Tagged With Syria
Lebanon: reconstruction or destruction?
26 April 2018
Having secured more than $11bn in international loans and grants, the Beirut government is hoping its economic plans aren't blown away by another war
Lebanon: tired of waiting
12 September 2017
The country has postponed its offshore bid round deadline amid continuing domestic and geopolitical uncertainties
Why geopolitics still matter to oil
13 April 2017
Trump might not bring more war to the Middle East, but as fundamentals tighten the market is ready to trade such risks
Arab summit: Turning a blind eye
30 March 2017
Arab leaders meeting in Jordan failed to address the critical economic challenges facing the region
Iran vote leaves upstream opening on track
2 March 2016
The elections damaged the hardliners and opponents of the nuclear deal. But their influence has not been eliminated and wider regional rivalries remain intact
Unending conflict
10 February 2016
The course of war in Syria will go a long way to determining the wider Mena region’s fate in 2016
Geopolitics on the back burner despite Middle Eastern troubles
20 August 2014
Rosier-than-expected fundamentals are easing oil prices – for now
Syria gas price-rise heightens war-torn country's food crisis
24 October 2013
The country's 20% hike in domestic gasoline prices will push thousands more people even deeper into food poverty
Crude slips on Syria chemical weapons deal
17 September 2013
Crude oil prices fell in mid-September as the US and Russia announced a deal had been reached to dispose of Syria’s chemical weapons by mid-2014
Despite production outages the oil price should fall
12 September 2013
As the threat of US military action recedes and seasonal demand eases, the oil price should drop
Syrian crisis highlights China's Middle East problem
5 September 2013
The Syrian crisis highlights the tricky balancing act China faces in managing its energy relations in the Middle East
Gulfsands in quicksand since civil war in Syria
14 August 2013
The civil war in Syria has forced Gulfsands Petroleum into some big decisions. The jury is still out on whether these will bear fruit
Syria: Disintegration and little sign of recovery
8 July 2013
The brutal civil war is dragging on. It is a disaster for Syria's people, economy and oil sector
The Middle East is restless due to political troubles
8 July 2013
The upheavals that began in late 2010 have not yet played out, leaving the world's most important oil-producing region on edge
Syria's civil war is disrupting its energy industry
23 May 2013
The country’s civil war has exacted a heavy toll on its energy sector as government and opposition forces fight for control over the country’s most lucrative resource, as Conal Urquhart discovers
Israel grants US Genie exploration rights in Golan Heights
19 April 2013
The award raised little protest in Syria, which is enmeshed in a bitter and protracted civil war. But, as Conal Urquhart discovers, Tel Aviv's decision may have far-reaching consequences
Syria: Drilling for oil while Hama burns
19 August 2011
Maintaining the status quo in Syria’s oil industry is not an option while the Assad regime uses this critical resource to suppress protest
Europe’s refiners brace for loss of Syrian crude
19 August 2011
US sanctions against Syria – specifically targeting the oil sector – may have serious implications for European refiners, although crude prices are, in the short-term, unlikely to be affected
Syria: Oil sanctions on the horizon
7 July 2011
Syrian opposition efforts to cut a big funding lifeline to President Bashar al-Assad’s regime may be about to yield fruit
Arab Spring looking ominous for Canada’s Suncor
16 June 2011
No return to Libya until Muammar Qadhafi is removed from power