Energy Transition Research Initiative

New OIES Energy Comment – Current Energy Crises, the Energy Transition and the Design of Electricity Markets

Gas Research Programme

New OIES Podcast: OIES Podcast Series: Impact of Russia-Ukraine War on Energy Markets Series – 15 – The importance of flows via Nord Stream

Electricity Research Programme

OIES Podcast – Energy Networks in the Energy Transition Era

Oil Research Programme

New OIES Presentation – Oil market volatility: Assessing the bullish and bearish narratives

China Energy Research Programme

New OIES Podcast – China Energy Policies and Carbon Neutrality post Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

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 original TEN-E Regulation, adopted in 2013, established the regulatory framework for the development of cross-border energy infrastructure within the EU. Following the publication of the EU Green Deal in 2019, the EC proposed to revise the Regulation to facilitate the access of renewable and low carbon gases to the energy system by enabling hydrogen infrastructure to benefit from PCI...

Latest Energy Insights

The flow of Russian pipeline gas to Europe has declined dramatically in the past three months. In particular, the curtailment of flows via Nord Stream have had an impact not just on Germany, where the pipeline makes landfall, but also on Gazprom’s counterparties in Czechia, Slovakia, Austria, and Italy – the latter three in particular being markets that were, until...

Latest Energy Comments

The European energy price crisis that began with rising gas and electricity prices in 2021 turned into a security of fossil-fuel supply crisis following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The combined price and security crises add urgency to the climate crisis that has to date been the primary motivator for the energy transition. The European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) are scrambling to respond...

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

In this latest podcast, David Ledesma speaks to Michal Meidan and Yan Qin about China's carbon neutrality goals in the context of the current turmoil in energy markets and rising concerns about energy security. Much of the commentary and analysis following the Russian invasion of Ukraine has been focused on the consequences for, and reactions of, European nations. But the global...

Latest Oil Monthly

The new issue of OIES Oil Monthly, including our latest short-term oil market outlook to 2023, is now available. - The recovery in Russian output and refining activity in May/June has led us to revise down the size of the expected disruptions in Russian oil production by year-end to 1.8 mb/d from 2.6 mb/d previously in our reference case. In...

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