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Policy Matters

Feb 13, 2019

When studying the Arab monarchies of the Persian Gulf, experts often focus on their vast energy exports that have supported global energy needs. However, domestic demand for energy in these nations is relatively underexplored. Indeed, Gulf nations over the past decades have witnessed high levels of domestic energy consumption. What are the resulting consequences of this, both economically and environmentally, and how have these nations worked to curb excessive consumption?

Our guest in this episode is Dr. Jim Krane, a fellow in energy and geopolitics at the Baker Institute’s Center for Energy Studies. Jim’s recent book “Energy Kingdoms, Oil and Political Survival in the Persian Gulf” addresses these very questions.