Author Archives: Dr Carole Nakhle

Australia’s LNG woes herald changes in global market

When it comes to liquefied natural gas (LNG), Australia breaks world records on several fronts. No other country has had […] Read More

Saudi Arabia’s economic reform

Saudi Arabia is once again keeping analysts busy worldwide. This time attention has been drawn by an audacious economic reform […] Read More

Iraqi oil dilemma: to freeze or not to freeze

In recent years, the international community has focused on the North American shale industry and its impact on the Organization […] Read More

Assessing the future of North Sea oil and gas

The North Sea is a mature oil and gas province. Output from the two main producers – Norway and the […] Read More

Fiscal Stabilization in Oil and Gas Contracts: Evidence and Implications

The objective of this paper is to analyse how contractual stabilization devices have evolved since the late 1990s, based on […] Read More

Politics, economics still stifle Eastern Mediterranean gas

Since 2009, international interest in the Eastern Mediterranean’s offshore oil and gas resources has followed a cycle from widespread excitement, […] Read More

Iran’s Oil Comeback: The Awakening of a Giant?

The lifting of economic and trade sanctions in relation to Iran’s nuclear programme means that the Islamic Republic should be […] Read More

Nuclear Energy’s Future in the Middle East and North Africa

Several countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have announced plans to embrace nuclear power as part of […] Read More

Low Oil Prices Today May Not Mean Tighter Supplies Tomorrow

Today’s relatively low price of oil seems to have reconciled the otherwise conflicting interests of the world’s largest producers and […] Read More

Market mechanisms will determine the future of Arctic energy business

Shell’s decision to suspend its Alaskan Arctic drilling activities in September 2015 confirms what many experts have long argued: the […] Read More