Wednesday 17 September 2014

Canadian Solar wins Jordan contract

Canadian Solar, one of the world's largest solar power companies, has won a module supply contract to provide 1.5 MW of photovoltaic (PV) modules to Kawar Energy for a rooftop solar power project in a university in Amman, Jordan. Hanna Zaghloul, CEO, Kawar Energy, said: "


Russia's energy minister to meet Opec as oil price falls more

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak will meet the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) officials in Vienna, his spokeswoman said, as oil's price fall piled pressure on Moscow's budget.   The annual meeting had been planned long be


Qatar to send Turkey 1.2 bcm of LNG in winter months

Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said that Qatar has agreed to send 1.2 billion cubic metres (bcm) of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Turkey during the winter months to help cover demand.   The shipments would be made in nine cargoes, said Yildiz,


Saudi Arabia implementing 80 megaprojects

More than 80 megaprojects, each worth at least $1 billion, are under way or planned for completion by 2030 in Saudi Arabia, according to a new report. This makes the kingdom the Middle East’s largest megaproject market by a wide margin, said the Meed report released during the th


Bapco signs major plant upgrade contract

A multi-billion-dollar project to raise Bahrain Petroleum Company’s (Bapco) refining capacity by 100,000 barrels per day (bpd) is on track with the signing of the front-end engineering and design (Feed) contract yesterday (September 15). Project management, engineering and


Enec, Abu Dhabi Polytechnic sign training deal

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) has signed an deal with the Abu Dhabi Polytechnic on a joint vocational training programme that will be instrumental in developing a skilled Emirati workforce to support UAE’s nuclear energy industry. Under the new MoU, Enec an


South Korea's Iran oil imports double

South Korea's imports of Iranian crude doubled in August from a year ago but fell 8 per cent in the first eight months year-on-year, reflecting moves by the world's fifth-largest crude oil importer to navigate terms of sanctions reliefs.   Preliminary cu


Egypt expects $425m from IDB for refinery, airport

Egypt said it expected to receive around $425 million in funding from the Islamic Development Bank to develop an oil refinery in Assiut and an airport in the Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh.   The first agreement is for $198 million earmarked for the refinery,


Saudi Aramco, Thai PTT plan $22bn Vietnam complex

Thai energy company PTT has joined with Saudi Aramco, the world's biggest oil producer, to submit a proposal to the Vietnamese government to build a $22-billion refinery and petrochemical complex in Vietnam, a senior PTT official said.   State-controlled PTT


Libya's oil production rises to 870,000 bpd

Libya's oil production has risen to 870,000 barrels a day, a spokesman for state-run National Oil Corp (NOC) said.   NOC had put output last week at 810,000 bpd. The Opec member's production has risen in the past two months as major oil ports in the East

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