• Environment

    OBG reports on the growing awareness of environmental concerns, how they affect industrial development and the steps being taken to address attendant problems. Many countries are establishing environmental agencies to seek out ways to cut pollution and waste, as well as to introduce conservation and recycling measures.
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How will Morocco’s energy mix change to meet growing demand in the medium to long term?

What progress has been made in terms of shale gas and shale oil exploitation in Morocco?

As a net importer of energy, Morocco is faced with the challenging proposition of satisfying rising local demand while keeping its import bill in check. This has proven problematic as consumption figures and global commodity prices have risen, putting particular pressure on the government’s balance sheet, which has for the better part of two decades help fund generous fuel...

 

Since the announcement of the 2020 Energy Strategy five years ago, followed by the introduction of the 2010 Renewable Energy Law, Morocco has seen a significant increase in interest in clean energy, with the biggest developments in solar and wind, both of which are planned to contribute 14% each (or 2000 MW) to the country’s installed capacity...

 

Although exploration activity in Morocco’s offshore basin has thus far not produced commercial discoveries, a number of oil players have increased their presence in recent times. According to the country’s national oil company, the Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (ONHYM), a total of 27 wells are planned for 2014, of which at...

With a growing population and expanding economy heaping the pressure on Brunei Darussalam’s water supply, the Sultanate has upped investment in storage and processing infrastructure, while also calling on its people to reduce consumption.