DMEA Top Story archive

21 November 2018, Week 46, Issue 382

Senior executives from Dubai government-owned Emirates National Oil Co. (ENOC) in October revealed plans for expansion along the oil and gas value chain – as completion neared of the firm’s...

09 November 2018, Week 44, Issue 380

Slow-moving efforts by Algiers to develop the local refining and petrochemical sectors took two steps forward in late October.

10 October 2018, Week 41, Issue 377

Feasibility studies were completed on the petrochemicals complex planned at the nascent downstream hub at Duqm on Oman’s central coast, while the delayed financing of the adjacent refinery is...

03 October 2018, Week 91, Issue 374

Having for years exported gas in liquefied form, despite facing growing domestic shortages, Abu Dhabi and Oman are now making progress on plans to better align use of the resource with evolving...

27 September 2018, Week 38, Issue 374

China’s Sinopec appeared to have been pipped to the post in mid-September in the race to acquire the South African downstream business of the US’ Chevron.

20 September 2018, Week 37, Issue 373

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (ADNOC) in early September announced two landmarks in an intensifying drive to expand and integrate downstream operations at the burgeoning Ruwais hub in the emirate’s...

05 September 2018, Week 35, Issue 371

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (ADNOC) is reported to be in discussions with several potential international buyers of a minority stake in the sprawling conglomerate’s refining business – maintaining...

30 August 2018, Week 34, Issue 370

News emerged on two fronts in August relating to government-owned Saudi Aramco’s drive into the refining sectors of major South East Asian nations.

22 August 2018, Week 33, Issue 369

Germany energy firm EWE is considering selling its Turkish gas subsidiaries.

15 August 2018, Week 32, Issue 368

Saudi Aramco provided yet another indication of the company’s burgeoning petrochemicals ambitions in early August. The move supersedes the founding terms of a landmark European speciality...

01 July 2018, Week 30, Issue 366

Niger and Nigeria have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the collaborative development of a refinery and an oil pipeline between the two countries.

25 July 2018, Week 29, Issue 365

Saudi Aramco is seeking to acquire a majority stake in Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC), a move that would likely have an impact on the state oil firm’s timing for an initial public offering (...

19 July 2018, Week 28, Issue 364

Oman Trading International (OTI) has signed a deal with Hass Petroleum Group for the exclusive distribution of the former’s key brands of lubricants to be in Kenya.

12 July 2018, Week 27, Issue 363

Israel’s Delek Drilling and US explorer Noble Energy are planning to purchase a 37% share of East Mediterranean Gas Co. (EMG), which owns an offshore gas pipeline running between Al Arish in Egypt...

04 July 2018, Week 26, Issue 362

The gradual advance of Abuja’s efforts to encourage the development of privately owned modular refineries in the Niger Delta – both to plug gaps in state provision and to curb illegal refining –...