Middle East


Qatargas in new Polish deal

State-owned Qatargas has amended an existing agreement with Polish Oil & Gas Company (PGNiG) to increase the volume of liquefied natural gas it supplies to Poland to 2 million tonnes per annum.


Oil price to trump politics

Kuwait appears to be in the middle of a sustained effort to prevent the regional rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia taking a more alarming turn.


Kirkuk storm not over

Deep-rooted differences over Iraqi Kurdistan’s oil policy were highlighted last week when members of the opposition Kurdistan Patriotic Union (PUK) stormed a pumping station in Kirkuk.


PDO award

Petroleum Development Oman has awarded Canada’s SNC Lavalin a five-year deal to provide support services at a number of its megaprojects, running from this year until 2022.


Aramco in push for listing

Saudi Aramco is pushing ahead with plans to list itself on one or more international markets as well as the Saudi stock exchange next year, writes Nassir Shirkhani.