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Oman can be top Middle East hydrogen exporter, IEA says
14 June 2023
Meeting 2030 production target requires $33bn of investment and a massive buildout of renewables, the IEA says in gushing report on the Gulf state’s hydrogen potential
Adnoc focuses on gas for expansion drive
15 May 2023
The Emirati giant is keen to reinforce its status as a net gas exporter while remaining cost-conscious even as it splashes its oil windfall
Riyadh doubles down on Chinese downstream partnership
16 January 2023
A flurry of petchems co-investments reflects Aramco’s drive to preserve long-term market share in both crude and its products
Confidence and fear in Adnoc’s new upstream plan
9 January 2023
The Emirati heavyweight’s five-year investment blueprint calls for an accelerated oil and gas capacity ramp-up
Oman enters 2023 on a high
5 January 2023
International commitments to its expanding petchems and LNG industries are a huge boon
Aramco pushes crude-to-chemicals frontiers
8 December 2022
A trio of major project announcements signal the Saudi heavyweight’s renewed focus on maximising petchems yield
Less is more in Iraqi downstream
6 December 2022
The government’s new focus on relatively small, state-funded refinery expansions and upgrades bodes well for long-awaited progress
This time for Iraqi gas?
21 November 2022
The new Baghdad government hopes to succeed where predecessors have failed in developing supply
Aramco windfall trickles downstream
10 November 2022
Refining, petchems and distribution businesses are feeling the investment impact of sustained oil market strength
Government formation promises relief from Iraq’s upstream stasis
9 November 2022
The new administration’s close ties to Tehran could mould its stance towards potential IOC investors
Another political false start in Kuwait
17 October 2022
The opportunity offered by high oil prices to expand static oil and gas capacity is being squandered
Oman’s upstream aims to rock like its peers
5 October 2022
Don’t call it a comeback, newly gas-focused majors have been here for years
Adnoc aims to benefit from European IOCs’ new impetus
26 September 2022
Appetite to replace Russian energy imports is providing a major fillip to the Emirati firm’s upstream development plans
Qatar restarts petchems drive
15 September 2022
Doha’s gas is ready to go downstream again
Future-proofing Aramco
16 August 2022
Record profits allow for investment drive not just in the upstream but also the downstream and in lower-carbon
Tehran makes a virtue of necessity
8 August 2022
Iran aims to channel the fruits of accelerating upstream oil development into refining and petchems integration
Adnoc forgoes seasonal break
3 August 2022
The Emirati heavyweight is racing to bring on new gas production to exploit rampant global thirst for the resource
Paper progress only in Iraq
27 July 2022
Oil Ministry claims around key IOC investments ignore its lame duck status
Gulf’s oil heavyweights shop local
19 July 2022
Aramco and Adnoc are channelling windfall oil revenues into furthering their government owners’ domestic economic development drives
Iran unlikely to prove a gas saviour
28 June 2022
Any hopes that the Mideast Gulf state could increase production and exports to help ease the global shortfall are misplaced
Baghdad risks wasting its moment
30 May 2022
Political paralysis is preventing Iraq from capitalising on renewed international enthusiasm for upstream investment
Aramco hits fresh financial highs
17 May 2022
The Saudi oil behemoth is funnelling record earnings into domestic upstream
Adnoc maps out chemicals future
11 May 2022
The Emirati oil heavyweight’s downstream strategy takes firmer shape
PNZ gas project sparks Tehran’s ire
3 May 2022
Kuwait and Saudi Arabia’s domestic scarcity has driven the formal revival of longstanding plans to tap the shared Dorra field
Gulf oil producers dust off costlier projects
19 April 2022
The market upswing is driving investment in untapped reserves and field redevelopments previously considered commercially unviable
Abu Dhabi’s gas strategy hits its stride
14 April 2022
Rising oil and gas prices and Europe’s pivot away from Russian imports add impetus to state-owned Adnoc’s gas development drive
Aramco ready to splash cash upstream
25 March 2022
Soaring annual profits to be channelled into unapologetic expansion of output capacity
Iraq’s oil cash bonanza masks deeper problems
14 March 2022
Soaring oil prices are spurring renewed IOC investment but exposing infrastructure gaps
Aramco pursues downstream agenda
2 March 2022
The Saudi titan’s renewed plans to lock in demand through downstream developments coincide with consumers seeking to guarantee supply
Baghdad steps up energy self-sufficiency drive
7 February 2022
Soaring oil revenues and heavy Chinese investment have driven a series of recent refining and gas deals
IOC stalwarts deliver Omani gas boost
18 January 2022
Shell and TotalEnergies have agreed to execute a major integrated development and bought into the government’s gas-led strategy
Aramco opens wallet
10 January 2022
Soaring revenues have enabled awards on two flagship upstream projects as efforts to recycle the windfall in-Kingdom intensify
Purple patch for Muscat’s chemicals ambition
4 January 2022
The commissioning of Oman’s largest petrochemicals plant has coincided with Saudi Arabia’s potential rescue of an even bigger one
Adnoc reaffirms oil and gas intent
4 January 2022
New medium-term investment programme remains heavily focused on exploiting additional hydrocarbons
Aramco back to petchems drawing board
3 December 2021
The Saudi heavyweight’s international downstream expansion strategy will need another reboot
Aramco’s domestic petchems path remains bumpy
2 December 2021
The firm still faces challenges balancing economics with politics
Adnoc doubles down on petrochemicals
22 November 2021
Global decarbonisation pressures notwithstanding, the Emirati giant is determined to extract maximum residual value from its crude oil endowment
Kuwait on defensive over capacity decline
8 November 2021
KPC chief claims remediation is just around the corner, but his assessment appears improbably upbeat
Iraqi election results offer domestic gas promise
25 October 2021
A poor showing for Iranian-backed factions may add impetus to efforts to reduce import dependence
UAE tries to ride two horses
19 October 2021
Abu Dhabi’s plans to raise oil and gas production are advancing despite the federation’s carbon-cutting pledges
PDO outlines stiff 2030 emissions targets
22 September 2021
Beyond a flashy pledge of long-term carbon-neutrality lie some meaningful medium-term goals that could substantially speed up Muscat’s lagging decarbonisation efforts
Iraq shrugs off partner uncertainty to lift long-term target
17 August 2021
The country has lifted its long-term production target to 8mn bl/d despite continued murmurings about IOC dissatisfaction
Muscat outsources oil sector expansion
26 July 2021
Bid round and first-ever private refinery shows the government is looking to external investment
Iraq tries again in the downstream
5 July 2021
Oft-promised upgrades and greenfield facilities are again making putative progress
Adnoc presses the upstream accelerator
21 June 2021
Abu Dhabi has resumed the chase towards long-term capacity targets
Muscat faces up to oil twilight
15 June 2021
The Omani government’s focus is reluctantly shifting to managing output decline
Stars align for Kurdish gas exports
24 May 2021
Erbil's long-held ambitions to sell its plentiful supplies to gas-poor neighbours move closer to fruition
Aramco resumes upstream action
11 May 2021
Oil market recovery is financing a cautious renewal of spending on core domestic projects
Iraq renews gas drive
8 May 2021
Baghdad turns again to China to develop its second largest gasfield
Iraq’s upstream shows signs of life
19 April 2021
Baghdad is once again looking towards much higher long-term capacity goals
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