The power plant that generates electricity in the central Gaza Strip, April 2017. Supply & Demand

Israel-Gaza gas pipeline inches closer

The partners behind a pipeline project to deliver Israeli and Palestinian gas to Gaza have started negotiations with potential financial backers.

By Verity Ratcliffe 19 February 2018
LNG

TAQA to expand power operations in the MENA region

Abu Dhabi’s state-owned Abu Dhabi National Energy Co (TAQA) is looking to expand its oil, gas and power operations within the greater Middle East and Africa region, spokesperson Stephan Schwarz told Interfax on Tuesday.

1 November 2011
Exploration & Production

New York proposes bill to bar companies investing in Iran’s energy sector

Companies investing in Iran’s energy sector will be barred from doing business with New York state or local governments under new legislation proposed by State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

28 October 2011
LNG

Negotiations continue for development of Musanam gas-fired power project

With Oman’s power demand estimated to grow at a rate of 9-11% a year over the next seven years, bringing new power projects online is growing priority for the government.

26 October 2011
Exploration & Production

Oil firms make tentative return to Libya

International oil companies are tentatively returning to Libya, despite continued uncertainty about the future make-up of its government after the death of Muammar Gaddafi last week.

26 October 2011
Exploration & Production

EGAS resumes gas flows to Israel, but unwilling to pay compensation for disruptions

Egyptian natural gas supplies to Jordan and Egypt have restarted, Osama Kamal El Din, the general manager of natural gas and energy studies at Egypt’s state-owned Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Co (EGAS) told Interfax on Tuesday.

25 October 2011
LNG

Kuwait turns towards LNG after ditching nuclear

After scrapping plans for nuclear power stations, Kuwait looks more likely to ramp up LNG imports.

21 October 2011
LNG

The importance of YLNG

The attack on Yemen LNG’s feedstock pipeline may not have caused that much immediate disruption to the plant, but the implications of the bombing are of more concern.

21 October 2011
LNG

YLNG to shut down for maintenance after pipeline attack

The Yemen LNG terminal is set to shut down for a period of annual maintenance one week earlier than planned after a pipeline explosion over the weekend interrupted gas flows from the Marib field.

17 October 2011
Companies & Finance

Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil send out RFP for Barzan bond

Qatar Petroleum and US super-major ExxonMobil have sent out a request for proposals (RFP) to potential advisers for a bond component to finance the Barzan gas project. Responses are due by 17 October, with the bond expected to be about $1 billion of the total $8.6 billion project cost.

14 October 2011
Policy & Regulation

Egypt’s uncertain future

As Egypt prepares for parliamentary elections in November, the country’s long-term energy policy looks uncertain. To kickstart much-needed investment the country’s offshore reserves, the new regim

14 October 2011
Policy & Regulation

Arab Spring disrupts much needed gas price reform

The revolutions that swept across the Middle East and North Africa this year have disrupted much-needed gas price reforms, Hakim Darbouche from the Oxford Institute of Energy Studies (OIES) told Interfax on Wednesday.

12 October 2011
Exploration & Production

Iran suspends North Pars talks with China

Growing international hostility and heightened economic sanctions has led Iran to increasingly pursue isolationist policies.

12 October 2011
Policy & Regulation

Kurds need greater say in draft oil and gas law – Iraqi speaker

The semi-autonomous Kurdish region should have a greater say over Iraq’s new draft oil and gas law, Osama Al Nujaifi, Speaker of the Council of Representatives of Iraq told Interfax on Tuesday.

11 October 2011
LNG

Jordan bids for LNG import status

The Hashemite kingdom is preparing for tenders on an offshore LNG terminal as it seeks to sate rising demand amid unstable piped gas imports from Egypt.

10 October 2011
Supply & Demand

EMG launches international arbitration against Egyptian gas suppliers

Ampal-American Israel Corporation announced on Sunday that East Mediterranean Gas, the pipeline operator in which it holds a 12.5% interest, is pursuing legal action against Egyptian state-owned companies Egypt General Petroleum Corporation and the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company for failure to deliver gas supplies.

10 October 2011
Companies & Finance

Barzan confirms lending group

The sponsors and advisers behind the Barzan gas deal in Qatar have confirmed the lending group for the $6.6 billion deal. Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil will take $4 billion in commercial debt, split across both international and Islamic tranches, with a further $2.6 billion coming in Export Credit Agency (ECA) guaranteed loans.

7 October 2011
LNG

Gazprom eyeing slice of Middle East’s growing LNG import market

Gazprom wants to be a “partner of choice” for Middle Eastern LNG buyers, Rosario Sgarioto, head of LNG origination at Gazprom Global LNG, told delegates at the Middle East Petroleum & Gas conference on Tuesday.

5 October 2011
Exploration & Production

Gas exports from Iraq look ‘politically impossible’

Gas exports from Iraq for now look "politically impossible" for now, Samuel Ciszuk, senior Middle East and North Africa Energy Analyst at IHS Energy, told Interfax.

5 October 2011
Exploration & Production

Iraq to offer more attractive terms to bidders in fourth licensing round

Although the Iraqi oil ministry will not offer production sharing contracts (PSCs) in its next licensing round, it has promised higher remuneration fees under its technical service agreements, former Iraqi oil minister, Issam Chalabi, told Interfax on Wednesday.

5 October 2011
Exploration & Production

Key challenges for Middle East shale gas

Although the Middle East has vast shale and tight gas resources, little has been exploited due to a lack of technical expertise, poor access to water, low gas prices and the availability of conventional fields, delegates at the Unconventional Gas World Middle East conference in Abu Dhabi said on Tuesday.

4 October 2011

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