Earth Institute Research Projects

Columbia Global Energy Dialogue Report: The GCC and the New Oil World

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Unit Affiliation: Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP)

April 2016 - Ongoing
Asia ; Africa ; Middle East ; Saudi Arabia ; North Africa
Project Type: Research Outreach

DESCRIPTION: In January 2016, the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA convened a roundtable of energy and regional experts under Chatham House Rule from academia, industry, finance and government to discuss the changes underway in oil markets and their implications for the GCC states, as well as the other forces at work in their decision-making. Given its outsized importance within the GCC and to global energy markets, there was a special focus on Saudi Arabia, and given the nature of some of the factors, the discussion frequently came back to questions of whether the forces at work were new or another version of older problems. This document provides a summary of the discussions of the roundtable without any attribution.