Issue 1173 PDF: Iran flexes its muscle in energy disputes with Gulf neighbours

Issue 1173 - 13 Jul 2023

Issue 1,173 opens with analysis on tensions between Iran and its Gulf neighbours following the offshore Arash/Al-Dorra gas field’s planned development in disputed waters, Iraq’s overdue payments for gas exports and the seizure of oil tankers in international waters. 

GSN’s Politics section also looks into the UAE’s relations with Africa and Russia, after several dozen flights between a military air base in Abu Dhabi and eastern Chad have revived speculation about ties between the Emirates, the Putin regime and the Wagner Group. 

Meanwhile Saudi Arabia is creating new facts-on-the-ground in Yemen, while it seeks to get a peace agreement with Houthis. These moves may clash with the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council. 

The influence of Gulf companies on African energy industries is explored in GSN's Energy and industry section, which also reports on how independent power projects closer to home are attracting leading international developers. 

this issue’s Risk Management Reports centre on Kuwait – with an accompanying map – and Oman.

GSN View analyses QatarEnergy's announcement of a ten-year deal to supply condensate to Dubai's Emirates National Oil Company.

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