• Energy

    OBG’s energy analysis looks at all aspects of the industry, including exploration and production, domestic usage and exports plus relationships between the government and IOCs. Where applicable, renewable energy, electricity demand, production, power station construction and local potential for nuclear power are analysed.
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After achieving a region-leading economic recovery in the decade since political stability was established, future growth and industrialisation strategy will continue to be shaped by the National Development Plan 2021-25, which constitutes a holistic approach to achieving emerging market status and meaningful poverty reduction by 2030.

After opening 2022 at around $78 per barrel, Brent crude prices rose sharply over the next few months to surpass $127 on March 8 – the highest price in 14 years, driven in part by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – before moderating slightly to around $106 as of midMarch. Although investment in oil and gas has fallen by about 30% since the outbreak of the pandemic, there are signs...

What role can international companies play in helping to capitalise on opportunities arising from the global green energy transition?

In November 2021 Bahrain became the third GCC member, after the UAE and Saudi Arabia, to commit to reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2060. Although its current emissions amount to a fraction of those emitted by its neighbours, climate change poses a very real threat to the kingdom. Modelling carried out in 2017 showed that a rise in sea levels of 1.5 metres would see...

With hydrocarbons-rich countries in the Gulf increasingly looking to reduce their carbon emissions, some in the region are turning to multi-coloured hydrogen as a more environmentally sustainable solution. Along with renewable sources like solar and wind, hydrogen is regarded as a potential low-carbon or zero-carbon fuel that is key to the transition away from fossil fuels....

Oil was first discovered in Bahrain in 1932, making it the oldest oil-producing market in the Gulf region. After several years of stasis due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the kingdom’s energy industry is seeing a renewed pace of activity. Though Bahrain does not produce as much oil as its larger neighbours, the energy industry remains a vital part of the national economy. This has...

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