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British football fan 'beaten and starved in UAE'

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By David Mercer, news reporter A British football fan who claims he was detained in the United Arab Emirates for wearing a Qatar shirt has told Sky News he was left to starve in prison after being beaten up. Ali Issa Ahmad was allegedly arrested for wearing the t-shirt after going to watch an Asian Read More

Gas guru who corrected CIA says U.S., Russia pick wrong fight

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By Jonathan Tirone on 2/18/2019 Nebojsa Nakicenovic. Photo: IIAC. VIENNA (Bloomberg) — The scientist who built the most prominent Cold War energy advisory said the U.S. and Russia should set aside their fight over natural gas markets and focus on slashing fossil fuel pollution more quickly. Nebojsa Nakicenovic helped set the stage for the global gas Read More

BHGE strengthens presence in Qatar across fullstream operations

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2/18/2019 DOHA — Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), the world’s first fullstream oil and gas company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Qatar Petroleum (QP) to unlock new opportunities to expand its presence in the country and to support Qatar Petroleum’s Tawteen Program. The agreement confirms BHGE’s ongoing commitment to Qatar and Read More

Qatar Petroleum launches energy sector localization program – TAWTEEN

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2/18/2019 Photo: Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, president CEO Qatar Petroleum. QATAR — His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the Prime Minister and Interior Minister, launched Qatar Petroleum’s Localization Program for Services and Industries in the Energy Sector “TAWTEEN” – an initiative to enhance localizing the sector’s supply chain and expand the small and Read More

Qatar aims to build $20 billion sports sector ahead of World Cup

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DOHA (Reuters) – Qatar wants to attract more sports companies to the Gulf state, aiming to develop a $20 billion sports sector ahead of the 2022 World Cup, a senior official said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO – A view of the beIN Sports studio that will be hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup is seen Read More

Shutdown of historic field forces Dutch to look abroad for gas

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By Rob Verdonck on 2/15/2019 WARSAW (Bloomberg) — After decades of supplying itself and its European neighbors with natural gas, an era has officially come to an end for the Netherlands.  The country became a net importer for the first calendar year since it started production from the giant Groningen field in 1963. It joins Read More

Qatar's real estate market faces reality check ahead of World Cup

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DOHA/DUBAI (Reuters) – Qatar’s Doha Tower, a spike-tipped cylinder that glows orange at night, won an award when finished in 2012 amid a Gulf-wide real estate boom, but today about half of its 46 floors are empty. Towers under construction are seen in Doha, Qatar February 5, 2019. Picture taken February 5, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer The Read More

Oil crash is over, but debt is still piling up in the Gulf

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By Zainab Fattah on 2/14/2019 NEW YORK (Bloomberg) — The oil crash came and went but the debt pile it left across the Gulf is still growing, leaving the region’s energy-dependent economies more vulnerable next time a crisis strikes. All but debt-free before crude prices nosedived in 2014, many Gulf governments tried to borrow their way Read More

Aramco comes out to play on an empty playground

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By Liam Denning on 2/14/2019 Manifa oilfield. Photo: Saudi Aramco. NEW YORK (Bloomberg Opinion) — According to Khalid Al-Falih, Saudi Arabia’s energy and industry minister and chairman of Saudi Arabian Oil Co., “the world is going to be Saudi Aramco’s playground.” If it is, then that will be partly because some others have ceded ground. In Read More

Upstart pitches plan for cheapest U.S. gas on water

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By Naureen S. Malik and Christine Buurma on 2/14/2019 Photo: Venture Global LNG. NEW YORK (Bloomberg) — A little-known company is planning to be a standout in the crowded field of U.S. shale gas exports by slashing construction costs for the massive terminals that turn gas into a transportable liquid. The founders of Venture Global LNG Read More