By Philippe Cadène
The Arab Gulf States own greater than 1/2 the planet’s crude oil reserves, and their fuel reserves are gigantic. The transition from being condo economies to generating economies has triggered quick and important alterations, together with the inflow of overseas (Arab and Asian) handbook employees, and fantastic city improvement, relatively alongside the coast. This Atlas of the Gulf States includes greater than a hundred and fifty maps and graphs in accordance with fresh information. It bargains a survey of the background and financial and concrete improvement of the Gulf area. For Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Iran, this atlas bargains precise maps, plans and records for the suitable provinces in addition to an important towns. This Atlas is an up-to-date translation from the French variation (2011), with a extra vast bibliography and an index.
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The development of industry and tertiary activities, such as the construction of offices, residential buildings, and neighborhoods of villas are creating more employment opportunities. In 2007, this trend became more marked, affirming the new urban hierarchy. 5 million, the conurbation polarized by Dubai symbolizes the region’s urban growth and also its limitations. 2 million. The city is even rediscovering its old dynamism as it feels no longer threatened by Iraq. 25 million) and lower media coverage, the conurbation of Dammam is growing steadily in importance.
Data from Oil and Gas Journal, December 2007. 5 Kuwait 104 Qatar 15 Saudi Arabia 267 UAE 98 Oman 6 0 1000 km the gulf: the heart of the world’s energy reserves Saudi Arabia, which started drilling operations in the 1930s and has high production volumes with easily extractable top quality crude, competes with Russia for first place. Saudi Arabia, which has the world’s highest oil reserves, produces 40 percent of the Gulf ’s oil and holds one-fifth of the world’s reserves. By contrast, Bahrain has almost exhausted its reserves, while Qatar, which has more gas than oil, and Oman are small producers with limited prospects.
Org>. two countries. In addition, Iraq, which was keen on widening its access to the sea, argued that Kuwait was historically a part of the Ottoman province of Basra and laid claim to what it called the 19th province of Iraq. This second Gulf War led to western intervention and an irreversible break-up of the relations between the Iraqi government and the United States. To the western world traumatized by the attacks on September 11, 2001, President Bush justified the American military action against Iraq by claiming that it was a fight against terrorism, a search for weapons of mass destruction, and an attempt to establish democracy in the country.