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Ongoing shifts in Venezuela’s relationships with Russia, Iran

29 September 2022

Russia’s entry into the ranks of countries sanctioned by the US appears to be damaging ties with Venezuela – and giving Venezuela reasons to expand its existing co-operation with Iran.

Iranian energy researcher voices doubts about gas swap agreement between Moscow and Tehran

28 September 2022

Morteza Behruzifar, a researcher at Iran’s Institute for International Energy Studies (IIES), has said he does not expect the signing of a natural gas swap agreement between Tehran and Moscow to bear much fruit.

Oil begins flowing to Iraq’s Karbala refinery

28 September 2022

Iraq’s Oil Ministry announced on September 25 that the Karbala refinery had begun receiving feedstock in preparation for trial production.

RWE signs documents with ADNOC on LNG supplies

28 September 2022

Germany’s RWE revealed on September 25 that it had signed documents with Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (ADNOC) of the UAE on LNG supplies.

QatarEnergy names TotalEnergies as first foreign partner in NFS project

26 September 2022

QatarEnergy has named TotalEnergies (France) as its first foreign partner in the North Field South (NFS) expansion project, which aims to lift Qatar’s LNG exports by 16mn tonnes per year.

DMEA: ARIA Commodities to build new downstream facilities in HFZA

26 September 2022

UAE-based ARIA Commodities will invest AED154mn ($41.93mn) in the construction of four new downstream and petrochemical facilities in the Hamriyah Free Zone (HFZA) in Sharjah.

Cameroon: SONARA, Vitol strike deal on debt restructuring

26 September 2022

SONARA, Cameroon’s state-owned oil refining firm, signed an agreement with the Dutch commodities trader Vitol that will settle $279mn worth of outstanding debts on September 23.

OQ reportedly chooses BoA, Bank Muscat to assist with sale of gas pipeline unit

22 September 2022

OQ, the state energy investment company of Oman, has reportedly chosen US-based Bank of America and a local lender, Bank Muscat, to provide assistance with the upcoming listing of its natural gas pipeline unit.

Germany aims to sign LNG supply deals with UAE

21 September 2022

Germany’s Economic Affairs and Climate Action Minister Robert Habeck said on September 19 that Chancellor Olaf Scholz was set to sign contracts for LNG supplies during an upcoming trip to the UAE.

DMEA: Iran offers to complete gas pipeline to Pakistan

21 September 2022

Mohammed Ali Hosseini, the Iranian ambassador to Pakistan, says Tehran is prepared to complete a natural gas pipeline to neighbouring Pakistan as part of a wider effort to expand ties in the energy sector.

AfrOil: UNOC sees EACOP financing wrapped up soon

21 September 2022

A representative of Uganda National Oil Co. (UNOC) has said that the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) consortium expects to wrap up arrangements for funding its $4bn project by the end of November.

ARIA Commodities to build four new downstream facilities in Hamriyah Free Zone

20 September 2022

UAE-based ARIA Commodities has announced plans to invest AED154mn ($41.93mn) in the construction of four new downstream and petrochemical facilities in the Hamriyah Free Zone (HFZA) in Sharjah.

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