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30-01-2017

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.

17-01-2017

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.

29-11-2016

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

22-11-2016

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

14-06-2016

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

14-06-2016

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

14-06-2016

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

03-05-2016

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.

12-04-2016

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.

01-03-2016

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.

26-01-2016

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.

16-11-2015

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

02-11-2015

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

14-09-2015

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

10-08-2015

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

27-07-2015

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.

20-07-2015

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.

25-06-2015

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

25-05-2015

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

27-04-2015

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

02-02-2015

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

29-12-2014

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.

01-12-2014

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.

24-11-2014

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.

03-11-2014

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.

06-10-2014

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.

06-10-2014

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.

28-07-2014

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

12-05-2014

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

20-01-2014

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

25-11-2013

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

04-11-2013

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.

14-10-2013

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.

07-10-2013

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

07-10-2013

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.

22-07-2013

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

01-07-2013

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

10-06-2013

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

06-05-2013

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

10-04-2013

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

27-03-2013

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.

27-03-2013

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.

04-03-2013

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

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.

21-01-2013

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

17-12-2012

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.

03-12-2012

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.

09-11-2012

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.