With a current focus on the need to decarbonise the energy system, and increasing interest in decarbonising the gas industry, this short paper provides an overview of the current status and considers the potential for further growth in the production and use of biogas and biomethane. It focuses on key countries in Europe, which have […]
This comment discusses the significance of the US Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Although it is too early to predict the long-term implications for climate change of the US decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, it is argued that the decision is unlikely to have a major negative impact on the […]
Electricity markets are broken; they no longer fulfil their primary functions of providing appropriate signals for producers and consumers. The problem arises from a combination of changes in technology (from predominantly marginal cost plants to predominantly capital cost plants) and of policy (support for intermittent renewable plants) which undermine traditional market structures. In the view […]
As described in a recent Comment (‘Feud Between Brothers: the GCC rift and implications for oil and gas markets’), the severing of diplomatic ties with Qatar by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt, amid accusations of supporting extremism have prompted many to ponder the impact on oil and gas markets. This Comment examines the […]
With European natural gas consumption having declined since the beginning of this decade it may seem strange to focus on transmission system bottlenecks in a regional market which, having seen dramatic expansion since its inception in the late 1960s, has at best only modest growth potential. Work by Beatrice Petrovich examining the price correlation of […]
This presentation was given by Thierry Bros at the Africa Energy Forum in Copenhagen, 7-8 June 2017. Historically Africa is one of the world’s most neglected energy provinces where affordable clean energy is urgently needed. This presentation forms part of the OIES Gas Programme work on Africa and part of its ongoing research programme looking […]
This third OIES Brexit publication looks at the European-wide EU emissions trading system (EU ETS) issues. We argue that the many burdensome patches to be implemented, together with those that are already agreed or discussed, are as nothing compared to the Brexit unknowns if there is no united political will.
This Insight published by the Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA) is the outcome of a joint workshop between the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES) and EDA and draws on ideas and data presented by Dr Bassam Fattouh during the workshop. The insight examines how global energy markets are evolving, what this could mean for Gulf […]
Earlier this week, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic and economic ties with Qatar, accusing Qatar of supporting extremism. The measures are of unprecedented severity in modern GCC diplomacy with adverse consequences for Qatar, not least for its reputation as a business and international and regional transit hub and as host for […]
This Energy Insight provides an analysis on the maturity and development of European traded gas hubs, including both longer-term established hubs and recently emerging ones, both from a liquidity and price perspective, in order to come to an overall assessment of the policy goal of achieving a Single Energy Market for natural gas in Europe. […]
Howard Rogers, Chairman, Natural Gas Research Programme, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, reveals the relative strengths of different groups of players in today’s LNG market particularly portfolio players vs other players.
In this presentation, Anouk Honoré argues that even if gas demand growth in 2015 and 2016 may not necessarily be signs of recovery, the next 5-10 years will/could be different from the longer term ‘future of gas’ debate in Europe. She analyses the reasons to believe why gas demand could stay high in this timeframe. […]
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In November this year we will be holding the first annual OIES Electricity Day.
This meeting will be an opportunity to debate some of the most important issues shaping the electricity sector, especially as it faces the challenges of climate change and disruptive technological and business trends.
The meeting will bring together an invited group of participants including sponsors of the OIES Electricity Project, energy and other companies, and governments, in addition to academics, consultants and OIES Fellows.
This year’s Electricity Day will focus on the following themes:
- Decarbonisation and the role of electricity
- Integration of renewable energy and the implications for market and regulatory reform
- Digitisation, decentralisation and implications of disruptive technology
This book is one of the first to address the European Union’s new plan for an Energy Union. It examines Europe’s long and winding path to a common energy policy and discusses where it is, or should be, going. Despite the fancy name and the ambitious goal of a fundamental transition in energy, the Energy Union proposals consist mainly of modifications to current energy and climate policies and do not adequately address the underlying flaws and contradictions in Europe’s approach. In practice, the proposals are as much about preventing back-sliding into national mechanisms and a retreat from collective EU goals as they are about making forward leaps in European energy policy. The hole at the Energy Union’s heart is lack of governance and coordination at the EU level. “Europe's Long Energy Journey: Towards an Energy Union?".
New publication: Biogas: A significant contribution to decarbonising gas markets? https://t.co/Ixf81cuvGO
J Stern: UK still in EU & others have an obligation to share available supply in crisis, but post-Brexit who knows https://t.co/5lBtoznqUt
Luke Patey in the Petroleum Economist on navigating regional risk in East Africa - https://t.co/KMPfAqLSfG