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More IOCs jump on board Qatar’s new LNG trains
22 June 2022
QatarEnergy has doled out another 12.5pc of NFE equity
TotalEnergies first off the NFE blocks
15 June 2022
French firm’s Qatari LNG expansion stake is set to be the first in a queue
New finds boost Adnoc’s output push
10 June 2022
The Emirati firm continues to reap the benefits of recent licensing rounds, adding reserves as it works to increase production capacity
Baghdad and Erbil face off
20 April 2022
Representatives from the federal and Kurdistan authorities have held in-person talks as they look to resolve a decade-old dispute over oil
Angolan refining poised for expansion
11 April 2022
Work is set to begin on a new greenfield refinery in the north of the country, with other developments also seeing progress
Opec’s swing producers to stick to deal
25 February 2022
Opec’s top producers are unlikely to deviate from an agreement that has brought market stability and buoyed prices
Ghana’s downstream goals remain distant
21 February 2022
The country is seeking investors to fund the rehabilitation of its only oil refinery, while confusion continues about plans for a new plant
INOC sets the stage for oil uptick
26 January 2022
Control for Iraq’s new NOC of one of the country’s biggest oil assets may just be a first step in Baghdad’s strategy
KRG craves 2022 stability
24 January 2022
Having benefitted from improved oil prices and better relations with Baghdad in 2021, Erbil is looking for more of the same
Qatar pulls LNG investment trigger as crown slips
17 January 2022
Doha is full throttle on its LNG growth targets as it seeks to retake its number one spot
Basra Energy starts amid output push
16 December 2021
The JV assumes the role of Rumaila’s main contractor as a new production target is set
Hunt for more reserves at South Pars
14 December 2021
Tehran’s attention is turning to underexplored areas of the field
Gas at the heart of Iraq’s transition
21 October 2021
While oil has grabbed the headlines for Iraq, tapping its gas potential could transform the country’s economic fortunes
Iran talks the talk on Caspian gas
27 September 2021
The Chalous deposit is both significant and conveniently located for potential export purposes. But production is likely a long way off
Iraq turns an IOC corner
27 September 2021
Following months of uncertainty about potential partner exits, Baghdad now has cause for optimism
The curious case of Kurdish gas
7 September 2021
The KRG is seeking to increase gas flows and reduce flaring, but its strategy has raised a few eyebrows
UAE and Saudi Arabia to put differences behind them
3 August 2021
An understanding that the Opec partners are better working together appears likely to keep the peace
Iran launches new port amid challenges to nuclear deal
27 July 2021
The country started loading crude from its new Jask oil terminal last week as doubts grow about the prospects for a revived JCPOA
Unlocking southern Iraq’s oil
29 June 2021
Baghdad’s revisiting on contractual terms may need to be radical to stop IOC flight and offer alternatives to China
South Pars looks to the long term
17 May 2021
With the 38 phases associated with Iran’s South Pars gas field nearing completion, focus has shifted to maintaining production stability amid pressure concerns
Iran deal faces many hurdles
30 April 2021
A purported leak is just the latest potential obstacle to Washington-Tehran rapprochement
Jordan back on the blocks
26 April 2021
Amman rolls out some old favourites as it hopes to finally gain upstream traction
Opec+ confounds market with three-month cuts easing
1 April 2021
The group had been widely anticipated to keep the prior agreement in place, but a rapidly agreed deal will see cuts relaxed through the summer
Aramco rolls with the Covid punches
23 March 2021
The Saudi heavyweight posts an eye-watering drop in profits but pays its dividends and remains in the black
Upbeat outlook in Iraqi Kurdistan
23 February 2021
Oil and gas developers in the semi-autonomous region are looking forward to a year of rebound
US maintains Syrian oilfield presence
22 February 2021
The US government has reiterated its commitment to defeating so-called Islamic State in Syria and says it is merely protecting the country’s oil from falling into the ‘wrong’ hands
Turkey moves at pace on Black Sea gas
10 February 2021
The country’s NOC is fast-tracking development of Sakarya, but any need to bring in partners could complicate progress
Saudi strategy runs deeper than cuts
2 February 2021
Saudi Arabia’s production restraint may boost prices in the short term, but it may also assure the Kingdom greater market control in the longer term
China’s Iraq influence keeps growing
14 January 2021
Chinese companies have strengthened their already healthy position in the Iraqi oil and gas sector as other IOCs back off
Delek targets London listing
8 January 2021
The company is looking to establish a newco on the LSE, while also divesting its Tamar stake
Qatar targets long-term and spot LNG markets
10 December 2020
World leader advances its strategy to commercialise existing and planned export upgrades
Hormuz threats lose their sting
13 November 2020
As Gulf states progress bypass projects, time runs down on Iran’s sabre-rattling
Adnoc keeps busy
5 November 2020
The Emirati NOC continues to expand its competencies and monetise assets
Chevron wades into Israeli gas price dispute
2 November 2020
The major has ruffled Israeli feathers less than a month into its ownership of a key asset
Oman leans towards bilateral awards
11 August 2020
The sultanate’s drawn-out bid round is ending in a whimper as breakout gas contracting discussions take priority
Iraq and Iran move further apart
24 July 2020
Baghdad’s pivot away from its neighbour is increasingly extending to their shared resources
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