A new research published by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said Qatar has the worst ecological footprint per person in the world. The wildlife and environmental organisation also said that an ever-growing demand for resources by a growing population is putting tremendous...
Energy Efficiency can save consumers and businesses money. No matter how 'green' the energy supply is -- it is not as 'green' as conservation. Turning the lights 'Off" or lowering the demand on the air conditioning unit, always results in real...
UAE is finally making the most of its sun-drenched land. The country is moving ahead to develop new technology to feed its growing energy needs. The initiative is aimed at developing real solar-powered solutions for everyday living. Siemens and Masdar...
Harun Yahya opines that mega projects like TANAP, apart from bringing in huge financial benefits will play an important role in bringing peace and well-being to the region. The Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline project (TANAP), described in person by...
As part of the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030, Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) awarded a contract to construct the initial phase of the $3.3bn Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park to First Solar. As per the agreement,...
Kuwait National Petroleum Company to invest $40 billion in mega projects KNPC CEO says the company has embarked on ambitious programme to implement many mega projects with an investment outlay of around $40bn Mohammad Ghazi Al-Mutairi, CEO, Kuwait National Petroleum Company...
Greenhouse gas is a catch-all term used to describe a class of gases -- either naturally-occurring or man-made (anthropogenic) which have a detrimental effect on the Earth’s atmosphere. It is no longer in academic dispute that any upset to...
IEA Report. World Energy Outlook Special Report 2013: Redrawing the Energy Climate Map. World Energy demand projection. Image courtesy of tqe.quaker.org  Governments have decided collectively that the world needs to limit the average global temperature increase to no more than 2...
Bahraini Oil Minister Abdul Hussein Ali Mirza announced Monday plans to invest $15bn to develop crude oil and natural gas resources during the next two decades. The island state wants to expand its gas-output capacity to 2.7bn cubic feet per...
IRENA's new complex in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, is a fitting step forward to its energy mission The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) reinforced UAE's status as a global energy leader with its newly inaugurated headquarters in Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City...
For decades, we have measured fuel economy and miles traveled by car or truck in the familiar miles traveled per gallon of gasoline, or MPG. Some nations don’t use miles as they use the metric system and distance is measured...
by Nicholas Brown. At the centre of Dubai's 2020 Expo, a flexible canopy of solar panels will be installed above the crowds to generate electrical energy and to provide shade. Solar canopies are one of the most sustainable solar applications because...
Emirates National Oil Co (Enoc) announced on Tuesday it is joining hands with Saudi fuel retailer Aldrees to build at least 40 service stations in the kingdom. The Dubai-government owned retailer is facing losses at home and hopes to...
Japanese insurer P&I club has instructed ship owners to alert the maritime insurer in advance of any plans to transport Iranian oil and petrochemicals that breach US-led sanctions on Tehran. Western countries have tightened punitive measures aimed at Iran's oil trade....
The March 11, 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster has precipitated a world of change in Japan's nuclear power industry. Within hours of the 9.0 earthquake and tsunami, some of Japan's 54 nuclear power plants (which had supplied 27% of Japan's electricity) were shut...
Booz Allen Announces Top Six Oil and Gas Industry Trends for 2014 Today’s oil and gas industry executives – including control room operators monitoring use data, chief information security officers analyzing the potential cyber security risks of a new IT...
  A senior British Petroleum official on Thursday announced the resumption of oil exploration activities in Libya and said the oil giant will drill 17 new exploration wells in the North African nation. Exploration activities were suspended in Libya last year...
India is now home to the world's largest solar park. China’s 200 megawatt Golmud Solar Park previously held the record of the world's largest solar park. The 214MW capacity photovoltaic solar park was completed at the cost of $2.3 billion. Currently,...
Barakah One Company of the UAE has received authorisation from  the US Export Import Bank for $2 billion in direct loan, to purchase US equipment and construction services, to build one of the world’s largest nuclear power plants in...
Latest figures released by the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) show the annual growth rate of energy consumption in Arab countries at 5.2 percent. Quoting from a monthly OAPEC energy information publication, the Kuwaiti News Agency reports that...
Egypt has granted its first post-revolution exploration licences to Royal Dutch Shell, RWE and TransGlobe Energy, a Reuters report said on Thursday. The country's government is struggling to make payments to its foreign energy producers to which it owes at...
Dr. A. Hamid Majid, renowned oil expert, affirmed that huge reserves of heavy oil exist in Wafra oilfield between Kuwait and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, amounting to around 25 billion barrels. He said that if exploited, it will become the...
by Nicholas Brown. Many of the world's countries have been trying to address current or impending water shortages, adopt renewable energy sources, and more. However, while some have made strides, others are struggling. They need ideas, and Masdar is addressing this...
Qatar announced it will go ahead with its strategic investments in Egypt to help the country get past the economic turbulence it is going through since the 2011 fall of Hosni Mubarak. Mohammed bin Saleh al-Sada, Qatar's minister of energy and...
Analysts and British energy companies said on Monday that Britain is in danger of suffering a long-term loss of liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply as top exporter Qatar sends only left-over short-term deliveries to the country while sending most of...
Only four months ago, many pundits in the US were predicting political chaos along with a dramatic drop in the polls for President Barack Obama if he refused to allow the Keystone XL pipeline to be built directly over the...
Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) has signed a contract with the Qatar International Petroleum Marketing Company Ltd. (Tasweeq) for the supply of 20,000 barrels per day of condensate for its Jebel Ali refinery. The annual contract underlines the commitment of...
Last week Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) announced that the company is suffering from fuel shortage and may not be able to keep up the fuel supply in the country at heavily subsidised rates while its costs were on...
Moody's Investors Service welcomed a recent decision by state-owned entities in the UAE to build a new liquefied natural gas import terminal that bypasses the strategic Strait of Hormuz and termed it as 'credit-positive'. Mubadala Development Company and the International Petroleum Investment...
Forecasts by the International Energy Agency (IEA) on Monday said the United States will overtake Saudi Arabia and Russia as the world's top oil producer by 2017. The Paris-based energy organisation predicted that Washington will come very close to achieving a...
The EPA’s newly-proposed Tier 3 rule would cut sulfur levels in American gasoline by two-thirds, and by 2018 the new standard could be fully implemented. According to the EPA, introducing and enforcing the new regulations would cost $3.4 billion between...
Saudi Arabia has been one of the best-performing G20 economies; however, the key to long-term sustainable economic growth lies in its economic diversification. Saudi Arabia’s reliance on oil for wealth needs no introduction. It accounts for nearly 80% of budget...
Prime Minister David Cameron inaugurates the world’s largest offshore wind farm. The London Array powers half a million UK homes, with only 175 wind turbines. The completed project produces 630MW of electricity. DONG Energy, E.ON and Masdar officially opened the world’s...
It was announced on Sunday that the Kaloti Group, one of the world's largest gold and precious metals refiners and trading houses, will be building one of the world's largest gold and precious metal refineries in the Jumeirah Lakes Towers...
UAE and Saudi Arabia Score High in GCC Renewable Energy Readiness Index UAE scored 4.75 out of 7, leading the Renewable Energy -Readiness Index, followed closely by Saudi Arabia with 4.60 Assessment Report Calls for Clear Policy and Legal Framework in...
The first solar panels ever installed, were photo-voltaic solar panels mounted on military satellites and blasted into space from Cape Kennedy, Florida during the 'Space Race' of the 1960's. Many of those old, reliable PV solar-powered satellites are still up...
Qatar Solar Energy has launched an enormous solar panel factory in Qatar, and they even want to expand production further to 2.5 GW. Qatar, a country located halfway down the west coast of the Arabian Gulf, has an arid climate...
It is estimated that Iran has exported 22 billion dollars worth of non-oil commodities during the period from Mar 20- Nov 21,despite the sanctions. Einollah Mohammadkhani Ghiasvand, who directs the secretariat of Supreme Council for Non-oil Exports, said the...
Dubai's electricity and water authority (DEWA) announced on Tuesday the emirate is working on the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park project which will generate 1,000MW electricity by 2030, and become one of the biggest solar parks...