UAE: Abu Dhabi Energy Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Energy from The Report: Abu Dhabi 2016

According to figures from the Statistics Centre – Abu Dhabi, in 2014 the mining and quarrying sector, including oil and gas, contributed Dh485.7bn ($132.2m) to Abu Dhabi’s GDP when measured at current prices. The emirate holds 94% of the UAE’s oil reserves and as of the end of 2014 the UAE had proven oil reserves of 97.8bn barrels, equivalent to 5.8% of the world total, placing the UAE eighth...

Thanks to business-friendly government policies implemented over the past 10 years Abu Dhabi is now home to a rapidly diversifying economy that is among the largest in the region, with GDP reaching a total of Dh952.68bn ($259.32bn) at current prices in 2014.

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The state-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced plans in November to more than double petrochemical production over the next decade as part of its 2030 strategy.

Following a series of high-profile consolidations in Abu Dhabi this year, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) is the latest entity to enact structural changes in an effort to drive down costs and increase efficiency.

Major reforms are under way at the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), as the state-owned oil firm moves to strengthen performance and profitability and create greater efficiencies, against a backdrop of low oil prices.


While Abu Dhabi continues to diversify its economy, oil and gas nevertheless remain the emirate’s mainstays, representing more than half of GDP in 2015 and accounting for more than 90% of government revenues, according to figures from the Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi (SCAD). Despite the impact of low oil prices on the sector, the government...


After several years of bumper oil prices, including what at one point seemed a new normal of $100 per barrel, crude oil-producing nations now have to accept that energy markets are once more interesting. However, while significant attention has been focused on the price war between OPEC and US shale, the current slump in prices is also...


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