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Qatargas CEO Sheikh Khalid Bin Khalifa Al-Thani Wins the 2018 Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Energy Award for the Advancement of the Qatar Energy Industry

07 May, 2018

Sheikh Khalid Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Chief Executive Officer of Qatargas, was selected as the 2018 winner of the Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Energy Award for Lifetime Achievement for the Advancement of the Qatar Energy Industry, which was presented at a gala awards dinner in Doha at the Museum of Islamic Art.
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The Al-Attiyah Foundation hosts the 8th Quarterly CEO Roundtable on Water Security

27 April, 2018

The Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Foundation for Energy and Sustainable Development hosted its 8th Quarterly CEO Roundtable, exploring the priority steps required to ensure availability and sustainable management of water.
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Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Chairman of the UN Global Compact Foundation, Led Selection Committee for the 6th Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Energy Awards

26 April, 2018

Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Chairman of the UN Global Compact Foundation and former Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell, led the Selection Committee for the 6th Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Energy Awards for Lifetime Achievement, and was joined by five other distinguished individuals.
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Benchmark oil futures prices finish strongly in 2017

28 December, 2017

Benchmark oil futures prices are finishing strongly the year 2017 with price levels not seen since June 2015. The Brent gained weekly more than 3% while the WTI increased by almost 2%. The bullish factors included the continuous outage at the Forties pipeline, the OPEC+ deal extension, announcements about potential exit strategy after the OPEC+ deal expiry, U.S. crude oil stocks fall combined to a balanced U.S. oil supply system. The bearish factors consisted mainly in the sustained increase in U.S. crude production and an expected restart of the Forties pipeline in early January 2018.

As we argued in a previous report that the oil market needs to know the exit strategy from the OPEC+ deal, it looks like that different options are now under discussion between the OPEC members and their partners to avoid any hard exit. The options would likely mean that the cuts would be extended and reduced through a tapering process depending of course on the market situation and its corresponding assessement. Additionally, Saudi Arabia and Russia pledged last Friday that any exit from the output cut deal would be gradual (Reuters).
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A Path to Achieving U.N Sustainable Development Goals

23 November, 2017

The seventeen Sustainable Development Goals, put forward by the UN, invite us to follow a road less taken. Balance, harmony and decency. We take a look at what is required from nations and industry to meet these ambitious goals set by the UN, the progress, strategies and targets.
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H.E. Al-Attiyah shares his insights on how Qatar has adapted to the new competitive gas landscape

22 November, 2017

H.E. Al-Attiyah connects with world-renowned experts, including President Obama’s former advisor, Jason Bordoff and the Chairman of Tellurian Inc., at a closed-door roundtable meeting.  Hosting the event was The Centre for Global Energy Policy (CGEP), the research center within the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University, New York, on 16 November 2017.
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Climate Change a Stormy topic at the UN General Assembly

10 October, 2017

The Hurricane season has only just commenced in the Northern Hemisphere. However, the American coast has already endured battering’s from Hurricane Harvey, which devastated Texas, and Hurricane Irma which came soon on its heels wreaking havoc down the coastal areas of the United States after passing through the Caribbean.
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Al-ATTIAH FOUNDATION HOLDS CEO ROUNDTABLE ON GLOBAL CLIMATE ACTION

13 September, 2017

The Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Foundation for Energy and Sustainable Development hosted its ‘Quarterly CEO Roundtable’ at the Four Seasons Doha.

The backdrop for the ‘CEO Roundtable’ dialogue was the increasing top-down/bottom-up climate action being witnessed globally.
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Al-Attiyah attends World Petroleum Congress in Turkey

11 July, 2017

HE the Former Minister of Energy and Industry and President of Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Foundation for Energy and Sustainable Development, Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah, with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, during the five-day 22nd World Petroleum Congress being held in Istanbul, Turkey, (July 9 – 13).  
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ABHAIF & National Council on US Arab Relations ink MoU

27 May, 2017

Aimed at enchancing global awareness about the Arab world, the Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah International Foundation Forn Energy And Sustainable Development (ABHAIF) signed and MoU with the National Council on US Arab Relations, recently. The agreement eyes cooperation between two parties in the fields of development, boosting cooperation in various sectors of common concerns, exchanging information and experiences to continue cooperation and coordination.
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Investment in renewable power and energyefficiency may boost world economy by $19tn by 2050: Al-Attiyah

10 May, 2017

By Pratap JohnChief Business ReporterInvestment in renewable power and energy efficiency could add about 0.8% to global GDP by 2050, boosting the world economy by $19tn, said HE Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah, citing an International Renewable Energy Agency report. ?The Paris Agreement (on climate change) signals that real transformation of the energy sector is the will and undertaking of all world governments,? al-Attiyah said in the Energy Elders Outlook 2020+? report.
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Doha gathers energy experts to discuss the future of the sector

10 May, 2017

The first inaugural session of the Forum of Energy Sages was held yesterday in Doha for discussion and consultation on a number of common challenges facing the energy sector globally, and to 2020. A set of recommendations has been made, which can transform the expected obstacles into real growth opportunities.
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Mideast energy use set to jump by 49% by '35: Al-Attiyah Foundation

09 May, 2017

Energy consumption in the Middle East is expected to climb by 49% by 2035, a research note by The Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Foundation for Energy and Sustainable Development has shown.
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Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Energy Awards

09 May, 2017

Glimpses from the commemorative 5th anniversary of the Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Energy Awards for lifetime achievement, where distinguished individuals were recognised last night. The Energy Awards are given annually to individuals for their lifetime achievement in the advancement of the global energy industry in seven categories.

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QP chief Al Kaabi honoured for career achievements

09 May, 2017

Qatar Petroleum CEO and President Saad Al-Kaabi and the former Secretary General of the international Energy Forum Noe Van Hulst led a group of distinguished individuals who were recognised yesterday at the commemorative 5th anniversary of Abdullah Bin Hamad Al Attiyah International Energy Awards for Lifetime Achievement.
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Al-Kaabi, Van Hulst among winners of Al-Attiyah energy awards 2017

08 May, 2017

Qatar Petroleum CEO & president Saad al-Kaabi and the former secretary general of the International Energy Forum, No? Van Hulst were among the dis-tinguished individuals recognised last night at the commemorative 5th anniversary
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Al-Attiyah Foundation to host Energy Elders Forum, distinguished individuals in Doha

07 May, 2017

The Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Foundation for Energy and Sustainable Development will be organising two key events in Doha today and tomorrow with the participation of global personalities in the energy industry.
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Saudi Arabia's Ex Oil Minister looks to tackle world's energy problems

06 May, 2017

Ali al-Naimi, the former oil minister of Saudi Arabia, has announced the establishment of a new energy forum called the Energy Elders Forum, in an effort to promote renewable energy as a solution to the world's energy problems.

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QU annual research forum and exhibition concludes

04 May, 2017

HE the Minister of Justice Dr Hassan Lahdan Saqr al-Mohannadi honoured the concluding day of Qatar University (QU) Annual Research Forum and Exhibition yesterday at QU Research Complex.
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Shale oil a form of non-Opec competition, says al-Attiyah

22 April, 2017

Shale oil is 'a form of non-Opec competition just as any other non-Opec oil producer is', said HE Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah, former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy and Industry.

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Global experts on selection panel for 5th Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah energy awards

19 April, 2017

The director-general of the International Renewable Energy Agency Adnan Z Amin and the former executive director of the International Energy Agency Claude Mandil will lead the selection committee for the 5th anniversary commemoration of The Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Energy Awards for Lifetime Achievement.
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Committee formed for 2017 Al-Attiyah energy awards

19 April, 2017

The director general of International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Adnan Z Amin and the former executive director of International Energy Agency (IEA) Claude Mandil will lead the International Selection Committee for the fifth anniversary commemoration of the Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Energy Awards for Lifetime Achievement.
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Al-Attiyah Foundation, ICP sign agreement for cooperation

22 February, 2017

The Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah Foundation for Energy and Sustainable Development has signed an agreement with International Cooperation Platform to cooperate in research in the field of energy and sustainable development. Under the agreement, the Doha-based Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah Foundation for Energy and Sustainable Development and the Istanbul-based International Cooperation Platform would be partners for the forthcoming energy panels of Bosphorus Summit later this year.
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Hydrocarbons depletion inescapable reality, al-Attiyah says

18 February, 2017

Hydrocarbons are a depleting resource and this is an "inescapable" reality, said HE Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah, former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy and Industry.