Hydrogen: MENA region going for green

Regional Views

Although the hydrogen energy market is at an embryonic stage globally, unprecedented political support for a zero-carbon future has brought this topic to the forefront. The drive towards harnessing hydrogen is now starting to gather pace. While Saudi Arabia and the UAE are viewed as the MENA region’s hydrogen heavyweights, quieter players are also making themselves heard. This week, we look at how: 

  • MENA countries are carving out a lucrative hydrogen market in response to the global demand for clean energy. 
  • The region wields geographical and logistical advantages that may yet enable the region to become a hydrogen energy market leader.
  • Regional players look set to continue in their roles as major influencers within global energy markets. 


Florence Eid-Oakden, Ph.D, Chief Economist

Abdelgadir Shukri, Analyst

The Regional Views series are thematic papers aimed at identifying and analysing factors behind medium to long-term economic trends shaping the region. Our analysis draws conclusions that help businesses and investors get ahead of the curve. As a firm staffed by Middle Easterners, we focus on insight rather than standard analysis.

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