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Sun, Jan 12, 2020

Energy markets underestimate Middle East supply vulnerability

Buoyed by ample supply, global energy markets continue to underestimate risks to output from the Middle East, despite the recent escalation in tensions between the United States and Iran.

New Atlanticist by Adal Mirza

Energy Markets & Governance Geopolitics & Energy Security

Sat, Jan 11, 2020

Pathways to Net Zero

Atlantic Council 2020 Global Energy Forum Pathways to Net Zero Speaker: Shaikh Nawaf Al-Sabah, Chief Executive Officer, Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company Ahmed Ali Attiga, Chief Executive Officer, APICORP Meg Gentle, President and CEO, Tellurian, Inc. Adam Sieminski, President, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center Moderated By: David Livingston, Deputy Director, Climate and Advanced […]

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Sat, Jan 11, 2020

Delivering energy access and meeting demand in South and Southeast Asia

Atlantic Council 2020 Global Energy Forum Delivering Energy Access and Meeting Demand in South and Southeast Asia Speaker: Mohamed Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer, Masdar The Hon. Dr. Tawfiq-e Elahi Chowdhury, Energy Adviser to the Honorable Prime Minister, People’s Republic of Bangladesh Alisa Newman-Hood, Senior Vice President, Excelerate Energy Paddy Padmanathan, President and CEO, ACWA […]

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Sat, Jan 11, 2020

The role of the oil and gas industry in the energy transition

Atlantic Council 2020 Global Energy Forum The Role of the Oil and Gas Industry in the Energy Transition Conversation With: Musabbeh Al-Kaabi, Chief Executive Officer, Petroleum and Petrochemicals, Mubadala Investment Company Panel Discussion: Dr. Barbara Burger, President, Technology Ventures, Chevron Corporation Anatol Feygin, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Cheniere Energy Inc. Dr. Robert […]

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Energy Markets & Governance Energy Transitions

Sat, Jan 11, 2020

Abu Dhabi dispatch: The Soleimani earthquake and coming aftershocks

The conventional wisdom – underpinned by visuals from Iran – is that the US drone strike reinforced hardliners and shifted the internal Iranian dynamics from protests against the regime to angry demonstrations against the United States. Far harder to measure is the longer-term impact of Soleimani’s absence on the country’s revolutionary effectiveness and structure.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

Conflict Iran

Sat, Jan 11, 2020

How can oil and gas companies contribute to the energy transition?

“There is no thing that is a magic solution” to climate change, according to Musabbeh Al-Kaabi, chief executive officer for petroleum and petrochemicals at the Mubadala Investment Company, but oil and gas companies are increasingly realizing that “the future outlook for energy consumption will require different sources of energy.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Markets & Governance

Sat, Jan 11, 2020

Climate commitments needed to head off threats of volatility and instability

A widening gap between perceptions and reality of the global energy markets could increase volatility as governments, policy makers, and industries struggle to tackle climate change, according to Fatih Birol, the executive director of the International Energy Agency.

New Atlanticist by Adal Mirza

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Markets & Governance

Sat, Jan 11, 2020

Setting the 2020 energy agenda

Atlantic Council 2020 Global Energy Forum Setting the 2020 Energy Agenda Speakers: H.E. Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Industry, United Arab Emirates The Hon. Dr. Tawfiq-e Elahi Chowdhury, Energy Adviser to the Honorable Prime Minister, People’s Republic of Bangladesh Majid Jafar, Chief Executive Officer, Crescent Petroleum Michael Sen, Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Energy […]

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Sat, Jan 11, 2020

Official opening of the Fourth Global Energy Forum

Atlantic Council 2020 Global Energy Forum Official Opening of the Fourth Global Energy Forum Speakers: Frederick Kempe, President and CEO, Atlantic Council General James L. Jones, Jr., USMC (Ret.), Executive Chairman Emeritus, Atlantic Council H.E. Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State, United Arab Emirates; Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company H.E. Suhail […]

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment The Gulf

Thu, Jan 9, 2020

Energy sector diversification: Meeting demographic challenges in the MENA region

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is projected to experience significant demographic growth by 2050, growth which will have to be met with commensurate economic expansion and job opportunities, or the region will risk an increase in political instability. To meet this challenge, countries in the region must diversify their economies beyond the energy sector and expand their energy sector beyond hydrocarbons. What are the key trends that MENA countries will have to contend with, what is already being done, and what further steps should be taken?

Report by Bina Hussein

Energy Markets & Governance Energy Transitions