In the face of challenges to energy-only market design under the electricity sector transition, an option considered by many jurisdictions is to incorporate some form of centralized capacity mechanism to respond to shortfalls in the market provision. For example, the UK government has already introduced a formal capacity market. In Germany and Belgium, strategic reserve […]
Since the COP 21 meeting in Paris in December 2015, there has been a growing realisation that with the long-term objective that the energy system should be approaching carbon-neutrality by 2050, continuing to burn significant quantities of fossil-derived natural gas will not be sustainable. If existing natural gas infrastructure is to avoid becoming stranded assets, […]
This presentation and speech, was given by Bassam Fattouh at the Eleventh Arab Energy Conference, Marrakesh, Morocco, 1-4 October 2018, on Arab oil exporters’ diversification strategies in the context of the global energy transition. Speech – Economic diversification in the context of the energy transition
Over the last four years, major and rapid developments have been taking place in Egypt’s natural gas market to reverse the country’s indigenous gas production decline and manage its unabated gas demand growth. In this podcast David Ledesma interviews Mostefa Ouki, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute, to discuss the Egyptian gas market. During the […]
In his presentation, given at the recent Argus conference in Paris, Thierry Bros presents not only the LNG tightness indicator devised with Argus, but also the new European narrative for gas as explained in the last two OIES Quarterly Gas Reviews: 1/more coal to gas switching in Europe if the energy efficiency boost witnessed in […]
This issue of the Oxford Energy Forum looks at the future of gas from different perspectives. Future development of decarbonised gases – biogas, biomethane and hydrogen – and the consequences for gas networks. The importance of reducing methane emissions from the gas chain. Progress towards reducing the costs of liquefaction and the affordability of gas […]
As OPEC’s Declaration of Cooperation with non-OPEC producers draws to a close (ending-2018), the future of this historic joint effort of 24 (now 25) OPEC and non-OPEC oil-producing countries has moved to the top of the producers’ agenda. The next Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee’s meeting on September 23rd in Algiers, could provide some hints regarding […]
In October 2017, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) decided to limit sulphur content in all marine fuels from the current 3.5 per cent to 0.5 per cent, commencing in January 2020. Meeting these requirements will involve huge effort by the refining and shipping industries. Investments in the energy industry are notoriously large, risky, price sensitive […]
The growing level of interest displayed in LNG as a marine fuel, driven by both environmental restrictions and economic attractiveness, means usage is certain to grow. There is, however, less certainty over the pace and scale of demand growth. In this podcast David Ledesma has a telephone interview with Chris Le Fevre, Senior Visiting Research […]
The European Commission launched the revision process for phase IV of the EU ETS in 2015, at a moment when the carbon price generated by the system was at a relative low, compared to previous levels and expectations. The final agreement on the revision package, adopted in early 2018, defines the EU ETS rules for […]
This issue of the Oxford Energy Forum focuses on the electrification of Africa, especially sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Due to significant expected population growth, the number of Africans without electricity access in 2030 may not fall much from today’s level of about 600 million, which is about 60 per cent of the world’s current population without […]
This presentation discusses the oil market outlook for 2018 and 2019. It outlines the main factors behind the rebalancing of the oil market, including stronger than expected global oil demand growth and strong OPEC cohesion (caused in part due to involuntary cuts). The presentation then analyses the main trends shaping oil price outcomes in the […]
In November 2018 we will be holding our annual Oil Day.
The meeting will focus on four main themes:
• IMO 2020 Marine Fuel Sulphur Cap: Impacts on Shipping, Refineries and Petroleum Products Demand
• Insights into the relationship between oil price shocks and demand: Lessons from Previous Cycles
• A Deep Dive into the Russian Oil Sector: Economy, Oil Policy, Companies’ Strategies, and Supply Prospects
• A Deep Dive into the US Shale Rebound: Production, Productivity, Infrastructure and Business Models
In October 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.
In November 2018 we will be holding our annual Electricity day.
The meeting will cover three main topics:
Session 1: Why should active consumer participation be at the centre of the energy sector’s development?
Session 2: What market design and regulatory regimes (and reforms) are consistent with active consumer participation?
Session 3: What new business models and strategies can we anticipate involving active consumer participation in electricity markets?
Decarbonized Market Design: An Insurance Overlay on Energy-Only Electricity Markets https://t.co/5ABluITTPn
Jim Henderson quoted on Gazprom and Turkmenistan natural gas imports: Extra gas in winter might help Gazprom, and c… https://t.co/VgtWZWibdK
At SPIGF OIES’s @thierry_bros interviewed in French on the merits of LNG flexibility in @sputnikInt - https://t.co/uUc6XDOvBh