Orange to build 34 MW of solar projects in Jordan.

The Catalyst MENA Clean Energy Fund is beginning to put its money where its mouth is, with the equity financing of 34 MW of solar projects for telecommunications company Orange. Catalyst, which is supported by the European Investment Bank (EIB), is an important tool to attract investment in renewable energy projects, and kicks proceedings off … Continue reading Orange to build 34 MW of solar projects in Jordan.

Solar Energy in California Just Makes Sense.

  In November 2013, the U.S. Department of Energy announced that one of the world’s largest and most technologically advanced solar photovoltaic power plants became commercially operational. The 250-megawatt California Valley Solar Ranch features the ability to shift positions of panels wirelessly to track weather and optimize solar input to collect as much of the … Continue reading Solar Energy in California Just Makes Sense.

Kuwaits Amir appoints Essam al-Marzouq as the new oil minister.

Kuwait’s Amir appointed Essam Abdulmohsen Al-Marzouq as the country’s new oil minister on Saturday, state news agency KUNA reported. Marzouq has previously served as head of the country’s stock exchange and as a board member of state-run Kuwait Petroleum Corp (KPC). Anas al-Saleh, the former acting oil minister, retained his other role as Finance Minister. … Continue reading Kuwaits Amir appoints Essam al-Marzouq as the new oil minister.

Russia and Saudi Arabia to lead global oil cut deal.

Saudi Arabia signaled it’s ready to cut oil production more than expected, a surprise announcement made minutes after Russia and several non-other OPEC countries pledged to curb output next year. Taken together, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries’s first deal with its rivals since 2001 and the Saudi comments represent a forceful effort by producers … Continue reading Russia and Saudi Arabia to lead global oil cut deal.

Qatar and Glencore buy 19.5% of Russia’s Rosneft.

Russia sold a 10.2-billion euro ($11 billion, Dh40.2 billion) stake in its largest oil producer to commodity trader Glencore Plc and Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund in a triumph for President Vladimir Putin, who announced the deal on state television personally. In a surprise deal that comes despite US and European Union sanctions against Russia, the … Continue reading Qatar and Glencore buy 19.5% of Russia’s Rosneft.

Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Vists Kuwait, Al-Khafji Field comes upfront.

Kuwait witnessed a very large reception for the Saudi Kings visit to the country on Thursday after a Gulf summit in Bahrain, as a sign of the strength of relations between the two neighbouring countries. Before the Kings arrival to Kuwait (which is planned to last for three days) many news agencies speculated that a … Continue reading Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Vists Kuwait, Al-Khafji Field comes upfront.