Oil, Gas & Mining

17-02-2014
In spite of the poor security conditions, the Syrian authorities are continuing to develop several gas fields located in central Syria and that are crucial for keeping electricity running.
03-02-2014
The Ministry of Petroleum has reported that production at one of its gas plants had stopped following an attack on a pipeline.
27-01-2014
Should the war end now, Syria would need two years to recover its pre-war oil output level, a government official said.
20-01-2014
According to the Ministry of Petroleum, Syria’s production of crude oil in 2013 declined 80 percent compared to 2012.
13-01-2014
The Minister of Petroleum has confirmed that a Russian engineering company, Stroytransgaz, was still operating in Syria and that it planned to commission a gas processing plant by the end of this year.
13-01-2014
The Damascus governorate has signed a contract with Mahrukat for the construction and management of 13 petrol stations across the Syrian capital.
13-01-2014
Syria’s production and exports of phosphate declined sharply last year over rising insecurity in the country.
06-01-2014
Syria is importing an overwhelming share of the oil it consumes, the Prime Minister said.
06-01-2014
The Syrian government signed a production sharing agreement for the exploration and development of an offshore block, a move that was swiftly condemned by the opposition National Coalition as an “oil for arms” barter deal.
02-12-2013
Syria’s oil output has declined further, according to the Minister of Oil.
02-12-2013
Attacks on pipelines and other gas infrastructure have reduced gas supplies and forced the government to increase power cuts.
25-11-2013
Forces affiliated to the Syrian opposition seized last week the Omar field, located near the eastern city of Deir-ez-Zor.
25-11-2013
The government has confirmed it has reached a preliminary agreement with Soyuzneftegaz, a Russian energy company, for the exploration of its offshore waters, a week after the visit to Damascus of the company’s vice-chairman.
18-11-2013
Syria’s Prime Minister has met with a representative of a Russian energy company to explore the development of the country’s offshore resources.
04-11-2013
Syria's imports of crude oil and refined oil products stood at some $3 billion in the first nine months of the year, according to the minister of oil, Sulaiman Al-Abbas.

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