Middle East
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
Eastern forces expand Libyan energy sector grip
5 March 2019
Warlord Khalifa Haftar has captured the country's largest oil field, putting a new question mark over the fragile oil recovery
Egypt lures in IOCs
28 February 2019
The cornerstone of the country's energy reforms aims to tempt foreign firms wary of setting foot in the Egyptian market
Turkmenistan looks to gas expansion
20 February 2019
A new focus on the energy sector aims to boost both the domestic economy and exports
Lebanon's energy sector relieved at government formation
8 February 2019
With a new cabinet in place, offshore operators will feel more comfortable and a new bid round can proceed
Oman goes for more gas
1 February 2019
BP and Eni are cooperating in a new search for gas close to the successful Khazzan project
Hopes run high for the East Med
31 January 2019
Possible major new discoveries, along with rising production and simmering regional geopolitics, make 2019 a year of reckoning
Qatar prepares for another year under blockade
31 January 2019
Intra-GCC tensions will continue under the cloud of Saudi-Iran hostility
Changing fortunes for Iraq in 2019
31 January 2019
A new federal government has a powerful engine in terms of rising crude output and export capacity, but also faces huge domestic difficulties
Middle East flashpoints on the horizon
28 January 2019
Opportunities for resolving some conflicts in 2019 look more positive than before, but the region's fundamental crises remain entrenched
Iran hobbles through the sanctions
25 January 2019
The country faces tough times ahead, but remains confident of weathering the economic storm
Libya's stepping stone to normality
18 January 2019
Eni leads a return to oil exploration in Libya for the first time since the 2011 Arab Spring revolution
Militant conflict to constrain Libya's oil resurgence
10 January 2019
The oil recovery will continue, if the civil war and political spats allow it