Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. XLIX

No 12

20-March-2006

SYRIA

New Syrian Oil Minister Meets Operating IOCs

The newly-appointed Syrian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Sufian 'Alaw met on 14 March with the heads of the international oil companies (IOCs) operating in Syria and urged them to work with the Syrian Petroleum Company (SPC) for the common objective of raising Syrian oil production, which has been declining in the recent years to average 425,000 b/d at the end of 2005 (MEES, 14...