Oil, Gas & Mining

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.
29-01-2002
Britain was set to challenge Syria at the U.N. Security Council's Iraqi sanctions committee on Monday night, raising the issue of the Iraqi oil Damascus is said to be buying.
29-01-2002
Conoco and TotalFinaElf SA have brought the USD400 million associated gas project in Deir-ez-Zor (eastern Syria) to full capacity of 13 million m3/day, said TotalFinaElf.
28-01-2002
Petro-Canada, one of Canada's largest oil and gas companies, has acquired the international oil and gas operations of Veba Oil & Gas, for a price of USD3.2 billion.
28-01-2002
Syria on Friday denied British accusations that it is importing smuggled Iraqi oil in contravention of U.N. sanctions, U.N. diplomats said.
21-01-2002
Australia's BHP Petroleum has joined the race with France's TotalFinalElf and Conoco from the US to develop gas fields in the region of Palmyra.
21-01-2002
The Syrian government is planning to build a new oil refinery in the eastern province of Deir el-Zor.
07-01-2002
Syria produced 2.043 million tons of phosphate in 2001, exceeding the planned production by around 300,000 tons.

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