Daily Archives: 4 September 2013

Saudi, Kuwait shelve Dorra gas field project

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have shelved their project to develop the Dorra offshore gas field after disagreeing over how to share the gas back on land, a senior Kuwaiti energy source said. Dorra has long been a bone of contention between Kuwait and Iran, which also lays claim […]

GCC booming market for solar power

Dubai: The six GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries have sanctioned $155 billion (Dh596 billion) worth of solar power projects that will generate 84 gigawatts when completed in 2017, according to the region’s first dedicated solar technology exhibition Gulf Sol 2013. Derek Burston, Director of UK-based Bowmedia, organisers of Gulf Sol 2013, said in a statement […]

Eid Al-Adha: 11-day break for govt staff in Saudi Arabia

The Civil Service Affairs Ministry announced on Tuesday that the holidays would begin on Oct. 10 (Thursday, Dul Hijjah 5) and continue until Oct. 20 (Sunday, Dul Hijjah 15), adding that work would resume at government offices on Oct. 21 (Monday). The number of Eid Al-Adha holidays in the private sector varies from company to […]