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IEA World Energy Outlook 2005
- Middle East and North Africa Insights -

How much oil and gas can these countries export?

The debate over soaring prices and peak oil underscores the need for authoritative insight regarding the vast oil and gas resources held in the Middle East and North Africa. These potential supplies will be crucial to fuel economic growth in both consumer and producer countries over coming decades. But will there be enough investment in the Middle East and North African upstream oil and gas industries to boost production in pace with demand? How much of the region's output will reach international markets?

IEA's World Energy Outlook 2005 addresses these and many other vital questions about Middle East and North African oil and gas in global supplies today, and in scenarios for tomorrow.



Special reports:


Deferred Investment Scenario – likely impact of upstream investment shortfalls in Middle East/North Africa.

World Alternative Policy Scenario – how energy-efficiency and environmental policies could make a difference.

Global refining industry
– in-depth analysis.

Power generation and desalination - close-up on Middle East/North Africa.

How much will oil and gas contribute to meeting the expected 50% growth in world energy needs by 2030?

• What proportion of the world's oil and gas reserves lie in Middle East and North African countries?

• Can their input bridge the supply gap?

• How might global oil and gas markets be affected by consumer countries' curbs on greenhouse gas emissions, particularly if energy prices are high?

• What is the relationship between energy prices and reduced demand for oil and gas?

•Will the roles of nuclear power and renewable energy expand?

• How would local Middle East and North African economies be affected if upstream oil and gas investment moved too slowly?

IEA's World Energy Outlook 2005 offers:

• 600 pages of detailed analysis, more than 250 graphs/tables.

• Analysis of energy demand/supply trends for the Middle East and North Africa region and the implications for markets, prices and energy security.

• Dedicated chapters on Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

For more about the IEA’s World Energy Outlook 2005, click here. The Outlook can be purchased in various formats, including pdf for multi-users. Click here to order.

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