NewsBase’s Downstream Middle East and Africa (DMEA) is the most recent addition to the publication suite. Conceived as a response to the need for up-to-date information about downstream activities in the region, DMEA is of benefit not only the oil and gas sector, but a raft of associated industries, including infrastructure, shipping, logistics, refineries and petrochemicals.
DMEA employs journalists across Africa and the Middle East, providing commentary, analysis, interviews and news.
NewsBase is also completely independent. Our commentary, analysis and insight are exclusive to NewsBase customers and are not syndicated to any third party.
In a region which has shown both extensive investment and increased instability over the past few years, MEA merits a significant degree of technically minded and industry-focused coverage.
Published every Wednesday, DMEA offers insight into the latest developments in the burgeoning downstream industries in Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Iran, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, the UAE and South Africa, while covering the latest movements in Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Nigeria and Turkey, where refining and petrochemical sectors are showing encouraging signs. On the frontier of the region’s downstream sector are Angola, Cameroon, Israel, Kenya, Mozambique, Uganda and several others, which are all regularly included in DMEA.
What, Why and What Next?
- Industry trends – Saudi Arabia has in recent years been using its strength in the upstream sector to fuel a major downstream push, and Riyadh is spending many billions of dollars on world-scale integrated refinery and petrochemical projects throughout the kingdom, with the industrial cities of Jizan, Jubail and Yanbu being the focal points. Gulf producers as a whole are positioning themselves to take advantage of low oil feedstock prices by producing fuels that meet Euro standards as well as producing a wide variety of petrochemicals for export to Asia.
- Interviews & Country Profiles – Our editorial team is constantly looking for stories that cannot be found elsewhere amongst our competitors. We have interviewed leading industry figures and analysts, providing a unique and exclusive insight into the news that matters. We also include “Country Profiles” that offer multi-dimensional analysis on individual regions, from the broad perspective of political and policy news, to on-the-ground information on projects and production via our network of journalists and contributors.
- Projects & Companies – While DMEA details mid- and downstream company activity throughout the Middle East and Africa, it also contains information of tender announcements and awards, allowing our customers to be kept aware of what their competitors are up to as well as informing them of new opportunities.
- Local Press – Our News in Brief section at the back of each issue also allows our customers to keep track of what the local press are saying in each region. Alongside local press cuttings, News in Brief also features press releases from companies operating throughout the Middle East and Africa.
Read our most recent DMEA Top Story.