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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.

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Al Jazeera
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