Middle East

Al Qaeda Still Reaping Oil Profits in Yemen

Al Qaeda may have been pushed out of the enclave it carved out in Yemen as the country descended into civil war, but the militants are still entrenched in other parts of the country's south,

EGAS: Egypt to tender for 10 LNG Cargoes

Egypt will tender next week to import 10 cargoes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for delivery in July and August, an official from the state gas company, EGAS, said on Thursday.

Cartel or Talking Shop? OPEC awaits Saudi Edict

Poorer members still hope for a quick price bounce, but OPEC likely to roll over policy with no output target. For those seeking guidance on Saudi Arabia's thinking regarding the future of OPEC,

ADNOC Awards TWMA for Middle Eastern Partnership efforts

Global integrated drilling waste management and environmental services firm, TWMA, has won the Company & Contractor Partnership Award at this year’s ADNOC HSE Awards,

Amec FW Bags Kuwait FEED Deal

Amec Foster Wheeler announces today that it has been awarded a front end engineering design (FEED) contract by Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) to upgrade its Oil Gathering Centre GC-24.

Danelec Bags Multiple VDR Orders in Middle East

Danelec Marine, along with distribution partner Elcome International, is to supply Danelec DM100 Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs) for 14 ships in the Middle East.   The

Trump Advisers Push OPEC and Regulatory Impacts

Two energy advisers to Donald Trump want him to call out members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries for driving down world oil prices when

Iran-Saudi Row Threatens OPEC Output Deal

No decision on output ceiling expected at June 2 meeting. OPEC's thorniest dilemma of the past year - at least from a purely oil standpoint - is about to disappear.

Maritime Turkey Set for a Tailwind

Turkey is strategically located, straddling both Europe and Asia with substantial number of Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea ports, thus making maritime trade and

IRISL’s New Service Makes First Call in Hamburg

Iranian state shipping company IRISL’s new general cargo service makes first call at C. Steinweg’s Süd-West Terminal in Hamburg   During the first call by its new general cargo service,

KR to Deliver Engineering, Ship Surveys in Iran

Korean Register (KR) – an IACS member classification society - has signed a Memorandum of Agreement to establish a joint venture company with the Iranian Classification Society (ICS).

Could UAE Solar Push Lead a Trend for the Gulf?

As the Gulf states take steps to expand their use of clean energy, a bold plan by the United Arab Emirates to boost its use of renewable electricity from less than

Qatargas Delivers 1st Spot LNG Cargo to JERA

Qatargas Operating Company Limited (Qatargas) agreed with Japan’s newly established JERA Co. Inc. on the first spot Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) cargo purchase under

Turkmenistan seeks IDB, Saudi, Japanese funding for gas link

Turkmenistan is in talks with the Islamic Development Bank, the Saudi Fund for Development and Japan's government on financing the construction of a gas pipeline to Afghanistan,

Libya Plans to Load Four Crude Cargoes from Hariga in May

Libya plans to load three additional crude cargoes this month from the recently reopened Marsa El Hariga terminal, after a tanker for trader Glencore departed on Friday.

New Tug Heads for New Zealand

Sanmar Shipyards in Turkey said it is in the process of shipping a Robert Allan Limited designed Rascal Class ASD tugboat to Port Otago Limited (POL) in New Zealand.

NATO to Boost Effort to Stop Mediterranean Smugglers

NATO agreed on Thursday to broaden its operations in the Mediterranean to help the European Union stop criminals trafficking refugees from North Africa but will

Greek Frigate Finds Debris in Search for EgyptAir Plane

A Greek frigate searching for a missing Egyptair aircraft discovered two large plastic floating objects in a sea area 230 miles south of the island of Crete on Thursday, Greek defence sources said.

Greece Deploys Ship, Aircraft to EgyptAir Search

Greece is deploying military aircraft and a frigate to an area in the southern Mediterranean where an EgyptAir aircraft vanished from radar screens early on Thursday, its defence ministry said.

Delayed Tanker Begins Libyan Crude Lifting

A tanker that had been blocked for three weeks in a stand-off over oil exports at the eastern Libyan port of Marsa al-Hariga entered the port and began loading on Thursday, officials said.

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