Middle East
Yemen compromise pressure grows on Saudi
13 August 2019
Potentially wavering support from a key ally and the need for Strait of Hormuz alternatives may force the Kingdom's hand
Iran plays naval cat-and-mouse game in the Gulf
5 August 2019
Western military protection for its tankers is expanding, but unconventional tactics remain a threat
Fine words fail to camouflage East Med challenges
1 August 2019
Geopolitical problems and surging global LNG output mean that East Med gas reserves will struggle to reach markets outside the region
Libya's Sharara restarts after brief force majeure
24 July 2019
The fate of the Sharara field has become entwined with a campaign for better basic services for the inhabitants of southern Libya
Immediate threat to Gulf oil flow lifted
23 July 2019
The UK and Iran have shown that they do not want the seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker to be the trigger for an armed conflict
Iran's resistance stiffens as US pressure grows
18 July 2019
Minor incidents in and around the Gulf have failed to trigger a major conflict, but diplomats are struggling to ease tensions
Yemen accord signals first step towards restarting LNG
16 July 2019
A UN-brokered deal to bolster the ceasefire around the port of Hodeida improves chances of ending the four-year-old conflict
UAE aims to balance its diversification books
2 July 2019
The UAE's ambitious plans to sustain its petrodollars while evolving as a green pioneer will not come cheap. Is the capital available?
Plenty more to come from Saudi Aramco
27 June 2019
Saudi Aramco’s mammoth $12bn global bond offering allowed a glimpse into its treasure chest for the first time
Saudi Arabian crude inventories sink to historic low
20 June 2019
Riyadh’s production cuts to support the oil price have caused domestic stocks to plummet
Kuwait and Iraq seek to defuse Iran crisis
20 June 2019
The states depend of the Strait of Hormuz for their oil exports and vital oil revenue
Qatar steps over the blockade
20 June 2019
Two years after the economic and political boycott on Qatar, the Gulf state is pressing on with LNG expansion plans
Libya sends out warning signs
13 June 2019
Uncertainty over the fate of Tripoli and recent statements by the government there are sending negative messages to IOCs
Oil revenue access drives conflict
13 June 2019
General Khalifa Haftar's LNA is battling the GNA for control of Tripoli. But what are his options and what are the longer-term implications for the oil sector?
The long road to the rig
11 June 2019
New entrants to Aramco’s upstream arm are trained to be multi-skilled
Old facility, new lease of life in Saudi Arabia
10 June 2019
Global media attention on Saudi Aramco's bond sale and acquisition of Sabic obscures progress on routine ventures
Map: Libya's conflict
20 May 2019
This regularly updated map shows the ongoing conflict among rival factions seeking control of the territory and oil of Libya
Turkish resentment sours East Med gas mood
17 May 2019
A municipal election setback for Turkey’s governing party could trigger a more aggressive energy policy towards Cyprus
Saudi Aramco set to spread its wings
16 May 2019
The firm’s industrial slate will be broadened and its global reach extended when the Sabic deal is complete
Qatar carries on regardless
29 April 2019
Nearly two years after Saudi Arabia and the UAE imposed an economic and political boycott on Qatar, the Gulf state is pressing on with LNG expansion plans
Libya's oil fields fall into Haftar's hands
3 April 2019
The latest military moves leave the government in Tripoli increasingly under siege
Saudi exit strategy
2 April 2019
The Kingdom faces a tough task to extricate itself from the ongoing war in Yemen
Gulf states' cooperation quest falters
2 April 2019
The GCC will struggle in 2019 to resolve the many issues that divide it and threaten its survival
Syria desperately seeks fuel
28 March 2019
The Assad government is reasserting control over territory, but still faces huge problems sourcing sufficient volumes of oil and gas to meet domestic demand
Book review: When power grows out of the oil barrel
27 March 2019
Can the Gulf’s ruling families survive the post-oil era?
All change in Kuwait's energy sector
13 March 2019
Kuwaiti energy officials are hoping that the recent wholesale shake-up of senior management will herald a calmer future