Archive for the ‘Oman’ Category

Not Just Oil: Wind Farms of the Middle East

Via The Green Prophet, a look at some of the Middle East’s most significant wind energy projects: In recent years, the Middle East has emerged as a significant player in renewable energy, embracing the potential of wind power to diversify its energy mix and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. Despite being synonymous with oil-rich landscapes, […]

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Oman Becoming Hot Spot for Ship-to-Ship Transfers of Russian Oil

Via Bloomberg, a report on Oman’s role in the international transfer of Russian oil: Crude heading to India being reloaded in waters off the nation Rise in activity comes as US steps up scrutiny of the flows Suezmax New Discovery carrying Russia’s Urals crude heads to Sohar, Oman, after idling of the west coast of […]

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Could Oman Lead the Green Hydrogen Revolution?

Via The Business Year, a look at Oman ambitious energy transition plan and hopes to become a leading producer of green hydrogen: The export of petroleum has fueled the growth of Oman’s economy since the 1960s. The Sultanate’s energy sector is now trying to present the world with another export: hydrogen. Last winter, the inaugural Green Hydrogen Summit Oman (GSHO) was […]

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Singapore Wealth Fund and Hy24 Invest in Green-Hydrogen Company

Via Bloomberg, a report on a Singapore wealth fund’s new investment in green hydrogen: They take $115 million minority stake in clean energy startup InterContinental Energy has projects in Australia and Oman Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC Pte and green hydrogen fund Hy24 are investing $115 million to take a minority stake in InterContinental Energy, a startup […]

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Oman’s Bold Bitcoin Play: $1.1 Billion Investment On Bitcoin Mining Infrastructure

Via Forbes, an article on Oman’s  $1.1B investment into bitcoin mining infrastructure: H.E Sheikh Mansour Bin Taleb Bin Ali Al Hinai, Chairman of Oman’s Authority for Public Services Regulations, publicly commented in a press statement about his nation’s government support of privately-owned bitcoin mining facilities, which are set to attract a total investment of over […]

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‘Fuel of the future’: Gulf States Bet on ‘Green’ Hydrogen

Via Al Monitor, a report on the Gulf states’ focus on green hydrogen: After riding a fossil-fuel boom for decades, Gulf Arab states are eyeing “green” hydrogen as they try to transition their economies and ease the climate crisis at a stroke. Oil producers Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman are investing heavily […]

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Wildcats & Black Sheep is a personal interest blog dedicated to the identification and evaluation of maverick investment opportunities arising in frontier - and, what some may consider to be, “rogue” or “black sheep” - markets around the world.

Focusing primarily on The New Seven Sisters - the largely state owned petroleum companies from the emerging world that have become key players in the oil & gas industry as identified by Carola Hoyos, Chief Energy Correspondent for The Financial Times - but spanning other nascent opportunities around the globe that may hold potential in the years ahead, Wildcats & Black Sheep is a place for the adventurous to contemplate & evaluate the emerging markets of tomorrow.