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For now, however, the US-led surge in supply and weak demand have seen traders start to store additional barrels as they wait for prices to recover.
September 14, 2014 - 04:55 GMT
The drop in oil prices to their lowest in two years has caught many observers off guard, coming against a backdrop of the worst violence in Iraq this decade, heightened tensions between the West and Russia, and sanctions against Iran.

January 27, 2014

The 270,000-barrels per day (bpd) Mina Abdullah refinery was running at about 60 percent of capacity on Sunday.
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The Jan. 22 power outage shut down all three of Kuwait's refineries.

January 26, 2014

Utico has called for the pre-qualifications for a 40MW solar power development project, the first-of-its-kind in the country, to be built at Ras Al Khaimah (File Archive)
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UAE will build its first 40MW solar power development in Ras Al Khaimah.

During the event
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Emirates Authority for Standardisation & Metrology has officially nominated Emirates Gas, a subsidiary of Emirates National Oil Company, as the executors of Compressed Natural Gas activities in the UAE.

January 22, 2014

Cheap energy in the region has also attracted energy-intensive industries such as aluminum smelters.
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The United Arab Emirates is consuming far too much energy and may have to raise prices to encourage consumers to change, the energy minister said.

Baghdad is seeking to dramatically ramp up exports to fund desperately needed reconstruction of Iraq’s conflict-battered infrastructure and economy.
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Iraq’s oil exports and revenues declined in 2013 compared to the previous year, official figures showed Wednesday

Oman Oil Marketing Company
08:05 GMT
(press release)

Oman Oil Marketing Company (omanoil) has been recognized by Oman Economic Review’s Top 20 as one of the largest oil and gas companies listed on the Muscat Securities Market.

During the event
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(press release)

Emirates Gas, a subsidiary of the Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), extended its support as the ‘Young Minds Partner’ of the Pragyan inter-school quiz contest.

January 21, 2014

Denmark is increasingly recognized as the world leader in sustainability, generating nearly 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources (Courtesy of the BBC)
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The UAE recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Denmark to develop nine initiatives to advance renewable energy and global sustainability.

During the event
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A high-profile delegation from the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia visited Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA) stand at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2014.

The 17-member Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) may see more countries joining it with many Asian, Latin American and African countries expressing interest.
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Asserting that gas is going to be the basic source of energy for this century, Adeli, an eminent economist, said there was no reason why countries should decrease investments in conventional energy sources.

January 20, 2014

Abdulraoof Abdul Aziz during honoring Ibrahim Al Bloushi
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Emirates General Petroleum Corporation “Emarat” honored Shamil Muhaisnah Center for Vehicles Testing and Registration Services.

During the event
05:42 GMT
(press release)

DEWA organised a brainstorming session at its headquarters attended by managers and employees across DEWA’s various departments.


The debts of BP to Iran has not published officially yet, but Shell said in March 2013 that it has $2.3 billion debts to Tehran.
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The British companies say they will return to Iranian projects once the sanctions imposed on the country's oil and gas sector are completely lifted.

But the subsidy reductions could hurt the fragile economy, which is heavily reliant on tourism, agriculture and remittances from Moroccans living abroad.
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The cash-strapped North African kingdom is under pressure from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank to cut spending and reform subsidies

January 19, 2014

Meanwhile, diplomats said that providing the amount would not be an issue, because many IAEA member states have already expressed their willingness to help.
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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says it needs an additional amount of about six million euros for activities related to the implementation of a recent deal on Iran’s nuclear energy program