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Almansoori Delivers Facilities for Kenya’s First Oil Wells
Environment & Energy | Sunday 15 July, 2018 2:57 pm
AlMansoori Specialized Engineering, the leader in oilfield services in the Middle East, has successfully contributed to the Early Oil Pilot Scheme (EOPS) launch leading to Kenya’s first oil production and export programme by providing facilities for the landmark...
System launched to help predict, plan for heavy rain in Saudi Arabia
Environment & Energy | Sunday 15 July, 2018 3:08 am
The Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs has launched a system to help predict and plan for heavy rain and flooding across the Kingdom The high-tech system, called Matir, is the first of its kind in the Arab region. It is designed to help the authorities plan early for extreme weather...
Deal signed to reduce food waste in Saudi Arabia
Environment & Energy | Saturday 14 July, 2018 1:44 am
The General Sports Authority, represented by the Saudi Community Sports Union, signed an agreement with the Saudi Food Bank at the authority’s headquarters in Riyadh. The agreement aims to promote the conservation of food and the avoidance of food waste through the activities and programs of ...
Energy-saving tips in order as summer heat sends Saudi electricity bills soaring
Environment & Energy | Wednesday 11 July, 2018 4:57 am
Consumers around Saudi Arabia got a shock last month when they saw their latest electricity bills. A double whammy of increased tariffs from the Saudi Electricity Company and the arrival of summer heat, with air-conditioning set to max, sent costs sky-high. So is there anything householders can...
$200m organic farming plan unveiled by Saudi Arabia
Environment & Energy | Friday 6 July, 2018 8:59 am
The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture unveiled its organic farming action plan, which was approved by the Cabinet, and has allocated SR750 million ($200 million) to support it. The plan will be one of the most important means of supporting organic production, said the...
Saudi Aramco plans first change in Asia crude oil price formula in decades
Environment & Energy | Thursday 5 July, 2018 5:47 am
Saudi Aramco is changing the formula it uses to price its long-term crude oil sales to Asia in a move aimed at improving the overall reliability of its pricing. It represents the first change to benchmarks for its official selling prices (OSP) since the mid-1980s, the company said on...
Al-Fadli signs deal to set up 3 floating desal plants
Environment & Energy | Thursday 5 July, 2018 4:48 am
The Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) announced on Wednesday that it has signed an agreement with an international company to provide 150,000 cubic meters of potable desalinated water daily via three floating desalination plants set up on barges, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported...
DME welcomes growing use of Oman benchmark
Environment & Energy | Thursday 5 July, 2018 12:21 am
Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME), the premier international energy futures and commodities exchange in the Middle East, welcomes the announcement earlier today of Saudi Aramco’s commitment to usingthe DME Oman crude oil benchmark in its Asian pricing formula.   “We are...
3rd UAE France Oil and Gas Connecting Days
Environment & Energy | Wednesday 4 July, 2018 6:30 am
Business Francejointly with EVOLEN, and the French Business Grouphosted the third UAE France Oil and Gas Connecting Days from June 25thto 26thin Abu Dhabi and Ruwais. The two days forum included ADNOC and its subsidiaries, as well as several ADNOC partners including Mudabala...
Abdul Latif Jameel Energy awarded 55 MW project in Armenia to power more than 21,400 homes
Environment & Energy | Wednesday 4 July, 2018 6:12 am
Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), part of Abdul Latif Jameel Energy, has been awarded a 55 MWac solar project in Armenia that will power more than 21,400 homes in Armenia with clean energy.   Expanding the company’s global footprint, FRV has been awarded the competitive tender by ...