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19-12-2017

The Minister of Petroleum has set production targets for both oil and gas for next year and 2019.

12-12-2017

A Russian state entity has signed an agreement to develop Syrian oil, gas and mining assets, confirming Moscow’s increasing appetite for Syria's underground resources.

12-12-2017

Gas supplies will continue to increase relatively significantly next year in Syria, according to government officials.

12-12-2017

A selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

14-11-2017

Samer Foz, the increasingly powerful and visible Syrian investor, is expanding his investment portfolio with a new venture in the pharmaceuticals sector.

14-11-2017

The advance of regime forces in the eastern region of Syria has enabled the government to take control of wheat stocks and increase the volumes procured locally.

07-11-2017

The government’s reconstruction committee has announced that it would allocate money for the areas of Deir-ez-Zor that were taken back from the Islamic State last week.

31-10-2017

The Damascus Securities Exchange's main index posted in October its second largest monthly increase since the beginning of 2017.

24-10-2017

On Sunday 22 October, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces captured the large Omar Field east of Deir-ez-Zor, effectively leaving the Syrian regime without direct control on any of the country’s largest oil fields.

24-10-2017

Syria’s production of phosphate has restarted after a stoppage of almost 18 months, but the revenues the government will collect will be limited.

17-10-2017

Engineering works at the Ebla Gas Plant are set to increase the supply of natural gas to Syria’s power grid.

10-10-2017

Lafarge, the French building materials global company, reportedly paid various armed groups in Syria, including the Islamic State, in order to protect its factory located in the north of the country as it hoped to remain operating and benefit from reconstruction.

26-09-2017

The Deir-ez-Zor gas plant is a gas processing and gathering plant located northwest of the city of Deir-ez-Zor.

26-09-2017

The takeover of a large gas field near Deir-ez-Zor by Kurdish-affiliated Syrian opposition groups last week draws many economic and political implications for a range of local, regional and international actors including the Syrian regime, Iran, the U.S. but also Russian private contractors.

19-09-2017

The value of the Syrian pound relative to the dollar continued to rise in recent weeks although the trend is unlikely to last.

19-09-2017

The Syrian government has revised upward its end-of-year targets for oil, gas and phosphate production.

12-09-2017

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

12-09-2017

The success by the Syrian regime and the various militias affiliated to it last week in breaking the siege of Deir-ez-Zor could pave the way for important long-term economic benefits.

12-09-2017

Syria’s consumption of oil products stabilized in past months as regular imports from Iran continued, according to a government official.

05-09-2017

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

29-08-2017

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

22-08-2017

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

22-08-2017

(Updated on April 16, 2020: an earlier version of the article stipulated that businessman George Heswani had been removed from the EU sanctions list, which is incorrect.)

On August 18, regime affiliated forces took control of a large gas processing plant west of Raqqa, enabling a further increase in gas supplies.

08-08-2017

Syria’s oil and gas production continues to increase incrementally as a potential deal with the PYD may add significant more volumes to the government’s control.

08-08-2017

The volume of wheat purchased by the Syrian government from its farmers will fall sharply again this year, an official has said.

08-08-2017

Despite power cuts of several hours per day across the country, the Syrian Government is now exporting electricity to Lebanon to generate foreign currency revenues.

25-07-2017

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

25-07-2017

The text of U.N. Security Council resolution 2368 (2017) adopted on July 20, 2017 encouraging Governments to update their methods for cutting off funds to terrorist groups, preventing their travel, banning them from acquiring arms and ensuring that sanctions were fully implemented.

The text of the resolution reads as follows:

11-07-2017

Syria’s gas production continues to increase as a new well began production this week, while a field recently recovered from the Islamic State restarted operations.

04-07-2017

The Syrian Government has awarded a Russian oligarch the rights to collect a share of its oil and gas revenues in exchange for contributing to free territory from the Islamic State.

04-07-2017

Syria’s wheat harvest this year will reportedly fall far short of government forecasts, endangering supplies of bread to the population and economic activity in rural areas.

04-07-2017

A new gas well started production last week east of Homs, enabling the government to add supply to the network and ease electricity rationing.

20-06-2017

The advance of Syrian regime troops towards Raqqa is helping them control an increasing number of small oil and gas fields.

13-06-2017

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

13-06-2017

Dozens of thousands of Syrian refugees in Turkey have returned to Syria in areas controlled by the Free Syrian Army, according to Turkish officials.

12-06-2017

The revenues of the Islamic State from crude oil have decreased by two thirds since 2015, a Russian official has said.

06-06-2017

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by WION, an Indian TV station, in Damascus on June 03, 2017.

06-06-2017

The Syrian government has awarded a Russian company a contract to extract phosphate from its mines in central Syria, a government official has said.

06-06-2017

All dams on the Euphrates River are now under the control of the Kurds, a fact that has important economic and political implications.

30-05-2017

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

30-05-2017

The U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State has destroyed dozens of bridges as Syria’s transport infrastructure has been largely affected by the war, Ali Hammoud, the Minister of Transport said.

29-05-2017

The Syrian Minister of Petroleum has provided several new numbers on Syria’s oil and gas sector.