Session Details

Middle East Oil & Politics: After Abqaiq & Suleimani

Tuesday, March 10

07:30 am - 08:40 am

Decades-old assumptions about the political and economic future of the Middle East have been scrambled by surging non-OPEC oil supply and the recent, growing use of super-accurate drones and missiles to attack oil facilities and political opponents. What is the outlook for the region, where foreign powers continue to be involved militarily and politically in proxy wars and where disputes defy resolution? How will oil-exporting nations, who are members of OPEC and the Vienna Alliance, face a future of political uncertainty, stiff competition, shrinking market share, and price pressure?

Session Speakers
  • Bhushan Bahree

    IHS Markit

    Executive Director, Global Oil

  • Ibrahim Al-Muhanna

    Ministry of Energy, Saudi Arabia

    Consultant & Advisor to Saudi Oil Ministry

  • Vali R. Nasr

    Johns Hopkins SAIS

    Majid Khadduri Professor of Middle East Studies and International Affairs

  • Vera de Ladoucette

    IHS Markit

    Senior Advisory

  • David Goldwyn

    Atlantic Council

    Chairman, Energy Advisory Board

  • Matthew Zais

    U.S. Department of Energy

    Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of International Affairs