Left Menu
Development News Edition

Bahrain Middle East oil conference delayed by coronavirus

Bahrain Middle East oil conference delayed by coronavirus
Representative Image Image Credit: Pixabay

Bahrain has postponed two oil and gas conferences which were scheduled to take place this month, including a regional gathering for oil traders, due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The annual Middle East Petroleum and Gas Conference (MPGC), at which the region's oil traders meet, has been postponed to the second half of the year due to travel restrictions and health concerns, the organizers said on Monday. Another energy conference, GEO 2020, which was due to be held on March 16-19, was postponed until Sept. 14-17.

Gulf oil ministers and senior oil officials were due to speak at both conferences. Bahrain has reported 47 cases of the coronavirus infection.

Airlines have been suspending flights or modifying services in response to the coronavirus outbreak, as more cases were reported around the globe. Concerns prompted organizers to cancel one of the highest-profile gatherings of oil ministers and top executives from the energy and financial industries scheduled this month in Houston.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Download The Devdiscourse News App for Latest News.



Coronavirus lockdowns to speed up long-pending change in supply chains

With millions of production lines impacted, business disruptions to some extent are unavoidable and the lessons learned from this turbulence will leave an everlasting impact on both global and local levels of supply chains....

COVID 19 to catalyze the redefinition of urban planning and sustainability

Until now the urban planning was focused on mitigation to natural disastrous, climate change, pollution, chronic illness and lifestyle diseases. However, the global pandemic of novel coronavirus is going to change the whole narrative of urb...

Ebola to COVID 19: Has Geopolitics prevailed over Professionalism in WHO

World Health Organization WHO is perceived as one of the most professional bodies of the United Nations. However, the role of WHO has come under question in handling outbreak two deadly diseases Ebola Viral Disease EVD and novel Coronaviru...

Trade War, COVID 19 and Beyond: How Pandemic is defining a New World Order

While we are confined in our homes, the world is changing faster than ever. Geopolitics in the time pandemic is defining a new world order. The transformation is happening in almost all the walks of life but the million-dollar question is ...


Latest News

Taiwan says US media expelled from China are welcome

American journalists expelled by China are welcome to set up shop in Taiwan, foreign minister Joseph Wu said Saturday, as the democratic island burnishes its credentials as a regional free-speech haven. Beijing ordered the expulsion of 13 j...

Will speak to banks to facilitate cash flow, ensure timely access: FM

Lauding efforts of bankers in this difficult time, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said that she will speak to all banks to facilitate cash flow and enable timely access to all.  She also assured that she will talk to ...

Thailand reports new coronavirus death as total cases reach 1,245

Thailand reported 109 new coronavirus cases and one death on Saturday, bringing the total to 1,245 infections and six deaths.The new cases include 39 patients linked to previous cases, 17 new cases deemed to be imported ones, and 53 awaitin...

Ryan Gosling to star in space drama 'Project Hail Mary'

Actor Ryan Gosling will be venturing into the space genre once again with the upcoming film adaptation of author Andy Weirs book Project Hail Mary. According to The Hollywood Reporter, MGM studio is in negotiations to pick up the project.Go...

Give Feedback