Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Petroleum Affairs

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Petroleum Affairs

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See also, Kuwait

2001

Jan. 20: The Algerian state energy company SONATRACH signed a contract with Gaz de France and Malaysia's Petronas for gas exploration in the Ahnet region, in southern Algeria. [2/2 MEED]

Jan. 30: In Cairo, representatives from Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, and Egypt signed an agreement establishing the Arab Company of Gas, a regional gas network. [2/9 MEED]

Jan. 31: Egypt announced that it had signed with the state-owned Israel Electric Company a $3 billion contract for the supply to Israel of natural gas. [2/1 NYT]

Feb. 2: The London-based Middle East Economic Digest reported that as part of the Oil Ministry's plan to swap oil with other Caspian states, Iran had awarded China's Sinopec a $150 million contract to upgrade the Tabriz and Tehran refineries. [2/2 MEED]

Feb. 9: Middle East Economic Digest reported that the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) had discovered a large offshore oil field in Ramhormoz, in Khuzestan Province. [2/9 MEED]

Feb. 23: Middle East Economic Digest reported that the nine-member Offshore Kazakhstan International Operating Company (OKIOC) had chosen Italy's Agip to operate the Kashagan oil field in the Caspian Sea. [2/23 MEED]

Mar. 2: The New York Times reported that Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, and Turkey had signed an agreement allowing Kazakhstan to take part in the proposed Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan gas pipeline. …

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