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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
Kuwait aims for investment reset
13 April 2021
NOC reflates its spending and projects grind forward. But no-one should expect miracles
Adnoc bucks trend for upstream restraint
8 February 2021
The Emirati heavyweight is doubling down on capacity expansion
Oman runs hard to stand still
25 January 2021
The sultanate’s long-term oil ambitions are modest, but the urgent appetite for fresh gas supply remains
One step forward, two steps back in Kuwait
18 January 2021
Renewed political upheaval augurs ill for oil sector development plans
Kadhimi woos Washington
1 September 2020
The new Iraqi premier is leveraging the US administration’s loathing for Iran to secure energy investments
Adnoc toasts its resilience
22 June 2020
Reforms in response to the last industry downturn have equipped Abu Dhabi’s oil heavyweight to cope with the current crisis
Iraq seeks a reset
8 June 2020
The new Baghdad government asks for much in return for a pivot towards Saudi Arabia and the US
Muscat's oil plans in disarray
15 May 2020
The sultanate’s upstream development projects have taken short and longer-term hits
Adnoc steps off the gas
21 April 2020
Gas is currently the main casualty of Abu Dhabi’s more cautious approach. But that may be only in the short-term
Algeria’s upstream rebirth is interrupted
14 April 2020
A promised rejuvenation of the hydrocarbons sector and state oil company has been stopped in its tracks
Kurdish old hands buffeted again
7 April 2020
KRG producers face both global and local headwinds to their expansion plans. At least it’s not their first time round the block
Iraq stares into revenue abyss
26 March 2020
Plummeting oil prices and stagnant production have thrown government finances into chaos
Aramco’s upstream comes into focus
20 March 2020
Saudi heavyweight must achieve ambitious government pledge despite revenues feeling the squeeze
Oman advances on multiple fronts
10 March 2020
Both offshore oil and onshore gas projects are progressing with the backing of several international firms
Kuwait bows to local and global realities
20 February 2020
Domestic politics and international demand fears dictate downward revision of production targets
Bahrain’s gas plans remain in flux
13 February 2020
Completion of an import terminal has not ended the kingdom's gas dilemmas
Saudi gas drive goes unconventional
11 February 2020
Aramco’s gas development is stepping up a gear after several false starts
Baghdad targets greater gas security
7 February 2020
As US-Iranian tensions threaten energy imports, Iraq is ramping-up domestic gas development
Abu Dhabi oil boost gathers momentum
4 February 2020
Projects aimed at delivering ambitious production growth are gathering pace
PNZ patch-up raises offshore gas hopes
17 January 2020
Belated reconciliation over acreage shared with Saudi Arabia offers relief for Kuwait's flagging oil expansion efforts
Qatar's LNG ambitions expand anew
6 December 2019
A recent North Field find will feed yet more LNG capacity while efforts to secure future markets are intensifying
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