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New campaign aims to improve fuel efficiency
Environment & Energy | Friday 13 February, 2015 8:02 am
The Saudi Center for Energy Efficiency at King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) will launch a campaign to increase public awareness to reduce vehicles’ fuel consumption. The campaign will kick off Feb. 15 and will also tackle drivers’ behavior to optimize fuel use behind the...
Sandstorm blankets Riyadh
Environment & Energy | Friday 13 February, 2015 7:48 am
A massive sandstorm swept through the capital on Thursday, hampering visibility and causing traffic snarls and is expected to last for two days.The dust storm, caused by strong winds, also affected other parts of the country including Makkah and Madinah, Al-Arabiya reported. There has been no...
GASCO: Crisis will be over in 2 days
Environment & Energy | Monday 9 February, 2015 7:51 am
Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal has called for a radical solution to prevent gas shortages.His comment came during a meeting with National Gas and Industrialization Company (GASCO) chief Suleiman Al-Jishi on Sunday. Jishi stressed the problem will end in the next two days.According to the...
CPP, NAWAH Strike Agreement Aimed at Iraq Market
Environment & Energy | Monday 9 February, 2015 12:32 am
Pipeline engineering and construction leader China Petroleum Pipeline, along with distributor and logistics service provider North America Western Asia Holdings, announced that the two companies have entered into an agreement to jointly pursue potential energy sector development projects in Iraq....
Massive dust storm envelopes Riyadh
Environment & Energy | Monday 9 February, 2015 12:17 am
A blanket of sandstorm swiped the capital on Sunday morning, enveloping city skyline with heavy dust caused by strong winds, hampering visibility and creating traffic snarls on busy roads.The traffic department advised motorists to exercise caution, use headlights and do not drive fast to avoid any ...
Al Ain Zoo’s expert Veterinary team rescues distressed Giraffe
Environment & Energy | Sunday 8 February, 2015 2:22 pm
Al Ain Zoo’s Veterinary team recently came to the rescue of a distraught female giraffe that was suffering from a problematic labour with a stillborn calf.Al Ain Zoo’s team of veterinarians answered the call from Emirates Park Zoo, after the stillborn calf became trapped in the mother’s birth ...
Saudi Kayan gets more gas for making ethylene
Environment & Energy | Sunday 8 February, 2015 1:07 pm
Saudi Arabia's Oil Ministry has allocated more natural gas to Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Co for it to expand ethylene production at its petrochemical complex in Jubail, the company said on Sunday.The ministry has allocated the affiliate of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation ( SABIC ) an extra 10...
Gas crisis eases as GASCO floods Jeddah market with cylinders
Environment & Energy | Sunday 8 February, 2015 7:43 am
The National Gas and Industrialization Company (GASCO) distributed more than 290,000 cooking gas cylinders in Jeddah in the past four days, raising its stock to 15,000 barrels, a GASCO official source said Saturday.According to an official source, the number of trucks distributing the cylinders has ...
Black & Veatch appointed consultant for major Jeddah desalination project
Environment & Energy | Wednesday 4 February, 2015 2:31 pm
Black & Veatch has been chosen by the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) as engineering and design consultant for the Jeddah 4 project. This major desalination scheme will augment dramatically water supply in Saudi Arabia’s second largest city. Jeddah 4 will enhance water resources for...
TAQA and Halliburton sign JV Agreement
Environment & Energy | Wednesday 4 February, 2015 8:10 am
The Industrialization & Energy Services Company (TAQA) and Halliburton Multi-Chem recently signed a Joint Venture Agreement, with the official signing ceremony held today in the offices of TAQA in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia. The JV will establish an industrial complex to produce specialty chemicals...
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