UAE: Ras Al Khaimah Energy Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Energy from The Report: Ras Al Khaimah 2015

The energy mix in RAK is currently led by government-owned operators RAK Petroleum and RAK Gas, both of which are involved in exploration and operation activities internationally. The fall in global oil prices in mid-2014 is already being felt in RAK, with RAK Petroleum recording its first year of losses since 2007 in 2014. Despite this, falling oil prices are set to benefit RAK Gas’s major...

With more limited hydrocarbons reserves compared to its UAE neighbours to the south, RAK has developed into an industrial hub thanks to its dynamic network of industrial free trade zones. Considerable natural resources feed the country’s thriving cement and ceramics industries while elsewhere the emirate is looking to leverage its varied landscapes in a bid to boost tourism revenues in line with general economic diversification targets.

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Given Ras Al Khaimah’s energy mix, how can concerns about industrial utilities be addressed?

 

With a growing population and rising water consumption, investment in new water production facilities over the previous decade has been a priority for Ras Al Khaimah. The Federal Authority for Electricity and Water (FEWA) has made major strides in meeting RAK’s rising demand, most recently when it inaugurated the new Ghalilah desalination...

 

The emirate’s two upstream oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) companies, RAK Petroleum and RAK Gas, have both been active in overseas exploration activities in recent years. RAK Petroleum maintains indirect investments across eight countries in the MENA region, while RAK Gas has expanded its international portfolio via new...

 

With little in the way of hydrocarbons reserves and limited domestic exploration under way, Ras Al Khaimah’s energy sector has expanded on the back of its two major upstream players: RAK Gas and RAK Petroleum. The two firms each have interests in international exploration and production (E&P), and have undertaken efforts to improve...

With more limited hydrocarbons reserves compared to its UAE neighbours to the south, RAK has developed into an industrial hub thanks to its dynamic network of industrial free trade zones. Considerable natural resources feed the country’s thriving cement and ceramics industries while elsewhere the emirate is looking to leverage its varied landscapes in a bid to boost tourism revenues in line with general economic diversification targets.

A renewed focus on developing the tourism and industrial sectors has driven a construction boom in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) and led to the development of a host of industrial, residential, commercial and retail spaces. To support this growth, the government has at the same time invested in basic electricity, water and sewer networks.