortage makes Israeli gas an attractive option

Middle East contracts September 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: September 2014 Video Subscription

16 October 2014

Over $2bn of contracts awarded in September in the Middle East

Middle East contracts awarded August 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: August 2014 Video Subscription

14 October 2014

Over $3bn of contracts awarded in August in the Middle East

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MEED comment

Kevin Baxter

Saudi Arabia's tight gas plans take shape

23 February 2015 | By

Saudi Aramco is committed to unconventional gas project in the kingdom

gas flare

UAE gas crunch continues

20 January 2015 | By

Measures taken to curb energy consumption

Offshore oil rig

Choosing the right model Subscription

11 December 2014 | By

International contractors are still willing to take all the risks

New Oman projects could boost exports

New Oman projects could boost gas exports Subscription

16 October 2014 | By

Khazzan project gathers steam with most of construction on track to start in 2015

Egypt needs to work with international oil companies to fast-track projects to develop gas fields

Cairo looks for escape route Subscription

18 September 2014 | By

Egypt is struggling to find a way to solve its escalating gas crisis

Gas

The battle to bring West Nile Delta online Subscription

11 September 2014 | By

Delays to getting Egypt’s biggest gas project producing will punish the Egyptian economy

Gas drilling

Aramco's essential tight gas drive Subscription

4 September 2014 | By

Domestic consumption means that every source of the resource is needed

non-conventional gas

Aramco's $40bn plans could be tip of iceberg Subscription

28 August 2014 | By

The development of non-conventional gas and maintaining upstream assets will not be cheap

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Special reports

Qatar energy

Qatar Energy 2014 Subscription

9 November 2014 | By

Qatar Petroleum looks likely to uphold its moratorium on gas production when it comes under review in 2015

Iraq

Iraq: Factional friction poses threat to security Subscription

6 March 2014

At MEED’s Iraq Energy Projects conference held in Dubai in February, gas was high on the agenda

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Gas presentations

Project trends

Gulf projects index

Kuwait five-year plan boosts index Subscription

3 March 2015

Six per cent rise in Kuwait market contributes to Gulf Projects Index growth

Gulf projects index

Iran drags down Gulf index Subscription

27 January 2015

Losses in UAE, Iraq and Iran wipe 0.5 per cent off regional projects index

Gulf Projects Index

Iran records biggest decline in five years Subscription

6 January 2015

Islamic Republic sees $15.8bn wiped off projects market

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Companies

Peritus Subscription

Peritus is active in the oil and gas subsea industry, the company is an engineerings service provider and consultant

South Asia Gas Enterprise Subscription

South Asia Gas Enterprise is responsible for the Middle East to India Deepwater Pipeline (MEIDP) project

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People

Abdulrahman al-Suwaidi

22 February 2015

Abdulrahman al-Suwaidi is chief executive officer (CEO), Oryx GTL

Wael Sawan

16 June 2014

Wael Sawan is managing director and chairman, Qatar Shell Companies

Thani Thamer Mohammad al-Thani

16 June 2014

Thani Thamer Mohammad al-Thani is deputy general manager, Qatar Shell

Neil Gilmour

3 December 2013

Neil Gilmour is vice-president of development, Shell Integrated Gas

Marjo Louw

3 December 2013

Marjo Louw is Qatar country president, Sasol

Abdulaziz al-Judaimi Subscription

21 July 2013 | By

A top executive hunting for gas in Saudi Arabia’s Empty Quarter

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Energy and Industries Editor
Countries covered: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Algeria

Phone: +971 (0)4 818 0246
Email: kevin.baxter@meed.com

Mark Watts
Energy and Industries Reporter
Countries covered: UAE, Oman, Iran

Phone: +971 (0)4 818 0248
Email: mark.watts@meed.com


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