The pandemic of COVID-19 was a major challenge for most governments and countries around the world. Facing the consequences of the outbreak delayed a lot of planned development. Furthermore, it had a major effect on the energy sector where it caused a massive decline in demand for transportation as well as industrial and commercial energy use. This research reflects on the global and GCC energy transition before and after the COVID-19 pandemic. It draws a general understanding of some outcomes of the pandemic in the energy sector at the global and local levels.