I tell you, as someone who has born and raised in this region. Because we are still depending on Oil a lot in our industries and livings.
If we slowdown using oil and Fossil fuels as main source of energy, many conflicts in the world will be solved! may sound fictional and idealistic, but I believe it's true. The energy sources should move from under earth resources to above the earth resources, like from Gas and Oil and coal to wind, hydro and sun. these are almost free, for everyone in the world!
Ofcourse I know as long as we have other scarce resources like water, land etc, still totalitarian governments will approach to others', but I believe in one battle at a time!
The chart/graph in the header is from https://www.iea.org/statistics/ which shows from 1990 till 2016 the share of fossil fuels in world's energy mix hasn't changed a lot in favor of renewable energies.