[QODLink]
Counting the Cost
The price of oil
In a special edition from the 20th World Petroleum Congress we ask: will oil prices keep rising?
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2011 09:07

This week, Counting the Cost is out on location again - this time at the 20th World Petroleum Congress, being held in Doha.

Incredibly, in the more than 80 years the Congress has been held, it has never come to the Middle East.

In attendance were over 5,000 delegates from all over the energy sector - oil, gas, coal, renewables - all exhibiting their latest technology, and meeting to discuss the industry's future.

Among the hot-button topics were the price of oil - which is now firmly above $100 a barrel and likely to stay there - as well as the available alternatives. Gas is increasingly being seen as a long-term option, and renewable energy is high on everyone's agenda - even the big oil companies themselves.

Through a team effort from Abid Ali (business editor), Neil Collier (interview producer), Blake Sifton (co-ordinating editor), Andre Khalil (cameraman) and Kamahl Santamaria (host), Counting the Cost brings you the headline interviews with some of the biggest names in the business.

Guests on the show include: Peter Voser, CEO, Royal Dutch Shell; Sergio Gabrielli, CEO, Petrobras; Günther Oettinger, EU Energy Commissioner; and Lean Strauss, Senior Group Executive SASOL.

Plus, a look inside the exhibition hall at what was was being presented to vistors and media, and an effort by the hosts - the Qatar National Convention Centre - to move in the direction of renewable energies at their massive new venue.

 

Counting the Cost can be seen each week at the following times GMT: Friday: 2230; Saturday: 0930; Sunday: 0330; Monday: 1630.

Click here for more on Counting the Cost.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
Your chance to be an investigative journalist in Al Jazeera’s new interactive game.
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
Take an immersive look at the challenges facing the war-torn country as US troops begin their withdrawal.
Featured
Despite 14-year struggle for a new mosque in the second-largest city, new roadblocks are erected at every turn.
Authorities and demonstrators have shown no inclination to yield despite growing economic damage and protest pressure.
Lebanese-born Rula Ghani may take cues from the modernising Queen Soraya, but she'll have to proceed with caution.
One of the world's last hunter-gatherer tribes has been forced from the forest it called home by a major dam project.
Chinese authorities scramble to cut off information on Hong Kong protests from reaching the mainland.