DMEA - Downstream Middle East & Africa

29 February 2024

Aramco awards contracts for MGS expansion

27 February 2024

Majority state-owned Saudi Aramco has kicked off the third phase of its Master Gas System network expansion, selecting contractors to carry out $10bn worth of work to improve its infrastructure and meet rising domestic demand.

Aramco raises Jafurah resource estimate on back of new booking approach

26 February 2024

Majority state-owned Saudi Aramco this week announced the discovery of additional resources at the Kingdom’s largest unconventional gas deposit, Jafurah.

US warns of environmental crisis following Houthi tanker strike

26 February 2024

The US military has sounded the alarm over a looming “environmental disaster” following an assault by Yemen’s Houthi rebels on a cargo ship, triggering an chemical spill in the Red Sea.

Iraq prime minister reopens al-Shamal Refinery after decade shutdown

23 February 2024

The Baiji complex – now renamed the al-Sumood (Perseverance) – was once Iraq’s largest refining centre and originally had three operating refineries on site with a total capacity of 290,000 barrels per day.

Pakistan willing to revive long-overdue gas pipeline, Iranian minister says

23 February 2024

Iran’s Oil Minister Javad Owji said Pakistan was “interested” in undertaking its commitments in a long-overdue pipeline project aimed at delivering Iranian natural gas to the energy-hungry neighbour.

Qatar breaks ground on largest petrochemicals project

22 February 2024

QatarEnergy broke ground on its $6bn Ras Laffan petrochemical project, its largest investment in petrochemicals in the country.

Qatar begins construction of Ras Laffan petchem project

22 February 2024

QatarEnergy has begun the construction of its $6bn Ras Laffan petrochemical project as of February 19, realising the country’s largest investment in petrochemicals to date.