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September 01 2013

Saudis Try to Gather Support for a Strike - NYTimes.com

Saudis Try to Gather Support for a Strike - NYTimes.com
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/02/world/middleeast/saudi-arabia-syria-military-action.html

Saudi Arabia and the other oil-rich Persian Gulf monarchies on Sunday stepped up their efforts to drum up support for Western airstrikes against Syria.

August 27 2013

These maps show how Asia is taking over the oil markets

These maps show how Asia is taking over the oil markets

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/08/26/these-maps-show-how-asia-is-taking-over-the-oil-markets/?wprss=rss_social-postbusinessonly&Post+generic=%3Ftid%3Dsm_twitter_

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has created a fascinating short animation showing how the world’s appetite for oil has changed over the past three decades.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/files/2013/08/oil-use-2012.png

Here’s how much petroleum different regions used back in 1980, when the whole world burned about 63.1 million barrels a day of gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, heating oil and other products:

#énergie #pétrole #asie #consommation_pétrole #consommation_énergie

July 14 2013

Instability scaring off some oil, gas bidders | Business , Lebanon | THE DAILY STAR

Instability scaring off some oil, gas bidders | Business , Lebanon | THE DAILY STAR
http://dailystar.com.lb/Business/Lebanon/2013/Jul-12/223377-instability-scaring-off-some-oil-gas-bidders.ashx#axzz2YvdyMHJI

L’article expose aussi le point de vue de Mohammad Kabani, député du 14 mars, qui presse pour une exploitation rapide des hydrocarbures situés près de la frontière maritime, craignant une mainmise isréalienne sur ces ressources

Head of Lebanon’s energy parliamentary committee MP Mohammad Qabbani said Thursday that Lebanon had four months to come up with a plan to safeguard its oil and gas wealth.

“Lebanon should start drilling from the south of our exclusive economic zone in the first licensing round to guarantee our rights. ... The priority should be given to the border blocks 8, 9, and 10 which are in close proximity to Karish,” the MP told a news conference.

He also called for the establishment of a national oil and gas company, adding that a draft law would be prepared in this regard.

Bashir Bassatne, manager of BB Energy, echoed Qabbani’s call to start awarding contracts for blocks in the EEZ’s southern region. He added that reservoirs in the area were most likely to stretch across the borders not only with Israel but also with Cyprus.

“In the absence of an agreement to divide natural resources, an unlikely outcome [given Lebanon and Israel’s state of war], it will be a race over who exploits the wealth first,” he said.

#Liban
#Israël
#hydrocarbures
#énergie
#pétrole
#gaz_naturel
#frontière_maritime

July 11 2013

Lebanon Shiites ousted from Gulf as Hezbollah fans

Lebanon Shiites ousted from Gulf as Hezbollah fans
http://news.yahoo.com/lebanon-shiites-ousted-gulf-hezbollah-fans-195205339.html

Like many Shiite Muslims working in the oil-rich Gulf state, Farhat says he popped up on the country’s deportation radar merely because of his sect, which its Sunni rulers associate with the Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah.

“I felt like a criminal, but I did not know what I did wrong,” said Farhat, who had lived in the UAE for 15 years before his expulsion in May. “It seems that my only crime was that I am Shiite.”

Long considered by authorities as a security threat, hundreds of Shiites have been quietly expelled from the UAE, Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Arab states on suspicion of being supporters of Hezbollah. The deportations have surged in recent months after the group publicly joined the civil war in Syria on the side of President Bashar Assad, an archenemy of the Gulf’s rulers.

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