Bassam's specialism is in energy commodities, particularly oil and oil products, and Middle East and North Africa energy. Bassam Fattouh is the Director of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies and Professor at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He has published a variety of articles on oil and gas topics and his publications have appeared in academic and professional journals. He also acts as a consultant to a number of governments and international oil companies, and is a regular speaker at international conferences.
Our recently enhanced Middle East & Africa Quarterly provides a comprehensive analysis of the region, examining key topics in depth and providing a detailed guide to regional supply, demand, trade flows and downstream capacity across the Middle East & Africa. Each quarter, focus pieces delve into ke..
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Our Middle East Quarterly is being relaunched as the Middle East & Africa Quarterly. This marks the official launch of our Africa coverage, a region that is home to demand the size of India’s consumption, and yet receives little attention. For more detail on why we have expanded the r..
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The MENA region is back in the limelight and once again it is due to OPEC production. Just as OPEC meets informally in Algeria in yet another attempt to hammer out a production agreement, Libya is rearing its head back up again after forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar, a military strongman from eastern..
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The recent rally in crude prices, with global benchmarks up to $50 per barrel in early June, will be welcomed by oil exporters across the Middle East and North Africa. However, these price levels will not generate enough revenue to fully cover government spending, especially in countries—such as L..
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The two most pressing challenges for many countries in the Middle East and North Africa are defeating the self-titled Islamic State (IS) militants and coping with the collapse in oil prices. These trends both emerged in summer 2014 and have run in parallel since then. In our first In Focus, The arc..
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