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Domestic energy price hike under study: KSA
Environment & Energy | Wednesday 28 October, 2015 6:38 am
Saudi Arabia is considering raising its heavily subsidized domestic energy prices, said Ali Al-Naimi, minister of petroleum and natural resources, Tuesday. “All prices eventually rise,” Al-Naimi said on the sidelines of a mining conference. “Is it under study? The answer is...
Middle East to Focus on Emergency Response Services as Region Prepares for Rise in Natural Disasters
Environment & Energy | Wednesday 28 October, 2015 4:02 am
Governments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are ramping up efforts to enhance emergency response and disaster prevention services, as the rise in natural disasters in the region outpaces the global average and more sophisticated solutions become available on the...
Petrol pipelines to Riyadh to be built by Aramco
Environment & Energy | Tuesday 27 October, 2015 3:56 am
The Cabinet has approved a recommendation from the Shoura Council for Saudi Aramco to build petrol pipelines to Riyadh and set up new stations in remote rural areas.  The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on Monday at Al-Yamamah...
Kingdom wins laurels in water desalination
Environment & Energy | Monday 26 October, 2015 2:56 am
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman received on Sunday the awards that were given to the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) at the recent Global Water Summit in Greece. Abdullah Al-Hussayen, water and electricity minister, who took the awards to the king, was accompanied by...
Environment & Energy | Sunday 25 October, 2015 2:02 pm
The two- day Power Qatar Summit, which is to be held under the patronage of Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) will be opened tomorrow here at Ritz-Carlton Doha.  The event focused on power generation and transmission in the State of Qatar will witness the presence ...
KSA, Hungary sign atomic energy deal
Environment & Energy | Saturday 24 October, 2015 3:16 am
The Kingdom has signed a cooperation agreement on the peaceful use of atomic energy with Hungary in order to diversify its energy sources to achieve its Vision 2032. The vision aims to replace 50 percent of dependence on traditional fossil fuel with atomic and renewable energy sources. The...
Qatar’s Energy Future in Discussion at the Power Qatar Summit 2015
Environment & Energy | Tuesday 20 October, 2015 3:54 pm
Qatar government’s various initiatives to accelerate and bolster its energy strategy in order to achieve a sustainable energy future has gained global recognition. It is against this backdrop that global conference producers, Expotrade have organized the Power Qatar Summit, incorporating the...
Power Nigeria Posts 14 Per Cent Increase in Exhibitor Attendance
Environment & Energy | Tuesday 20 October, 2015 3:03 am
One of Nigeria’s leading power exhibition’s, dedicated to the burgeoning African power industry, opens in Lagos next month (3 November). The exhibition, which is now in its fourth show cycle, has witnessed a 14 per cent increase in both exhibitor numbers and floor space, as...
Solar power ‘crucial’ for KSA
Environment & Energy | Sunday 18 October, 2015 2:00 am
The pact signed earlier this year to set up an independent solar power plant would help meet some of the country’s rising energy demands over the next few decades. This is according to Abdularahman Almuhanna, chief executive officer of Taqnia Energy, who said the 50 megawatt (MW) plant to be ...
Aramco, major energy firms pledge support for climate deal
Environment & Energy | Saturday 17 October, 2015 3:11 am
Ten of the world’s leading oil and gas companies including Saudi Aramco have vowed to help fight climate change, notably by shifting toward cleaner natural gas. The initiative to limit climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions comes six weeks ahead of a critical summit in Paris to negotiate...