The Gulf Research Center, in its mission to produce high quality research and analysis on the Gulf region, will therefore be holding a closed webinar discussion in the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic, held under the Chatham House Rule, which will focus specifically on how the COVID-19 pandemic is currently impacting the energy industry in the Gulf, in addition to ways that it will continue to affect the Gulf energy industry in the aftermath of the crisis. The Interactive discussion will address the following topics and questions: The pandemic caused a sharp reduction of economic activity, and consequently also of GHG emissions. Do you expect that it will lead to a relaxation of the priority attributed to curbing emissions and containing climate change? Will the recovery be V-shaped, U-shaped or L-shaped? Will some oil and gas demand be lost forever? How early may Brent front month climb above 50$/b for a reasonably long time? Should the Gulf oil producers (and Russia?) move to drive expensive oil out of the market for good? Is this a meaningfully attainable objective?