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Nearly two years after pro-Iranian Shia militias seized farmlands west of the city of Mayadeen in Deir-ez-Zor governorate, owners of the lands are still barred from access.


The two tables below list the Russian companies involved in Syria since the beginning of the Russian military intervention in the country in September 2015.


The five tables below list the 236 companies currently operating in the Hessia Industrial City, one of four industrial cities in Syria.


Data on Syria's reserves of minerals and non-metallic ores.


Construction works including asphalting roads and water treatment plants


Two new wells started production north of Damascus last week adding capacity to Syria’s gas production.


Syria has established a EUR 80 million joint venture with unidentified private sector investors to develop asphalt deposits near Deir-ez-Zor.


A German company is to restart the operations of a plant it operates in Syria after years of stoppage.


Production of asphalt shingles and rolls


Lebanon’s Fattouche Group, which is reportedly close to powerful Syrian regime figures, is set to establish a new cement manufacturing plant in Syria, as part of other projects, in what would be the largest private sector investment in the country in years.


The Syrian President has issued a law aiming at clamping down more severely on illegal quarries and raising government revenues from them.


Trade and distribution of asphalt, contracting


The number of investment projects licensed by the Syrian Investment Agency fell by 84 percent year on year during the first quarter of 2012.


The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources has licensed a Turkish company for the construction of a refinery and the development of asphalt resources.


General trading and contracting; trading and manufacturing building materials, concrete batching asphalt plants; trade of cars, vehicles and building equipments


The cost of subsidizing oil products by the Government amounted to SYP 181 billion, or USD 3.62 billion, in the first nine months of this year, according to the Ministry of Oil.


Manufacturing of ready mix concrete; carry building and construction works; production of asphalt and development of quarries; contracting and trading


The net value of subsidized oil products reached SYP 116 billion, or USD 2.47 billion, in the first six months of 2011, according to Mahrukat, the state entity in charge of distributing energy products in Syria.


Book of conditions to be purchased from company (EUR 25)


Syria’s oil subsidy bill, one of the main expense items for the government, reached SYP 49 billion in the first quarter of this year, or around USD 1 billion, according to government statistics.


Book of conditions to be purchased from company (EUR 165)


The General Establishment of Geology and Mineral Resources has called in international companies to develop of a marble quarry and of asphalt deposits.


The reserves of oil shale found last year in Khanasser southeast of Syria could reach 37 billion tons, according to Sufian Al-Allao, Syria’s Minister of Oil and Mineral Resources.


Turkonfed, the Turkish Enterprise and Business Confederation, is organizing a trip of leading Turkish companies to Aleppo.

Local demand for mazout fell 13 percent last year, according to figures from Mahrukat.

Mahrukat, the state-owned firm in charge of distributing oil derivatives in the local market, posted a record deficit of USD 6.9 billion in the first nine months of the year according to figures from the company.


Mahrukat, the state-owned company in charge of distributing oil products, posted a net deficit of SYP 104 billion in the first quarter of this year, a dramatic 3-digit percentage surge from a year earlier.


The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources has published data on the 2007 performance of the country’s major state-owned oil firms including SPC, the two refineries of Banias and Homs, and Mahrukat.


Mahrukat, the state-owned company in charge of distributing oil by-products expects the total market of these products to reach 12.38 million cubic metres in 2008.


Knauf Gips KG, one of the world's leading manufacturers of building materials, will develop a state-owned gypsum plant located in Lattakia in a joint-venture with the General Company for Marble and Asphalt (GCMA), the owner of the plant.

The local demand on diesel is expected to reach 7.7 million tons in 2007, according to the estimates of Mahrukat, the state-owned firm in charge of distributing oil by-products.

Mahrukat is on its way to a record year in terms of sales as demand continues to grow.