United Arab Emirates (UAE)  and oil

When talking about global oil markets, the United Arab Emirates is quite a strategic player. The United Arab Emirates gets classified among the world’s top ten international crude producers, and they are a member of the Gas exporting countries forum, popularly known as GECF. UAE, as well as a member of the OPEC organization of petroleum exporting countries. When it comes to the United Arab Emirates’ crude production in a day, they are a significant contributor to the global energy market, with an average output of about 4 million barrels in a day. This production includes petroleum and other liquid gases associated with this product. UAE has quite a sizeable crude barrel reserve with an estimated 100 billion barrels of crude. This kind of reserve ranks the United Arab Emirates 7th globally when it comes to gas reserves.

Fuel and Energy sector reform

Of late, the United Arab Emirates has been taking tremendous measures in a bid to reform its fuel and energy sector. Some of these reforms include the country is working towards self-sufficiency when it comes to gas production and other petroleum products. Secondly, the United Arab Emirates is tremendously working on expanding its Gas, petroleum, and other petrochemical industries. Lastly, the measures this middle eastern country is taking raise its crude production capacity by an estimated 5 million dollars’ barrels in a single day, preferably by the year 2030.
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Such strides and opportunities reported from Dubai have significantly provided excellent opportunities to U.S gas, transportation, and other petrochemical companies. Technology companies also have more significant opportunities, especially when it comes to procurement and machinery and other services. The United Arabs emirates have always been an encouraging partner, especially in exploration and foreign investment. If you happen to take a keen look at the list of significant Gas and oil suppliers and contractors in the United Arab Emirates, you will be surprised to find a good number of U.S companies on that list.

UAE Mass fuel production

With UAE being a significant player in the transportation sector by its sole ability for mass fuel production, it has allowed and protected local companies from stiff competition exhibited by foreign companies. An average of about 98 billion barrels of the reserve gets distributed to four entities who control quite a significant amount of crude. For instance, Abu Dhabi is the largest reserve holder, with an estimated 94 percent. The reserve is under the state ownership of the Abu Dhabi National Oil company. The other majority shareholder on the United Arab Emirates reserve is Dubai, which holds an estimated 1.5 billion barrels, accounting for about 4 percent of the total national reserve. Sharjah and Ras Al Khaima each have approximately 1.5 and 0.5 percent of the national reserve, respectively.

The industry is quite state-controlled. For instance, with its headquarters in Abu Dhabi, the supreme petroleum council comes up with the policies and objectives that control and govern the entire industry. This council is quite pronounced when it comes to sustainable and economic gas supply. The commission is also quite proactive in market adaption and revenue sharing, either downstream or upstream.

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