Oil, Gas & Mining

01-08-2003
Four ventures have appeared as the front-runners for the award of a contract to develop the largest gas fields in Syria.
01-08-2003
Syria, along with four other independent oil producers participated in OPEC's latest meeting in Vienna on July 31.
01-07-2003
The oil sector continues to make the headlines again as the award of two oil exploration contracts have been announced in the past month.
01-06-2003
The past month has seen the signing of two new oil contracts which, in one case, should help increase production by up to 30,000 barrels of oil a day (b/d) and in the other start explorations in one of the largest blocks in the country.
01-05-2003
Following the set-up of the Syrian Gas Company last February, a Presidential decree, released on April 29, officially established a new company in charge of the marketing and distribution of gas, the Syrian Company for the Distribution of Gas (SCDG).
01-05-2003
The Tanganyika Oil Company (TOC), which was recently awarded, through its affiliate Dublin Oil, the redevelopment contract of the Oud block, in the northeastern part of the country, is finalising its agreement with the Syrian Petroleum Company.
01-03-2003
After the award by Lebanon, of the contract to build the Lebanon side of the Syrian-Lebanese gas pipeline, Syria is expected to start pumping gas to its neighbour before the end of the year.
01-03-2003
The Syrian Petroleum Company (SPC) has finalised a production-sharing deal with the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) for the development of the Kebibe field in the north-eastern part of the country.
01-03-2003
Meanwhile, Nikolay Tokarev, head of Russia's state-owned oil company Zarubezhneft signed on February 9 the setting up of a joint-venture company with Ahmad Mualla, director-general of SPC.
01-02-2003
The regional gas network being developed by four Arab countries, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria, will see gas flowing as of next May with gas supply from Egypt expected to reach Jordan in that date.
01-02-2003
The upgrading and expansion of Homs refinery, the country's largest crude oil refinery, is expected to cost an estimated USD590 million, according to Ahmed Hammoud, Director-General.
01-02-2003
On January 11, Haddad announced the award of five new oil exploration rights licenses.
01-02-2003
The Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, issued a decree on February 4, establishing the Syrian Gas Company (SGC).
01-02-2003
Syria's General Company for Phosphate and Mines (GCPM) produced a total of 2.315 million tons last year.
01-01-2003
Syria held in mid-December the largest oil and gas seminar it has organised in years.

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