Middle East and Gulf States Network


Ibrahim Al-Muhanna, Vice Chair

The Middle East and Gulf States region not only includes major energy producers but also some of the fastest-growing energy consuming countries.

Energy security from the producer perspective and sustainable energy policies are two key themes in this region. In particular, there is a growing awareness that national energy policies have to tackle issues of energy efficiency and ways of expanding the domestic energy mix in order to maximise hydrocarbons available for export.

The World Energy Council is increasingly seen in the region as a forum for shared experiences and best practice. Member committees in this important energy producing region actively support the World Energy Trilemma work programme and are increasingly active in the Council’s governance processes.