After Russia's invasion of Ukraine and its weaponisation of natural gas supplies, energy security has become a top political priority for Europe. Given the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region's abundant oil and gas resources, the European countries inevitably turned to the region to make up for the shortfall.
This Report analyses the impact of Europe's "scramble for alternatives" on key MENA exporters of fossil fuels. Specific attention is attached to their prospects as short-term suppliers of fossil fuels while they set the stage for their green transition.
How is the current energy crisis affecting the role of MENA hydrocarbons producers as Europe's energy suppliers? Which impact on energy relations among MENA countries? Which new prospects for their green transition?
Table of Contents
Introduction, Paolo Magri (ISPI Executive Vice President)
1. EU Energy Policy and the MENA Region in the Wake of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine,
Manfred Hafner (Johns Hopkins University - SAIS-Europe and SciencesPo)
2. Algeria’s Potential as an Integrated Energy Nation,
Michael Hochberg (Hecate Energy and Oxford Institute for Energy Studies), Samy Boukaila (BKL Industries)
3. An Eastern Mediterranean Poised between Escalation and Cooperation,
Michaël Tanchum (Middle East Institute)
4. The Emerging Saudi Power Momentum: How the Conflict in Ukraine Shapes Saudi Energy Policy,
Noura Y. Mansouri (KAPSARC and MIT)
5. UAE and Qatar: A New Road to the EU Energy Market,
Naser Al-Tamimi (ISPI)
Valeria Talbot (ISPI)