Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. XLIX

No 46

13-Nov-2006

Mideast Energy Investment Presents Challenges/Opportunities

By Malcolm Wicks

The following is the text of the key note speech by UK Energy Minister Malcolm Wicks to the Investment In Middle East Oil: What Is At Stake conference at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) in London on 6 November.

Introduction

When historians look back on the 20th century they try to generalize and conceptualize the big questions of the age....