The Middle East energy market has been hit hard by low oil and gas prices. This economic scenario, together with the current instability, poses an unprecedented challenge for policy-makers and the regimes in the region. In a context of increasing opposition between regional powers, succession issues and, in certain cases, internal instability, there is a growing risk of politicized energy policies, which can lead to uncertainty among investors in the energy sector. Additionally, the economic consequences of the nuclear deal with Iran have yet to be evaluated.
The ‘Middle East and North African Energy’ conference, organized by Chatham House, aims to bring together policy-makers, oil industry leaders and experts to assess the effect of political and security dynamics on the MENA region energy market. Furthermore, it will analyze how developments in energy markets and the investment sector affect the regional context and contribute to shaping the region’s political and economic outcomes.