Political risk in oilfield minerals investments in MENA

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Published: Friday, 20 December 2013

Many countries in the MENA region are taking steps to diversify their economies away from almost sole reliance on oil and gas production and to pay greater attention to their reserves of metals and minerals. Dr Elizabeth Stephens, JLT Consulting,* looks into the political risk in MENA

Production of metals and industrial minerals are already a significant contributor to the economies of Iran and Turkey, while metal production is a factor in the nonfuel economies of Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE.

Abundant natural gas supplies, particularly within Iran and the GCC and the ease...

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