Tagged With UAE
Mideast upstream long-term outlooks diverge
2 February 2023
The region’s producers have their own specific goals and face drastically different challenges
Russia offers Middle East a card in US game
26 October 2022
Opec+ cut agreement suggests Moscow’s Middle Eastern stock remains high
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
Letter from the Middle East: Opec balances Russia and the West
9 August 2022
The cartel is happy to wait for further developments before committing to more drastic action
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
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
New finds boost Adnoc’s output push
10 June 2022
The Emirati firm continues to reap the benefits of recent licensing rounds, adding reserves as it works to increase production capacity
Russian crude displacement impacts Mideast producers
26 May 2022
Flows of Urals crude to Asian importers—in particular India—have spiked since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, according to price reporting agency GX
Adnoc maps out chemicals future
11 May 2022
The Emirati oil heavyweight’s downstream strategy takes firmer shape
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
Letter from the Middle East: Buyers call for more
29 March 2022
Western countries want Mideast Gulf producers to boost output, but the options are limited
Opec’s swing producers to stick to deal
25 February 2022
Opec’s top producers are unlikely to deviate from an agreement that has brought market stability and buoyed prices
Adnoc reaffirms oil and gas intent
4 January 2022
New medium-term investment programme remains heavily focused on exploiting additional hydrocarbons
Meeting the oil and gas supply gap
20 December 2021
The world has no lack of recoverable oil and gas resources. But where they will come from in the future will change
Letter from the Middle East: Gas businesses see swift evolution
7 December 2021
Self-sufficiency targets and opportunities to shift to renewables are driving big upsurge in gas production
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
Letter from the Middle East: Adnoc’s road to net zero
26 October 2021
The NOC must decarbonise rapidly if the UAE is to meet its emissions pledge
Letter from the Middle East: UAE mulls going net zero
19 August 2021
The hydrocarbons producer could look to unlock certain benefits by being in the regional low-carbon vanguard
UAE and Saudi Arabia to put differences behind them
3 August 2021
An understanding that the Opec partners are better working together appears likely to keep the peace
Opec faces longer-term challenges
2 August 2021
The organisation may have smoothed over the cracks this time. But the UAE’s very public dissent may be just the first sign of things to come
Saudi Arabia’s different drivers bode ill for Opec+ unity
6 July 2021
The Kingdom has a radically divergent perspective on both the short- and long-term oil market. And that could mean the cracks in the cartel only getting wider
Letter from the Middle East: Green shoots of recovery
27 May 2021
There are many reasons to be cheerful across the Mena oil and gas patch
Murban’s long journey only beginning
6 May 2021
There will be no immediate promotion into the super league of global crude benchmarks for the Middle East’s latest challenger
Letter from the Middle East: UAE unveils Murban benchmark
30 March 2021
Pivot towards Asia paves the way for a new crude futures contract, offering an attractive alternative to long-established grades
Letter from the Middle East: Qatar rapprochement could bring gas benefits
28 January 2021
Greater GCC harmony might offer an opportunity to untangle some of the Middle East’s notoriously illogical gas dynamics, but LNG looks more promising than pipelines
Letter from the Middle East: The UAE and Opec—a problem postponed, not solved
15 December 2020
Abu Dhabi may have fallen into line for now, but tensions could re-emerge next month
Pandemic strains Gulf’s domestic energy balances
11 December 2020
International attention may have focused on their Opec+ oil market stabilisation role. But the region’s NOCs have had concerns closer to home
Middle East energy transitions continue apace
30 November 2020
Renewables, desalination and hydrogen are all attracting official support and investment
Hormuz threats lose their sting
13 November 2020
As Gulf states progress bypass projects, time runs down on Iran’s sabre-rattling
Adnoc keeps busy
5 November 2020
The Emirati NOC continues to expand its competencies and monetise assets
Letter from the Middle East: Selling off the family silver
24 September 2020
Auctioning minority stakes in NOCs’ assets may fill short-term budget holes, but they are no guarantee of long-term change
Letter from the Middle East: Gas faces headwinds
19 August 2020
The received wisdom that gas would be the region’s main growth fuel for generation is being challenged
Gulf NOCs bank on chemical cure
21 July 2020
The current oil market slump validates the increasing focus of the Gulf’s main upstream producers on petrochemicals
Letter from the Middle East: NOCs juggle priorities
8 July 2020
From boosting oil production to throttling it back and with challenging oil and gas dynamics in both the short and longer-term, the region’s producers have their hands full
The rise of the Mid-East 'INOC'
6 March 2020
State-controlled Mid-East Gulf oil and gas firms are evolving in a changing world
Gulf gas: clouds of confusion
9 August 2019
Individual GCC states have settled on convoluted ways of distributing natural gas due to a lack of cooperation
UAE aims to balance its diversification books
2 July 2019
The UAE's ambitious plans to sustain its petrodollars while evolving as a green pioneer will not come cheap. Is the capital available?
Gulf states' cooperation quest falters
2 April 2019
The GCC will struggle in 2019 to resolve the many issues that divide it and threaten its survival
Qatar prepares for another year under blockade
31 January 2019
Intra-GCC tensions will continue under the cloud of Saudi-Iran hostility
Refining pivots towards Asia
17 December 2018
Refining expansions were focused East of Suez, as the likes of China and India ramped up processing capacity and rubber-stamped new projects
UAE aims to become oasis of stability in the Middle East
15 November 2018
The UAE’s energy plans are well-braced to help sustain investor confidence in the face of political and economic winds
Transport fuel’s day of reckoning
27 September 2018
Gulf refiners wonder how to cope with new green standards for shipping and aviation fuel
Opec starts to ease cuts
22 June 2018
The group is seeking to return compliance to 100%, implying a sharp immediate rise in output. But the details are vague
Adnoc opens up
28 March 2018
The company now faces a group-wide transformation
The Qatar boycott: no end in sight
13 March 2018
Diplomatic efforts to end the crisis have stalled, but there's no indication of imminent escalation
UAE—all hands on deck
7 March 2018
The country is adopting a new energy identity which gives emirates, other than kingpin Abu Dhabi, greater and more diverse roles
Qatar keeps calm, carries on
7 December 2017
The crisis is hurting the GCC as a whole, economically and politically, while the targeted country is hanging on
Port of Fujairah aiming high
27 October 2017
Logistical and political snags need skilful navigation to secure Fujairah's position as a world-leading energy and trading port
Middle East NOCs under pressure
21 September 2017
Moves to privatise state energy firms in the Middle East have begun, but progress will be slow and patchy
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