DMEA Top Story archive

22 November 2017, Week 46, Issue 333

Uganda and Tanzania last week marked their commitment to the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) with an inauguration ceremony in the town of Hoima, near Lake Albert, where the conduit will...

15 November 2017, Week 45, Issue 332

A recent uptick in activity surrounding Morocco’s multi-billion dollar flagship gas-to-power (GTP) project was maintained in early November with the belated award of a contract to advise on LNG...

09 November 2017, Week 44, Issue 331

A Chinese state contractor announced in late October that it had been awarded the main package on a planned refinery at the Suez port of Ain Sokhna. The project has been on the Egyptian government...

02 November 2017, Week 43, Issue 330

A wave of downstream expansion in Oman initiated at the start of the decade began coming to fruition early in the fourth quarter.

26 October 2017, Week 42, Issue 329

Cairo’s international funding plans over the remainder of the fiscal year became clearer in late September and early October.

19 October 2017, Week 41, Issue 328

Kuwait’s state oil firms were active in deals across Asia in late September and early October.

12 October 2017, Week 40, Issue 327

Saudi Aramco extended its downstream involvement in Malaysia in early October through the acquisition of a stake in one of the planned projects on the southern Jurong Peninsula.

05 October 2017, Week 39, Issue 326

The downstream components of Uganda’s maiden crude oil development took anther step forward in September with the ratification of a deal to route the export pipeline through northern Tanzania.

28 September 2017, Week 38, Issue 325

Cairo managed to turn around its balance of payments (BOP) in the last financial year, registering the first surplus for many years.

21 September 2017, Week 37, Issue 324

The long-planned project to upgrade the state-owned refinery at Assiut in Upper Egypt finally moved into the execution phase in early September following the award of the main contract last month...

14 September 2017, Week 36, Issue 323

Muscat finalised the construction contract on a key downstream scheme at Duqm on the east-central coast in late August. The move was spurred by the long-awaited award earlier in the month of the...

6 September 2017, Week 35, Issue 322

US-based Dow Chemical and state-run Saudi Aramco announced plans in late August for the American firm to acquire an additional stake in their joint five-year-old Sadara Chemical joint venture (JV...

31 August 2017, Week 34, Issue 321

South African firm Sasol has reported a drop in full-year headline earnings, blaming the strength of the domestic currency and low oil prices alongside company-specific problems including...

24 August 2017, Week 33, Issue 320

Two of the UAE’s parastatal energy companies moved to secure financing in early August – while both also marked progress on long-standing upstream ambitions.

16 August 2017, Week 32, Issue 319

Liberia opened a new heavy fuel oil (HFO) storage plant in mid-August to provide additional flexibility for the country’s fuel oil-fired power generation plants.