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The expected takeover by Iran of one of Syria’s ports has not yet materialised as traffic remained stable last year in the two ports of Lattakia and Tartous.


The signing today of several economic agreements in Tehran has confirmed the heavy price Syria is paying for the support of Iran to the Syrian regime, including the transfer of phosphate mines and a maritime port to Iranian companies in addition to the control by the Revolutionary Guards of a Syrian mobile phone license.


A new private university backed by the Syrian first lady has opened its doors in the coastal city of Lattakia.


A new government report has cast doubts on the actual level of oil production in Syria.


The production of electricity by Syria's power plants between 2011, a peak year, and 2015.


The production and net supply of electricity by Syria's power plants in 2014 and 2015.


This table provides data on the nominal and current capacity of the power generation plants operated by the state-owned electricity utility.


Syria’s production of oil and gas continued its decline in the first quarter of this year, according to the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources.


The attack last week of two large industrial concerns near Damascus highlights the persistent lack of security for people and businesses in areas only a few kilometres away from the Syrian capital.


Syria has reportedly signed a preliminary agreement with Russian and Lebanese traders to use the spare capacity at its two crude oil refineries in Homs and Banias.


Iran’s delivery of crude oil to Syria has helped stabilise the supply of oil products to the market, whiles strikes by the U.S.-led coalition have increased the losses of the country’s oil industry, the Minister of Petroleum has said.


The Syrian Government has announced a series of investments in Lattakia and Tartous amounting to billions of Syrian Pounds.


An update by the Ministry of Petroleum has confirmed the dire situation of the Syrian oil and gas industry.


Fighting between rebels and regime forces has led to the closure of the highway connecting Damascus with most of Syria.


The U.S. Administration blacklist of Syrian companies now includes a number of state entities in the shipping and maritime industry.


Syria’s production of oil, gas and phosphate remained mostly stable in the second quarter of this year, according to official data, in spite of the loss of various fields and mines to ISIS last Spring.


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.


Syria continues to import crude oil from Iran at a regular pace, data from the International Energy Agency show.


Syria has issued a tender inviting international companies to use spare capacity at its two refineries in Homs and Banias.


Syria’s production of crude oil averaged 9,500 barrels a day in the first quarter of this year, according to official data.


Syria’s oil output continued to decline last year as production now stands at some 2.5 percent of its pre-uprising level.


The US Treasury has put under sanctions 11 new individuals and companies located in four different countries for supporting the Syrian Government purchase oil products.


In an unprecedented move, the Syrian Government has offered to use its two refineries to process crude oil for private investors, as it seeks to meet rising shortages of oil products.


Syria’s Kurdish regions are producing an average of 40,000 barrels of crude oil per day, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.


Data from the Ministry of Petroleum seem to indicate that Syria’s imports of oil products stood at around 124,600 barrels per day during the first nine months of the year.


Traffic at Syria’s two commercial ports has remained relatively stable in the first nine months of this year compared to the same period of last year, official data show.


The Government has allowed the private sector to import gas oil and fuel oil for the benefit of manufacturing companies as it seeks to alleviate shortages in the market.


The European Union has added new companies and individuals to its sanctions list, including two Lebanese companies and a prominent Syrian businessman.


The US Treasury has blacklisted a number of new individuals and entities for their support of the Syrian regime, including a Russian bank.


According to the Ministry of Petroleum, Syria’s production of crude oil in 2013 declined 80 percent compared to 2012.


The closure of the Damascus-Homs highway by the Syrian opposition is leading to fuel shortages in the Syrian capital.


Syria's imports of crude oil and refined oil products stood at some $3 billion in the first nine months of the year, according to the minister of oil, Sulaiman Al-Abbas.


Syria's import of crude oil and other oil products continues to run in the hundreds of millions every month, according to the minister of oil.


The Syrian government increased the price of gasoline last week, the fourth such hike in less than a year.


The freight volume in Tartous Port stood at 4.6 million tons in the first three quarters of this year, according to Ghazwan KheirBeik, the port’s general manager.


The Syrian President has issued a decree establishing two new appeal courts in the coastal region.


The refinery of Banias on the Syrian coast is operating again after a month of maintenance work, according to Syrian officials.


The lack of fuel oil is the main reason for the decline in the production of electricity, according to state officials.


The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources has confirmed the sharp drop in Syria’s crude oil production.


Syria has taken delivery of a new shipment of gas oil as it increased its imports of oil products in recent weeks, Reuters reported.


The following document is the English version of the speech delivered by the President of the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces, during the Arab League Summit in Doha, Qatar.


The following document is the English version of the speech delivered by the President of the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces, during the Arab League Summit in Doha, Qatar.


Syria has increased the price of gasoline by 18 percent as shortages persist across the country.


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.


The Syrian government increased last week the price of heating oil by 40 percent, the fourth such rise in less than a year.


International sanctions, attacks on pipelines and the suspension of works at the refinery of Banias have reduced significantly the supplies of heating oil in Syria leading to a surge in its price in the black market.


Syrian rebels have taken a number of oil fields in the region of Deir-ez-Zor in the last few weeks, risking a disruption of supplies in the large urban centres of the west of the country.


The volume of freight in Tartous Port declined some 27 percent in the first ten months of the year, according to estimates from the Ministry of Transport.