... the possibility of subregional integration in the Arab Mashreq and the increasing influence of Russian energy companies in regards to gas projects located in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Russia’s Interests in the Arab Mashreq: Analyzing the Future of Oil and Gas in Iraq and Syria
, 2.8 Mb
... the reasons Saudi Arabia did not join the Astana initiative is that Iran is a founder. The Saudis does not fear a Russian influence in Syria, but they rather fear an Iranian one. Plus, Russians and Saudis have a lot to discuss and cooperate such as Oil and Gas markets, they have to deal openly at some point. It is in none favour to go into a confrontation in Syria or the Middle-East. As a result, the Saudis had started to view the Russian role in the Middle-East as stability guaranteer. The Saudis also believe that Russia in Syria will definitely minimise the Iranian influence over there. In short, they prefer ...
... Russia, America, and the state of their relationship is the lack of measured and reasoned commentary. Make no mistake, though, the problems between Russia and America are serious and affect a whole host of major issues around the world from wars in Syria and Ukraine to global energy distribution, access, and prices, to space exploration and militarization, just to name a few.
Perhaps this is understandable, given the nature of the history of the most serious, dangerous rivalry the world has ever ...
... Syria’s share in the
global oil and gas reserve
market was estimated at 2.5 billion barrels, just 0.2 percent of global resources (Crude Oil Proved Reserves. 2012. International Energy Statistics. EIA). Before the beginning of the military conflict, Syrian oil production amounted to 0.4 percent of the global total. In 2012, this figure fell to 0.25 percent (calculated by the author on the basis of BP Statistical Review of World Energy. June 2013. p. 8). The country’s ability to become an oil and gas ...
... percent to 114,000 bpd. Syria’s share of world exports contracted from 0.4 percent in 2010 to 0.3 percent in 2011 (
Annual Statistical Bulletin
. OPEC, 2013. P. 49). There are no official figures for Syrian oil exports in 2012 and 2013.
Abu-Kamal Oil Company is a joint venture was
established between GPC and Russian Tat Naft
Prior to the turmoil and international sanctions, 95 percent of crude exports went to EU countries, with Germany and Italy being key importers, ...