The Pioneering Spirit pipe-laying vessel at work on Turkish Stream. (Gazprom) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Turkish Stream may jeopardise Ankara’s independence

Turkish Stream will increase Ankara’s dependence on Moscow, but the development of alternative sources of pipeline gas seems unlikely.

By Silvia Favasuli 21 August 2017
Companies & Finance

Shell continues divestments with sale of Sadaf stake

Shell has sold its 50% stake in petrochemical joint venture Sadaf to its Saudi partner Sabic.

18 August 2017
Pipelines for Turkish Stream. Turkey hopes to diversify its supplies. (Gazprom) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Israeli plans will determine Turkish gas hub success

Waning interest from Israel in a pipeline to Turkey is undermining Ankara’s plans to become a regional gas hub.

18 August 2017
Exploration & Production

Bid submitted for Hawiyah gas plant

Saudi Aramco has received bids from engineering companies to expand the Hawiyah gas plant.

17 August 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Iran's IGAT-6 pipeline expected online before winter

National Iranian Gas Co. expects to open the Iran Gas Trunkline 6 pipeline before the winter.

16 August 2017

Egypt plans to import 80 LNG cargoes over next year

Egypt plans to import 80 cargoes of LNG between July 2017 and July 2018.

16 August 2017
The Neptune FSRU docks at Etki LNG terminal, Turkey. (Engie) LNG

Turkey continues diversification drive with new FSRUs

State-owned Botas has plans for two more FSRUs, while three private ventures have submitted applications for construction of their own floating units.

15 August 2017
Exploration & Production

Turkish vessel to start oil and gas exploration in Med

Turkey is planning to start oil and gas exploration in the Mediterranean Sea using the MTA Reis vessel.

11 August 2017
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. (PA) Policy & Regulation

Egypt’s gas law receives final approval

Egypt’s president has approved the country’s new gas law, which aims to break the state monopoly on marketing gas.

11 August 2017
Exploration & Production

Middle East gas rig count edges downwards in July

The number of rigs targeting gas in the Middle East fell by 1% in July from the previous month, to 98, with the largest month-on-month drop occurring in Pakistan.

11 August 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Leviathan partners seeking to change pipeline route

The companies developing the Leviathan gas field offshore Israel have entered negotiations to change the route of a pipeline to Egypt so that it passes through Jordan.

10 August 2017
A gas plant in Turkmenistan. (CNPC) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Iran opens pipeline in hope of cutting Turkmen reliance

The new connection will supply Iran's northern provinces, but Tehran may still find it difficult to cut its energy ties with Turkmenistan.

7 August 2017
A Saudi Arabian gas plant. (Saudi Aramco) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Saudis press on with Master Gas System expansion

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
Companies & Finance

UAE oil company secures revolving credit facility

Emirates National Oil Co. has secured a $500 million revolving credit facility, it announced on Thursday.

3 August 2017
Global Markets

UAE denies actions against Qatar violate trade agreements

The United Arab Emirates has denied that actions it has taken alongside Bahrain and Saudi Arabia against Qatar violate World Trade Organization agreements.

3 August 2017
Companies & Finance

Delek Drilling pays $153 mln in tax over Tamar stake sale

Delek Drilling has paid the Israeli tax authority $153 million in capital gains tax from the sale of its stake in the Tamar gas field.

3 August 2017
Exploration & Production

UGV picks Crosco for Egypt and Iraqi drilling project

Ukraine’s UkrGasVydobuvannya has selected Croatia’s Crosco to drill six gas wells in Egypt and another six in Iraq.

3 August 2017
A Qatari LNG  tanker. (Qatargas) Supply & Demand

Qatar says gas and LNG sales holding steady

Qatar has said its revenue from gas and LNG sales has not been affected by sanctions, but the reality may be more complex.

1 August 2017
Supply & Demand

Qatar’s LNG exports increase despite sanctions

Qatar exported more LNG in June 2017 than in June 2016 despite the sanctions imposed by its neighbours, according to official data.

31 July 2017
A Saudi Arabian NGL plant. (Saudi Aramco) Policy & Regulation

Middle Eastern NOCs are on a modernisation drive

Major state players in the Middle East are trying to loosen up and move with the times, but will old habits die hard?

28 July 2017
ADNOC’s Chief Executive Sultan Ahmed al-Jaber is attempting to attract foreign partners to Abu Dhabi. (PA) Exploration & Production

ADNOC looks overseas for partner investors

Abu Dhabi is making moves to attract foreign investment to its upstream sector.

28 July 2017

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