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BY Tim Barger / /

Doug Strader was a lanky sixth grader who lived on the next block. Our families were close friends, so even though I was a fourth grader— if there weren’t any of his peers around— he’d mentor me on the finer points of sophisticated behavior.

Saudi Aramco and Air Products Inaugurate Saudi Arabia’s First Hydrogen Fueling Station

Saudi Aramco and Air Products Inaugurate Saudi Arabia’s First Hydrogen Fueling Station

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco and Air Products (NYSE:APD) today inaugurated the first hydrogen fueling station in Saudi Arabia at Air Products’ new Technology Center in the Dhahran Techno Valley Science Park. The pilot station will fuel an initial fleet of six Toyota Mirai fuel cell electric vehicles with high-purity compressed hydrogen.

Willard's World - 5

Willard's World - 5

BY Tim Barger / /

Deflating the tires of a Dodge Power Wagon for driving through soft sand. Painted cherry red, this crew cab wagon was, even then, rare in Aramco’s fleet. In today’s most complimentary sense of the word … it’s one cherry ride.

What is the ‘Future of Work’ in the Oil and Gas Industry?

What is the ‘Future of Work’ in the Oil and Gas Industry?

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The “Future of Work” is a topic on the minds of many leaders globally. What does this future hold? For many, it represents a threat — outsourcing, uncontrolled artificial intelligence (AI), and robots taking human jobs.

Aramco Trading Company Opens Fujairah Office in UAE

Aramco Trading Company Opens Fujairah Office in UAE

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Aramco Trading Co. (ATC), which expects to see its oil trading volume rise to 6 million barrels per day (bpd) by next year, has opened its second international office in Fujairah with the firm’s chairman and senior vice president of Downstream with Saudi Aramco, Abdulaziz M. Al-Judaimi, and ATC president and CEO Ibrahim Q. Al-Buainain in attendance.

Coffea Arabica: Cultivating the Coffee Culture

Coffea Arabica: Cultivating the Coffee Culture

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Since it was first introduced to the Arabian Peninsula from Abyssinia in the fifteenth century, coffee and the rituals surrounding its enjoyment have been important components of daily life there and all across the Middle East.

‘Biggest Loser Contest’ D&WO Health Awareness Campaign

‘Biggest Loser Contest’ D&WO Health Awareness Campaign

BY The Arabian Sun / /

As we hustle through daily life, pursuing our goals and ambitions, our health seldom comes up in the priority list. But if we really think about it, health should be our top priority in our daily to-do list.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - June 12, 2019

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - June 12, 2019

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

With a large-screen television on mute and a dull winter light seeping into the sitting room of his home in Tangier’s Souani neighborhood, Mohammed Mrabet dips an old-fashioned nib pen into a dish of satiny India ink. On white paper that lays on a broad coffee table, he makes a mark.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah – Spring 2019

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah – Spring 2019

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah is a twice-yearly magazine distributed to retired employees and adult children of the Saudi Aramco Enterprise.

Willard's World - 4

Willard's World - 4

BY Tim Barger / /

It’s not a parade without a marching band and majorettes high stepping down King’s Road. After WW II, the camp put on a parade and big event every 4th of July.

The McGinley Family Winery

The McGinley Family Winery

BY Pam Markham / /

Positive change is happening all over the Huntsville area, but at the top of the list would have to be the opening of the beautiful wine tasting and dining venue at West Sandy Creek Winery located at 1773 FM 1791, just a few minutes South West of Huntsville, TX.

Aramcons Challenge the Euphrates, Part VI: Scylla and Charybdis

Aramcons Challenge the Euphrates, Part VI: Scylla and Charybdis

BY Aramco ExPats / /

In the previous installment of this series, a party of Aramcons had just run a daunting bedrock rapid at the entrance to a stretch of the upper Euphrates in eastern Turkey known as the Serpent’s Mill. We continue here with their story...

Willard's World - 3

Willard's World - 3

BY Tim Barger / /

In 1958 Willard flew over the countless dunes of the Rub’ Al-Khali to visit the preparations for the company’s first drill site right in the middle of this enormous desert known as The Empty Quarter.

Mosques that Host Some of the World’s Largest Eid Congregations

Mosques that Host Some of the World’s Largest Eid Congregations

BY Arab News / /

Muslims will soon observe Eid Al-Fitr, the festival that marks the end of Ramadan. Eid Al-Fitr, which means Festival of the Breaking of the Fast, will see Muslims gather for the congregational prayer in mosques or special prayer grounds around the world.

Celebrating OTC’s 50th Anniversary

Celebrating OTC’s 50th Anniversary

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Aramco’s participation in this year’s Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) fit the theme of “Going The Distance” as the offshore energy sector prepares for the next five decades of development.

Dates: The Miracle Food of Arabia

Dates: The Miracle Food of Arabia

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Absent the camel, the history of Arabia and the world would have followed a far different course than what it did. Much the same can be said of the date and its impact on humankind.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - May 29, 2019

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - May 29, 2019

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

In the late 15th century, the Catholic pope and the Muslim rulers in Cairo, Granada and Jerusalem did not agree on much. But this much they shared: a taste for new carpets—big ones. According to both Italian and Arab observers, these carpets were unique and more spectacular than any others of their time.