Author Archives: Dr Carole Nakhle

Eastern Mediterranean gas outlook gets murkier

When the first gas discoveries in the Eastern Mediterranean were made more than a decade ago, many commentators expected the […] Read More

Oil market outlook: A cautious global recovery

Most experts believe the worst is over for oil markets. Prices have gone up from the record lows reached in […] Read More

Clean Energy and Fossil Fuels in the Middle East: A Virtuous Cycle?

The coronavirus pandemic has overshadowed several issues that pre-crisis were top priorities for many governments and organizations around the world. […] Read More

The global oil market’s new, strange alliance

Measures aimed at containing the spread of Covid-19 have caused acute economic pain among major oil-producing countries, as the collapse […] Read More

OECD Guiding Principles for Durable Extractive Contracts

Drastic changes in oil prices, like the one we are witnessing today, typically push many host governments to renegotiate contracts […] Read More

Major Setback for Lebanon’s Oil and Gas

For many years, 2020 will be remembered as the year that brought the world economy on its knees and oil […] Read More

The oil-market crunch

This will be a watershed year in the history of oil markets. Since 2020 began, several unprecedented developments have taken […] Read More

Iraq: An oil giant with a chronic disease

Iraq has a major success story in its oil industry. It is one of the very few oil-rich countries in […] Read More

What Are the Medium-Term Implications of Saudi Arabia’s Oil Price War With Russia?

In a survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security carried out by […] Read More

Kuwait oil: Time to catch up

Kuwait sits on 102 billion barrels of proven oil reserves – an amount equivalent to 6 percent of the world’s […] Read More