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.

By Peter Stewart 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
Global Markets

Iran’s response crucial in Saudi-Qatar spat

The move by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE and Egypt to isolate Qatar has thrown the Middle East’s geopolitical fault lines into stark relief. Everything hangs on Iran’s response.

22 June 2017
Supply & Demand

Qatari LNG exports embroiled in diplomatic spat

Qatar’s escalating diplomatic fallout with its neighbours risks dampening the appetite for its LNG in the Middle East and Africa.

5 June 2017
Supply & Demand

Qatar will fight to keep its LNG market dominance

The world’s biggest LNG exporter will defend its share of the market as competition among suppliers intensifies amid the global glut of the fuel.

25 May 2017
Exploration & Production

Egypt makes a comeback with West Nile Delta gas

The startup of Egypt’s West Nile Delta marks a major milestone in the country’s journey to become self-sufficient in gas production.

12 May 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gas to dominate the GCC’s power sector

Gas demand by the GCC’s power sector is set to grow over the coming years despite plans to diversify the region’s power-generation mix.

3 April 2017
Supply & Demand

Oman pins hopes on non-associated gas

Oman is trying to boost its non-associated gas production as the sultanate strives to meet its rising gas demand and maintain its position as an LNG exporter.

17 February 2017
Supply & Demand

FSRU to diversify Turkey’s gas supply options

Turkey’s first FSRU will further diversify the country’s sources of gas supply and will also encourage greater participation of portfolio players in Turkey’s LNG market.

15 December 2016
Supply & Demand

Egypt’s insatiable appetite for LNG increases

Egypt’s latest tender for LNG imports for delivery during the 2017-2018 fiscal year will deepen the country’s dependence on the fuel.

25 October 2016
Supply & Demand

The UAE sees its future as an LNG importer

The United Arab Emirates will be a net importer of LNG by 2020, but the country is planning to diversify its power-generation portfolio in the medium-to-long term.

20 October 2016
Policy & Regulation

Saudi Arabia adds its weight to the drive for CCS

Saudi Arabia’s energy minister says the kingdom remains committed to a plan to develop large-scale carbon capture and storage.

12 October 2016
Policy & Regulation

Iran’s tough stand reflects investment ambitions

Iran’s forthright rejection of proposals to freeze oil production reflects its ambitious investment plans for its oil and gas sector now that sanctions against the country have been largely removed.

28 September 2016
Supply & Demand

Syria ceasefire a glimmer of hope for oil and gas

Syria’s failed ceasefire has at least planted a seed for discussing the eventual rehabilitation of the country’s tottering oil and gas sector.

21 September 2016
Supply & Demand

Abu Dhabi joins the LNG import club

The arrival of Abu Dhabi’s first FSRU at Ruwais reflects the UAE’s growing dependence on LNG imports amid rising gas demand.

18 August 2016

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