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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 »

Oman: Japanese-Omani consortium wins contract to build 100MW solar plant

A joint Japanese-Omani venture will build a 100 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic independent power producer (IPP) project in Oman. Marubeni Corporation from Japan (lead founder) won the bidding process with Omani company Bahwan Renewable Energy Company and Modern Channels Services. The consortium, according to the contract will design, procure, construct, commission, finance, operate and maintain […]

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

Oman: Galfar to carry out Duqm Refinery procurement and construction works

Galfar Engineering and Contracting will carry out Refinery procurement and construction (EPC) works at Duqm Refinery after project owners, Petrofac-Samsung JV, have picked the Omani company for the job. Operation will cost $50.6 million. The subcontract defines Galfar as for EPC building works at the refinery; packages One and Three. The project will be completed […]

October 25th, 2018 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Ma’aden assigns Korea’s Daelim to build phosphate fertilizer processing plant for $892m

The Saudi Ma’aden (Arabian Mining Company) has picked South Korea’s Daelim Industrial Company to build the first plant of its phosphate complex (Phosphate 3) for a $892 million investment. The agreement signed between the two entities will tussle the kingdom upon completion of the entire project into the global leadership of phosphate fertilizer market, said […]

October 25th, 2018 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »

Khashoggi affair: Riyadh puts aside use of oil embargo against the US

Saudi Energy Minister Monday told Russian news agency TASS that the kingdom will not use oil embargo as it did in 1973 to ward off international pressure and demands of sanctions against it in the case of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Pressure is actually increasing on Saudi Arabia over the death of critical journalist Jamal […]

October 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Energy,Gulf News,Headlines,World News | Read More »

Oman: Plans for second largest solar plant of 1 GW unveiled

Oman’s Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) has announced plans to build the sultanate’s second largest solar project with a 1 GW capacity and has set commercial launch for 2022. The future project will be located in the Dhahirah governorate and first supply for utility is expected for 2022. The project dubbed Solar 2022 IPP […]

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

KSA: $200bn solar project with SoftBank Group cancelled

The Saudi kingdom has scrapped plan to build a solar farm with Japan’s SoftBank Group for a total investment of $200 billion, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has reported. The project announced in March has short-lived. WSJ, citing Saudi official sources, Sunday said it will no longer go ahead. No one is actively working on […]

October 1st, 2018 | Posted in Energy,Headlines | Read More »