MENA: Five countries, five hydrogen hotspots

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region over the past two years has been showing the world its ability to capitalise on its hydrogen potential. Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Morocco, in particular, have all stepped up their respective goals and activities.

As traditional oil and gas producing nations, the five countries benefit from energy expertise, abundant renewable energy potential and natural gas supply, convenient location between the hydrogen-hungry regions of Europe and Asia, among a degree of other factors.

While 2022 and 2023’s headlines were dominated by the vast political race between Europe and North America, MENA has steadily and meaningfully worked towards the realisation of renewable and low-carbon hydrogen at scale, as it looks to renew its role as a global energy player. Here, H2 View looks into the five hydrogen hotspots:

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