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Eye of Riyadh

Bahrain banking on infrastructure, private sector to ride out cheap oil
Environment & Energy | Friday 27 February, 2015 2:55 am
Bahrain’s economy is holding up in the face of low oil prices as policymakers bank on infrastructure spending and the private sector to offset shrinking energy sector revenues, officials and businessmen said this week.Bahrain is among the financially weakest of the Gulf oil exporters, lacking the ...
Camels on Eastern Province roads pose danger to motorists
Environment & Energy | Monday 23 February, 2015 6:06 am
Camels have become a major concern for highway drivers in the Eastern Province due to the growing number of injuries and deaths from camel-related traffic accidents annually.Residents in the area are calling for urgent and immediate intervention from the Ministry of Transport to find solutions to...
Environment & Energy | Monday 23 February, 2015 12:12 am
IDEA Soda Ash and Calcium Chloride Company (ISACC) has received approval from the Royal Commission in Yanbu to allocate one million square meters of land for the project the company is developing to build an industrial complex at Yanbu Industrial City. The industrial complex will include a factory...
Portucel Soporcel Group boosts growth in the Middle East with Premium products
Environment & Energy | Sunday 22 February, 2015 10:05 am
The Portucel Soporcel group, Europe's leading manufacturer of UWF (uncoated woodfree) printing and writing paper, and Portugal's second largest exporter, selling to 127 countries, is set to take part for the third year running in Paperworld Middle East, in Dubai, from 2nd to 4th March, the largest...
Energy efficiency lab receives certification
Environment & Energy | Saturday 21 February, 2015 2:09 am
The Laboratory for Energy Efficiency, a unit of the Saudi Arabian Standards Organization (SASO) which deals primarily with air conditioners, has been certified by the Korean Agency for Technology and Specifications (KATS) at an event held in Riyadh recently. SASO won the award following a sample...
Snow blankets Tabuk
Environment & Energy | Saturday 21 February, 2015 1:56 am
There was significant snowfall over large areas of Al-Aqlan province in Tabuk on Friday, the result of a cold snap that has already hit Turkey, Jordan, Palestinian territories and Lebanon.The Civil Defense is prepared for the inclement weather, said Col. Mamdouh Al-Enzi, media spokesman for the...
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....