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Discussing other factors that may potentially influence Arabian oil, Anderson said he did not expect political disruptions to affect oil passage through the Strait of Hormuz.
The shale oil revolution in the United States is not expected to present a threat to the Middle East, according to Duncan Anderson, chief executive officer at Gulf Marine Services (GMS).

June 5, 2013

During the signing
09:07 GMT
(press release)

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority has signed a memorandum of understanding with First Solar to develop a programme for training on solar energy technology.

Mohammad Sahoo Al Suwaidi (standing,left) Director for Gas Directorate Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) with seated (from left) Terry Willis of EIC Middle East, Robin Mills of Manaar Energy, Rafi Baghdjian of Shell Abu Dhabi, Dan Blanchard of BP Middle East and Steven Peacock of Mubadala Petroleum at the conference in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.
05:00 GMT

Shell committed to delivering gas from Bab sour gas project by 2020.

June 4, 2013

The successful commissioning of the thermal enhanced oil recovery (EOR) plant in West Amal defines PDO's changing portfolio.
13:02 GMT

Nearly 22 per cent of Petroleum Development Oman's (PDO) oil production will be from enhanced oil recovery (EOR) by 2020, according to the head of new technology implementation at the company.

June 3, 2013

Shop & Win with ahlain
12:36 GMT
(press release)

Oman Oil Marketing Company has announced the first nine winners out of a total 19 in the first draw of the 9th edition of Shop & Win with ahlain.

$200 million solar power plant in Jordan with generation capacity of 80 to 100 megawatts
06:32 GMT

Venezuela’s Pacific Rim Energy is interested in establishing a $200 million solar power plant in Jordan with generation capacity of 80 to 100 megawatts.

Restructuring energy subsidies is a major step if Egypt wants to reach an agreement on a $4.8 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund
06:22 GMT

Egypt has begun implementing the first phase of a project to distribute petrol from depots to gas stations using smart cards as part of a plan to restructure the energy subsidies.

June 2, 2013

Oman Oil Company Exploration and Production LLC (OOCEP)
10:10 GMT

Oman Oil Company Exploration and Production LLC (OOCEP), an upstream oil and gas subsidiary of Oman Oil Co, has awarded a US$40mn engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to Abu Dhabi-based National Petroleum Construction Co (NPCC).

US shale oil production has added 850,000 barrels per day to its current production levels
10:08 GMT

Saudi Arabia exported nearly 1.06 billion barrels of oil in the first five months of the current year that yielded SR 428.6 billion, an economic expert was quoted by the local media.

Emirates National Oil Company
06:57 GMT
(press release)

Emirates National Oil Company has announced that the retail price of diesel will be reduced by 20 fils per litre across all its ENOC/EPPCO service stations with effect from today (June 1, 2013).

May 30, 2013

The landmark transaction was awarded “Middle East Infrastructure Equity Deal of the Year”
11:48 GMT

Mena Infrastructure Fund LP, a leading specialist infrastructure private equity fund, sponsored by Waha Capital PJSC, Fajr Capital Ltd and HSBC Group, has acquired a 20 per cent shareholding in Sohar Power Company SAOG.

May 29, 2013

Kuwait has three refineries with a daily production capacity of around 930,000 barrels
10:51 GMT

Kuwait National Petroleum Co said yesterday that it has signed a $516 million contract with South Korean Daelim Industrial for the repair and expansion of sulphur processing facilities at the Gulf state's largest refinery of Mina Al-Ah madi.

South Korean firms including Samsung, Hyundai and Doosan Heavy Industries will build the four 1,400-megawatt reactors
10:29 GMT

The oil-rich UAE began construction yesterday of a second nuclear power plant, one of four reactors aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions by some 12 million tonnes a year in 2020.

Some of the Emarat’s old fuel pumps in the museum
06:28 GMT

Emirates General Petroleum Corporation “Emarat” has entrusted to Sharjah’s Classic Cars Museum a collection of its equipment and old petroleum pumps.

May 28, 2013

The Jordanian Royal Scientific Society is collaborating in the project
12:19 GMT

French firm Solar Euromed is to build a pilot solar energy station and laboratory in southern Jordan.

The 100MW plant will generate clean energy to power 20,000 homes in the UAE
12:00 GMT

Proper regulatory and policy frameworks are required to reach this potential, says expert.