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Energy Strategies for the Gulf: Containing Consumption

25 September 2013 - 8:00am to 9:15am

Chatham House, London


Glada Lahn, Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House
Professor Paul Stevens, Distinguished Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House



The countries of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates consume more traded energy than the whole of Africa, and over the last decade have registered 6-7 per cent growth in demand. But this escalating energy consumption has not been matched by economic diversification, job creation or GDP growth.

The authors of the recent Chatham House report Saving Oil and Gas in the Gulf will discuss the ramifications of this trend for the global economy, environment, and oil and gas markets. They will present their findings on how Gulf Cooperation Council countries can reduce energy consumption, the price and governance challenges this will bring and the energy strategies already present in the region.

To enable as open a debate as possible this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.

This event is only open to Major Corporate Member and Partner organizations of Chatham House.