Natural Gas in the Middle East and North Africa

Hardcover | April 20, 2011

EditorJonathan Stern, Bassam Fattouh

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The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) as a region accounts for around 40% of the world's proven gas reserves, yet only 10% of global supplies of gas are covered by MENA gas production. The potential for future expansion of the gas market in the both on the supply and demand side issignificant since gas in many MENA states has become a cheap source of fuel for domestic industrialisation, a source of revenue for transit states, and a highly valued export commodity to multiple destinations in Asia and Europe. 50% of the world's liquefaction facilities under construction orplanned for expansion will take place in MENA, which is likely to consolidate the region's role in the LNG market, allowing MENA producers to play the role of swing producers taking advantage of their location to supply both Atlantic and Pacific markets.This book, the first of its kind, will provide an in-depth study of the MENA states' individual gas markets, addressing the following questions: What are the policies of MENA governments regarding the development of their gas reserves? What are the main drivers of these policies? Will developmentsin the gas sector affect the ability of MENA governments to achieve the ultimate goal of economic diversification through developing energy intensive industries? Is the policy of promoting energy intensive industries viable in the long term? What role do foreign companies play in the development ofdomestic gas markets, export pipelines, and LNG export projects? Can current levels of domestic gas prices be maintained in an environment of rapid increases in gas demand and rising development costs?

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The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) as a region accounts for around 40% of the world's proven gas reserves, yet only 10% of global supplies of gas are covered by MENA gas production. The potential for future expansion of the gas market in the both on the supply and demand side issignificant since gas in many MENA states has become ...

Jonathan Stern is Director of Gas Research at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies; Honorary Professor at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, University of Dundee; and Visiting Professor at Imperial College's Centre for Environmental Policy. He is author and editor of many books on natural gas issues, inclu...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:350 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:April 20, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Jonathan Stern and Bassam Fattouh: Introduction1. North Africa1. Hakim Darbouche: Algeria's Natural Gas Market: Origins and Constraints of Export Strategy2. Waniss Otman: The Libyan Gas Industry3. Hakim Darbouche and Waniss Otman: The Role of Natural Gas in North African Transit Countries4. Robert Mabro: The Egyptian Gas Market and the Question of Subsidies5. Hakim Darbouche: Egypt's Gas Export Policy: Past Successes and Future Challenges2. The Mashreq6. Andrew Cleary: Natural Gas in the Mashreq and Israel3. The Gulf7. Bassam Fattouh: The Saudi Gas Sector and its Role in Industrialisation: Developments, Challenges and Options8. Ian Rutledge and Lorian Yacoub: Natural Gas in Iraq9. Siamak Adibi and Fereidun Fesharaki: A Review of Iran's Gas Industry and Export Potential10. Justin Dargin: Qatar's Gas Revolution11. Andy Flower: LNG in Qatar12. David Ledesma: Natural Gas in Oman13. Justin Dargin and Andy Flower: The United Arab Emirates Gas Sector: Challenges and Solutions for the 21st Century14. Randa Alami: Natural Gas in Bahrain and Kuwait15. Franz Gerner and Silvana Tordo: Natural Gas- A Lifeline for YemenJonathan Stern and Bassam Fattouh: Conclusion