Libya abandoned an attempt to restart production at the El Sharara oil field, one of the country's biggest, after a pipeline blockage, state-run National Oil Corp (NOC) said.
The field, which used to pump a
Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co (Orpic) has completed scheduled maintenance at some refining units at Sohar refinery with a planned start-up this week, the operator said.
The refinery has capaci
Kazakhstan's giant Kashagan oilfield will not be able to restart production before the end of 2013, said the chief executive of French oil company Total , one of the partners in the project.
Kazakhstan has been looking forward
Dubai developer Nakheel will restart work on part of one of the three palm-shaped islands that came to symbolise the excesses of the emirate's boom years, the company chairman said, in a sign Dubai is bouncing back from its financial crisis.
Tour operator Thomas Cook Germany will restart trips to Egypt from the end of September, just ahead of the peak winter sun season, it said on Wednesday.
Many travel firms halted trips to the country after violence broke out in Jul
Saudi Yanbu Cement has restarted three of four production lines almost two months after a fuel shortage forced the firm to halt operations, it said on Monday.
In October, Yanbu Cement said Saudi Aramco had not responded to its requests for
French oil giant Total said it had restarted production from an offshore oil platform off Libya, making it the first major to return to work since the fall of Moamer Gaddhafi.
A company spokesman said production had restarted at the
Opec's Gulf members are unlikely to reduce oil output in the early phases of a restart of Libyan supplies, because it is unclear how long a significant recovery will take, a delegate from a Gulf Opec country said on Wednesday.
Japanese carmakers Toyota and Nissan said they will restart all domestic assembly plants from around mid-April after production was halted due to the nation's biggest recorded earthquake.
In doing so they will join rival Honda in resuming
Construction of the Dubai Metro has resumed after a settlement was reached with the Japanese-led consortium behind the project over disputed payments of about $2-3 billion, the Financial Times reported.
Construction of 18 unfinished statio