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26-08-2013

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Russian Izvestia newspaper on August 26, 2013.

10-06-2013

The Syrian government has dissolved the bilateral business councils established between Syrian and foreign businessmen.

18-05-2013

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Argentina’s Clarin newspaper and Telam news agency on May 18, 2013.

10-04-2013

For the first time in years Gulfsands Petroleum derived no revenues from its Syria operations in 2012, the company's chairman said in a note to shareholders.

04-04-2013

The Minister of Oil has named new executives to chair two joint-ventures firms with international oil companies.

25-03-2013

The governor of the Central Bank of Syria has said that the USD 1 billion credit line recently received from Iran was helping his institution defend the Syrian Pound.

28-01-2013

The Syrian government has issued a tender for the construction on a BOT basis of a new crude oil refinery in the east of the country.

07-01-2013

The following document is the English version of the speech given by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad on January 07 in the Opera House in Damascus.

13-12-2012

Kulczyk Oil, an independent oil company, declared last summer force majeure on its operations in Syria.

05-11-2012

Syria’s health sector lost some SYP 7 billion from the uprising and ensuing violence gripping the country since March 2011, according to the Minister of Health.

25-09-2012

The following document is the transcript of a press conference by Lakhdar Ibrahimi, the Special Representative for Syria of the United Nations and Arab League, following a briefing he gave to the Security Council on September 24.

25-09-2012

The following document is the transcript of a press conference by Lakhdar Ibrahimi, the Special Representative for Syria of the United Nations and Arab League, following a briefing he gave to the Security Council on September 24.

16-07-2012

The Minister of Petroleum, Said Huneidi, has appointed a new chairman for Al-Furat Petroleum Company.

02-07-2012

The following text is the final communiqué issued by the “Action Group for Syria,” following its meeting in Geneva on June 30.

Action Group for Syria
Final Communiqué
30.06.2012

28-06-2012

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Iranian TV on June 28, 2012.

17-05-2012

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Russian TV on May 17, 2012.

25-03-2012

The European Union has added 12 persons, including the spouse of the Syrian President, and two companies to the list of people and institutions facing an asset freeze and a travel ban.

11-03-2012

China has announced that it will withdraw all Chinese personnel working in its companies based in Syria, with the exception of a few that will guard facilities.

05-03-2012

The difficulty to find reinsurers and to receive a sovereign guarantee for the shipment of Syrian crude is halting plans by Indian companies to import oil from Syria, according to Reuters.

27-02-2012

The “Friends of Syria” meeting organised last week in Tunisia announced the establishment of an economic recovery working group to draft plans on “rebuilding Syria.”

26-02-2012

Build, operate and maintain electric power plants

13-02-2012

Updated February 13: Gulf and several EU countries recalled last week their ambassadors to Damascus after the United States decided to suspend the operations of its embassy in the Syrian capital and to recall all its diplomats there.

05-02-2012

Works on the expansion of LPG storage capacity in the coastal city of Banias have been completed and were commissioned by the Ministry of Petroleum on Saturday.

05-02-2012

The following text is the resolution pertaining to the unrest in Syria and vetoed on February 4 by Russia and China.

05-02-2012

The following text is the resolution pertaining to the unrest in Syria and vetoed on February 04 by Russia and China.

30-01-2012

Updated January 30: Exports of crude oil and related products represented almost half of all Syrian export revenues in 2010 – from a third in 2009 - a figure that confirms the significant impact that the ban imposed by the EU and other western countries on oil exports is having on the country’s foreign currency earnings.

22-01-2012

Syria has lost an estimated USD 2 billion from the embargo on oil exports imposed by the European Union and other western countries, according to the Minister of Oil.

31-12-2011

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Russian TV in 2011.

The translation is by Syria’s state-news agency, SANA.

DAMASCUS, (SANA) – In an interview with Russia's Rossiya 1 TV channel on Sunday, President Bashar Al-Assad discussed developments in Syria and the region, Syria's efforts to emerge from the crisis, the dangers and repercussions of any aggression against Syria or interference in its internal affairs, relations with Russia, and western sanctions.

12-12-2011

The Syrian President has recalled four ambassadors, including Imad Mustafa, Ambassador to Washington.

12-12-2011

Suncor Energy and Gulfsands Petroleum have announced that they were suspending their operations in Syria in light of the latest sanctions announced by the European Union.

04-12-2011

Royal Dutch Shell is pulling out of Syria after the European Union sanctioned Al-Furat Petroleum Company, the joint-venture firm through which the Dutch company is extracting oil in the country.

27-11-2011

The Ministry of Petroleum is beginning to find new buyers for its crude after an embargo imposed this summer by the EU forced it to scale back output by a third.

20-11-2011

Interview with The Sunday Times on November 20, 2011. 

30-10-2011

Drilling of oil and all related services

24-10-2011

The Governor of the Central Bank has said that Syria was willing to use the Russian Ruble in international transactions should a ban on the Euro be imposed by the European Union.

03-10-2011

The Syrian government has announced that it is rescheduling the debts of farmers and manufacturers that had contracted loans with state-owned banks in a bid to ease the financial pressures on them. 

29-08-2011

Great Wall Drilling Company, a subsidiary of CNPC, the Chinese oil giant, is suspending operations in Syria because of the political unrest, according to Chinese media.

22-08-2011

There are currently just under two dozen international companies operating in the Syrian oil industry from the exploration and production sectors to related services. The companies are listed below.

22-08-2011

There are currently just under two dozen international companies operating in the Syrian oil industry from the exploration and production sectors to related services. The companies are listed below.

15-08-2011

A new round of sanctions announced last week on Syrian corporations and individuals, as well as hints that western countries may move against Syria’s oil industry, raise questions as to the impact these measures may have on the economy and the manner in which the regime is handling the country's popular revolt.

15-08-2011

Over the course of the last eight days, the international community has grown markedly united in its condemnation of the Syrian government's use of force to quell the country's deepening revolutionary movement.

15-08-2011

Gulfsands Petroleum has announced that a new well in its Khurbet east find tested at a flow rate of 5,516 barrels of oil per day as the company commissioned a new production facility.

08-08-2011

The first week of Ramadan proved to be a violent one, as over the course of the last seven days, more than 250 civilians were reportedly killed in military crackdowns across the country.

03-08-2011

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.

18-07-2011

The Public Establishment for Electricity Generation and Transmission is seeking a consultancy to oversee the design and execution of a steam power plant near Aleppo.

18-07-2011

The inconclusive finish of the staging meetings of the government-led national dialogue, followed by attacks against the US and French embassies in Damascus on July 11, kicked off another tumultuous week in Syria.

04-07-2011

The week of June 27 marked a sea change for the Syrian protest movement. At the start of the week, 190 opposition members met for the first time in public in Damascus. In response to the meeting, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad set July 10, 2011 as the start date for national dialogue.