Oil, Gas & Mining

25-04-2017
Russian oil engineering companies are reportedly already active in Syria as the Syrian President said that new contracts would be granted to them.
04-04-2017
The Syrian government has raised markedly the price of gas oil sold to all commercial concerns and announced a doubling of its oil import deals.
21-03-2017
The Syrian Petroleum Company has extended the deadline for a tender to conduct seismic survey in an area north of Damascus as previous bidding rounds failed to attract companies.
14-03-2017
Repair and maintenance works in the Hayan field by the Ministry of Petroleum highlight how the government is trying to capitalize on its recent gains in the central area to increase oil supplies.
07-03-2017
Syrian manufacturers that are able to pay in foreign currency will be given priority when buying oil products, a rare instance of the government encouraging the use of the dollar in the domestic market.
07-03-2017
A recent law regulating investment in quarries will increase state revenues from the sector fifteenfold, according to a government official.
27-02-2017
An attack on Syria’s last standing gas processing plant temporarily shut down most electricity production across the country, highlighting the extreme weakness of the country’s energy infrastructure.
21-02-2017
As new deliveries of oil products have reduced supply bottlenecks across Syria, a government committee met last week to assess the situation of the local energy market.
21-02-2017
The Syrian President has issued a law aiming at clamping down more severely on illegal quarries and raising government revenues from them.
14-02-2017
Oil supplies are resuming across Syria after weeks of severe shortages, although the economic and political consequences will likely be felt for a long time.
07-02-2017
The suspension of Iranian supplies of oil products is forcing the Syrian government to import large volumes from other countries and to open import trade to the private sector as severe shortages impact most of the country.
24-01-2017
Syria remained largely dependent on Iran for its oil imports last year, a statement by a government official indicates.
17-01-2017
Afek Oil & Gas, an Israeli oil company, will resume exploration works in the occupied Golan Heights at the beginning of March.
03-01-2017
Syria’s imports of fuel oil doubled last year to compensate for the decline in the supply of natural gas to the country’s power plants.
20-12-2016
Local activists have highlighted the continuing oil trade taking place between the Islamic State and the Syrian regime through an increasingly powerful intermediary.