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Oman: Norwegian DNO ASA hand over Block 8 operation

DNO Oman Block 8 Limited, the subsidiary of the Norwegian firm DNO ASA has handed over its stakes in the operation and participation of Block 8 to the Sultanate of Oman’s Ministry of Oil and Gas (MOG) and state-owned Oman Oil Company Exploration and Production LLC (OOCEP) as expiration of commercial term of the exploration […]

January 4th, 2019 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

UAE: Umm Al Qaiwain Emirate to have a 200MW solar energy plant

UAE’s Federal Electricity and Water Authority (Fewa) will build a 200MW solar energy plant in the northern Emirate of Umm Al Qaiwain under an agreement between the federal authority and the local government of the emirate. The project will be put in place at Falaj Al Mu’alla over 5-million meters and will provide the emirate […]

December 26th, 2018 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

Kuwait: Oil Minister Resigns

Kuwait’s Prime Minister Jaber Mubarak Al-Sabah has accepted the resignation of oil minister, Bakhit al-Rashidi who has been under fire by lawmakers over mismanagement of the country’s oil industry, which provides 90 per cent of public revenue. Al-Rashidi submitted his resignation early this month under mounting pressure from members of parliament who have assaulted him […]

December 18th, 2018 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

State-owned Oman Occidental assigned to explore for oil, gas in two concessions

Oman has penned two agreements granting Oman Occidental, a unit of state-run Oman Oil Co, the rights to explore for oil and gas in concessions 51 and 65. The announcement by the Gulf country’s oil ministry on Twitter says the state gave rights for concession 51 to Occidental Oman and for concession 65 to Occidental […]

December 17th, 2018 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

Qatar Petroleum marks first entry into Mozambique

Qatar Petroleum has entered into an agreement with an ExxonMobil affiliate to acquire a 10% participating interest in three offshore exploration blocks in the Angoche and Zambezi basins in the Republic of Mozambique. The agreement is subject to customary regulatory approvals by the government of Mozambique. Following such approval, the various partners composing the consortium […]

December 13th, 2018 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

Iraq: Washington pushes for end to dependence on Iranian energy

The US has urged Iraqi authorities to put an end to the country’s dependence on Iran for energy as the White House seeks to replace Iranian suppliers with American companies, The New Arab reports. “The time has come for Iraq to break its dependence on others and move forward toward true energy independence,” said US […]

December 12th, 2018 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

US grants Iraq waiver on electricity import from Iran

The US administration has given special permission to Iraq to continue importing energy from Iran despite fresh sanctions on Tehran and threats against countries wishing to continue trade with the Islamic regime. The US State Department’s representative on Iran, Brian Hook, Wednesday, told reporters that Washington is allowing Bagdad to continue relying on Iran for […]

November 9th, 2018 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

Algeria: US Emerson wins $32-M contract to modernization Sonatrach gas plant

The American company Emerson has been tasked by Algeria’s state-owned Sonatrach to improve and optimize activities at its Alrar gas processing plant located in the Southeastern part of the North African country. The $32 million project includes engineering procurement, commissioning and testing of the new integrated control and safety systems, fire and gas systems, boosters […]

November 8th, 2018 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

UAE: RAK Gas to co-produce oil, gas in Zanzibar

RAK Gas of Ras Al Khaimah emirate will take part in the production of oil and gas for the government of the Tanzanian semi-autonomous territory of Zanzibar. A sharing agreement to this effect, according to Ras Al Khaimah government, has been signed between RAK Gas and the Zanzibar government. RAK Gas was represented by its […]

November 2nd, 2018 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

Morocco Seeks to go beyond the target of 52% of renewable energy in electricity mix by 2030

Morocco is seeking to go beyond the target it set to reach 52% of renewable energy in the national electricity mix by 2030. This was stressed at a working session held Thursday in Rabat, under the chairmanship of King Mohammed VI. During the working session, held part of the Sovereign’s regular follow-up of the effective […]

November 1st, 2018 | Posted in Energy,Headlines,World News | Read More »