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Coronavirus and Climate Agenda Complicate Outlook for Oil Demand Growth

The coronavirus pandemic has altered perceptions as to the direction of energy demand growth and more weight has been given to the net-zero commitments by major consuming countries and how these will shape the energy system in the decades ahead.

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Iraq’s Electricity Challenges Mount as Oil Revenue Slows to a Trickle

It will take time for the new Iraqi government to formulate its energy policies amid an unprecedented health and economic crisis. But the electricity sector is among the most in need of new investment and rehabilitation.

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South Asian Energy Demand Destruction Highlights Gulf Vulnerabilities

The world’s largest coronavirus lockdown in South Asia is placing unprecedented downward pressure on energy demand.

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Will Yemen Be a Gas Exporter Again?

Yemen LNG, the country’s largest industrial project, has been inactive for nearly five years. Both political and gas market volatility threaten to keep it that way.

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Massive Gas Find Spurs UAE’s Pursuit of Self-Sufficiency

The Jebel Ali find promises reduced import bills, improved security of supply, and more gas to boost the economy but will require some clever technical and commercial work to make full use of it.

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Fears of Diminished Demand Eclipse Global Energy Markets’ Concerns Over Reduced Supply

Concerns over the coronavirus outbreak in China, the world’s largest oil importing country, pushed down oil prices, while the market failed to react to a near collapse in Libyan oil production, the continued absence of Iranian barrels, and other disruptions.

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Natural Gas in Oman: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Oman has had notable success with its Khazzan gas field, but the sultanate will need to manage its domestic gas consumption and sign favorable long-term supply contracts to continue to benefit from LNG exports.

Does Saudi Arabia Need OPEC?

This paper examines potential incentives for a Saudi withdrawal or restructuring of OPEC, which comes amid challenges to the cartel and suggestions of changes to its long-standing practices.

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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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