On June 27 and 28, AGSIW convened its ninth annual Petro Diplomacy conference.
Senior Fellow, Energy Security and Climate Change Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Ben Cahill is a senior fellow in the Energy Security and Climate Change program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He covers oil markets, geopolitics, and macro trends affecting the oil and gas industry. He also leads a research initiative on methane emissions and global gas and analyzes how national oil companies are responding to the energy transition. Cahill was previously a director in Energy Intelligence’s Research and Advisory group and led its country risk practice, advising oil and gas companies on politics, economics, and policy risks. He also wrote on corporate strategy and covered Saudi Aramco, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, and Southeast Asian national oil companies. Cahill formerly worked at PFC Energy (now part of IHS Markit) in Washington, DC and Kuala Lumpur, focusing on country risk and macro trends in the oil and gas industry. He has an MA in international affairs and economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a BA in international relations and English from Boston University.
On September 15, as part of the China-Gulf Initiative, AGSIW hosted a discussion examining energy relations between China and the Gulf states.
On July 8, AGSIW hosted a private briefing on the developing OPEC+ dispute and the repercussions for the future of the alliance as well as Saudi-UAE relations.
Abu Dhabi traditionally managed its oil and gas resources cautiously and conserved hydrocarbon wealth for future generations, but the energy transition is reshaping its strategy.