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Robin Mills is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy. In his full time capacity he is CEO of Qamar Energy, which he established in 2015 to meet the need for regionally based Middle East insight and project delivery across the oil and gas, renewable, hydrogen and carbon management sectors. Prior to this, he led major consulting assignments for the EU in Iraq and for a variety of international oil companies on Middle East business development, integrated gas and power generation and renewable energy. Robin worked for a decade for Shell, concentrating on new business development in the UAE, Qatar, Iraq, Iran and other Middle Eastern countries. He subsequently worked for six years with Dubai Holding and the Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), where he advanced business development efforts in the Middle East energy sector.

He is the author of two books, The Myth of the Oil Crisis, which evaluates global long-term oil supply, and Capturing Carbon, the first comprehensive overview of carbon capture and storage for the non-specialist, and co-editor of Low-Carbon Energy in the Middle East and North Africa. He is the columnist on energy and environmental issues at The National newspaper (Abu Dhabi) and comments widely on energy issues in the media, including Foreign Policy, the Financial Times, The Atlantic, CNN, CNBC Arabiya, BBC, Al Jazeera, Bloomberg, Sky News and others.

He has been Non-Resident Fellow for Energy at the Brookings Institution. He holds a first-class degree in Geology from the University of Cambridge and speaks Arabic, Farsi, Dutch and Norwegian.

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December 15, 2021 Reports Natural Gas

Having It Both Ways: GCC Oil Faces Peak Demand

Global efforts to address climate change offer difficult choices for the oil- and natural gas-reliant economies of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

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Natural Gas

The global gas market is undergoing a period of profound transformation as a result of new sources of supply, demand, changing trade patterns, and technological and policy shifts. The transition to a low-carbon economy and efforts to curb air pollution are also key policy aims that will impact the role of gas in the future energy mix.

April 29, 2020 Reports Natural Gas

Under a Cloud: The Future of Middle East Gas Demand

During the early years of the 21st century, the Middle East emerged as a fast-growing center not just of natural gas production and exports but also of demand. Including Egypt, total growth in annual demand from 2000 to 2017 was greater than any region except Asia, a feat more surprising when considering the region’s relatively small population and economy.

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Natural Gas

The global gas market is undergoing a period of profound transformation as a result of new sources of supply, demand, changing trade patterns, and technological and policy shifts. The transition to a low-carbon economy and efforts to curb air pollution are also key policy aims that will impact the role of gas in the future energy mix.

May 17, 2018 Commentary Oil

Iran Oil and Sanctions

The US violation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, announced last week, has been portrayed as a reimposition of sanctions on Iran.

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Oil

Oil is the world’s most actively traded commodity, but forecasts vary as to whether it will start to wane in the decades to come. Understanding the changes that are sweeping through the oil industry and market today are key to understanding the outlook for economic growth, climate change, and geopolitical conflict.

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