DMEA Top Story archive

21 June 2018, Week 24, Issue 360

Belated progress was made in late May and early June on two delayed government-led North African refining projects aimed at expanding and upgrading product output to meet growing domestic needs...

14 June 2018, Week 23, Issue 359

Kuwait Petroleum Corp. (KPC) signalled its intent in late May to continue to resort to debt finance for the host of major projects on the company’s upstream and downstream slate.

07 June 2018, Week 22, Issue 358

Two major downstream projects in the northern Suez governorate made progress on raising finance in late May – lack of which has long hindered development of the sector.

31 May 2018, Week 21, Issue 357

Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. (NNPC) has selected consortia for the long-awaited contracts to finance and carry out the rehabilitation of the four chronically underperforming state refineries...

24 May 2018, Week 20, Issue 356

Kenya’s flagship midstream project suffered a fresh setback in early May – the contractor demanded a further compensation payment from Kenya Pipeline Co. (KPC) for purportedly unavoidable delays...

16 May 2017, Week 19, Issue 355

Algerian NOC Sonatrach took two major steps forward in early May on the fresh development path promised by the reformist new CEO on his accession last year.

09 May 2018, Week 18, Issue 354

Baghdad’s slow-moving downstream expansion ambitions passed two milestones in late April.

02 May 2018, Week 17, Issue 353

A Moroccan court extended the liquidation period of bankrupt Moroccan refiner Societe Anonyme Marocaine de l’Industrie du Raffinage (SAMIR) for the eighth time in April.

25 April 2018, Week 16, Issue 352

A project framework agreement (PFA) was signed in early April with private partners for a long-planned development of a greenfield refinery to process Uganda’s first crude production.

18 April 2018, Week 15, Issue 6351

Kuwait is looking to complete the Al Zour oil refinery project by December 2019, according to a statement last week from Khaled Mahdi, secretary general of the supreme council for planning and...

04 April 2017, Week 13, Issue 350

Egypt sent signals of intent to deliver on fiscal reform plans on two fronts in late March, as the government neared the second half of a policy programme. This is being delivered in return for a...

28 March 2017, Week 12, Issue 349

Libyan efforts to restore functionality to its oil refining industry during 2018 continue to face a range of challenges. The strong revival of crude oil output to above 1 million bpd earlier this...

21 March 2017, Week 11, Issue 348

Iraq’s Ministry of Oil (MoO) has invited investors to submit proposals for the construction of a 70,000 bpd capacity refinery in Anbar Province near the city of Haditha.

14 March 2017, Week 10, Issue 347

Saudi Aramco’s deepening network of ties with major Asian crude buyers gained fresh impetus in late February.

07 March 2017, Week 09, Issue 346

French super-major Total is reported to be interested in bidding to build the Nasiriyah oil refinery in Iraq, with an estimated future production of 150,000 bpd.