Huge desalinized water requirements in the Arabian Gulf countries

The eight water-scarce Arabian Gulf countries – the UAE, Oman, Qatar, Saudi, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq and Iran – are among the largest water consumers per capita in the world. Saudi rates 91% higher than the global individual average. Qatar and the UAE are close behind at 83% of the international average per capita. These eight …

UAE’s new $4.2 bil crude oil pipeline bypasses Straits of Hormuz

In a move to counter Iran’s geo-political threat to disrupt oil exports through the vulnerable Straits of Hormuz in the event of a military conflict between Iran and the West, the UAE began pumping crude oil for export in July 2012 through a new overland pipeline that bypasses the Straits. The 380 km (236 mi.) …