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Strange Bedfellows

The tumultuous events of the past few months have left onlookers wondering just how natural gas has emerged as the …

The Merchant’s Plight

Mazen Kalab arrives an hour late for his interview with me, a Western journalist. He twitches nervously as he settles …

Confronting the Gas Revolution

Prepare for the Shale gas boom. Today the phrase is plastered across the world’s leading newspapers with much dramatic effect. …

Can Morsi Bite the Bullet?

Egypt’s worsening economic and social situation might have fueled the fire of the 2011 revolution, but two years later most …

Big Dreams for Iraqi Oil

Iraq could become the second-largest oil exporter in the world by the 2030s, according to a study released on 9 …

Saudi’s Soaring Economy

Barclays’ Capital (BarCap) has recently released projections that Saudi Arabia’s economy will have the second-fastest growth rate among G20 countries …

Libya’s Cursed Wealth

At the heart of the socio-economic grievances that led to Libya’s revolution was the rentier economy of the Qadhafi regime. …