Petro Diplomacy

Petro Diplomacy is a signature annual event in Washington, DC bringing together private and public sector stakeholders from the United States and the Gulf Arab countries to discuss emerging trends in energy markets and regional politics.

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Petro Diplomacy: Challenges to the Energy Transition in the Gulf Countries

On October 2, AGSIW held its fifth annual Petro Diplomacy conference, exploring what measures the oil-producing states are adopting to manage the global transition to renewables and alternative energy sources and how this will impact demand for oil in the decades ahead.

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Petro Diplomacy: Back to the Future – Oil and Gas at the Center of New Growth in the GCC

On October 18, 2018, the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington convened its fourth annual Petro Diplomacy conference, “Back to the Future – Oil and Gas at the Center of New Growth in the GCC States.”

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Petro Diplomacy: Navigating the New Oil Era

On September 25, 2017, speakers and discussants from the oil industry, finance, government, and academia convened in Washington to examine the challenges of navigating the new oil era at the third annual Petro Diplomacy conference.

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Petro Diplomacy: Challenges in the New Energy World

Oil, economic growth, and politics have long been intertwined in the Middle East, transforming the region over the past 50 years into a dynamic player on the global stage.

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Petro Diplomacy: The Political Economy of Volatile Oil Prices

In June 2014, the price of oil, projected to continue increasing to at least $125 to $150 per barrel WTI, collapsed within six months to just under $50 per barrel.

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Through its careful examination of the forces shaping the evolution of Gulf societies and the new generation of emerging leaders, AGSIW facilitates a richer understanding of the role the countries in this key geostrategic region can be expected to play in the 21st century.

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