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Oil - Downstream

Middle East downstream oil sector news and analysis, tenders, contracts awarded, commentary and economic data.

New projects

Saudi Aramco to retender Ras Tanura in late 2014 or early 2015 Subscription

1 July 2014 | By

Front-end engineering and design being reconfigured to fit new scope of work for the Ras Tanura refinery clean fuels and aromatics project

Kuwait tenders gas pressure system contract Subscription

21 April 2014 | By

Upgrade of pressure protection system planned for Mina al-Ahmadi refinery

Joint venture to operate Kurdistan region refinery Subscription

14 April 2014 | By

Local-Philippines joint venture will refine up to 3,500 tonnes a day of oil from Iraqi Kurdistan

Kurds plan Iraq refinery expansion Subscription

3 March 2014 | By

Tenders to be released in March for new Bazian refinery units 

Iraq plans major expansion of oil storage facilities Subscription

2 March 2014 | By

Storage capacity to more than double to 15 million cubic metres

Project bids

Refinery

Saudi Aramco starts Ras Tanura prequalification Subscription

22 July 2014 | By

Revised expansion of Saudi Arabia’s largest oil refinery expected to retendered in third quarter

Muscat, Oman

Oman tenders Muscat-Sohar pipeline Subscription

22 July 2014 | By

Proposed $200m infrastructure scheme to revamp sultanate’s refined products distribution

Larsen & Toubro in front for Kuwait refinery pipeline Subscription

8 July 2014 | By

Crude oil feedstock pipeline vital to Kuwait $15bn New Refinery Project

Oman seeks interest in Liwa Plastics construction tender Subscription

1 July 2014 | By

Companies ask to express interest in $3.6bn petrochemicals project in Sohar

Qaiwan Group tenders Bazian refinery expansion Subscription

25 June 2014 | By

Iraqi Kurdistan company to more than double capacity of Sulaimaniyah operations

Aramco renegotiates Jizan gasification deal with Sepco Subscription

10 June 2014 | By

Contract signing expected soon after Chinese contractor requested better terms for power package

Saudi Aramco releases Shoaiba tender Subscription

4 June 2014 | By

Four contractors to bid for bulk plant at Shoaiba on Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia

Kuwait releases first tenders for New Refinery Project Subscription

3 June 2014 | By

Prequalified consortiums have until late October to submit technical and commercial bids

Projects awards

CB&I wins $50m supply deal for Sohar refinery expansion

CB&I wins $50m deal for Sohar refinery expansion Subscription

23 July 2014 | By

US group to supply heaters and steam reformer for project in Oman

Muscat, Oman

Mace awarded consultancy contract by Oman state refiner Subscription

22 July 2014 | By

UK group to provide contract services to hundreds on contracts in sultanate’s downstream sector

Honeywell technology selected for Fujairah biofuels refinery Subscription

10 July 2014 | By

Project owner Petrixo to use US group’s jet fuel and diesel knowhow at $800m facility

Punj Lloyd wins $236m Kuwait contract Subscription

2 July 2014 | By

Indian construction group to overhaul KNPC fuel depot

Orpic awards contract consultancy deal Subscription

23 June 2014 | By

UK’s Turner & Townsend to provide pre-contract purchasing and procurement support

Joint venture wins equipment contract at Qatar's Pearl GTL Subscription

15 June 2014 | By

Work will involve upgrading turbines and compressors

Saudi Aramco awards China Harbour $550m Jizan contract Subscription

29 May 2014 | By

Port and harbour specialist awarded water intyake facilities for gasification scheme

Dubai to expand airport fuel farm Subscription

27 May 2014 | By

Tebodin awarded design project for Dubai International airport fuel farm by Emirates National Oil Company

Financing

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Oil - downstream market news

Honeywell technology selected for Fujairah biofuels refinery Subscription

10 July 2014 | By

Project owner Petrixo to use US group’s jet fuel and diesel knowhow at $800m facility

Al-Sisi’s 80 per cent fuel hike is not enough, says BG Group Subscription

8 July 2014 | By

Oil and gas company BG Group calls for debts to be paid and less disruption to feed stocks

Saudi Aramco confirms $2bn S-Oil deal Subscription

7 July 2014 | By

State-owned oil major now majority shareholder in South Korean oil refinery

Egypt slashes fuel subsidies prompting protests Subscription

6 July 2014 | By

Petrol prices rise by as much as 80 per cent as part of austerity drive

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Air strikes to help Iraq retake Baiji soon, say military analysts Subscription

26 June 2014 | By

Baiji refinery and power complex too important for Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to leave to insurgents

Orpic awards contract consultancy deal Subscription

23 June 2014 | By

UK’s Turner & Townsend to provide pre-contract purchasing and procurement support

Kuwait floats gas production units tender Subscription

17 June 2014 | By

State refining group prequalified 37 companies for work at Mina al-Ahmadi refinery

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Oil - downstream trends

Oman crude and condensates production 2013

Oman oil and gas output up in 2013 Subscription

12 May 2014 | By

Hydrocarbons production increases despite crude drop for state oil producer Petroleum Development Oman

Top 100 projects index, Q1 2014

Kuwait’s Clean Fuels Project edges Top 100 Projects value higher Subscription

24 April 2014 | By

A busy first quarter for 2014 saw 15 entrants in the MEED Top 100 Projects index

GCC and Iraq energy awards

Gulf oil and gas spending hits long-term high in first quarter Subscription

2 April 2014 | By

More than $25bn-worth of contracts awarded as three-month period eclipses total for 2013

MEED Quality Awards

Deadline nears for MEED Quality Awards for Projects entries

21 January 2014

The awards will once again look to recognise the projects executed with the highest quality

Kuwait

Kuwait set to be biggest GCC oil and gas spender in 2014 Subscription

14 January 2014 | By

Large contracts on refineries and heavy oil should see Kuwait overtake the UAE this year

MEED Quality Awards

Focus returns to quality projects

2 January 2014

The MEED Quality Awards for Projects will once again look to recognise the projects executed with the highest quality

PetroRabigh annual profit

PetroRabigh Subscription

20 November 2013 | By

This could be the first loss-making year for PetroRabigh since 2009

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MEED commentary

Drilling

Abu Dhabi moves on oil concession

24 July 2014 | By

Bids submitted for Adco onshore operations, but major contender ExxonMobil has left the race

Refinery

Case grows for subsidy cuts in Saudi Arabia

10 July 2014 | By

If fuel subsidies are curbed and domestic consumption slows down, Aramco can use the new capacity it is building for exports

Blockade

Libyan rebels end oil port blockade

3 July 2014 | By

Oil crisis seems to be at an end, but further disruption is likely and could see blockades return

Refinery

Iraq’s refining plans face test Subscription

6 February 2014 | By

All eyes on the first real test for Iraq’s downstream sector as firms bid for Nasiriyah project

Gulf midstream

Midstream moves up Gulf agenda Subscription

31 October 2013

A world-class midstream sector enables countries to exploit the current boom in oil and gas prices

Iraq refinery

Iraq moves ahead with refinery plan Subscription

1 August 2013

Iraq has not built a refinery in three decades, but it now plans to build five in an ambitious programme

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Special reports

Oil

Oil & Gas: Middle East lifts refining capacity Subscription

6 February 2014

Both companies and governments are investing in new refineries

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Companies

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Nargan Engineers & Constructors Subscription

The Iranian engineering, construction and procurement contractor works in the oil, gas and petrochemicals sectors

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UOP Subscription

Honeywell’s UOP is an international supplier of technology in the oil refining, gas processing and petrochemical production industries

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People

Abdulrahman al-Wuhaib Subscription

9 March 2014

Abdulrahman al-Wuhaib is senior vice-president downstream, Saudi Aramco

Takashi Kawamura Subscription

3 January 2013

Takashi Kawamura is chief executive officer of Hitachi Plant Technologies

Khaled Abu Nasrah Subscription

3 January 2013

Khaled Abu Nasrah is president, Middle East, at KBR

Marwan Chedid Subscription

3 January 2013

Marwan Chedid is chief executive officer (CEO) for engineering, construction, operations and maintenance at Petrofac

Youcef Yousefi Subscription

10 June 2012

Youcef Yousefi is energy & mining minister, Algeria

Abdelhamid Zerguine Subscription

10 June 2012

Abdelhamid Zerguine is chief executive officer (CEO), Sonatrach

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Meet the analysts


Kevin Baxter
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

Tenders

Kuwait: New refinery project Subscription

4 June 2014 | By

Engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of new refinery project

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Research reports

Mena Oil and Gas

Mena Oil and Gas Projects Report 2014

In-depth research on the MENA upstream oil and gas, downstream refining and petrochemical sectors, with a focus on the projects market

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