Miriam Malek

Journalist and creative writer

Yemen's energy revival plan leaves analysts skeptical

Yemen is caught in a war that has left its 28 million people struggling to survive in what the United Nations calls the worst man-made humanitarian disaster. But that hasn't stopped the government from projecting new investment in energy this year, helping ports and airports to run more smoothly and swelling state coffers. But analysts are skeptical about the country's goal of enticing more foreign investors to help boost exports and generate vital cash needed for the Middle East's poorest and war-torn country.

Interview - 'No reason' Iran sanctions will lead to higher oil prices: US' Brian Hook

Thanks to booming US output, as well as increased supplies from Saudi Arabia, Russia and other major producers, oil prices have eased despite the Trump administration's reimposition of sanctions on Iran in November. But as OPEC and its allies implement production cuts to bolster prices, US officials say they will be closely monitoring the market in considering whether to extend waivers that allow eight countries to continue buying Iranian oil.

Ghana-based IPPs face shake-up with new president

Ghana’s new president is set to shake up the country’s gas and power industry through a number of legal and fiscal changes, and independent power producers (IPPs) are likely to feel the burn, industry sources have told Interfax Natural Gas Daily. Nana Akufo-Addo took office on 7 January, and one of his major tasks while in power will be to find ways to boost the monetisation of the power sector to slash its debts, which are weighing on state finances.

Pipeline Outage Adds to Nigerian Oil Disruptions

Royal Dutch Shell PLC on Wednesday said its exports of Nigerian crude oil had been significantly disrupted, adding to a slew of stoppages that have knocked out around 500,000 barrels a day of oil output in the West African country. It is the latest hit to oil exports across the world, leading to mounting concerns about the global crude supply. A series of output interruptions from Canada to Libya have illustrated how quickly the global glut of oil could be cleared out after nearly two ye
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