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Aramco's Fadhili gas plant. The company announced the addition of 15 trillion cubic feet to its proven raw gas reserves

Aramco considers LNG exports as reserves grow

Saudi Aramco is looking at building a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export business, as its growing natural gas production looks likely to exceed its domestic needs. The energy giant is optimistic about its gas output. In the first quarter of the year, it announced the addition of 15 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) to its proven […]

Leila Benali, Morocco's minister of energy transition and sustainable development at the 6th United Nations Environment Assembly. She says the country is aiming for 7GW of renewable energy by 2030

Morocco offers new incentives for green hydrogen investors

Morocco has launched new incentives to attract investors in green hydrogen projects. The Rabat government has allotted 1 million hectares (almost 3,900 square miles) of land for new projects as part of its “hydrogen offer,” the office of Morocco’s prime minister, Aziz Akhannouch, said in a statement. The first phase involves making 300,000 hectares of […]

A green hydrogen plant in China. The Neom Green Hydrogen Company intends to produce 8 tonnes a day.

Neom to produce first green hydrogen this year, CEO says

Saudi Arabia’s mega-city Neom is set to produce its first green hydrogen this year, a senior executive has confirmed. Wesam Alghamdi, chief executive of Neom Green Hydrogen Company (NGHC), told a conference in Dubai last week that the Hydrogen Innovation Development Centre will produce eight tonnes of green hydrogen a day on launch this year. […]

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Hydrogen-producing nations told to put local use first

Hydrogen-producing nations should put local use of the green fuel ahead of exports, a conference in Dubai has been told. Francesco La Camera, director general of the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena), said making hydrogen a major global export commodity is only a medium to long term prospect. Instead, he said, hydrogen-producing nations should follow […]

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Iraq plans push on solar and green hydrogen projects

Iraq is planning to build solar plants and its first green hydrogen project as part of a strategy to tackle power shortages and reduce its carbon footprint. The country’s cabinet has approved a proposal to install 12 gigawatts (GW) of solar power by 2030, said a National Investment Commission representative, Rahim Al Jaafari. Projects capable […]

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Abu Dhabi signs hydrogen transport deal with Shenzhen

Abu Dhabi has signed a partnership with Shenzhen, one of the largest cities in China, to develop a green hydrogen complex to power buses and cars by 2025.  The deal will look at collaboration on projects including green mobility, technology, autonomous solutions, sustainability and urban development, officials said. The agreement was signed by Mohamed Ali […]

Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly speaks during the World Governments Summit in Dubai

Egypt’s 144 reforms propelled private sector says Madbouly

The Egyptian government has implemented 144 reforms since May 2022 to support the private sector and attract foreign and local investors, according to Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly. More than 1,000 private sector companies are participating in state-run programmes to boost the Egyptian economy and promote private sector engagement, Egypt Today newspaper reported, citing Madbouly in […]

A green hydrogen complex in south-west France. The UAE wants to be a top 10 producer of green hydrogen by 2031

Abu Dhabi and UK partner plan green hydrogen complex

Abu Dhabi has linked up with Hycap, an asset manager that funds net zero projects, to develop an industrial complex for green hydrogen. The facility will include an electrolysis plant, hydrogen storage and tankers for transport. The partnership between Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) and UK business Hycap hopes to attract international companies […]

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets Thailand's then Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha in November 2022, during the APEC summit in Bangkok

Healthcare, hydrogen and more: Saudi-Thai deals in sight

Saudi Arabia and Thailand are strengthening economic ties with prospective deals in healthcare, hydrogen and agriculture after patching up a longstanding diplomatic spat. The two nations reached a rapprochement in January 2022, more than three decades after a dispute over a 1989 jewellery heist known as the Blue Diamond Affair.  “The economic opportunities from cooperation […]

Oman's green-hydrogen delivery support unit will be announced by the government this week

Oman sets up support unit for green-hydrogen developers

Oman will set up a high-powered “delivery support unit” shortly to ease the logistical hurdles that global investors may face on their large-scale green hydrogen projects. The support unit is proposed to be announced by the government as early as this week, Oman Daily Observer reported, citing Mohsin Al Hadhrami, under-secretary of the Ministry of […]

President of Djibouti Mr Ismail Omar Guelleh speaking at Cop28 in Dubai. AMEA Power is planning a 1GW electrolyser project in the East African country

AMEA Power plans $15bn hydrogen investment in Africa

UAE renewable energy company AMEA Power is ready to develop projects worth $15 billion in Africa as it ramps up production of green hydrogen. The company, which has a clean energy pipeline of over 6 gigawatt (GW) across 20 countries, plans to develop three 1GW-scale electrolyser projects in Mauritania, Djibouti and Egypt. “We believe they […]

Morocco energy transition minister Leila Benali

Morocco reveals strategy to speed up energy transition

Morocco is accelerating plans to add 9 gigawatts to its electricity generation capacity – enough power for nearly 8 million homes – with 7GW coming from renewables.  But the country will need to discover or import more gas as it bets on creating a new hydrogen economy, according to Leila Benali, its minister of energy […]

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Oman could become world leader in geologic hydrogen

Green hydrogen has made global headlines as a potential carbon-free alternative to fossil fuels, but some experts believe another, abundant source of the gas could be under our feet. It is known as geologic hydrogen. Geologic hydrogen occurs naturally in the earth’s crust and is produced when water reacts with iron-rich rocks in the subsurface. […]

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UAE’s Masdar to develop green hydrogen in Spain

Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) is exploring developing a green hydrogen plant in central Spain to aid in the decarbonisation of Europe’s hard-to-abate sectors. The Abu Dhabi-based renewables energy company is collaborating with Verbund Green Hydrogen on the proposed venture – in an agreement which was signed at the UN’s Climate Change Conference Cop28 […]

Executives of Acwa Power, PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara and PT Pupuk Indonesia at a signing ceremony held on the sidelines of Cop28 in Dubai

Acwa Power to develop $1bn green hydrogen project in Indonesia

Saudi-listed Acwa Power will develop a $1 billion green hydrogen facility – the largest in Indonesia – that will start commercial production in 2026. The project will be codeveloped with PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), Indonesia’s state-owned electricity provider and PT Pupuk Indonesia, a state-owned fertiliser and chemical producer.  The agreement was signed on the […]

Masdar has signed an agreement with Jordan to develop a 1GW wind project with a battery energy storage system

Masdar expands renewables footprint to Jordan and Europe

UAE company Masdar has expanded its renewables footprint to Jordan, while exploring the development of a green hydrogen supply chain from Abu Dhabi to Europe. The agreements were signed on the sidelines of the Cop28 climate summit in Dubai. Masdar signed a joint development agreement with the Jordanian energy and mineral resources ministry to develop […]

Oman has signed an agreement with Port of Amsterdam, Zenith Energy Terminals and GasLog to develop a green-hydrogen corridor between Oman and the Netherlands

Oman plans green-hydrogen corridor to Europe

Oman’s plans to make the world’s first commercial-scale liquid hydrogen corridor are a step closer after the sultanate signed a deal with the fourth largest port in Western Europe. Oman’s Ministry of Energy and Minerals and Hydrogen Oman, better known as Hydrom, have signed an agreement with Port of Amsterdam, Zenith Energy Terminals and GasLog. […]

An Adnoc petrol station in Abu Dhabi. The company opened 12 new service stations in the third quarter of 2023

Adnoc Distribution reports 9% quarterly profit rise

Adnoc Distribution’s third-quarter net profit rose 9 percent year on year, boosted by double-digit growth in fuel volumes and non-fuel business, the company said in a results announcement this week. The UAE’s largest fuel and convenience retailer, listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, reported a net profit of AED835 million ($227 million) and a […]

Neom Green Hydrogen Company received the first delivery of wind turbines last month at Neom port in northwest Saudi Arabia

Wind power boost for Neom’s green hydrogen site

The first set of wind turbines that will power the world’s largest green hydrogen plant in Saudi Arabia have been delivered. Neom Green Hydrogen Company (NGHC) received its first delivery of wind turbines at the Port of Neom in the northwest of the kingdom last month, it was announced this week. The turbines are being […]

Hydrogen power: Abu Dhabi hopes that a carbon certification scheme for hydrogen it plans to lead will be adopted globally

Abu Dhabi plans hydrogen carbon certification framework

Abu Dhabi plans to roll out a carbon certification framework for the hydrogen industry next year in a bid to become a leader in developing the clean fuel.  The emirate plans to apply the framework to both its production and use of hydrogen, Carlos Gasco Travesedo, energy policy adviser and executive director at Abu Dhabi […]