Oil prices moved up to start the week as light holiday trading and relatively low volatility have provided a rare period of calm in the oil markets. The looming OPEC cuts are adding a bit of optimism to oil, with WTI moving above $53 per barrel and Brent topping $55 per barrel. The oil production … Continue reading Oil Rally Gains Momentum Ahead Of OPEC Cuts
Saudi Arabia expects to earn 46% more from oil revenues in 2017 compared to this year, with expectations of rising global demand combining with the OPEC-led global production cut to push prices higher. In its annual budget unveiled Thursday, the kingdom said its oil revenues were projected to hit Riyals 480 billion ($128 billion) next … Continue reading Saudi 2017 budget projects 46% rise in oil revenues
KUWAIT CITY: OPEC member Kuwait has earmarked 34.5 billion dinars ($115 billion) to spend on oil projects over the next five years, despite the slump in oil prices, a senior executive said Sunday. "We have earmarked 34.5 billion dinars for spending on oil projects over the next five years," Wafa al-Zaabi, head of planning at … Continue reading Kuwait to spend $115 billion on oil projects
Demand for oil is expected to outstrip supply in the next six months as long as the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC and countries outside the cartel can implement a deal signed penultimate weekend to lower output, the International Energy Agency, IEA, one of the world’s leading energy forecasters, has said. OPEC had agreed to cut … Continue reading Global oil surplus will disappear in 2017
Kuwait is committed to cutting output by 131,000 b/d in January in line with its commitments under OPEC's output reduction deal, oil minister Essam al-Marzouq said Thursday. That was despite Kuwait's state-owned oil company making preparations to restart around 500,000 b/d of production from the Partitioned Neutral Zone (PNZ) shared with Saudi Arabia, which has … Continue reading Kuwait – Getting ready to start up the Neutral Zone.
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.
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.
Cuba opened its first solar farm with 14,000 panels that doubled the country’s capacity to harvest energy from the sun back in November 2013. The project is just one of seven farms in the works as leaders are being forced to consider renewables amid failed attempts at drilling for oil off its coast. Cuba relies … Continue reading Even Cuba Is Turning To Solar Energy.