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Mina Al-Ahmadi terminal, Kuwait LNG

MEA LNG imports facing sharp downturn

The Middle East and Africa’s declining LNG demand is defining a new norm in the global LNG trade, which will be a concern for key suppliers of the fuel.

29 October 2018
The In Salah dry gas field in Algeria Exploration & Production

Increased demand boosts non-associated gas in MENA

The MENA region’s rising gas demand is set to boost the importance of non-associated gas development.

10 October 2018
Gas installation Exploration & Production

Non-associated gas heralds MENA’s energy transformation

The MENA region's rising gas demand, together with its growing focus on LNG and pipeline gas exports, will further boost the importance of non-associated gas.

4 October 2018
Downtown Kuwait City Exploration & Production

Jurassic gas to dent Kuwait’s LNG needs

Rising non-associated gas production from Kuwait’s Jurassic fields will remain a headwind to the country’s LNG requirements

1 October 2018
Tanker loading LNG in Oman LNG

Oman mulls expanding LNG export capacity

Oman is looking to boost its LNG export capacity via debottlenecking measures as the sultanate’s gas production ramps up

17 September 2018
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia Policy & Regulation

Aramco IPO decision may slow economic reform

Saudi Arabia has decided to postpone the IPO of its national oil and gas company, a move that could be a result of political factors.

12 September 2018
The Pioneering Spirit pipe-laying vessel at work on Turkish Stream. LNG

Turkey’s currency woes to aggravate gas price inflation

Turkey’s deepening currency crisis will continue to make gas more expensive for end-users, dampening demand for the fuel.

5 September 2018
Phases 6-8 of Iran’s South Pars project Exploration & Production

New US sanctions on Iran will heighten trade worries

Unilateral action by the US in its latest round of sanctions against Iran risks further straining relations with international trading partners.

8 August 2018
Sharjar, UAE Supply & Demand

The UAE is set to increase its reliance on gas

The UAE 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

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