The EU internal market in electricity is experiencing challenges in ensuring resource adequacy through the operation of the energy-only market alone. To guarantee the uninterrupted availability of affordable electricity, many Member States have adopted national capacity mechanisms, which compensate for the availability and readiness of existing and forthcoming generation capacity to supply electricity. These national […]
Presented by Thierry Bros at FLAME 2018 – With gas markets working, policy makers and regulators should now only focus on preservation of competition for the benefit of customers.
President Trump’s recent decision to exit the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and the expectation therefore of the loss of Iranian barrels has brought the fate of the OPEC+ deal to the fore. For some analysts, this signifies that ‘the current OPEC deal will end by end-2018’ while for others the impact may be felt as […]
Two decades from the start of the Russian electricity sector’s reform, outcomes are disappointing for those who favour liberalization and decarbonization. On the one hand, the swing towards a liberalized market from the former centrally planned state owned monopoly has been reversed; large state-controlled corporations now dominate the industry landscape. On the other hand, the […]
In this latest Oxford Energy podcast Anupama Sen, a Senior Research Fellow at OIES, is in conversation with James Henderson on the subject of recent changes in Indian upstream taxation and the potential impact on the Indian gas market. The Indian government has set out an ambitious target to reduce energy imports by increasing domestic […]
With European gas import demand having risen substantially since 2014, Gazprom has dramatically increased its sales on the European market. In Q1 2018, Gazprom reported record daily gas exports to Europe in late February and early March. This Comment addresses the question of how those volumes were delivered to the market, and the extent to […]
This paper looks at the possible role of ‘green gas’ in the decarbonisation of heat in the United Kingdom. The option is under active discussion at the moment because of the UK’s rigorous carbon reduction targets and the growing realisation that there are problems with the ‘default’ option of electrifying heat. Green gas appears to […]
In this presentation, Bassam Fattouh and Andreas Economou analyse the choices facing OPEC+ in light of OECD stocks falling, recent gains in oil prices, alongside concerns that OPEC may be over-tightening the market and with commentators warning that current high oil prices will have a negative impact on oil demand and suggesting that OPEC+ should […]
This issue of the Oxford Energy Forum is devoted to analysing the role of oil benchmarks, their evolution over time, the challenges facing the most established benchmarks, and the extent to which the current transformations in oil market fundamentals and crude trade flows as well as changes in the regulatory environment are likely to result […]
As the European region continues to prioritise the decarbonisation of its energy system, Germany provides a fascinating case study of the potential gains and pitfalls from the introduction of renewables into the energy mix, in particular with relation to gas. In this extensive review of German energy policy and its impact over the past few […]
Following a continuous decline between 2010 and 2014, natural gas demand in Europe started to rise again in 2015. The trend continued in 2016 and 2017 reaching 548 bcm. Final detailed statistics of gas demand by sector for 2017 will not be available for each of the 31 countries considered in the paper for several […]
This issue of the Oxford Energy Forum is devoted to investigating disruptive change in the transport sector. There are three forces shaping or disrupting the road transport sector, namely: autonomous vehicles, transport electrification, and shared mobility. The interactions between the three will determine the future of energy use in transport. The determinants of these three […]
In April 2018 we will be holding our annual 'Middle East' Day.
The meeting will bring together a select group of key senior figures from governments, energy companies, the financial industry, research institutes, and think tanks.
The meeting will focus on six key themes:
1. Global Overview of the Renewables Market
2. Power Sector Reforms & Relevance of the Market Model
3. Renewable Deployment and Electricity market Design
4. The Role of Competitive Auctions as a Policy Tool for Renewable Development
5. Financing Renewable Energy Projects
6. The Current Status of Renewables Policy in the GCC
In November 2018 we will be holding the 13th Annual Gas Day.
The event, held at St Anne’s College, Oxford, will bring together sponsors of the OIES Natural Gas Research Programme along with invited guests from the academic, media, and corporate sectors.
The event is a forum for debate on natural gas issues of international significance, as well as regional and national issues, for example; gas and LNG in: Europe, Asia, CIS countries, the Middle East and North Africa; Atlantic Basin LNG, gas pricing (in different parts of the world), market reform and regulatory issues.
At the end of May 2018 we will be holding the annual OIES Brainstorming.
The Institute has been holding an annual Brainstorming meeting since 1990.
The meeting is one full day and one half day of brainstorming discussion amongst participants.
We bring together around thirty participants from energy companies, financial institutions, governments and international organisations for a wide-ranging discussion on topical energy issues.
Capacity mechanisms in EU Law: A comment on the free movement of goods https://t.co/SE7SjgBmXs
Jonathan Stern quoted on the future of gas: On CO2 grounds and also methane leakage it will not be possible to repr… https://t.co/wtJ0a7QtK3
Jonathan Stern on EU gas market liberalisation: Huge amount achieved in NWE and to lesser extent in Central Europe;… https://t.co/UmieaGKDcA