GRM 2010 GRM 2011

Abstract Details

 
AUTHOR NAME
 
Family Name:
El-Katiri
 
First Name:
Laura
 
ABSTRACT OF PAPER
 
Title of Paper:
Energy Security in the Gulf: A Long-term Perspective
 
Paper Proposal Text :
For many decades, the Gulf states’ significant oil reserves have rendered the region among the most important energy suppliers in the world, with similar potential for the region’s natural gas reserves. It is, however, the Gulf states’ rapidly rising regional consumption which has begun to play a critical role in the region’s future export prospects, including the size and longevity of domestic oil and gas production both for domestic and export market supply. This paper aims to discuss the Gulf region’s current and future challenges evolving from its growing domestic energy use, coupled to the continued reliance on almost exclusively oil and natural gas, on the region’s future export potential as well as the security of its domestic energy supplies. It suggests that only a more pro-active Gulf policy response to rising domestic energy consumption can help safeguard the stability of the Gulf’s role as a global energy supplier as well as its domestic long-term energy security, including the diversification of the region’s energy base and the effective management of domestic demand.
 
 
 

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