Oil, Gas & Mining

29-04-2002
Syria will soon notify Lebanon of the discount it will be offered for the purchase of gas, after the two countries signed last month an agreement to sell Syrian gas to Lebanon at a discounted rate.
11-04-2002
Syria's exports of crude oil have not yet been affected by Iraq's decision to halt its exports in support of the Palestinian resistance uprising, reported al-Quds.
08-04-2002
BHP Billiton, the anglo-australian conglomerate, is planning to invest up to USD400 million in Syria's expanding gas sector.
03-04-2002
Iraq and Syria are expected to issue tenders for the building of an oil pipeline between them within two weeks, said Taha Mahmoud Moussa, Iraq's Oil Ministry Under-secretary.
02-04-2002
Syria is currently producing 550,000 barrels of oil a day. This is what said yesterday Ibrahim Haddad, Ministry of oil and mineral resources, at the opening of Syroil, the largest oil exhibition in the country.
02-04-2002
Phosphate production should reach 2.6 million tons this year, according to Furhan al-Musin, director-general of the state-owned General company for phosphate & mines.
29-03-2002
The feasibility study for the building of a new pipeline carrying Iraqi oil through Syria has been completed, said Ibrahim Haddad, Syria's Minister of oil and mineral resources.
28-03-2002
The construction of a huge gas pipeline and exploiting vast oil deposits in the eastern Mediterranean will top the agenda at a major energy meeting next month in Jordan.
25-03-2002
According to Teshreen, the capacity of Banias oil refinery will be raised to 9 million tons a year from the current 6 million within the five coming years.
22-03-2002
The Syrian government is currently negotiating with the European Investment Bank to expand the country's refining capacity.
25-02-2002
The gas pipeline that will eventually link Egypt to Syria will be partly funded by Arab financial institutions.
18-02-2002
Egypt's Orient Gas company completed the first phase of the pipeline linking Egypt to Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.
14-02-2002
Nicolas Rolandis, Cyprus' minister of trade, said that the sea pipeline supplying gas to Cyprus from Syria will see the port of Banias as its take-off point.
04-02-2002
A Damascus meeting next week, will discuss Cyprus' future energy needs with both Syria and Egypt, its prospective suppliers of gas, Cyprus energy minister said.
03-02-2002
Syria on Friday denied British accusations that it is importing smuggled Iraqi oil in contravention of U.N. sanctions, U.N. diplomats said.

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