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Iraq's Kurds Seek Independence: What Impact for Oil Markets?
Thursday, September 21, 2017 At stake are the petrodollars that have helped sustain the Kurdish Regional Government's semi-autonomous rule after a budgetary deal with the federal government fell apart.

Abu Dhabi's Adnoc Is Said to Consider IPO for Shipping Business
Thursday, September 21, 2017 Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. is considering a plan to sell shares in its shipping unit as part of a broader strategy to attract investment.

OPEC Has Success at Last, But Oil Revival May Be Short-Lived
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 When OPEC and its allies gather this week, they'll have the best evidence yet that their efforts to clear a global oil glut are succeeding. It may prove short-lived.

Dana Fight With BlackRock to Start Despite UAE Court Order
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 A London lawsuit over $700 million in Shariah-compliant bonds issued by Dana Gas PJSC will go ahead despite a last-minute United Arab Emirates court order.

Iraq Says OPEC Mulls Deeper, Longer Oil Cuts to End-2018
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Iraq and other oil producers taking part in global output cuts think they should reduce supply by an additional 1% to help re-balance the market, according to Jabbar al-Luaibi.

  


Lebanon Passes Oil Tax Law Ahead of First Energy-Rights Auction
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Lebanon's parliament approved a law to tax revenue from oil operations, weeks before its first sale of offshore energy exploration rights.

Aramco Plans to Buy Non-Saudi Crude in Global Trading Expansion
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Saudi Aramco plans to expand its trading business by buying and selling non-Saudi crude as the world's biggest exporter prepares for what could be a record initial public offering.

Saudis Said to Mull Phasing Out Gasoline Subsidy by End-November
Monday, September 18, 2017 Saudi Arabia is considering a plan to phase out subsidies for gasoline and jet fuel in November at the latest.

Saudis Are Said to Prep for Possible Aramco IPO Delay to '19
Thursday, September 14, 2017 Saudi Arabia is preparing contingency plans for a possible delay to the initial public offering of its state-owned oil company by a few months into 2019, according to people familiar with the matter.

Qatar Says It's Fulfilling Oil and Gas Deals Despite Gulf Crisis
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Qatar says it is fulfilling all of its contracted shipments of oil and gas despite a regional political crisis that led to the severing of ties with some of its neighbors.

Kuwait Says OPEC May Decide on Extending Cuts in March 2018
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 OPEC and allied oil producers will keep reviewing options for their agreement to cut output, and a final decision on extending the deal beyond March could be postponed until the first quarter of 2018.

Shell Set To Draw Line Under A Century Of Iraqi Oil
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Shell is set to end a century of oil production in Iraq by withdrawing from two of the Arab state's flagship fields to focus on more profitable gas development.

Saudi Arabia Says It's Open to Another OPEC Cuts Extension
Monday, September 11, 2017 Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih agreed with his Venezuelan, Kazakh and UAE counterparts to keep all options open in their push to re-balance world oil markets.

Will Saudi Aramco Deliver World Record Profit For Next Year's IPO?
Friday, September 08, 2017 When Saudi Aramco discloses its financials for the first time next year, it must either surprise investors with world record profits or reduce its aspirations for a $2T valuation in its IPO.

LNG Glut May Flip to Deficit as Cheniere Sees China Growth
Friday, September 08, 2017 The global glut plaguing LNG markets may start to dwindle in 5 years, threatening to spur a deficit equivalent to twice the output of leading producer Qatar.

Harvey Makes Landfall in Saudi Arabia, Muddying Waters: Gadfly
Friday, September 01, 2017 Saudi Arabia has explicitly targeted the US in its strategy to drain the crude oil glut.

Saudi Aramco Uses New Technology To Re-Explore Vast Empty Quarter
Thursday, August 31, 2017 Saudi Aramco is using new technology to re-explore areas of the vast Arabian desert known as the Empty Quarter.

BLOG: Qatar - A Case Study in Global Mobility Solutions Challenges
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 There's a perception that Qatar is a particularly challenging environment; more often than not, the risks are overblown.

Kurdistan Pays $1B To Dana Gas, Partners To Settle London Case
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Iraq's Kurdistan region will immediately pay $1 billion to UAE-based Dana Gas and its partners to settle a long-running London court case.

Iraq Braves Break With Tradition to Get Oil's True Worth
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 OPEC's second-largest producer is stepping up the campaign to get more for its oil by looking to revamp the way it sells crude to its biggest customers.

Dow Chemical Plans to Boost Stake in Sadara JV to 50 Pct
Monday, August 28, 2017 The Sadara complex has 26 integrated facilities and the capacity to produce more than 3 million tonnes of products per year.

Iraq Faces Resistance From Asian Buyers On 'Ambitious' Oil Price Change
Friday, August 25, 2017 Iraq's proposal to change the way it prices crude oil in Asia faces resistance from refiners who fear that longer lead times between pricing and deliveries will expose them to more risk.

Saudi Aramco, SABIC Launch Bidding At Key Chemical Project
Thursday, August 24, 2017 Saudi Aramco and SABIC have launched bidding for engineering work on their joint crude oil to chemicals project.