Author: Robin Mills
Saudi Aramco—the gentle giant
27 November 2017
Saudi Aramco's downstream reach is expanding fast, but its upstream operations remain central to both the company's future and that of the kingdom
Iran's great opening
31 October 2017
Iran's risks lie above the ground. Below it, a wealth of opportunity awaits careful investors
Now for Iran to get busy
4 August 2017
Rouhani's victory in the presidential elections was good news for Iran's energy sector, but major oil and gas expansion still faces delays
The UAE is committed, but not enthusiastic
8 February 2017
The UAE could lift oil output but it will likely toe Saudi Arabia's line
Growth hiatus
23 January 2017
The Opec deal lets Iran increase output. It’s unlikely to breach that limit … for now
Iran - now it gets harder
8 December 2016
Iran has made the big post-sanctions output gains. Now it must make its upstream attractive to outside investors
Iran - the great return: part two
28 November 2016
Iran's energy sector is making progress, but political threats are lingering
Saudi Aramco's light in the desert
8 June 2016
A partial sale of the state-owned firm is just part of the plan for a world-beating company that also wants to find more gas, refine more oil and produce even more crude
How much would 5% of Saudi Aramco be worth?
27 April 2016
Saudi Arabia may sell a stake in its crown jewel, but raise much less money than its deputy crown prince thinks
Countries increasingly less reliant on MENA gas
22 May 2015
The Middle East and North Africa is a gas-rich region, yet many countries there are becoming increasingly reliant on gas imports from elsewhere in the world. Robin Mills explains how this state of affairs has arisen and looks at what needs to be done, if the trend is to be reversed
Opportunities will come if Iranian nuclear deal is reached
26 February 2015
The possibility of an Iranian nuclear deal looms over the Gulf’s Arab states. It needn’t be feared, writes Robin Mills
New power solutions needed in the Gulf after power cuts
26 February 2015
The region has managed – just – to keep on top of rapidly rising demand for electricity. But new solutions will be needed soon, says Robin Mills
Iran’s oil hopes may hinge on Vienna outcome
23 October 2014
The fate of Iran and the sanctions against its oil sector is a wildcard facing Opec as it tries to balance the market. Meetings in the Austrian capital this month should make the picture clearer
Pressure on Opec from weak demand and rising supplies
23 October 2014
But these pressures are not for the first time. Robin Mills puts the latest crisis in context
Carbon capture and storage technology moving forward
20 March 2014
The ‘unproven’ technology may finally prove its worth as projects around the world are getting the green light
Reforms still needed in the Gulf
8 July 2013
Strong oil prices have buoyed the economies of the GCC. But reforms are still needed
Middle East wedded to the wheel
26 February 2013
Cars still rule the Middle East’s roads. But change can – and must – come