Category Archives: Policy

Russia’s energy diplomacy in the Middle East

The ‘Energy Strategy of Russia for the Period up to 2030’, published in 2010, highlights promoting ‘the strengthening of foreign […] Read More

Could a “Super OPEC” association be feasible?

It has been been almost two years since the historic agreement between OPEC and non-OPEC producers in November 2016 to […] Read More

Does Saudi Arabia need OPEC?

In an interview given to Herman Wang from S&P Global Platts, Dr Carole Nakhle, CEO of Crystol Energy, comments on […] Read More

The return of U.S. sanctions on Iran: consequences for the oil market

On May 8, 2018, the United States withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the […] Read More

Global competition for upstream oil and gas investment

The international energy community is usually divided about conditions on the oil market. When prices increase, consuming nations complain and […] Read More

Geopolitical Risks in the Middle East: Event Summary

Access for Women in Energy (AccessWIE) organised a roundtable dinner discussion on the geopolitical risks in the Middle East on […] Read More

Driving Investment in the Oil&Gas Industry: The importance of the fiscal regime

Dr Carole Nakhle, CEO of Crystol Energy, comments on how fiscal regimes can attract investment in the energy sector in […] Read More

Lebanon, Israel Maritime Dispute To Last Long

In an interview given to Jennifer Gnana and Massoud Derhally from The National, Dr Carole Nakhle, CEO of Crystol Energy, comments on […] Read More

Longevity of Extractives Industry Depends on Gender Inclusivity

In an interview given to Katarina Kuai from the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), Dr Carole Nakhle, Director of Access for Women […] Read More

Towards Good Governance of the Oil and Gas Sector in the MENA

Executive Summary The objective of this paper is to conduct a preliminary analysis of the governance of the oil and […] Read More