Earlier this month, Iraq accused Syria of obstructing the Euphrates River flow into Iraqi territory, leading to a water diplomacy clash between Baghdad, Damascus and the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria.
The U.S. recently announced the unsealing of three federal cases investigating a network that allegedly sold millions of barrels of Iranian oil to government-affiliated buyers in Syria, China, and Russia.
The Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria region is facing widespread electricity, fuel and water shortages after Turkey’s recent airstrike campaign severely damaged 26 critical infrastructure sites, according to the North East Syria NGO Forum.
Syria's Minister of Electricity, Ghassan Al-Zamel, has confirmed that the Cabinet approved a contract with a Chinese company to construct a large photovoltaic plant near Homs worth EUR 38.2 million.
Syria has attended a major pan-Aran energy conference for the first time in years. The conference, held in Qatar, was organised by the Organisation of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries.
President Bashar Al-Assad and Asma Al-Assad visited the coastal areas last week to inaugurate and promote several development projects in the power and manufacturing sectors.
Thousands of Druze have protested against state-sanctioned plans to build a large renewable energy project.
Two Israeli companies have confirmed the launch of new wind power capacity in the Golan Heights in the coming months. Soon, the Heights will host a combined capacity of more than 400 MW of wind-generated electricity production. Meanwhile, Syrian residents protest as the Heights' natural resources, namely water, wind, and, potentially petroleum, have been a primary target for investment at their expense.
The architect of Syria’s economic liberalisation plan in the early 2000s was recently appointed to the Regional Bureau for Arab States of the United Nations Development Programme.
The Syrian government is preparing to put three power turbines into operation, although acute shortages of natural gas and fuel will continue to limit the potential for increased electricity production.
An amendment to Syria’s main electricity law seeks to encourage private investment by introducing more flexibility in the contracting process and granting provincial authorities more powers.
A group of 18 companies and businessmen have recently established a renewable energy company in Homs. The company’s partners, including controversial figures such as Samer Foz, have tried to establish the company since as early as October 2021, but faced some legal troubles.
A high-ranking governmental delegation recently inaugurated several electricity projects in the Aleppo governorate.
The government has revoked the articles of association for a renewable energy company owned by government entities and the private sector, revealing the limits of state efforts to prioritise the sector.
President Bashar Al-Assad and his family made their first visit to the Aleppo governorate since the beginning of the 2011 conflict. They met with several economic, social, and religious figures, participated in social engagements, and visited various infrastructural projects, including the Aleppo Thermal Power Plant, which Iran's MAPNA Group recently rehabilitated.
The government has awarded a local company the first power sector contract under the Public Private Partnership Law, and Russian and Emirati companies contracts worth hundreds of millions of euros to rehabilitate and build renewable energy power plants in the country.
An Emirati-Chinese company will sponsor a renewable energy conference in Damascus next week, which may serve to highlight the United Arab Emirate’s interest in the Syrian market.
A recent 55-page report provides a comprehensive overview of the captagon drug trade in Syria, its evolution since the early 2000s, methods of production, implicated state and non-state actors, and market trends.
A Russian energy company and Russian and Syrian-Russian investors have contracted with the government to build a gas turbine power plant in the Sheikh Najjar Industrial City in Aleppo.
Syrian, Lebanese, and Jordanian officials have moved one step further towards implementing an electricity supply deal after signing an agreement in Beirut last week. Following the meeting, new details regarding the World Bank's potential role in financing the deal and the pricing of Jordan's exported energy were disclosed.