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How a surprise deal to boost world oil supply could ‘stir the pot’ in the Middle East, and pressure Saudi’s spare capacity

An impromptu agreement between the United States and Saudi Arabia to add more supply to increasingly tight oil markets is perceived as a test of the kingdom’s ability to pump more crude — and could further antagonize Iran and Venezuela, as both countries grapple with deteriorating conditions in their respective …

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Opec president releases pre-meeting statement

Ahead of the 174th (Ordinary) Opec meeting on Friday, Suhail Mohammad Faraj Al Mazroui, UAE Minister of Energy and Industry, released the following statement We are fast approaching the midway point of an important year for Opec and its partners. And with it, comes not only our June meeting — …

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Mideast M&A deals decline sharply in Q1 2018

Merger & acquisition deals across the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region declined sharply year-on-year, falling 21.8 per cent in the first quarter of 2018, according to EY’s first-quarter 2018 M&A report. Mena M&A activity saw 93 announced deals in the first quarter of 2018, compared to 119 deals …

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Positive outlook for oilfield services firms

Oilfield services firms are expected perform better in 2018 on the backdrop of rise in oil prices, top executives told Gulf News. Brent, the international benchmark, is currently trading at about $80 per barrel, up from 2017 average price of $55 per barrel as oil producing countries cut output to …

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Oil seen strengthening towards $80 per barrel

Oil prices will continue strengthening towards $80 (Dh293.84) per barrel due to geopolitical uncertainties in the market, but rising US production is expected to counter efforts by the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) to curb production and keep the market tight, experts said. Global benchmark Brent was at …

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Shale boom to keep oil markets under pressure

Oil markets are expected to remain pressured throughout 2018 due to a rise in shale production, experts said. Oil prices are currently trading higher due to the strict implementation of an output cut agreement by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) and non-Opec members, which seeks to lower global …

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RAK Petroleum back in profit

Ras Al Khaimah Petroleum, a UK-based company operating oil and gas concessions in the Middle East and Africa, said on Monday it had returned to profitability, posting a net profit of $54.8 million (Dh201 million) for the financial year 2017. A year earlier, the company reported a net loss of …

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Mohammad announces new economic stimulus plans

Dubai on Saturday announced new economic initiatives, including setting up a consultative council that will include international companies, to boost the emirates’s economy. His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, tweeted that the stimulus plans also include proposals …

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