No 18


Will Central Asia Be An Alternative To The Gulf?

By Naji Abi-Aad

The following is the text of a speech given by Dr Naji Abi-Aad, Senior Advisor, Observatoire Mediterraneen de lEnergie (OME), at the Second International Conference onOil and Gas in West Asia,held in Muscat on 21-22 April 2002.

Against thebackground of the USmilitary operations in Afghanistan,many analysts are again talking about Central Asiabecoming a strategic oil and gas supply alternative to the...