Deir-ez-Zor (453)

06-07-2015

The Syrian authorities are continuing to issue legislation targeted at both raising fiscal revenues and encouraging some business sectors.

30-03-2015

Idlib, the capital of one of Syria’s fourteen provinces, fell on Saturday outside the control of the regime and in the hands of a coalition grouping opposition forces and the Nusra Front.

02-03-2015

Cham Palaces and Hotels, a large chain of upscale hotels across Syria, reported an increase in revenues in 2014 after years of falling occupancy rates.

23-02-2015

In a statement, the Ministry of Petroleum has denied carrying oil trade with the Islamic State.

22-01-2015

Syria’s air transport regulator confirmed that its revenues declined significantly last year as most international airlines rerouted away from Syrian airspace.

07-01-2015

Bank Audi Syria has announced that its branch in the city of Deir-ez-Zor had been robbed.

07-01-2015

Syria’s seed cotton crop last year remained well below its historic averages because of the ongoing war and the poor raining season.

05-01-2015

The Syrian government has established a university in Tartous, the seventh such institution to be established in the country.

03-11-2014

Data from the Ministry of Petroleum seem to indicate that Syria’s imports of oil products stood at around 124,600 barrels per day during the first nine months of the year.

20-10-2014

The National Coalition, Syria’s main opposition grouping, last week reappointed Ahmad Toumeh as Prime Minister of the Interim Government.

15-09-2014

Syria’s seed cotton crop is expected to be at only a quarter of its planned output.

01-09-2014

Reports that salaries of civil servants in various parts of Syria are not being paid on time, or not at all, are increasing.

04-08-2014

The UN Security Council issued last week a presidential statement condemning all purchases of oil originating from Syria and Iraq by two radical Islamic organisations.

21-07-2014

The Islamic State last week attacked and took control of a major gas field in central Syria that is part of assets owned by Canada’s Suncor Energy.

21-07-2014

One of Syria’s state-owned press groups is reportedly planning to issue a daily newspaper to cover Tartous local news.

07-07-2014

Most oil fields located around the city of Deir-ez-Zor have fallen under the control of the Islamic State, according to a monitoring group.

09-06-2014

The level of Lake Assad is falling seriously according to a Government official, endangering water supplies to large urban centres as well as for irrigation purposes.

09-06-2014

The Islamic State of Iraq and Sham has reportedly imposed a tax on farmers in a bid to raise its revenues.

09-06-2014

A gas plant in Deir-ez-Zor has been attacked removing another important volume of supplies from the market.

02-06-2014

Syria’s gas transport network continues to face attacks by armed groups, leading to continuous shortages of supplies and increasing power outages.

19-05-2014

Updated May 20, 2014: In spite of limited financial means, the Interim Government of the Syrian opposition has announced plans to restore production at a power plant as well as to relocate within Syrian territory.

19-05-2014

A Presidential decree has established a new public sector university in the central province of Hama.

05-05-2014

More than 80 percent of hotels located in Homs are out of service, according to a Government official.

08-04-2014

The airport of Qamishli in Syria’s northeast continues to witness relatively strong traffic, as the country’s roads remain insecure.

31-03-2014

Billions of Syrian pounds have been lost because of the destruction of the physical infrastructure of higher education institutions, the Ministry has estimated.

03-03-2014

A new attack targeted yesterday a pipeline carrying gas from the DEZGAS plant near Deir-ez-Zor, according to the Ministry of Petroleum.

17-02-2014

The number of kidnapping cases registered in recent months by the government in the province of Aleppo has crossed the 1,500 according to a report in a pro-regime media outlet.

17-02-2014

Syria Gulf Bank has announced that one of its branches has been robbed.

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

Inflation data for the month of June 2013, which were released only now by the Syrian government, confirm the surge in retail prices across all product segments.

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

The state power distribution utility has signed dozens of contracts with Iranian, Chinese, and Korean companies for the supply of electrical equipment in the last two years, according to a state daily.

23-12-2013

Syria’s higher education institutions have suffered losses of around 5 billion pounds since the beginning of the uprising, according to the Minister of Higher Education.

23-12-2013

Attacks on Syria’s gas infrastructure are continuing, leading to an increase in power cuts across the country.

02-12-2013

Attacks on pipelines and other gas infrastructure have reduced gas supplies and forced the government to increase power cuts.

02-12-2013

Almost 50 percent of all Syrian companies are located in the governorates of Aleppo, Damascus and Damascus Countryside, records from the Ministry of Economy show.

25-11-2013

Forces affiliated to the Syrian opposition seized last week the Omar field, located near the eastern city of Deir-ez-Zor.

18-11-2013

Syria’s main opposition group, the National Coalition, announced last week the formation of a government to administer the parts of Syria that are no more under regime control, putting the country in the awkward situation of having, formally, two governments.

21-10-2013

The first cases of polio in fourteen years in Syria have been detected, the World Health Organization said last week.

30-09-2013

The Syrian President has appointed a new governor for the province of Deir-ez-Zor, the third in only fifteen months.

26-09-2013

Syria's oil and gas industry is the largest contributor to Syria's economic wealth, government revenues and foreign currency receipts. Two years after the beginning of the uprising this sector has been significantly affected by the turmoil gripping the country.

09-09-2013

Gas and oil facilities located in Syria’s eastern region were hit last week leading to a decline in electricity production in the area.

22-07-2013

Syria’s oil and gas industry has lost more than USD 13 billion in the last two years, according to the Ministry of Oil.

06-05-2013

The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources has confirmed the sharp drop in Syria’s crude oil production.

29-04-2013

The Syrian government has provided a new estimate for the losses incurred by its oil sector from the uprising that began two years ago.

10-04-2013

A third of Syria’s housing units has been destroyed or damaged by the conflict, according to the United Nations.

05-04-2013

The Minister of Industry has estimated the losses of the Syrian cotton industry at some SYP 20 billion in the last two years.

04-04-2013

Several oil wells that have caught fire near the city of Deir-ez-Zor are causing severe economic and environmental damage, according to the Minister of Oil.