Policy Pillar: Middle East looks to renew energy player role with hydrogen

Traditionally an oil and gas producing region, the Middle East over the past two years has been flexing its energy player muscles as it accelerates on a drive towards capturing the hydrogen market.

While many of the headlines in 2022 and 2023 were dominated by the vast political race between Europe and North America, Middle Eastern states have worked at pace towards realising renewable and low-carbon hydrogen at scale as it looks to renew their roles as global energy suppliers.

Aside from the politics, the region’s potential has been highlighted in a growing number of reports. The Hydrogen Council’s Global Hydrogen Flows report said, the region would emerge as a “hydrogen export powerhouse” with extensive and large trade flows to Asia.

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