Middle East & East Mediterranean

Posters of election candidates in Beirut, Lebanon Exploration & Production

Election weighs on Lebanon’s energy projects

Lebanese energy projects are running out of time if they hope to secure approval before the country's upcoming elections

26 April 2018
Exploration & Production

Production begins at Iraq’s Siba field

Kuwait Energy started production from the Siba gas field in Iraq on Wednesday, according to media reports

25 April 2018
Global Markets

Egypt and Snam sign gas MOU

Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Co. has signed a memorandum of understanding with Italy’s Snam to cooperate in gas projects and associated manufacturing.

25 April 2018
The Lebanon International Oil & Gas Summit, 2017 Exploration & Production

Lebanon prepares for launch of second licensing round

Lebanon is looking at what can be learnt from its previous licensing experience as it prepares for a second round.

25 April 2018
Exploration & Production

Iraq postpones exploration block bidding deadline

Iraq has postponed the deadline for bids for 11 exploration blocks from Wednesday to Thursday.

24 April 2018
Companies & Finance

Egypt aims to increase petroleum sector investment

Cairo is looking to draw $10 billion worth of foreign investments to Egypt’s oil and gas sector in the 2018-2019 fiscal year.

23 April 2018
The gas regulator station in Beni Suef, Egypt Policy & Regulation

Gas liberalisation prompts Cairo to look at UGS

As Egypt liberalises its gas sector, grid operator GASCO is seeing a growing need for storage facilities.

23 April 2018
A BP drillship in the West Nile Delta Exploration & Production

Getting its house in order pays off for Egypt

Egypt has been paying debts and lifting prices in a bid to attract explorers, and the effort is being rewarded.

20 April 2018
Exploration & Production

SNC-Lavalin wins contract to build gas processing plant for Saudi Aramco

Saudi Aramco has awarded a contract to SNC-Lavalin to install additional facilities at a major gas processing facility in Saudi Arabia.

19 April 2018
A drillship offshore Egypt. Exploration & Production

EGAS waits for approvals to invite Med exploration bids

Egypt intends to offer 10-11 western Mediterranean blocks in a new licensing round, but the timing of the tender remains uncertain.

19 April 2018
Offshore exploration in Egypt. Exploration & Production

Shell takes FID on Phase 9B of West Delta Deep Marine

The final investment decision on Phase 9B marks Shell's return to offshore Egypt, and more investment is likely to follow.

18 April 2018
Exploration & Production

BP set to bring Giza and Fayoum fields online by end-2018

BP is on track to meet its expedited schedule to bring the Giza and Fayoum gas fields in Egypt’s West Nile Delta online

18 April 2018
Exploration & Production

Egypt to auction further blocks in the Mediterranean

Egyptian Petroleum Minister Tarek el-Molla has said the country is set to auction another 10-11 oil and gas blocks in the Mediterranean

18 April 2018
Aerial picture of Gaza. Pipelines, Storage & Power

Israel-Gaza gas talks to start soon – Palestinian minister

The chairman of the Palestinian Energy and Natural Resources Authority updates Interfax Natural Gas Daily on the progress of the proposed Gas for Gaza pipeline.

17 April 2018
Supply & Demand

Iran has exported 11 bcm to northern neighbours over past 12 months

Iran has exported 11 billion cubic metres of gas to Turkey, Azerbaijan and Armenia so far this year

16 April 2018
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Iran-Oman offshore pipeline deal to be finalised by end of June

A deal between Iran and Oman for an offshore pipeline between the two countries will be finalised by the end of June

16 April 2018
Exploration & Production

Iraqi licensing round draws 14 expressions of interest

Iraq’s latest oil and gas licensing round has attracted expressions of interest from 14 companies

16 April 2018

Excelerate FSRU now heading to Bangladesh via Qatar

Excelerate’s Excellence FSRU has left Dubai and is on its way to Ras Laffan in Qatar, according to ship-tracking data.

13 April 2018
Global Markets

Syria tensions pushing up crude and spot LNG prices

Tensions in the Middle East have pushed up crude oil prices this week, with a knock-on effect on Asian spot LNG prices

13 April 2018
Exploration & Production

Indian consortium wins licence to explore offshore Israel

A consortium of four Indian state-owned companies has been awarded a licence to explore for oil and gas in Israeli waters

12 April 2018

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