Aramco: Scaling Up Hydrogen as the Low Carbon Fuel of the Future

Aramco: Scaling Up Hydrogen as the Low Carbon Fuel of the Future

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco’s efforts to promote and develop low carbon fuel solutions are gaining attention. During a recent media visit to company facilities by news agency Bloomberg, Aramco’s chief technology officer, Ahmad O. Al-Khowaiter said that Aramco is exploring investment and partnership opportunities in blue hydrogen to meet increasing global demand for low carbon energy solutions, following the company’s first-ever delivery of the low carbon fuel source to Japan last year.

"Dear Folks": Chapter 14

"Dear Folks": Chapter 14

BY Ken Slavin / /

1953 is a memorable year in the history books. Most notably for Aramcons, it is the year when King Ibn Saud, the founder of Saudi Arabia, dies in the fall at the age of 73. His son, Crown Prince Saud, is named the new king by the royal family and another son, Faisal, is named crown prince.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - June 23, 2021

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - June 23, 2021

BY AramcoWorld / /

Three kilometers long and less than one wide, the island of Pulau Rhun is so tiny, says Indonesian photojournalist Muhammed Fadli, that it doesn’t even appear on many older maps.

Aramco Golfers Bag Pinehurst - Another Bucket List Course

Aramco Golfers Bag Pinehurst - Another Bucket List Course

BY Aramco ExPats / /

A group of Aramco Retiree Golfers, determined to play the top golf courses on their “Bucket List” in North America and around the world, bagged world-renowned Pinehurst May 3-7, 2021. The courses hosted the Men’s U.S. Open Championships in 1999, 2005 and 2014 and the U.S. Women's Open Championship in 2014.

Big Changes at Reilly Financial Advisors

Big Changes at Reilly Financial Advisors

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

Big changes are happening at Reilly Financial Advisors, and we want to make sure everyone at Aramco is kept in the loop! It seems that while Vice President – Middle East Mark Shane was helping Aramcons craft and maintain their retirement plans, he was also working on his own.

"Dear Folks": Chapter 13

"Dear Folks": Chapter 13

BY Ken Slavin / /

Ken and Mildred Webster presented their younger daughter, Susan, with her own horse for her 12th birthday in January 1953. This was truly a momentous occasion in Susan’s childhood, as she was “horse crazy” from an early age and spent most of her free time riding and honing her horsemanship at The Hobby Farm for years prior to this special gift.

An Ancient and Magnificent Dam

An Ancient and Magnificent Dam

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The Khaybar area, 200 km from Medina Al Munawarah City, has a number of pre-Islamic dams, with the most impressive being the Al Bint, meaning “a girl” in Arabic. The dam has a height of 30 meters and a length of 130 meters of standing structure. It is mostly in good condition, but approximately one-third of the dam has fallen.

Panorama: 2021 - Issue 1

Panorama: 2021 - Issue 1

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

In this issue learn more about: authentically organic, tech for today, helmets: to wear or not to wear, stress less, protect your digital trail, getting along with dogs, stars of safety, keep clear of floodwaters, and dealing with bullies.

National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Kicks Off its One-of-a-kind Summer Educational and Career Exploration Program for Students

National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Kicks Off its One-of-a-kind Summer Educational and Career Exploration Program for Students

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Washington, D.C.: The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations' ("National Council") Annual 10-week University Student Internship and Summer Scholars Program began on May 24, 2021. Keynoting the inaugural session – and serving as the lead lecturer and resource specialist for the duration of the program – was Dr. John Duke Anthony, the National Council's Founding President and CEO.

Aramco Closes $12.4 Billion Infrastructure Deal with Global Investor Consortium

Aramco Closes $12.4 Billion Infrastructure Deal with Global Investor Consortium

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Aramco and an international investor consortium, including EIG and Mubadala, today announced the successful closing of the share sale and purchase agreement, in which the consortium has acquired a 49% stake in Aramco Oil Pipelines Company, a subsidiary of Aramco, for $12.4 billion.

Rose Oil – Aroos – the Bride of Arabia

Rose Oil – Aroos – the Bride of Arabia

BY Brid Beeler / /

Who does not like roses? They come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. When I heard that a rose farm existed in Wadi Hanifa, close to D’Iriyah, it was hard to know if the rumor was true or not. Buzzing with excitement, I set off one morning with my driver, bumping down dusty tracks to locate the farm and buy a dozen red roses before they were all sold out.

"Dear Folks": Chapter 12

"Dear Folks": Chapter 12

BY Ken Slavin / /

"The chief topic of conversation out here now is that the government has decreed NO MORE LIQUOR – ain't that something?" Crown Prince Saud pays a visit and Ken Webster and his daughters have an audience with him; Ken goes to Harvard Business School; Judy Webster graduates at top of her class from Dhahran Senior Staff School and goes to American Community School in Beirut.

2021 Saudi Aramco Excellence Awards

2021 Saudi Aramco Excellence Awards

BY The Arabian Sun / /

In a year of unprecedented challenges for the global economy and the world’s energy industry, Aramco has stood out with impressive accomplishments, which have enabled the company to remain a reliable energy provider during critical times when supply chains in different parts of the world were disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mary Norton - Paying It Forward: From Texas to Palestinian Refugee Camps

Mary Norton - Paying It Forward: From Texas to Palestinian Refugee Camps

BY Aramco ExPats / /

When the devastation caused by the winter storm Uri in the U.S. dominated the news in mid-February, UPA was in the midst of its Winter Shield campaign. The annual initiative to protect Palestinian refugees from the harshest stretch of winter took place in the Gaza and Hittin refugee camps in Jordan, both of which were established to accommodate...

NED69ers Mini Reunion held in Orinda, California

NED69ers Mini Reunion held in Orinda, California

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

The NED69ers Group graduated in 1969 from the NED Government Engineering College Karachi. Members are spread all over the globe. They maintain a connection with each other through e-mail and meet occasionally in Karachi or other parts of the world just to refresh their sweet old memories.

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - June 9, 2021

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - June 9, 2021

BY AramcoWorld / /

Many of the acrobats who entertained audiences and festival crowds throughout Europe from the 18th to 20th century came from Turkey and North Africa, and particularly from Morocco. In Venice the tradition of the “Flying Angel,” which marks the opening of the city’s annual carnavale, was one particularly famous occasion.

Aramco Signs Public-private Agreement for Six East-West Pipeline Residential Compounds

Aramco Signs Public-private Agreement for Six East-West Pipeline Residential Compounds

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Aramco has signed an agreement with a private sector real estate developer to build and operate six residential compounds along the East-West pipeline. Aramco and the East West for Real Estate Development Company have signed 23-year long contracts to build, own, operate, and transfer six residential compounds along the 1,200-kilometer East-West Pipeline. The deal was signed last month.

The Wondrous Subsurface Realms of the Kingdom's Waters

The Wondrous Subsurface Realms of the Kingdom's Waters

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Along the east and west coasts of Saudi Arabia are two seas that contain a treasure of marine life that few knew existed -- and even fewer had ever seen. The Arabian Gulf was formed at the end of the last Ice Age, some 10,000 years ago, and the Red Sea's history goes back even further.