...Energy and Natural Resources

This research category provides facts and data about energy and natural resources, reserves, production, and consumption, supply and demand of the most important energy resources, metals and minerals, utilities and power, environmental issues and technology.

The energy industry is crucial to the global economy as it is essential to modern society.

It is estimated that over 200bn USD of investment in energy infrastructure will be needed by 2025, with projects to be delivered by an indeterminable workforce due to a lack of skill and experience in either the renewable energy or nuclear energy sectors.

The power and utilities sectors are heavily driven by regulation and in some cases government is driving market demand. The potential for government to have an impact is therefore very high – for example, through procurement policy, measures to reduce market uncertainty, and demonstration projects. Clearly these enabling sectors are areas where a strategic partnership with government is likely to be highly beneficial to the growth agenda.

Global demand for energy is constantly rising

According to the International Energy Agency, demand for energy is expected to increase by approximately 50% by 2030.
As currently, fossil fuels account for more than 80% of demand for primary energy, and whose reserves are being depleted, new sources of renewable energy are being sought to cope up with the rise in demand for energy.

The global economy is set to grow rapidly in the coming years. While this promises a better living standard and several economic benefits, it is indicative of an exponential rise in the use of energy.

Given this scenario, governments are concerned that the increasing energy demand will place unsustainable pressure on natural resources, and to halt the indiscriminate use of natural resources, have imposed stringent regulations.

Besides this, prevailing energy prices and changes in technology are challenging for the energy and natural resources sector.

Increasing population, rising standards of living and expanding industrialism have necessitated an increase in power supply. The demand has been increasing across industrial, commercial and residential consumers.

Till now, fossil fuels have represented the primary source of energy worldwide, with some 80 percent of the global energy supply still coming from fossil fuel resources – crude oil, natural gas, and coal. Fossil fuels, on the other hand, are a main cause for some of the world’s urgent problems – climate change and global warming.

Thus, to cope up with the rising demand, the energy & power industry is shifting from coal to alternative sources such as shale gas and natural gas, and moving towards distributed generation and alternative energy sources.

Moreover, favourable government regulations in most of the emerging nations are anticipated to boost the adoption of renewable energy sources in countries such as India, Japan, Australia, and China, which are expected to drive future growth.

Given the increasing “go green” pressure on industries to cut their carbon emissions, major transitions are destined for the energy and resources.

While renewable energy accounts only 15% market share, is expected to undergo large transformation in coming decades.

Projected global energy consumption from 1990 to 2040, by energy source (in million metric tons of oil equivalent)


Climate change has become an utmost priority for all the countries with many of them having recently announced targets toward energy-efficient improvements and upgrades.

The Climate Deal signed in 2015 by nearly 90% of the countries, worldwide, needs investments amounting to tens of trillions of dollars by 2040 to achieve the set objectives.

The trend towards tougher environmental standards and the likely increase in international agreements will drive demand for low carbon goods and services, including green energy generation.

Generation from renewables, including wind, wave and tidal, currently makes up around 15% of the UK’s electricity supply. The largest contributor to this is the combination of on-shore and off-shore wind power. The UK has made a firm commitment to cut carbon emissions by at least 80% by 2050. Between 2010 and 2020, the UK is expected to cut greenhouse emissions by 29%, and must reduce this amount by a further 85% by 2030.

Renewable energy includes solar, bioenergy, geothermal, hydro, tidal and wind. And non-renewable energy sources include petroleum, coal, lignite,natural gas and nuclear.

It is estimated that global energy consumption from renewable sources will be around 2.7 billion metric tons of oil equivalent in 2040.

Clean, renewable solar and wind energy are expected to go cheaper along with a significant rise in the market share, while at the same time, the demand for resources like oil and gas are envisaged for slower growth, due to increased fuel efficiency innovations in the automotive industry.


Decreasing costs, continued research in technology improvements, and new sources of financing will continue opening up opportunities in the Clean and Renewable Energy Markets.

Despite the rising demand for energy derived from renewable sources, the market is limited by the high cost of renewable energy. Nonetheless, the renewable energy sector is reporting steady growth.


Permanent magnet market

Energy generation, electronics, automotive are driving growth of the permanent magnet market. According to Global Market Insights, it is estimated to surpass a revenue of USD 50 billion by 2024, registering an annual growth rate of more than 10% over the period of 2016 to 2024.

AS per the study by Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), annual installation of the windmill will increase over 75GW capacity by 2019, which will boost the demand for global permanent magnet industry significantly. Moreover, UNFCCC’s Cop 21 announced that, by 2050 all power generation should be emission free, which will fuel the requirement of wind energy projects and impact the permanent magnet market. Furthermore, rising R&D investment to develop new and superior quality magnetic material is expected to boost market demand.


We deliver insights covering the renewable energy spectrum, from solar and wind energy to energy storage technologies, fuel cells, and the permanent magnet market.


The oil and gas industry provides energy and essential chemicals for our transport, industry and homes in support of the economy.

It involves the exploration, extraction, drilling, refining, and/or transportation of oil and gas.

Energy resources like oil, gas and coal are still a cornerstone of our industrialized world.

Companies such as Gazprom PAO based in Russia and Korea Electric Power Corporation based in South Korea are responsible for generating millions of dollars worth of revenue each year.

Indonesia and Thailand are the two largest producers of energy among Asean countries.

The oil and gas industry is made up of different types of companies providing different aspects of the oil and gas production process. Work is both onshore and offshore, such as:

  • Operating companies - which deal with the exploration and production of oil and gas under license. Most are well-known international companies, working in many different parts of the world (such as BP, ExxonMobil and Shell)

  • Drilling companies- which undertake the drilling work and often operate and maintain their own mobile drilling rigs.

  • Service companies - which provide specialist assistance to both operating and drilling companies, e.g. drilling suppliers, cement companies, testing specialists, seismic equipment providers, divers, caterers, etc.

The industry also includes the sale and distribution companies, such as petrol service stations in towns and on motorways. These distributors include big companies like Shell, BP, Texaco and Total.

New technology is being used to reduce the cost of finding and producing oil and gas, in order to extend the life of existing oil fields.

According to a report by PWC, shale oil production could boost the world economy by up to .7 trillion by 2035. The extra supply could reach up to 12% of global oil production, or 14 million barrels a day, and push global oil prices down by as much as 40%.

Drilling Services & Equipment

Drilling services includes optimization solutions for the oil & gas exploration and production life cycle, by increasing drilling efficiency and minimizing production down time. It also includes well intervention technologies used for well optimization to repair well and improve production.

The relative declining production in onshore fields is driving the demand for deep-sea offshore drilling services, requiring specialized drilling equipment.

Drilling equipment includes equipment, assemblies, tools (drill bits, drill pipes, downhole tools, logging tools, rotary hoses, drilling fluids), and components that are used in oil or gas upstream activities.

The offshore oil & gas industry is dominated by the US, along with the Middle East & Africa. The largest offshore oil & gas fields are located in Persian Gulf, off the coasts of Saudi Arabia and the UAE, and in the North Caspian Sea.

Leading players are ExxonMobil, Chevron, Royal Dutch Shell, Total, PetroChina. Technology and service providers include Halliburton, Transocean, Technip, Schlumberger, Calfrac Well Services, Baker Hughes, NOV, Weatherford International.

Petroleum & Refinery

The petrochemical industry is highly dependent on petroleum and some natural gas products. On average, around one quarter of a modern oil refinery’s production is gasoline, while one fifth is diesel fuel and light heating oil. Approximately one tenth make naphtha (crude gasoline) and heavy heating oil, respectively.

Refined oil products play a major role in modern life. Refinery products are petroleum naphtha, diesel fuel, gasoline, kerosene, heating oil, LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) and asphalt base.

Gasoline and diesel for the automotive market, while kerosene/jet fuel for the aerospace market.

The utilities market covers electric power, natural gas, steam supply, water supply, and sewage removal services.

The utilities and power market dynamics are changing, driven by new policy changes and government support for renewable power projects, growing electricity demand, increased privatization, relaxing the FDI restrictions, new capital investments of power projects by both public & private, use of smart metering and smart grid to better manage services and reduce transmission losses.

Companies operating in this sector, however, face several challenges. They are under pressure to meet stringent quality standards and offer services at a low cost. To achieve this, investment and operating costs must be managed more effectively and maintain a high service standard.

Approximately 40% of global power consumption is accounted for by the industrial sector. The transportation sector uses petroleum products, biodiesel and natural gas. The power sector uses these and other fuels to generate electricity, which is the main source of energy in the residential and commercial sectors.

The main electricity sources comprise nuclear fuels, coal and natural gas, as well as solar, wind, biomass and hydropower sources. Electric power is derived from fossil, nuclear and renewable sources. Nuclear and fossil fuels - such as Coal, natural gas and oil are the most important sources for electricity generation, supplied by the mining industries.


Data: EIA annual energy outlook

Nearly one-third of all power generation in the U.S. was from coal-fired power stations. However, this number is expected to diminish with advancements in the renewables sector picking up speed. Also, natural gas is set to continue the upward trend in the overall fuel mix.

Electric power can also be derived from renewable sources, including wind power, hydropower and solar photovoltaic power, generated with the help of turbines, pumps, collectors or photovoltaic modules. Leading power utilities include Duke, GDF Suez and E.ON.

According to IDC by 2020, 25% of utilities will have moved from traditional talent sourcing strategies and models to virtual, borderless, and task-oriented approaches, integrating online communities and platforms to acquire skills and temporary staff.

And by 2022, 20% of digitally determined utilities' revenues will come from new products and services.

In addition, utility companies are also concerned about protecting valuable information from cyber-attacks.

Power & Utilities remains a hugely capital-intensive sector. The strategic allocation of available capital and access to new sources of finance will become increasingly important over the coming decade.

Massive investment will be needed to:

  • Replace existing generation capacity, while taking account of environmental factors

  • Renew and upgrade aging network infrastructure

  • Transform today's networks into tomorrow's smart grids.

Matching supply and demand will become increasingly complex

Longer term, smart technology is likely to cause major disruptions to existing business models and Power and Utilities cannot afford to view it as simply an infrastructure upgrade.

  • All significant business processes will be affected by smart technology. Major change programs may be needed to realise potential benefits and keep stakeholders engaged.

  • Renew and upgrade aging network infrastructure

For utilities, the classic business model — grow earnings through rate increases — is struggling.


Power Generation & Storage

Distributed power generation and implementation of smart technology is transforming the power generation & storage sector.

In traditional electric power grids, about 40 percent of electricity is lost in the process of delivering electricity to end customers. In order to reduce such losses, operators are introducing smart grids, allowing the feed-in, monitoring and measuring of power produced by renewable energy producers.

The leading companies in the area of electric metering include IBM, Cisco, Honeywell, General Electric, Trilliant Networks and Itron.

New technologies such as intelligent substations, battery storage, micro grids will be the leading growth factors for power generation & storage industry.


Making sense of the smart transformation

Research and development in energy conversion and storage are becoming increasingly important, and it is fast becoming one of the principal challenges facing the energy sector

Creating the smart grid will ultimately mean adopting technologies that transform today’s existing electricity grid. In other words, it needs to adapt to the 21st century by becoming more efficient, reliable and able to integrate renewable energy sources.

Smart grids and smart metering are high on the list of company investment priorities.

A smart grid manages electricity demand in a sustainable, reliable and economic manner, as well as increase reliability and quality of power supplies, increase energy efficiency, and integrate low carbon energy sources into power networks.

Smart grids can help balance electrical consumption with supply, as well as the potential to integrate new technologies to enable energy storage devices and more renewable power sources.

Smart grids will enable two-way energy flows, encouraging customers to play a new role in determining their energy consumption and putting new strain on existing network assets and mechanisms.

Improving consumers' responsiveness to price signals and enabling the connection of distributed renewable power to the network is key.


The energy sector is a highly regulated industry and most companies in this sector have to operate under regulatory uncertainties.

Environmental issues incorporate environmental change, its laws and controls, biological systems, land, waste and cleanup, pesticides, green building, conservation, clean water supply and prevention of pollution amongst others.

The industry’s main goal is to increase the world’s energy-efficiency, and to make the planet more environmentally friendly through the energy and resource-efficient use of sustainable materials.

The chief industry areas served by the environmental technology sector include clean city development, smart grid implementation, clean water provision, offshore and onshore wind turbine production, solar, waste management services, recycling services, green building construction and LED lighting deployment.

Some of the key players in the clean technology industry include Wärtsilä, Hyundai, Vestas, NovaLED, Yingli, Tesla, Siemens, IBM and General Electric.

Emissions Control

Several countries have initiated a number of measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. These measures include the introduction of a price for carbon, a reduction of livestock, reforestation and a decreased use of fossil fuels. In order to save energy-related emissions, big greenhouse gas producers such as the United States, China, India and Brazil have started to add renewable sources to the energy mix.
Geography & Environment: Statistics and facts related to geography / types of land, and the environment, global climate change, industrial pollution and the emission of greenhouse gases, and on the physical and economic damage that natural disasters cause, as well as information on the use and over-use of natural resources, related to forests and fishing.


Efforts to balance between the rising demand for energy and depleting energy resources and the concern to reduce carbon footprint, have created opportunities in energy management market.

Smart energy solutions help in sustainable growth by proper monitoring and management of electric, water, and gas transmission and distribution.

Water and solar solutions ensure the sustainability and optimization of natural resources.

Transmission & Distribution | Pumping systems & Control Devices

With the energy costs rising steadily, coupled with the increasing electrical consumption of industrial electric motors, governments are introducing new regulatory legislation and more stringent energy-efficiency requirements on electric motors, forcing companies in replacing inefficient constant-speed motors and drives with microprocessor-based, variable-speed drives, expected to reduce energy consumption by more than 30%.

Renewable energy generation, and improving customer service by providing high-quality power are the major drivers for investments in T&D infrastructure to help improve the reliability of T&D grids.

Transmission & Distribution (T&D) system comprises high-voltage transmission lines, towers, substations, conductors, associated equipment, distribution substation (distribution feeder, conductors, cables, arresters, regulators, and transformers), distribution automation, distribution boards, and system protection and communication devices.


Water is one of the scarcest and most valuable resources worldwide, and water shortages are expected to be further impacted by weather-related catastrophes, pollution levels and increased water consumption in high population countries such as China and India. The unpredictability of climate change, changing demographics, water scarcity, and operational inefficiencies are among the key challenges faced by enterprises operating in the water sector. In emerging countries, the bulk of water infrastructure spending goes to filtration and desalination projects, while developed countries are anxious to invest in their water supply networks as these continue to age. United Water, Suez Environnement, Veolia, Hera, American Water and SABESP (Companhia de Saneamento Basico) are the leading companies in treating wastewater and providing the public with clean water. Itron is one of the major players worldwide in the field of metering and managing water consumption.


Many industries have taken to collecting scrap from waste streams, wrecked automobiles, dismantled buildings or other industrial sources. The use of recycled materials also provides environmental benefits such as energy savings and a reduced amount of materials in the municipal solid waste stream. Globally, waste recycling rates are highest in European countries, such as Austria, Germany and Belgium.

Reports examine industry and financial performance, capacity, sales and distribution channels, and cost & prices. Also focus on the emerging biofuels market, biodiesel market, Geothermal power, Wind turbine market, shale gas, smart meter and other related energy and utilities subsectors.

They address market dynamics and trends, profiles of key players, power generation and storage, collaboration with cloud technologies to make virtual power plants, designing floating power plants to generate electricity


With Mining and Metals featuring at the beginning of most value chains, the industry is a critical supplier of industrial production inputs and fosters the economic progress of underdeveloped mining-dependent countries in the world.

With a strong but volatile outlook for the sector, the global mining and metals industry is focused on future growth through expanded production, without losing sight of operational efficiency and cost optimisation. The sector is also faced with the increased challenges of changing expectations in the maintenance of its social license to operate, skills shortages, effectively executing capital projects and meeting government revenue expectations.

While the demand outlook remains strong, the price peaks have passed and so there is a much greater imperative for mining and metals companies to remain nimble and sure-footed in how they manage these fast-changing risks.

The global mining industry has seen a significant growth in the recent years driven by an increase in demand for natural resources, and we encounter extensive vertical integration of the entire supply and commodity value chain, starting from coal mining through steel production to power generation.


The Asia-Pacific region, with China, Australia, India, Thailand and Indonesia, has seen many new exploration investments. Countries such as China, India, the U.S., Australia and Russia are expected to lead the global mineral and metal mining market in the coming years.

However, companies need to have a strict focus on controlling operating costs, managing cash flow, hedging commodity prices, and deal with strict regulation and safety policies, causing an increase in the regulatory compliance costs.

To sustain growth, it is important for mining companies to streamline overcapacity and improve supply-chain visibility. Against the backdrop of consolidation and cost-cutting, it is necessary for companies to look for novel ways of increasing revenues.

Overall, mining companies are responding to an economic environment of sustained low commodity prices, which is driving a heavy focus on operational excellence in mining operations. They have already embraced technology and is beginning to use sensor drills for efficient recovery from low grade ores.

Mining companies are digitizing their operations to enable workforce transformation, focusing on automation, mobility, augmented reality, and cognitive to increase productivity, safety, and collaboration. In terms of market value, BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and Vale top the list of the world’s leading mining companies.

Metals and Minerals & Mining

  • Ferrous Metals

  • Non-Ferrous Metals

  • Wires & Cables

  • Carbonated Minerals

  • Stone Mining

  • Metal Mining

The Mining and Metals industry comprises the exploration, production and processing of natural resources, including coal, uranium, metal ores and non-metallic minerals, and related support activities. It also includes activities lower down the supply chain, such as metal processing, manufacturing of metals and a variety of fabricated metal products, such as cutlery, metal structures, boilers, tanks and ammunition.

The Mining & Metals industry, includes Gold, Silver, Coal, Iron Ore, Copper, Aluminum, Zinc, Lead, Cobalt, Lithium, Manganese, Potash, Gypsum, Silica, Sulfur, and minerals such as sand and gravel, coal and stone extracted from the ground.


Mining Equipment, Technologies and Processes

Increased demand is expected from the equipment market, as most of the equipments being used currently are at the end of their use life and need to be replaced. Mining equipment includes excavators, loaders, dozers, earthmovers, drills, scrapers, graders, dump trucks, and we are already experiencing an increase in the equipment rental business due to high prices of mining equipment.

The technologies and processes in mining include Surface Mining and Underground Mining, such as Drift Mining, Slope Mining, and Shaft Mining.

Mining support activities include providing support services, such as mine draining and pumping, along with quarrying and contract mining.

Major countries involved in mining support activities are the U.S., China, Australia, India, Indonesia and Canada.


The metals industry is an essential contributor to the transportation equipment manufacturing industry and the construction sector. Today, China’s Hebei is the world’s third-largest steel producer, while Chalco is the market leader in the aluminum industry.

The market coverage includes metals and minerals, and services provided by entities that refine and/or smelt ferrous and nonferrous metals from ore, pig or scrap, using electrometallurgical techniques.

Metals and minerals are essential for many industries. For example, iron ore for making steel is essential in the construction and machinery industry.

The most valued metals characterized by their relative scarcity, are the precious metals, like gold, silver and platinum, still driving world finance and used in the high-tech sector.

Less valued, but highly sought after, are the so called base metals. Iron, lead, nickel, zinc and copper are the best known base metals and are utilized in everyday life.

Recently, rare earths became extremely sought after especially by high-tech industries, mostly used for the production of magnets installed in wind turbines, catalyzers, displays, etc.

Steel is a key input in infrastructure development and building construction, as well as in car manufacturing and shipbuilding.

ArcelorMittal is currently the world’s largest steel producing company. Alcoa and Nucor are the main manufacturers of primary metals in the United States, while United States Steel and Illinois Tool Works are ranked as the largest manufacturers of fabricated metals. The major producing countries for metals include Russia, the United States and China.

Growth in steelmaking capacity still exceeds demand, with significant overcapacity putting pressure on operators’ profitability. Significant challenges in today’s global steel sector include:

  • A shift to emerging markets

  • Growth in market volatility and margin pressure

  • Lack of operational agility


Iron ore exports worldwide (in million metric tons)

Non-metallic Mineral Products

Non-metallic minerals include sand, gravel, cement, limestone, clay, and marble. Such materials lack metallic characteristics like good electric and thermic conductivity, luster, rigor, and malleability; they are, however, essential for many industries.

The global energy sector has been facing major challenges due to the global financial slowdown. The credit crisis has affected the energy industry in terms of crude oil demand decline, price fluctuation and delays in major energy investments, thus directly impacting global oil consumption patterns.

Most key issues revolve around the task of balancing security of supply and rising costs, while mitigating environmental impact. In other words, the sector is striving to ensure that energy is secure, sustainable and affordable. Tackling this while catering for the world's growing population requires innovation.

To thrive in this competitive marketplace, energy companies are forced to constantly re-evaluate their business and IT strategy. Such initiatives are underpinned by renewable energy regulatory regimes to support investment and ambitious targets to reduce emissions.

Depleting crude reserves, increasing difficulty in tracing new reserves and high capital expenditure to explore non conventional sources of energy are problems that further affect this industry.

With fossil fuels high on the agenda the issue of energy conservation has become increasingly important to organizations within the energy industry. At the same time, emphasis on alternative fuels is creating excess supply, particularly of gasoline-like substitutes. After demand dropped and margins collapsed, the industry reduced run rates, cut costs and working capital, and cancelled investment plans.

In addition volatile energy prices, uncertain sources of new energy supply, the shift to non-carbon based cleaner energy sources such as renewables and biofuels, and intense regulatory pressures, force the sector towards consolidation.

Reshaping the generation mix and renewing aging networks

Faced with ongoing policy pressure to reduce carbon emissions, the sector has an opportunity to reshape the generation mix, through a fusion of innovative technologies. But aging infrastructure means major investment decisions must be taken today.

These will have implications across the value chain as networks respond to different demands from generators and suppliers.

Companies are considering how best to react to the introduction of low-carbon generation technologies, with a host of ongoing ‘make or buy’ questions.

Against the over-riding imperative of maintaining security of supply, key challenges include:

  • Deciding on the best generation mix for a particular market

  • Navigating policy regimes from country to country

  • Funding the acquisition or construction of low-carbon generation assets

  • Managing the risks of large-scale construction projects

  • Engaging with customers over the value of a low-carbon future.

New export opportunities are likely to appear with an international transition to greener economies. Around the world, countries and companies are faced with the need to reduce exposure to volatile energy prices and greenhouse gas emissions, and improve energy security of supply.

Nuclear power will also have a role to play in some countries as a low carbon option. The nuclear power industry relies upon specialist technology and well-trained engineers and managers to ensure it operates professionally and safely.

Furthermore, there's a need to build new power stations and decommission those that are coming to the end of their life.

The cost of renewable electricity, its timing with respect to carbon reduction targets and its potential limits on meeting demand is likely, however, to drive some continuing use of fossil fuels including gas-fired generation and, linked with that, increase the potential role for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). Worldwide up to billion has been committed by governments to support CCS projects.

Increasing concern about the environment is also a key driver of low carbon construction, and the trend to tougher environmental standards and possible developments in international agreements, is likely to further stimulate demand for low carbon building products.

There'll also be an increase in renewable power jobs.

Experts predict an increase in available jobs across several key sectors and, according to EU Skills research, the UK's energy and utility workforce will need to increase by more than 200,000 people by 2023.

Oil and gas companies have seen significant increases in drilling, service, production and operating costs over the past decade. More complex operations generally mean more costly operations.

The most common initiatives for companies were to optimise processes and embed controls. Typically, companies in the oil and gas sector seeking to contain costs will focus heavily on third-party spend, headcount, shared services, IT efficiencies and outsourcing.

Oil and gas companies are looking for new ways to reduce costs and improve performance by optimizing the activities that support well life-cycle management from exploration through production and delivery, as they respond to the impact of the commercial environment created by oil price levels.

According to IDC by 2020, 25% of large oil and gas companies will have implemented a platform to develop, analyze, model, and simulate best practices in a cognitive-based continuous learning environment.

Overall companies face a multitude of challenges:

  • Reduced demand for crude oil due to economic slowdown

  • Reduced Operation margins due to increasing input costs

  • Lack of visibility and integrated data due to geographically separated assets

  • Ageing workforce and low knowledge retention

  • Integration challenges post Large-scale mergers and enterprise-wide changes

  • Stringent environment, safety and regulatory compliances

  • Exploration of new oil fields and non-conventional sources of energy requiring high capital expenditure

Global Challenges for both upstream and downstream market participants to:

  • Enhance cash flow to sustain debt service, along with ongoing investment in operations and growth.

  • Better manage the corporate portfolio for value;

  • Make sustainable improvements to cost structure;

  • Develop a more robust supply chain management capability;

  • Build capabilities and innovative workforce management strategies combined with a focus on improving organizational effectiveness;

  • Capture the value of technology to drive improved returns and efficiencies;

  • Align the asset and investment portfolio with future sources of value

Across emerging markets, the push to become more energy efficient will continue to create opportunities for many players in the energy sector and beyond, including energy providers, energy service companies, product manufacturers, finance companies, automakers.


Greater per-capita energy consumption -especially in the Gulf, where air conditioning and water desalination require huge amounts of electricity- and growing populations, many countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have energy diversification programmes


Source: World Bank; BP Statistical Review of World Energy, October 2018; UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs

However, projects have not yet been completed or have not begun, and only a little over 1% of energy is currently generated through renewables or nuclear (Iran is the only country in MENA that generates power from nuclear).

As a result, production of gas, being the region’s main source of energy will expand, and Gulf countries will remain among the world’s largest per-capita greenhouse gases emitters, at least in the medium term.

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