Middle East

Saudi Aramco Launches Largest Shale Gas Development Outside U.S.

Saudi Aramco is launching the biggest shale gas development outside of the United States to boost domestic gas supply and end the burning of oil at its power generation plants, Chief Executive Officer Amin Nasser told Reuters on Monday.

Qatar Delays Natural Gas Partnership Expansion Amid Price Collapse — Sources

Qatar has delayed choosing Western partners for the world’s largest liquefied natural gas project by several months after surprising the industry with a big expansion plan despite a collapse in global gas prices, four sources said.

Israel's Leviathan Gas Group Seeks Partners to Expand

The energy companies that own Israel's offshore Leviathan gas field are seeking partners to build a floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) platform and possibly to explore for oil in ultra-deep water, a CEO from the group said.

U.S. Gives Iraq Sanctions Waiver for Iranian Gas Imports

The United States has granted Iraq a 45-day sanctions waiver enabling the country to continue importing vital Iranian gas and electricity supplies, two Iraqi officials said on Wednesday.

Qatargas Signs Long Term SPA to Supply LNG To Kuwait

Qatargas has announced the signing of a new, long term Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Shell to deliver 1 million tons per annum of LNG to the State of Kuwait, commencing this year.

TechnipFMC Tells Energean Virus may Delay FPSO Project

Gas producer Energean said on Thursday it had been told by TechnipFMC, which is building a vessel it needs to begin Israeli offshore production, that the coronavirus was a force majeure event.

Air Liquide Pumps Hydrogen to Saudi Aramco in Shift From Oil

Air Liquide Arabia on Tuesday began pumping hydrogen through its $400 million pipeline network in Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea city of Yanbu and will supply a Saudi Aramco refinery as the kingdom seeks to shift towards cleaner fuel.

Qatar Rejects India Proposal to Delink LNG Deals from Crude

India wants Qatar to delink the price of its imported gas from that of oil under long-term deals to make supplies cheaper, India's oil minister said, but Qatar isn't interested in renegotiating.

Militants Bomb Underwater Pipelines in Syria

Militants sent divers to plant explosives on underwater crude oil pipelines in an attack on Syria's Banias refinery near the Mediterranean coast, the country's oil ministry said.

Iran Building Oil Pipeline to Terminal Outside Gulf

Iran is building a $1.8 billion oil pipeline to its port of Jask outside the mouth of the Gulf, the country’s oil minister said, as part of plans to protect its exports against potential problems in the region and to boost shipments of Caspian oil.

Jordanians Protest Israeli Gas Deal

Hundreds of Jordanians demonstrated in downtown Amman on Friday, calling on the government to cancel an agreement in which Israel began pumping natural gas to the kingdom this year.

Israel Starts Exporting Gas to Egypt under Landmark Deal

Israel began exporting natural gas to Egypt on Wednesday under one of the most important deals to have been signed by the neighbors since they made peace decades ago.

Qatar to Supply Kuwait with 3 Million Tons of LNG a Year

State-run Qatar Petroleum (QP) said on Sunday it had signed a 15-year agreement to supply Kuwait with up to 3 million tons of liquefied natural gas (LNG) per year.

Greece, Israel, Cyprus Sign EastMed Gas Pipeline Deal

Greece, Cyprus and Israel on Thursday signed a deal to build an 1,180-mile (1,900-km) subsea pipeline to carry natural gas from the eastern Mediterranean's rapidly developing gas fields to Europe.

Jordan Gets First Natural Gas Supplies From Israel

Texas-based Noble Energy has begun pumping the first supplies of Israeli gas to Jordan, Jordan's National Electricity Company (NEPCO) said on Wednesday, amid opposition in the Middle Eastern kingdom.

Israel Gets First Gas from Leviathan; Exports to Follow

Israel's $3.6 billion offshore Leviathan field started production on Tuesday, transporting gas via a subsea pipeline connected to Israel's transmission system and on to consumers throughout the country.

Cyprus, Greece, Israel to Sign EastMed Pipeline Deal on Jan. 2

The leaders of Cyprus, Greece and Israel plan to sign an agreement early in the new year for the building of the eastern Mediterranean natural gas pipeline, the Greek prime minister’s office announced Sunday.

Egypt to Begin Gas Imports from Israel by Mid-Jan 2020

Egypt will begin importing natural gas from Israel by mid-January 2020, Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz told Israel Radio on Sunday.

Syria says Possible Drone Attacks Hit 3 Oil, Gas Facilities

Near-simultaneous attacks believed to have been carried out by drones hit three government-run oil and gas installations in central Syria, state TV and the Oil Ministry said Saturday.

Leviathan Gas Field to Start Up Monday; Court Lifts Injunction

Israel's energy ministry gave its final approval for the start of production at the giant Leviathan gas field and said the wells will open early on Monday after a court lifted a temporary injunction granted over environmental concerns.

Energy Firms Fight Surprise Court Order Blocking Leviathan Gas Output

Companies developing the huge natural gas field Leviathan will try to convince an Israeli court to remove an injunction that threatens to delay production due to environmental concerns.

Israel Signs Egypt Gas Permit, Becomes Major Energy Exporter

Israel became a major energy exporter for the first time on Monday after signing a permit to export natural gas to Egypt. The announcement comes just days before a lucrative Israeli gas field in the Mediterranean Sea is expected to go online.

State Sponsored Qatari LNG Projects Could Hurt North American Projects

Proposed North American LNG export projects may face an uphill battle against Qatar, which announced plans to further ramp up production to hold onto its position as the world’s leading LNG exporter.

Kurds Could Start Oil Deliveries to Baghdad in 2020 - Iraqi Minister

The semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq could start delivering 250,000 barrels per day (bpd) of oil to the Baghdad federal government via pipeline by early 2020, Iraq's oil minister said.

Iran Building Oil Pipeline to Terminal Outside Gulf

Iran is building a $1.8 billion oil pipeline to its port of Jask outside the mouth of the Gulf, the country’s oil minister said, as part of plans to protect its exports against potential problems in the region and to boost shipments of Caspian oil.

Israel to Increase Gas Exports to Egypt via EMED Pipeline

Israel is significantly increasing the amount of natural gas it plans to export via the EMED Pipeline to Egypt under a landmark deal, Israeli energy companies said.

Israel-Egypt Gas Pipeline Deal Closed “In Practice”

The EMED joint venture consisting of Noble Energy, Israel's Delek Drilling and Egypt's East Gas Co has all but completed its purchase of a 39% stake in the subsea EMG pipeline.

Israel to Increase Gas Exports to Egypt via EMED Pipeline

Israel is significantly increasing the amount of natural gas it plans to export via the Eastern Mediterranean (EastMED) Pipeline to Egypt under a landmark deal, Israeli energy companies said on Wednesday.

Iran Building Oil Pipeline to Terminal Outside Gulf

Iran is building a $1.8 billion oil pipeline to its port of Jask outside the mouth of the Gulf, the country's oil minister said, as part of plans to protect its exports against potential problems in the region and to boost shipments of Caspian oil.

Saudi Arabia to Restore Full Oil Output by Next Week - Source

Saudi Arabia has restored more than 75% of crude output lost after attacks on its facilities and will return to full volumes by early next week, a source briefed on the latest developments told Reuters on Monday.

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