UAE Plastics Ban Moved Up

The UAE has moved up its deadline on banning non-biodegradable plastic packaging from 2013 to this year. The ban was promoted by the Ministry of Environment and Water by concerns over the impact of plastic on the desert, sea and native wildlife. Plastic shopping bags, food packaging, garbage bags, shipping wrap and other plastics intended […]

UAE Steps Up Oil Exports to Counter Iran

The UAE’s Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. will increase exports in March to fulfill all crude oil contracts to Asia. The move will help Asian nations, which consume more than Iran’s exports of 2.6 million barrels per day (bpd), to reduce their reliance on Iran. China, India and Japan have come under increasing pressure to […]

Middle East Energy Market Booms

Posted on Feb 3, 2012 in Emirates-Middle East, UAE Energy

The energy market in the Middle East continues to boom as governments across the region invest billions in new energy projects. The UAE now has 20 projects underway or in the planning stages underway worth $34.2 billion. Power, water and energy projects across the region are value at a total of $180 billion. In a […]

UAE Preps Oil Options to Straits of Hormuz

The UAE is preparing alternatives for oil deliveries if Iran should block the Straits of Hormuz. The UAE now says that it can bypass the Straits entirely by using ports in the Gulf of Oman. The bypass plans have taken on added significance as Iran now threatens to blockade the Straits due to the ongoing […]


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