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Israel gas

Has Israel’s gas and energy diplomacy hit its limits?

Israel’s gas market remains small, but in the decade before the war in Gaza began in October its growth was remarkable.


COP28 opens in Dubai: what topics take priority and what next?

The COP28 summit opened today with a decision to discuss financing the loss and damage fund, in the hope of reaching an agreement before moving onto more complex topics.

Gaza war

Uncertainties over gas development amid ongoing Gaza war

Amid the ongoing Israel-Gaza war, rumours are circulating that Israel is eyeing offshore development in waters close to the Gaza Strip.

Saudi Aramco

Saudi Aramco eyes global LNG expansion with MidOcean stake

The $500 million MidOcean deal marks Saudi Aramco’s first international investment in LNG.

World Bank

Havoc in energy markets from war in Gaza unlikely, analysts say

A World Bank report said that oil prices could skyrocket if the war in Gaza spreads and causes supply interruptions. But analysts said that, for now, that does not appear likely.

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company FID ties CCS to net zero

With its Hail and Ghasha mega-project, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company says it will use carbon capture and storage to operate with net zero emissions.


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Sultan Al Jaber

Sultan Al Jaber: fossil fuel phase-out is “my North Star”

COP28 president Sultan Al Jaber said he respects science, following his earlier comments that there was “no science” behind calls for the end of fossil fuels to limit temperature rises to 1.5C.


Oil kingdom COP28: the gamble that paid off?

When delegates gathered in Dubai just a fortnight ago for the opening of COP28, the chances of progress seemed slim, but these oil state climate talks delivered a transition away from fossil fuels that no previous COP managed to achieve.


At COP28 the UAE softens, now Saudi Arabia must follow

Saudi Arabia remains a thorn in the side of COP28. Only one solution remains – that the Gulf petrostate host its own COP, and face up to global scrutiny as the United Arab Emirates has done.

Al Jaber

Drama in the desert: Al Jaber backtracks on fossil fuel science

It is less than a week since COP28, the largest ever U.N climate summit, began in the oil kingdom city of Dubai, but drama is already at a peak after Sultan Al Jaber questioned the science behind phasing out fossil fuels.