Encyclopedia of Mineral and Energy Policy

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| Editors: Günter Tiess, Tapan Majumder, Peter Cameron

Oman Energy Policy

  • Saleh Hamed Albarashdi
  • Mohamed Salem Abou El Farag
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-40871-7_166-1

Information on Oman

According to “Oman 2014–15” published by the Ministry of Information, the inhabitants of Oman have long prospered and flourished because of the country’s connection to the Indian Ocean trade. Since 1970, Oman has been under the rule of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al-Said.

It is evident from its moderate, independent foreign policy that the Sultanate of Oman has sought to maintain good relations with all Middle Eastern countries. His Majesty Sultan Qaboos pledged in 2011 to implement economic and political reforms (such as the granting of legislative and regulatory powers to Majlis al-Shura) and to introduce unemployment benefits. As a result of such a pledge, Oman’s Constitutional Law has been amended in a way that expands the powers of Majlis Oman (which consists of Majlis Al-Dawlah and Majlis Al-Shura).

According to the National Centre for Statistics and Information, Oman has a population of nearly 4.5 million, with expatriates making up 43.10% of the total...

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Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saleh Hamed Albarashdi
    • 1
  • Mohamed Salem Abou El Farag
    • 2
  1. 1.College of lawSultan Qaboos UniversityMuscatOman
  2. 2.College of LawQatar UniversityDohaQatar

Section editors and affiliations

  • Gokce Mete
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of DundeeDundeeUK