“SHALE GAS WILL REDUCE THE GEOPOLITICAL POWER OF THE MIDDLE EAST”
In this candid and enlightening chat, one of the winners of the Abdullah Bin Hamad Al Attiyah International Energy Awards Dr Adnan Shihab-Eldin talks about the future of OPEC, the changing dynamics of hydrocarbon-led geopolitics, the region's tryst with nuclear energy and the concerns about shale.
Indian voters arrive at a polling station in Shirgaon village, Pune district, some 130 kms south-east of Mumbai on April 17. India hosted its biggest day of voting in its marathon election, with the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty battling to save the ruling National Congress Party from defeat by opposition Hindu nationalist leader Narendra Modi. Voters lined up at 7:00 a.m. (0130 GMT) in 121 constituencies across a dozen states where more than 195 million people are eligible to cast their votes in the largest single day of polling in the five-week election, which ends May 12.