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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

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.

23-05-2017

The exchange rate of the Islamic State's currency, the Golden Dinar, relative to the US dollar.

23-05-2017

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

23-05-2017

The Syrian government is reportedly offering to export electricity to Lebanon despite significant supply shortages in the country.

23-05-2017

The Islamic State is banning the use in its territory of any currency other than its own Dinar in an apparent bid to collect as much dollars as possible from the market before a potential withdrawal.

22-05-2017

The Syrian government has increased the price it is paying farmers for their wheat to ensure it can procure as much of the local crop as possible but the opposition is countering with an even higher offer.

16-05-2017

The Syrian government is increasing its control over the local wheat market in a bid to procure as much wheat as possible from the local crop.

16-05-2017

The Syrian opposition has opened a new crossing with Iraq near the border with Jordan, enabling the flow of goods between the two sides of the border, the first such position currently under the control of the Syrian opposition.

16-05-2017

A Russian company that was granted the right to explore Syria’s waters for oil and gas is reportedly returning to Syria after a two-year suspension of its activities.

09-05-2017

The general assembly of the Raqqa Chamber of Commerce and Industry held last week its first meeting in four years, a move that has a political dimension as much as a business one.

02-05-2017

On April 26, regime forces took back the large Shaer gas field and are now in control of most of Syria’s main gas reserves even though production is not expected to restart before months.

25-04-2017

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Sputnik, a Russian news agency, in Damascus on April 21, 2017.

25-04-2017

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

25-04-2017

Russian oil engineering companies are reportedly already active in Syria as the Syrian President said that new contracts would be granted to them.

25-04-2017

A scheduled bus trip has reportedly been launched between Qamishli and Damascus for the first time in four years, linking again the Iraqi border with the Mediterranean.

11-04-2017

Syria’s wheat harvest could rise to above 2 million tons this year, the Minister of Agriculture has said, potentially reducing import levels.

04-04-2017

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

28-03-2017

The European Union has lifted sanctions on one of the investors most connected to the regime.

21-03-2017

The opposition’s main investment fund is multiplying the announcements of its recent achievements, a reflection of its need to show its continued relevance, after the shrinking of the territory under the control of rebel forces.

21-03-2017

The Syrian Petroleum Company has extended the deadline for a tender to conduct seismic survey in an area north of Damascus as previous bidding rounds failed to attract companies.

14-03-2017

After a suspension of two months, water supplies are set to resume to the city of Aleppo.

14-03-2017

Repair and maintenance works in the Hayan field by the Ministry of Petroleum highlight how the government is trying to capitalize on its recent gains in the central area to increase oil supplies.

07-03-2017

The success last week of regime forces in linking areas under their control with those of the Kurdish PYD will likely improve supplies of energy and agricultural products in Damascus and other parts of the country, lower costs and provide a small boost to economic activity.

06-03-2017

Despite a decline in its exports to Syria last year, Turkey remained an important trading partner.

28-02-2017

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

27-02-2017

An attack on Syria’s last standing gas processing plant temporarily shut down most electricity production across the country, highlighting the extreme weakness of the country’s energy infrastructure.

21-02-2017

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

07-02-2017

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