DMEA - Downstream Middle East & Africa
South Africa’s Minerals and Energy Minister last week confirmed that talks are resuming with Saudi Arabia for majority state-owned Saudi Aramco to build a new refinery in the country.
The plan involves the development of a subsea pipe, running around 1,300 km to connect gas resources in the UAE and Oman to Gujarat in western India. It would be laid at a water depth of around 3,400 metres.
State-owned Zimbabwean firm Verify Engineering has announced that it is preparing to use local coal to develop ammonia-based fertilisers.
A consortium of engineers has been awarded a $10bn engineering, procurement and construction contract from QatarEnergy for two trains on the 16mn tonne per year North Field South (NFS) LNG project.
Chinese and African lenders, Afreximbank to provide $1.8bn East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) funding.
East Mediterranean gas sources Israel and Cyprus are holding discussions this week to look at the possible construction of a gas pipeline from Israeli gas fields to Cyprus, where a newbuild LNG export facility would be constructed.
State-owned Kuwait Petroleum Corp. (KCP) this week signed a deal with UK-listed super-major Shell for the exchange of industry expertise across the oil sector.
Saudi Arabia and the Netherlands last week signed a memorandum of understanding to co-operate on the development of green hydrogen at the World Hydrogen Summit in Rotterdam.