Energy Industry

Iraq awards UAE, China rights to develop oil in northeast

Apr 26, 2018

United Arab Emirates energy company, Chinese firms emerge as only winners in Iraq's rushed oil bidding round

Iraq's move to rush oil bidding could deter some firms

Apr 25, 2018

Iraq speeds up oil and gas bidding process ahead of national elections, in a move that could deter some firms

Italian energy firm Eni to drill more off Cyprus coast

Apr 25, 2018

Eni's chief executive says the Italian company will proceed with more exploratory drilling south of Cyprus over the next 20 months, affirming a "strong engagement and commitment" in a hydrocarbons search off the east Mediterranean island nation

Quake, at least 5.5 in magnitude, strikes southern Iran

Apr 19, 2018

US Geological Survey: Magnitude 5.5 quake hits southern Iran near nuclear plant; felt in Bahrain, Persian Gulf

Rescue helicopter crashes in Iran, 2 dead

Apr 17, 2018

Iran's official news agency says a rescue helicopter has crashed in the Persian Gulf, killing two people on board

Cyprus leaders' meeting aims to restart peace talks

Apr 12, 2018

The chief negotiator for ethnically split Cyprus' Greek Cypriots says next week's meeting between the rival Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders aims to pave the way for a full resumption of moribund reunification talks

Cyprus to protest Turkey's planned nuclear power plant

Apr 5, 2018

Cyprus will lodge protests over the risks posed by the construction of Turkey's first nuclear power plant a few dozen kilometers from the east Mediterranean island nation's northern coastline

Bahrain's largest oil find estimated at 80 billion barrels

Apr 4, 2018

The small island-nation of Bahrain has announced the discovery of 80 billion barrels of shale oil, its largest oil and gas find ever

Bahrain says its largest-ever discovery of oil amounts to 80 billion barrels

Apr 4, 2018

Bahrain says its largest-ever discovery of oil amounts to 80 billion barrels

Putin, Erdogan launch Turkey's 1st nuclear reactor

Apr 3, 2018

The leaders of Russia and Turkey are scheduled to launch the start of the construction of Turkey's first nuclear power plant as ties between the countries deepen

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