|AFTER more than five months of
continuous protests, I stand today
in Change Square with thousands
of young people united by a lofty
dream. I have spent days and
nights camped out in tents with fellow
protesters; I have led demonstrations in
the streets facing the threat of mortars,
missiles and gunfire; I have struggled to
build a movement for democratic change
- all while caring for my three young children.
We have reached this historic moment
because we chose to march in the streets
demanding the resignation of President
Ali Abdullah Saleh, an end to his corrupt
and failed regime and the establishment
of a modern democratic state. On June 4,
our wish for Saleh´s departure was granted,
but our demand.
|PERHAPS no Arab ruler
responded as wisely to this
protests as the king of
Morocco - although that is
an exceptionally low bar.
When other dictators in the Arab
world answered protesters with gunfire,
King Mohammed VI grudgingly
accepted demonstrations, at least
when he was in a good mood. His
regime claimed that antigovernment
activism underscored the country´s
openness, and on Friday the king
announced constitutional reforms
that seem likely to reduce his own
role in governing the country.
These days, as much of the Arab
Spring has faded into an Arab winter
of repression, Morocco still feels fairly
spring-like. You can tell that from
the denunciations of the regime...
Qatargas signs nitrogen supply deal with Gasal
TRIBUNE NEWS NETWORK
DOHA QATARGAS Operating Company Limited and Gasal have signed an agreement for the supply of gaseous nitrogen to the former through Gasal’s pipeline in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar.
The gaseous nitrogen will be supplied through a five-kilometre pipeline network from Gasal’s “YangoO2” air separation unit.
The unit commissioned in 2010 was built in a record 15 months.
Gasal itself is a joint venture of Air Liquide, Qatar Petroleum and Qatar Industrial Manufacturing Company.
Qatargas Chief Executive Officer Khalid bin Khalifa al Thani described Gasal as one of the important players in the energy sector and one that provides industrial gases to the oil, gas and chemical downstream industries in Qatar.
He held it up as an “example of cooperation and the subsequent synergy” which was “one of the reasons behind our success and the success of Qatar’s energy sector.” Gasal CEO Christian Last said Gasal had completed the first phase of its nitrogen pipeline system in Ras Laffan Industrial City and added that the network will be expanded.
“Today, we are proud of having connected Qatargas to our system that offers the safest, most reliable and cost effective supply solution,” he said.
Qatargas’ Chief Operating Officer for Engineering & Ventures Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim al Thani said that partnerships are important for the success and efficiency of any project.
“The partnership with Gasal to fulfill our nitrogen requirements in a continued safe and effective way has been a contributing factor in the successful delivery of our maintenance programme.
We look forward to their ongoing support in our future projects as well,” he reiterated.