The Future of Gas in the Gulf: Continuity and Change
This book provides an update the development of natural gas in the Gulf countries nearly ten years after the publication of the OIES Gas Programme book on Natural Gas Markets in the Middle East and North Africa. The book comprises in-depth studies of a smaller set of countries, but those of critical regional and international importance to the future of gas: Qatar, Iran, Oman, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Iraq and Bahrain. Over the past decade, Gulf gas production and demand have expanded rapidly, and the next decade is likely to see further major expansions. The only substantial increase in LNG exports in the 2010s was from Qatar and a smaller, but still very significant, increase is planned for the 2020s. This book finds that the Gulf will play a substantial role in the expansion of global gas supply and demand at least until 2030, and probably beyond, and will therefore remain an extremely important region for gas and energy researchers over the next decade.
1. Qatar: LNG expansion following the ending of the North Field moratorium
2. Iran: an inward-looking gas giant
3. Natural Gas in Oman: change and stability
4. The Future of Gas in Saudi Arabia’s Transition
Bassam Fattouh & Rami Shabaneh
5. Appetite and Innovation: natural gas in the UAE
6. Present and Future Role of Natural Gas in Kuwait
Osamah Alsayegh & Bassam Fattouh
7. Rising from the Ashes: natural gas in Iraq
8. Bahrain: gas sector prospects
Jonathan Stern is Distinguished Research Fellow and founder of the Natural Gas Research Programme of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
Other contributing authors:
Osamah Alsayegh is the Executive Director of the Energy and Building Research Center at the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR).
Bassam Fattouh is the Director of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.
Ieda Gomes is Senior Visiting Research Fellow of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.
David Jalilvand is a Berlin-based consultant and a Research Associate of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.
Luay al-Khatteeb is Minister of Electricity, republic of Iraq. He was previously the founding director of the Iraq Energy Institute, and is a former fellow of the Brookings Institution and the SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University.
Robin Mills is CEO of Qamar Energy, Non-Resident Fellow at the SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University, and a Research Associate of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.
Mostefa Ouki is Senior Research Fellow of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.
Howard Rogers is Chairman of the Natural Gas Research Programme and a Senior Research Fellow of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.
Rami Shabaneh is a Senior Research Associate at the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center.