Middle East
Turkey pushes East Mediterranean boundaries
9 December 2019
The Erdogan regime’s maritime border agreement with Libya can only serve to ramp up regional tensions
Saudi oil diversification hits turbulence
1 December 2019
Vision 2030 spearhead PIF damaged by high profile investment setbacks at key MbS ally Softbank
Egypt’s stability rests on economic gains
28 November 2019
Unless Cairo can consolidate economic progress, upcoming elections could become a focal point for mass protests
Opec down but not out
22 November 2019
A new history of Opec says the organisation is being undermined in part by the ambitions of national oil companies
Oman LNG debottlenecking yields results
21 November 2019
Oman’s thriving gas sector is set to receive a further boost to both upstream and downstream investment
GCC moves to mend Qatar rift
21 November 2019
There are strong indications that Saudi Arabia and the UAE intend to normalise relations with Qatar
Chalk one up for MbS
21 November 2019
The Aramco IPO may fall short of his talismanic figure, but an anticipated result of the largest ever public offering is a rare win for the prince
Aramco IPO part of a bigger plan
15 November 2019
The Saudi state-owned producer is aiming for a formidable network of midstream and downstream assets
KRG keeps registering growth
8 November 2019
Isolated from instability in the south, the pioneers of the north’s independent oil industry are quietly pushing ahead
Domestic only—the key aspect of Aramco IPO
6 November 2019
The state energy giant’s decision to proceed with a share sale is no surprise, but the lack of an international listing is a crucial point
Oil and trouble in the Gulf
24 October 2019
Gulf producers learn that regional instability no longer guarantees high oil prices
Libya’s oil caught in the middle
22 October 2019
Instability continues to derail oil authorities’ attempts to persuade IOCs to return
Putin re-energises Russia’s Mid-East Gulf ties
21 October 2019
The deals thus far are mostly modest, but the Russian president’s Gulf visit laid the ground for wider cooperation
Saudi Arabia’s bear hug
18 October 2019
The kingdom is strengthening its ties with Russia as it nervously watches US political developments
Egypt-Israel gas deal expands in scope
10 October 2019
Gas-rich Egypt may need regional supply to meet growing domestic demand and export aspirations in the medium-to-long-term
Iranian gas gets going
8 October 2019
Iran is making good use of its surging natural gas production domestically, but exports remain constrained
Iran makes the best of it
4 October 2019
Sanctions are constraining Iran’s output and straining oil storage capacity
Gulf states frozen in the headlights
1 October 2019
Beset by intra-GCC tension, Gulf states are dithering in the face of the Iran crisis
QP advances in LNG and oil
30 September 2019
Further North Field expansion tenders are out, as Qatar sends strong signals to potential partners that it can go alone
Saudi Arabia picks up the pieces
27 September 2019
Saudi Arabia faces a variety of challenges emanating from the attacks on its oil installations
US may set Timchenko precedent
26 September 2019
Washington’s desire to limit Iranian influence in Iraq may leave its Volga Group sanctions looking hollow
Saudi Arabia in the firing line
23 September 2019
The oil facility attacks highlight potentially fatal vulnerabilities in Saudi Arabia’s critical infrastructure
An oilman not of oil
22 September 2019
A new biography of Calouste Gulbenkian portrays him as a formidable behind-the-scenes fixer, rather than a fuel fanatic
Saudis opt for words not weapons
20 September 2019
The kingdom sees Iran's hand behind the recent attacks but is holding fire for now
Egyptian LNG to return to full operation
20 September 2019
One of Egypt’s two liquefaction plants will back to full operation next month
Iran seeks to read Trump's mind
16 September 2019
The devastating attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil sector have left the kingdom and its allies dazed