Energy Transition Research Initiative

New OIES Podcast – Global trade of hydrogen: what is the best way to transfer hydrogen over long distances?

Gas Research Programme

New OIES Webinar – Price Caps in Europe’s Energy Markets

Electricity Research Programme

New OIES Webinar – Price Caps in Europe’s Energy Markets

Oil Research Programme

New OIES Podcast – The Brent Benchmark – Where Do We Stand?

China Energy Research Programme

New OIES Energy Insight – Managing the social consequences of the transition away from coal: the case of clean heating in Shanxi Province, China

The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies is a world leading independent energy research institute specialising in advanced research into the economics and geopolitics of the energy transition and international energy across oil, gas and electricity markets

  • Energy Transition Research Initiative

    OIES is developing research modules on topics that are relevant to the energy transition with particular focus on the process and implications of shifting from the existing hydrocarbon-dominated energy economy to a new system in which low-carbon energy sources and abated use of hydrocarbons will play a much greater role.

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  • Gas Research Programme

    The Gas Programme, launched in 2003, has become one of the foremost sources of independent academic research on gaseous fuels and their role in the energy economy. The programme has historically focused on natural gas, and while this remains a core strength it is increasingly also turning its attention to...

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  • Electricity Research Programme

    The OIES Electricity Research Programme was established in 2015. The Programme seeks to inform public and private sector decision-making by improving understanding of the electricity supply chain. The Programme studies the role of public policy, regulation, and markets to support the energy transition, along with implications for end-users, companies and...

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  • Oil Research Programme

    The Oil Research Programme of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies was established in 2009. It is dedicated to the advanced study of contemporary oil markets, production, consumption and policy. With a historical focus on the resource-rich economies of the Middle East, research on the Programme has expanded to include...

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  • China Energy Research Programme

    Launched in 2019 the OIES China Energy Research Programme, is a center of analytical excellence offering insights into the factors that inform China’s energy policies and choices and their pivotal role in global energy markets. China is the world’s second largest economy, biggest importer of crude oil, the fastest growing...

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Latest Research Papers

The global climate change imperative presents a particular challenge because of the scale and nature of the investment needed in developing countries, coupled with the difficulty of raising long term debt in many of them. Project finance can help to address this challenge because it enables separation and allocation of different risks to different parties, which can help to attract...

Latest Energy Insights

Carbon-neutral LNG has become progressively limited to a relatively small number of trades in Asia and cannot be considered a credible or relevant environmental standard. Cargos should be `greenhouse gas verified’ and should set out the methodologies used to measure, report, and verify emissions. These methodologies should distinguish between assumptions and models for estimating emissions, and empirical measurement of emissions....

Latest Energy Comments

Low, or no, Russia pipeline flows to the EU are precipitating an infrastructure and supply crisis. The impact is not Europe wide on flows, with potentially the five most impacted countries being Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria and Hungary, being totally dependent on pipeline imports from Norway and connections to Belgium and the Netherlands – in turn relying on LNG...

Latest Oxford Energy Forum

Climate science confirms the imperative to maintain global temperatures under 2°C and undertake efforts to limit the rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels in order to avert extreme climate hazards. This requires that global annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are halved by 2030 and reduced to net zero by 2050. Against this background, policymakers have launched initiatives at global and...

Latest Podcasts

This the first podcast in a six-part series ahead of COP 27 in which the OIES addresses the outlook for this important climate conference. In discussion, James Henderson and Mari Luomi give their views on the main issues that are likely to be on the agenda at the conference that is being held on the 6-18 November in Sharm el-Sheikh,...

Latest Oil Monthly

The new issue of OIES Oil Monthly, including our latest short-term oil market outlook to 2023, is now available. - The resilience of Russian production so far and ability of Russian producers to divert large volumes of crude from Europe to other markets have led us to revise down the size of the expected disruptions in Russian oil production by...

Latest Quarterly Gas Review

The second quarter of 2022 has been a dramatic one for the European gas market. On the supply side, relatively modest increases in European production and pipeline imports from Norway and Azerbaijan have been overshadowed by two significant shifts: the decline in pipeline flows from Russia and the high level of LNG, both of which are continuations of trends seen...

OIES Workshop

Supply Chains, Affordability
and EV Business Models

Date: 6 October 2022

The Workshop will focus on the following three key themes:

Battery supply chains and implications for EV adoption and the energy transition

EV affordability, adapting business models and government policies

EV adoption and business models in emerging economies: perspectives from China and India

For more information please contact Kate Teasdale