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Star Wars: Episode VII evidence in Abu Dhabi desert
After more than a week of speculation, The National has what are believed to be the first photos of a Star Wars shoot in the Abu Dhabi desert.
Amir Khan says bout with Luis Collazo ‘will steal the show’ in Las Vegas on May 3
British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan says his fight with Luis Collazo will be the main attraction on same fight card led by Floyd Mayweather Jr and Marcos Maidana, writes Omar Al Raisi.
In pictures: Fishing communities in the Northern Emirates
Fishermen in Fujairah and Umm Al Qaiwain worry that new regulations to protect fish stocks are harming their trade. We look at both communities through the lens of our photographers.
Fast & Furious 7 filming in full swing at Emirates Palace
Filming for Fast & Furious 7 has started and we have the first photos of the cast and crew on set at Emirates Palace hotel this morning. Visitors staying at Emirates Palace say they have been kept away from certain areas in the grounds.
In pictures: Al Maryah Island rises in Abu Dhabi
Al Maryah has been chosen as the site for Abu Dhabi’s first financial free zone, the Abu Dhabi Global Market, and construction activity in the island has been at a fast pace.
April 13, 2014
UAE Energy Minister Suhail Mohammed Al-Mazrouei says the likes of Exxon, BP and Total 'are the best in understanding the field because they have been there for 70 years and we hope they will be among the winners'.
March 25, 2014
Taqa said it took a Dh3.25bn non-cash impairment mainly linked to reserve revisions and lower anticipated production in North America.
March 10, 2014
Downstream activities such as refining and petrochemicals resulted in only five investments in 2013 although Ernst & Young said there was potential for some refinery upgrades and expansions to be finalised this year.
February 24, 2014
The decision to unveil the airport advertisement strategy in Abu Dhabi indicates the strength of the oil giant’s “long-standing commitment” to the emirate.
January 21, 2014
The concession for the offshore field, one of the biggest in the world with an estimated 50 billion barrels of reserves, has been extended by an extra 15 years to December 2041.
January 19, 2014
A concession that accounts for 1.5 million barrels per day, or half the emirate’s production, is due to be awarded later this year.
January 8, 2014
The original concession deal for Abu Dhabi’s oilfields runs out on Friday. Signed in 1939, it heralded a new dawn for the emirate and helped to fuel the formation of the UAE. But in the early days, there were no guarantees and a few...
December 15, 2013
The partnership to buy a 40 per cent stake in Occidental’s Mena unit would be a major step for cross-border energy investment in the region.
December 14, 2013
Land to be reclaimed from navy base to Vopak storage terminal.
December 8, 2013
In energy, Iran and its Arab neighbours are compelled by the logic of resources and economics to engage. They have both conflicting and complementary interests, but potentially collaborating to great mutual benefit in joint energy projects.
November 27, 2013
This UAE has gone from strength to strength on the back of its enormous fossil fuel reserves and as a future economy diversified from hydrocarbons beckons, nuclear and renewable electricity generation is set to take centre stage.
November 11, 2013
The country’s largest field has oil reserves estimated at 50 billion barrels and is currently producing 585,000 barrels per day.
Adnoc hopes to finish oil concession bid evaluation in ‘three to four months’ for biggest onshore fields
November 10, 2013
Adnoc is now in the “early evaluation stage” of the bids submitted last month for the rights to the prized fields that together pump 1.5 million barrels per day of production.
October 23, 2013
The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation is working on regulating companies that may expose workers to radiation residue.