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Kingdom’s Petchem industry will adjust to energy price rise
Environment & Energy | Tuesday 29 December, 2015 6:00 am
Saudi Aramco’s Chairman Khalid Al-Falih said he is confident that local industries, including the Saudi petrochemical sector, would adjust to the rise in domestic energy prices and remain competitive. Earlier, the government said it was hiking prices for fuels, water and electricity as...
Aramco to build world’s largest gas complex
Environment & Energy | Tuesday 29 December, 2015 5:39 am
Saudi Aramco intends to build the largest industrial complex for gas in the world a cost of $2.1 billion in Jazan. The new project will supply 20,000 metric tons of oxygen and 55,000 metric tons of nitrogen to its Jazan refinery for 20 years.  The production capacity of the new Aramco oil...
Up to 50% hike in fuel prices from today
Environment & Energy | Tuesday 29 December, 2015 3:36 am
The Council of Ministers on Monday decided to increase petrol prices by more than 50 percent for some products from Tuesday. The price of lower-grade petrol (Octane 91) for a liter was increased to 75 halalas from the current 45 halalas, a 67 percent rise, while the price of higher-grade...
Kingdom unveils SR840bn budget
Environment & Energy | Tuesday 29 December, 2015 2:20 am
Saudi Arabia on Monday unveiled a SR840 billion budget, launching a phase in which the Kingdom hopes to further diversify its revenues in an era of low oil prices.   “Our economy has the potential to meet challenges,” Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman said in his...
DEWA organises the first Dubai Solar Show in conjunction with WETEX 2016
Environment & Energy | Sunday 27 December, 2015 2:40 pm
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is organising the first Dubai Solar Show, in conjunction with the 18th  Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX 2016), which is organised under the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime ...
Capital in grip of chilly, wet weather
Environment & Energy | Saturday 26 December, 2015 12:18 pm
The cold spell, chilly wind and wet conditions continued in Riyadh Friday, forcing people to stay indoors and the government issuing warnings of slippery roads and flooding in low-lying areas. The temperature fell below 10 degrees Celsius, with a strong wind causing even chillier conditions as...
NWC launches IVR system to improve customer service at unified call center
Environment & Energy | Sunday 20 December, 2015 2:00 pm
The National Water Company has launched a new IVR service for its unified call center (8004411110) that provides improved services to customers through the development of new menus and automated options. This step is part of the company's efforts to develop services offered to different...
Fourth Regional Power Trade Forum 2015 kicks off today (17 December) with focus on solar energy
Environment & Energy | Thursday 17 December, 2015 4:24 pm
The Fourth Regional Power Trade Forum 2015, the leading platform dedicated for facilitate power trade opportunities between the regional markets, opened today (Thursday, 17 December 2015) by HE Dr. Mattar Al-Niyadi - Chairman of the Board, GCC Interconnection Authority (GCCIA), the organising body...
International Water Summit 2016 Brings MENA Water Security into Focus
Environment & Energy | Monday 14 December, 2015 5:07 pm
The International Water Summit (IWS) 2016 is set to attract global experts, decision makers, and business innovators to address the impending water demand and supply gap in the Middle East, and the challenges and opportunities for ensuring water sustainability in the region.   According...
GCC Municipalities Pressured to Reduce Debris Amid Increasing Construction Projects
Environment & Energy | Monday 14 December, 2015 7:00 am
Tadweer, the Center of Waste Management - Abu Dhabi, aims to set regional standards for Construction & Demolition (C&D) waste reduction, as part of the Abu Dhabi Waste Management Master Plan.   According to Waste and Recycling Middle East magazine, most GCC countries rank among...