09:00 - 09:30

Keynote address: the reality of future demand and impact on industry investments

  • Analysing the drivers for demand growth: skyrocketing population growth; industry intensification; depleting oil fields and gas for reinjection; ballooning subsidies
  • Impact of competition from Australia, Russia, East Africa and USA – what will this mean for the Middle East?
  • Interaction of gas with other fuels and how will gas be used?
  • What are the prospects for a pricing hub in the Middle East?
  • Could Iran supply be a game changer?
  • Understanding the altering geopolitics of gas in the GCC
  • The impact of US shale, significant LNG investments and energy hungry China
  • The need to phase out subsidies to incentivize foreign investment and reach climate targets

Dr. Aldo Flores-Quiroga, Secretary General, International Energy Forum

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