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Sharjar, UAE Supply & Demand

The UAE is set to increase its reliance on gas

The United Arab Emirates will boost its gas production to meet growing demand for the fuel, but the diversification of its power mix and gas supply sources will also be crucial to fulfil its rising energy needs.

19 July 2018
The Oman LNG facility in Qalhat near Sur LNG

Oman bunkering hub faces hurdles

Total plans to tap gas resources in Oman to supply an LNG bunkering hub in the region.

30 May 2018
A gas power plant in Turkey. LNG

Turkey’s currency crisis threatens gas demand

Turkey’s currency crisis could significantly affect the country’s gas demand, which in turn will weigh on its need for imported gas and LNG.

25 May 2018
Sunset illuminates the promenade of Alexandria’s waterfront Exploration & Production

Egypt’s gas hub ambitions are a distant prospect

Egypt’s chances of becoming a regional gas hub face major challenges in the form of geopolitical, logistical and technical hurdles.

24 May 2018
Idku LNG plant, Egypt Exploration & Production

Egypt aspires to be a net LNG exporter again

While Egypt’s rising gas output will severely curtail its need for LNG imports, it has the potential to significantly boost its LNG exports.

24 April 2018
A drilling rig in the Khazzan gas field, Oman Supply & Demand

Brighter prospects in store for MEA’s LNG exports

LNG supplies from the Middle East and Africa are set to increase over the coming years as countries in the region strive to defend their market shares amid growing competition.

20 April 2018
SDF fighting in Raqqa Policy & Regulation

Iran sanctions loom as Middle East conflict worsens

As tensions ratchet up over Syria and other pressure points, it looks more likely the US will attempt to reimpose sanctions on Iran.

18 April 2018
A rig in Oman's Khazzan field Exploration & Production

Oman inundated by gas supply choices

Oman’s upstream gas projects could face delays or be under-utilised as the sultanate has limited scope to significantly boost LNG exports or domestic gas demand.

6 April 2018
Downtown Kuwait City LNG

Kuwait’s gas strategy hinges on supply diversification

Kuwait plans to meet its growing gas demand by focusing on boosting domestic gas production, complemented by LNG and gas imports.

26 February 2018
FSRU Challenger Supply & Demand

Turkey’s underuse of gas import capacity to worsen

The underutilisation of Turkey’s gas and LNG import infrastructure could worsen as it moves ahead with projects such as Turkish Stream and TANAP.

16 February 2018
Ras Laffan, Qatar LNG

Diplomatic spat dampens Dubai’s zeal for LNG

Dubai is looking for alternative sources of energy as its ongoing dispute with Qatar is making LNG less attractive.

29 January 2018
Iranian protesters in Tehran on Saturday. (PA) Global Markets

Iran unrest sparks price volatility

Many traders believe what happens on the first trading day of the year sets the pace for the year ahead. If that proves correct, oil prices look set for a rollercoaster 2018.

3 January 2018
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia Global Markets

Saudi Arabia arrests stoke oil price rally

The massive anti-corruption drive launched by Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has prompted a rise in oil prices.

22 November 2017
A photo of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline. Global Markets

Oil prices strengthen as market rebalances

Turkey’s threat to Kurdish oil flows sent crude up to near $60/bbl this week, and tightening fundamentals could drive prices up even higher.

27 September 2017
Kurdish independence rally in Beirut, Lebanon. Pipelines, Storage & Power

Rosneft announces pipeline plan ahead of Kurdish vote

The agreement for the Russian company to finance construction of the gas pipeline comes just a week before Iraqi Kurdistan’s independence poll.

20 September 2017
LNG

Kuwait banks on Jurassic gas bonanza

Kuwait’s non-associated gas production is rising, which will reduce the country’s reliance on imported LNG and associated gas output.

2 August 2017
Exploration & Production

Iran throws down gauntlet on production growth

Iran issued a challenge to its Arab Gulf neighbours by saying it will dramatically boost oil and gas production and exports by 2021.

24 July 2017
Supply & Demand

Tough competition for gas in Turkey’s power sector

The growing emphasis on coal and renewables in Turkey’s power sector presents a major challenge for the country’s gas-fired infrastructure.

20 July 2017
Supply & Demand

Iran threatens big rise in oil and gas output and exports

Iran has thrown down the gauntlet to its Gulf neighbours, saying it will dramatically boost its hydrocarbon production and exports by 2021.

12 July 2017
LNG

Qatar’s liquefaction plans will extend LNG glut

Qatar’s decision to boost export capacity could limit the potential for a recovery in global LNG prices.

5 July 2017

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