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The national oil companies of the GCC and Iraq are shifting gears and are turning their attention eastwards, where the bulk of their exports will be headed for years to come. Wanting to lock in that market, they are also interested in inward energy investments that do more than produce energy. Asian players can provide a more holistic investment package that addresses some of the pressing economic challenges the region faces. These emerging trends point to a closer and more strategic Gulf-Asia energy relationship – one in which we expect to see business and diplomacy increasingly intertwined.

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Changing the geopolitics of oil

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Impact of unconventional oil and gas production

Impact of unconventional oil and gas production in North America

The growth of unconventional oil and gas production in North America changes the picture for Gulf exporters and the private oil majors.
Increased public spending causes economic strain

Increased public spending causes economic strain – impacting the national energy industry

Public spending in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) increased by 20 percent in 2011 over the previous year.
New players and partnerships in the Gulf

New players and partnerships in the Gulf

Forging strategic relationships in the energy industry will be crucial for long-term success.

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