yuval Steinitz, israel's energy minister Exploration & Production

Israel mulls lack of offshore interest

Israel will consider how it can make its acreage more attractive after its first offshore licensing round drew only two bidders.

By Verity Ratcliffe 16 November 2017
Exploration & Production

Heritage Oil gas find in Kurdistan

Heritage Oil has hit gas its Miran West 3 well in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, the London-listed company said in a statement today.

3 April 2012
Exploration & Production

TPAO to start exploratory drilling off Northern Cyprus coast

Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO) will start exploratory drilling in the waters off the coast of Northern Cyprus within the next 15 days, TPAO Director General Mehmet Uysal was quoted as saying by Turkish daily newspaper Sabah on Tuesday.

3 April 2012
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gas consumption in Oman to rise by a 37% over next 7 years

Oman’s gas consumption for power generation and water desalination is likely to rise by 36.6% over the next seven years, according to forecasts by the Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP).

3 April 2012
Supply & Demand

Kurdistan halts oil exports

Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region has halted oil exports “because the federal government in Baghdad has not honoured its payment commitments,” the Ministry of Natural Resources said in a statement on Sunday.

2 April 2012
LNG

YLNG shuts down production after second pipeline attack

The pipeline linking Yemen’s block 18 to the Yemen LNG plant on the Gulf of Aden was attacked on Friday night forcing the facility to shut down.

2 April 2012
Global Markets

Iraq’s international security and political challenges

Iraq’s international security and political challenges threaten to cast a pall over the Arab League Summit to be hosted in Baghdad this week, Barclays Capital wrote in a research note on Friday.

30 March 2012
Supply & Demand

Deal to import Iraqi gas to Jordan still at “preliminary stage”

Jordan is not yet close to signing a gas import deal with Iraq, the director of the natural gas department at the Jordanian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Marwan Bakain, told Interfax on Thursday.

29 March 2012
Exploration & Production

Genel exploring options in Lebanese and Iraqi Kurdish regions

London-listed Genel Energy is looking to buy exploration assets in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq and Lebanon, the company’s Chief Executive Tony Hayward told Reuters on Thursday.

29 March 2012
Global Markets

US imposes more sanctions on Iranian engineering firms

The United States Department of the Treasury has imposed additional sanctions on Iranian engineering firms with ties to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Reuters reported on Thursday.

29 March 2012
Global Markets

Turkey to continue pursuing arbitration against Iran

The Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Taner Yildiz, said on Wednesday that Turkey would continue to pursue its arbitration against Iran over a dispute on gas prices, according to a BBC report.

29 March 2012
Supply & Demand

Israel would consider future gas sales to its Arab neighbours

Israel’s energy minister said his country would be willing to sell some of its future gas output to its Arab neighbours in an interview with Reuters on Wednesday.

28 March 2012
Exploration & Production

The future of Israel’s gas exports

Uri Aldubi, chairman of the Association of Oil and Gas Exploration Industries in Israel at the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce, spoke to Interfax about the development of Israel’s giant Leviathan gas field, the promise of future exploration success and the need for the government to sanction gas exports.

28 March 2012
LNG

Israel's Delek Energy mulls HKSE listing

Delek Energy’s plans to list on an alternative stock exchange, and most probably in Hong Kong, could hint that a Chinese partner is in the lead to develop Israel’s giant Leviathan gas field.

28 March 2012
Exploration & Production

The future of Israel’s gas exports

Uri Aldubi, chairman of the Association of Oil and Gas Exploration Industries in Israel at the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce, spoke to Interfax about the development of Israel’s giant Leviathan gas field, the promise of future exploration success and the need for the government to sanction gas exports.

28 March 2012
Supply & Demand

Qatargas 1 maintenance

The planned shutdown of Qatargas 1 for maintenance will start in April, a Qatargas spokesperson told Interfax via email on Tuesday.

27 March 2012
Exploration & Production

Israel holds promise of gas reserves to rival Libya’s

A surge in exploratory drilling in the East Mediterranean to prove up offshore gas reserves means Israel “may have more gas reserves than Libya now,” Uri Aldubim, chairman of the Association of oil and gas exploration Industries in Israel told Interfax on Tuesday.

27 March 2012
Companies & Finance

Delek Group seeking long-term debt for Tamar field development

UK-based banks HSBC and Barclays Capital are expecting to close a long-term $900 million debt refinancing in May for subsidiaries of Israel's Delek Group to help fund development of the Tamar gas field in the eastern Mediterranean.

23 March 2012
Supply & Demand

Turkey lining up Qatari imports

Turkey is lining up an agreement to import between 2.5 and 3 bcm of LNG from Qatar, Reuters reported on Sunday, citing Turkish Minister for Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz.

23 March 2012
Exploration & Production

$1 billion Iraqi oilfield service contract

Iraq signed a $1 billion oilfield service contract with South Korea's Samsung Engineering for the West Qurna Phase 2 oilfield, Reuters reported on Thursday.

22 March 2012
LNG

Tamar partners start LNG supply talks with Gazprom

The Tamar partners have entered into talks with Gazprom Marketing and Trading (GM&T) to sell LNG produced from the Tamar and Dalit gas fields off the coast of Israel.

22 March 2012

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