Yemen oil tanker poses ‘catastrophic environmental threat’, warns UK

The rusting FSO SAFER oil tanker has 1.14 million barrels of crude oil on board

Red Sea resort hopes to be "carbon neutral" tourist hotspot

Bright blue seas and scorching hot weather aren’t the only things on offer in the Red Sea resort of El Gouna. Egyptian ministers are hoping to reel in the punters by making the city a “carbon neutral” holiday destination. This week Egypt’s Environmental Minister Dr Laila Iskandar signed a deal with officials from Italy’s Environment […]

Saudi power outages during Ramadan

Saudi Arabia is experiencing continued power cuts because of an increase in electricity use linked to the religious festival of Ramadan, according to press reports. Power outages are said to have hit the city of Jeddah on the coast of the Red Sea which is home to the Island Mosque (pictured), an official at the […]

New UAE pipeline bypasses Gulf

The UAE and Saudi Arabia have opened up and started operating a pipeline for oil exports which bypasses the Strait of Hormuz. The new link is expected to double the total pipeline capacity to 6.5million barrels a day, according to reports. The move will also reduce Iran’s power over oil markets as the country has […]

Gamesa to build 100 new wind turbines in Egypt

Spanish wind manufacturer Gamesa is building 100 wind turbines on Egypt’s Red Sea coast. It won a contract with the country’s New & Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) to deliver 200 MW of turbines to wind energy projects in the Gulf of El-Zayt. The firm already has 406 MW of turbine capacity in Egypt as well […]