The Idku LNG export plant in Egypt. Pipelines, Storage & Power

Cairo rules out Israeli gas imports until disputes resolved

Egypt will not import gas from Israel until arbitration cases between the two countries are settled, meaning Israeli producers may have to look to the home market.

By James Gavin 24 November 2017
Power barge moored in Lebanon Pipelines, Storage & Power

Controversy clouds Lebanon power barge plan

Lebanon’s plan to use floating power stations could be derailed because of a lack of competition.

31 October 2017
Exploration & Production

First stage of Zohr field project complete by November – Molla

Egyptian Oil Minister Tarek el-Molla has said the first stage of the Zohr offshore gas development will be completed by the end of November.

30 October 2017
Exploration & Production

IOCs continue operations as Baghdad and Erbil battle

Iraqi government forces entered territory disputed between Baghdad and the KRG on 16 October, seizing control of the Kirkuk, Baba Gurgur and Avana oilfields.

30 October 2017
Former Qatari economy minister Mohamed al-Thani LNG

LNG responds to market not politics – Qatar ex-minister

Mohamed al-Thani, Qatar’s former economy minister, says his country’s LNG exports have not been affected by the recent diplomatic spat.

30 October 2017
Companies & Finance

IFLNG signs deal with NIOC

National Iranian Oil Co. has signed a deal to supply gas to IFLNG.

27 October 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Turkey clears Gazprom for Turkish Stream construction

Turkey has issued environmental clearance to Gazprom to build the last section of the Turkish Stream pipeline near its coast.

23 October 2017
Exploration & Production

Rosneft mulls Iranian oil and gas projects

Rosneft wants to carry out exploration and production work in Iran and supply Iranian oil and gas to the global market.

20 October 2017
Exploration & Production

Chevron suspends activities in Iraqi Kurdistan

Chevron has temporarily suspended its oil and gas activities in Iraqi Kurdistan.

20 October 2017
The skyline of Manama, Bahrain. LNG

Bahrain mulls possible gas exports to Saudi Arabia

Bahrain could pipe gas to neighbouring Saudi Arabia once its LNG terminal is complete, but the question is whether the Saudis would want it.

19 October 2017
Exploration & Production

Total to develop South Pars 11 despite risk of US sanctions

Total will try to proceed with the development of Phase 11 of the South Pars field in Iran even if the US imposes sanctions.

18 October 2017
Companies & Finance

Sonatrach considers finding trading partner for gas sales

Sonatrach is considering partnering with a trading company for its gas sales.

18 October 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Greece and Cyprus agree cost plan for electricity interconnector

Energy regulators in Cyprus and Greece have agreed on a plan to share the cost of installing the EuroAsia Interconnector between the two countries

17 October 2017
Policy & Regulation

Algeria to amend energy law

Algeria aims to amend its energy law in 2018, Algerian authorities said on Monday.

17 October 2017
Exploration & Production

Shah Deniz 1 gas exports up so far this year

Azerbaijani gas exports from the first stage of Shah Deniz were up by 2.5% year on year between January and September 2017.

17 October 2017
An Eni offshore platform. Exploration & Production

Lebanon’s licensing round result poses dilemma

Lebanon received only two bids in its long-delayed licensing round, leaving a choice between pushing on or delaying the process even further.

17 October 2017
Exploration & Production

Iraqi forces capture Kirkuk gas plant

Iraqi forces have captured a gas plant in Kirkuk along with other infrastructure.

16 October 2017
LNG

NIOC to sign contract for Iran’s first FLNG vessel

National Iranian Oil Co. will sign a contract with Norway’s Hemla Vantage for the country’s first FLNG vessel.

16 October 2017
Drilling at Algeria’s In Salah dry gas field. Exploration & Production

Algeria looks to revive shale gas push

Algeria's prime minster has called on Sonatrach to restart shale gas work in the country in the hope of boosting long-term gas output.

16 October 2017
Exploration & Production

Turkey plans offshore exploration by early 2018

Turkey intends to start offshore exploration work later this year or in early 2018, Berat Albayrak, the country’s energy minister says.

16 October 2017
A meeting between Gazprom and Kurdish officials in 2013. Exploration & Production

Russian tactics tested in Middle East

Russia’s focus on business pragmatism over geopolitical reality may leave it with a delicate balance to maintain the Middle East.

13 October 2017

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