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Russian oil engineering companies are reportedly already active in Syria as the Syrian President said that new contracts would be granted to them.


The Syrian portion of the Arab Gas Pipeline was attacked again earlier this month but has since been repaired.


The vice-President of Stroytransgaz, one of Russia's largest engineering companies, visited Damascus last week, reportedly seeking new project opportunities.


Syria’s ministry of electricity has provided a breakdown of its turbines that are at a standstill because of the lack of fuel to feed them.


Syria’s electricity production is largely at a standstill following an attack on the country’s main gas pipeline, leading to long hours of power cuts in Damascus and other parts of the country.


A gas plant with a daily output of 1.2 million cubic metres will come on stream within weeks, adding much needed supplies to Syria’s gas and electricity networks.


A new attack on a power plant in Syria has raised outages in various parts of the country.


The Ministry of Electricity has raised its estimate of the damage to the country’s electricity infrastructure.


Syria’s gas transport network continues to face attacks by armed groups, leading to continuous shortages of supplies and increasing power outages.


The suspension of gas supplies from the Arab Gas Pipeline has led to an increase in power outages in Damascus and surrounding areas.


Monday evening, electricity was being gradually restored in several parts of southern Syria after outages of more than three days.


Attacks on Syria’s gas infrastructure are continuing, leading to an increase in power cuts across the country.


Iran and Syria have signed a framework agreement for the transport of Iranian gas through Iraqi territory and onto Syria.


Iran has begun the construction of a USD 3 billion pipeline that will link Iranian gas fields with Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, an Iranian official has said.


The latest bombing of the pipeline carrying Egyptian gas to both Israel and Jordan has caused a suspension of supplies to Syria, according to the Minister of Oil, Sufian Al-Allao.


Russia’s Stroytransgaz has announced that it had signed an extension and amendment agreement on the North and South Middle Area Gas Development project.


Syria produced an average of 378,091 barrels of crude oil per day in the first nine months of the year, according to the Ministry of Oil, as international sanctions led to a reduction in output in the third quarter.


Syria’s production of crude oil remained stable in the first half of this year at 387,250 barrels a day, an increase of 957 barrels a day compared with the same period of last year, according to the Ministry of Petroleum.


On Monday July 25, Syria, Iraq and Iran are to sign a final agreement for the construction of a gas pipeline linking Iranian gas fields with Syria and potentially Europe.


Syria’s production of crude oil stood at 387,000 barrels of oil a day in the first quarter of this year, an increase of 4,000 bpd compared to the same period of 2010, according to the Ministry of Petroleum.


Iran will start exporting natural gas to Syria, through Turkey, before the end of this year, according to Massoud Mir Kazemi, Iran’s Minister of Petroleum.

Egyptian supplies of natural gas to Syria stopped on February 5 following the explosion that targeted the pipeline carrying it, Sufian Al-Allao, the Minister of Petroleum, said.

Syria’s production of crude oil stood at 386,112 barrels of oil a day in 2010, according to the Ministry of Oil, confirming that the country had momentarily stopped the decline in production.


Syria and Iran have inked a preliminary agreement to build a 2,000 km “Islamic” pipeline that will carry gas from Iran to Syria through Iraq.


Syria will announce a bid round for offshore blocks in early 2011, according to Syria’s Minister of Petroleum, Sufian Allao.


Works on the 62km stretch of the Arab Gas Pipeline (AGP) between Aleppo and the Turkish border should be completed before the end of the year, according to Syria’s Deputy Minister of Petroleum.


The Syrian President inaugurated on November 18 the country's largest gas processing plant as well as the first section of the Arab Gas Pipeline built within the Syrian territory.


Plynostav- Regulace Plynu of Czech has won the contract to build a gas pipeline linking the Syrian and Turkish gas grids.

Syria and Egypt signed an agreement on September 7 for the transit of Egyptian gas to Lebanon through Syria.

A number of agreements signed by the Syrian Government are helping increase the country’s procurements of natural gas and strengthening its positioning as a regional gas transit route.


The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has provided Syria a loan of USD 30 million to part-finance the construction of the Raqqa-Deir-ez-Zor-Hassakeh motorway.


The Euro-Arab Mashreq Gas Market project (EAMGM) might enter into a second phase of operations early 2010 with a budget of EUR 7 million.


The pipeline linking the Syrian and Turkish gas grids is being reoffered for tender after a preliminary deal between the Syrian Government and Stroytransgaz was scrapped.


The European Investment Bank is providing a loan of EUR 275 million to finance the extension of a power station at Deir Ali, south of Damascus.


Stroytransgaz has announced that it had completed the development of the Abu Rabah field in central Syria.

Syria is moving ahead with plans to build a gas pipeline linking its gas network with the Akkaz field in Iraq.

Stroytransgaz has been formally awarded the contract to build a gas pipeline linking the Syrian and Turkish grids.

Syria is receiving only 250,000 cubic meters a day a gas from Egypt, only one-tenth of the volume agreed between the two countries.

Nasri Al-Khouri, head of the Syrian-Lebanese Higher Council, talks on the economic and trade relationship between Lebanon and Syria.

The power station of Deir Ali, south of Damascus, has started to receive gas through the Arab Gas Pipeline, according to Sufian Al-Allao, Minister of Oil.

The Public Establishment for Electricity Generation and Transmission (PEEGT) is embarking on a large development programme, which will see over 4,500 MW of generating capacity added in the coming three years.


Stroytransgaz, a Russian oil engineering firm, has announced that it had started construction works on a second gas processing plant in Syria.


Syria will start purchasing gas from Egypt at the beginning of 2008 at a rate of 2.5 million cubic meters per day, according to Ali Abbas, director general of the Syrian Gas Company (SGC).


Syria and the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) signed on September 6 two loan agreements worth a total of USD 47 million.


The Ministry of Oil has invited international oil companies to bid for the exploration of four offshore blocks. This is the first time Syria offers offshore areas for exploration


Stroytransgaz has won a contract to build a gas processing plant in Syria’s central area and develop nearby gas fields.


Stroytransgaz is finalizing discussions with the Syrian Government to build a gas processing plant in the central area, according to sources close to the company.