With the help of our community, we have successfully named all individuals in this photo of the Dhahran Teen Canteen Committee that appeared in the May 1971 Arabian Sun. Marion Slettengren was the last person to be named.
A state of being that is all too familiar to expats around the world is living amidst transitions. Life goes on while there are unpacked boxes in your living room, and the chair you were assembling is sitting half-done in front of you while you stare at it, drinking coffee in the morning, planning when you will get around to finishing it.
Aramco would bring Manwich in by the cases to the four district commissaries, and they could never keep it in stock. It was a huge bestseller in the '60s and '70s. At times, they would even have a limit on how many cans you could buy at one time on your badge number.
I wake up longing for the farm after the dawn prayer. When I gather with my brothers, all we talk about is this farm, about the factory, how we can develop this product improve the farm, and take good care of it. We head down to the farm for the harvesting process, which continues until nine o’clock or nine-thirty.
From the Sept. 5, 1973 edition of The Arabian Sun. At least 1,230 students, representing an increase of 12.3 percent over last year's enrollment, will enter the three Aramco schools this Saturday to begin a school year that will see a number of changes in programs and facilities, as well as the arrival of 28 new teachers, a new school psychologist, and a new speech therapist.
Stellantis has concluded that 24 engine families in European vehicles sold since 2014, representing 28 million vehicles on the road, are ready to use advanced drop-in eFuel without any powertrain modification, following months of testing at its technical centers across Europe. The tests were conducted using surrogate eFuels provided by Aramco, one of the world’s leading integrated energy and chemicals companies.
From the Sept. 3, 1952 edition of the Sun and Flare. The Saudi Government Railroad has moved three of its offices from the Dammam Railroad Compound into a new three-story building located in the heart of the expanding port city.
Setting the bar and inspiring colleagues, Abdulrahim A. Thagafi from the Ras Tanura and Western Region (RT&WR) Marine Operations Department, has become “marine chief engineer,” while Ghurman M. Shehri from the same department has become “marine master,” both the first to graduate with the positions from the Marine Training Academy.
Ferrari gave it everything to try to halt Red Bull's winning streak at its home Formula 1 round — the Italian Grand Prix. It resulted in one of the best races of the season so far, but despite some very spirited driving by Carlos Sainz in particular, Red Bull's Max Verstappen still took a record-breaking 10th straight Grand Prix win.
From the Sept. 4, 1968 edition of the Sun and Flare. School bells rang Saturday morning in Aramco’s three communities. Students fell in line and marched into classrooms, which soon filled with the mingled murmur of teachers aligning the trimester's courses and squirming students who listen or who invent various ways of not listening with style.
A book event to inspire children to take up reading was recently held over three evenings at the Dhahran Recreation Library. The Aramco LIFE Book Club Initiative was held on Aug. 14, 15, and 16. The first and last evenings were for children aged from six to nine years old, while the second night was targeted at kids aged 10 to 12 years old.
Henna, scientifically known as Lawsonia interims, is a flowering plant native to regions spanning from North Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. The leaves of the henna plant have been used for centuries to create a natural dye with various cultural, religious, and aesthetic applications.
September 1978, 45 years ago. Six of us were working for Aramco in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and had a five-day Eid holiday ahead of us. We were at a loss as to where to go - then someone had the idea of visiting the Yemen!
Aramco’s Energy Exhibit celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, providing engaging and high-quality learning experiences for visitors of all ages focusing on energy and Aramco’s role in supporting development for the Kingdom.
From the Aug. 29, 1962 edition of the Sun and Flare. Loading 718,597 barrels of crude oil and 68,018 barrels of bunker fuel oil, the Manhattan Tanker company's "Manhattan" established a record for single ship offtakings last weekend at the Ras Tanura Terminal.
From the Aug. 30, 1972 edition of The Arabian Sun. The representative group of Aramco returning students last week presented to the National Secondary School for Girls in Dammam the proceeds from the 1972 Student Benefit Show. The show was sponsored by the Dhahran Women's Group and held at the Dhahran School Gymnasium in late July.
From the Aug. 27, 1986 edition of The Arabian Sun. Very few gas plants in the world have the high volume and pressure that are intrinsic to Aramco gas facilities, as well as the large relief valve systems that protect against potential ruptures during upset plant conditions.
Six international college students recently completed a six-month exchange and internship program with Aramco and the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM). The program involved the students looking into core analysis for oil recovery enhancement...
From the Aug. 28, 1963 edition of the Sun and Flare. At a formal opening on Sunday, Aug. 25, His Highness Amir 'Abd al-Mushin ibn Jiluwi, acting Governor of the Eastern Province, cuts the ribbon across the entrance of the Oil Exhibit Center in Dhahran.
His Excellency Dr. Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al Al-Dukhayyil passed away on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023, at the age of 83. Al-Dukhayyil served on Aramco’s Board of Directors for six years beginning in 1996 and contributed to the growth and development of the company, particularly through strengthening cooperation and partnership between Aramco and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM).