Author: Clare Dunkley
Iraqi downstream dreams edge closer to reality
2 October 2020
Refining and petrochemicals development may finally be gathering momentum
Aramco reassesses priorities
1 September 2020
An income squeeze is forcing upstream delays and a reappraisal of the company’s downstream portfolio
Saudi Aramco pins its hopes on petchems
23 July 2020
The NOC heavyweight wants to the biggest of beasts in the petrochemicals world too
Gulf NOCs bank on chemical cure
21 July 2020
The current oil market slump validates the increasing focus of the Gulf’s main upstream producers on petrochemicals
Adnoc toasts its resilience
22 June 2020
Reforms in response to the last industry downturn have equipped Abu Dhabi’s oil heavyweight to cope with the current crisis
Iraq seeks a reset
8 June 2020
The new Baghdad government asks for much in return for a pivot towards Saudi Arabia and the US
Muscat's oil plans in disarray
15 May 2020
The sultanate’s upstream development projects have taken short and longer-term hits
Adnoc steps off the gas
21 April 2020
Gas is currently the main casualty of Abu Dhabi’s more cautious approach. But that may be only in the short-term
Algeria’s upstream rebirth is interrupted
14 April 2020
A promised rejuvenation of the hydrocarbons sector and state oil company has been stopped in its tracks
Kurdish old hands buffeted again
7 April 2020
KRG producers face both global and local headwinds to their expansion plans. At least it’s not their first time round the block
Iraq stares into revenue abyss
26 March 2020
Plummeting oil prices and stagnant production have thrown government finances into chaos
Aramco’s upstream comes into focus
20 March 2020
Saudi heavyweight must achieve ambitious government pledge despite revenues feeling the squeeze
Oman advances on multiple fronts
10 March 2020
Both offshore oil and onshore gas projects are progressing with the backing of several international firms
Kuwait bows to local and global realities
20 February 2020
Domestic politics and international demand fears dictate downward revision of production targets
Bahrain’s gas plans remain in flux
13 February 2020
Completion of an import terminal has not ended the kingdom's gas dilemmas
Saudi gas drive goes unconventional
11 February 2020
Aramco’s gas development is stepping up a gear after several false starts
Baghdad targets greater gas security
7 February 2020
As US-Iranian tensions threaten energy imports, Iraq is ramping-up domestic gas development
Abu Dhabi oil boost gathers momentum
4 February 2020
Projects aimed at delivering ambitious production growth are gathering pace
PNZ patch-up raises offshore gas hopes
17 January 2020
Belated reconciliation over acreage shared with Saudi Arabia offers relief for Kuwait's flagging oil expansion efforts
Qatar's LNG ambitions expand anew
6 December 2019
A recent North Field find will feed yet more LNG capacity while efforts to secure future markets are intensifying
Aramco rethinks downstream priorities
22 November 2019
Riyadh's stuttering attempt to attract international investors to state oil firm Saudi Aramco's chimeric initial public offering (IPO) is forcing a re-evaluation of downstream projects
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
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
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
Algeria sees petchems progress
4 October 2019
A contract award marks a rare sign of movement on Algeria’s stalled downstream development plans
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
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