Saudi Arabia is determined to complete at least the first phase of the expansion programme for its gas grid by the end of the year.
4 August 2017
The charter deal for the Golar Freeze will be ended a year earlier than originally planned, freeing the emirate from its superfluous regas capacity.
21 July 2017
The agreement is a major development for Iran’s gas sector and should allow it to maximise output from the last undeveloped South Pars field.
4 July 2017
The efforts of Israel, Lebanon and Turkey to develop their offshore resources could hinder Cyprus from tapping its own acreage.
22 June 2017
Qatar Petroleum has reassured its Japanese customers that the diplomatic spat in the Middle East will not affect LNG shipments, but tensions still remain over the terms of supply contracts.
8 June 2017
Confidence is growing in Egypt’s upstream sector as new developments start up and the country looks to switch from LNG importer to exporter.
26 May 2017
Plans to ship gas from the Leviathan field to Jordan have sparked protests in Amman, even though the country is forging new gas links with Egypt.
21 April 2017
Lebanon’s decision to include disputed territory in its first offshore licensing round has rankled Israel, inflaming regional tensions.
30 March 2017
Emirates LNG is looking for locations to build a new onshore regas terminal in the UAE, but analysts question whether the federation needs the extra capacity.
16 March 2017
Saudi Arabia plans to double its domestic gas output over the next 10 years, but technical and fiscal hurdles stand in its way.
2 March 2017
The destruction of the Jihar gas plant may represent a change in the Syrian war, with gas infrastructure under increasing threat of attack.
2 February 2017
Lebanon is planning an ambitious timeline for offshore exploration, with a first bidding round expected to close before the end of this year.
26 January 2017
Despite its enthusiasm for the project, Iraq is facing significant hurdles in its plan to export gas to Jordan via a proposed dual oil and gas pipeline.
12 January 2017
Saudi Arabia has frozen further gas price increases for industry, instead focusing on consumer energy price reform in its 2017 budget.
5 January 2017
The completion of financing for Bahrain’s LNG terminal is a step towards meeting its rising domestic demand and its regional hub goals.
15 December 2016
Total and CNPC have signed a deal to invest in South Pars Phase 11, but the development is facing reservoir pressure problems.
1 December 2016
With the approval of its five-year plan, Abu Dhabi’s state company is now in a strong position to progress with its sour gas plans.
17 November 2016
Fresh problems at Barzan will push back the project's startup and have a knock-on effect on Qatar's wider economic goals.
7 November 2016
Saudi Arabia is grappling with conflicting priorities – it needs to cut oil production to buoy prices but also wants to produce more gas to meet domestic demand.
21 October 2016
The International Chamber of Commerce has called for a discount to the price Turkey pays for Iranian gas, but getting an agreement on an exact amount is taking time.
29 September 2016