As the OPEC oil ministers prepare to meet for their bi-annual Ordinary Meeting on 22 June, they are faced with some difficult choices. On the one hand, by extending the output cutbacks amidst a higher risk of output disruptions, OPEC risks overtightening the oil market and pushing oil prices higher, leading to an inevitable demand […]
The DG COMP investigation into Gazprom’s activities in Central and Eastern Europe has been running since 2011 but has recently come to a conclusion. In this Oxford Energy podcast Jonathan Stern and Katja Yafimava discuss the outcome and the implications both for Gazprom’s business in Europe and for the European gas market as a whole. […]
In 2015, Egypt became a net gas importer. This unfortunate, but not unexpected, situation was the result of a decline in Egypt’s indigenous natural gas production combined with a rapidly rising domestic gas demand driven mainly by large energy price subsidies. Major changes are presently taking place on the gas supply side which are significantly […]
In a global gas market, LNG provides diversification and optionality both for producers and consumers. In this presentation, an LNG tightness indicator, designed with the help of Argus Media, is used to aid our understanding of gas markets dynamics, as well as spare capacity calculations published in the first OIES quarterly gas review.
There is a broad consensus that penetration of electric vehicles (EVs) will rise throughout the world, but great uncertainty as to the timing and extent. There is also a growing recognition that automated, shared and electric vehicles (SAEVs) will be an important part of the coming revolution in sustainable mobility. Particularly in combination, shared mobility, automation and […]
On May 8, the United States announced their immediate and full withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). This came with the re-imposition of all nuclear-related US sanctions and possibly several new sanctions. It is common knowledge that before implementation of the JCPOA in January 2016, […]
Oxford Energy Forum 104 (February 2016) looked at the transformation under way in the electricity sector, driven by technological developments and policies on decarbonization. It focused mainly on OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries, and on Europe in particular, where there are major challenges, ranging from the practical issues associated with the integration […]
The energy landscape is changing rapidly with far-reaching implications for global energy industries and actors, including oil companies and oil-exporting countries. These rapid changes introduce uncertainty in multiple dimensions, the most important of which is the speed of transition. While the transformation of energy systems is rapid in certain regions of the world, such as […]
The EU is committed to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 80-95 per cent below 1990 levels by 2050. So far, the electricity sector has been the main focus of low-carbon policies, but if Europe is to meet its objectives, decarbonisation efforts will need to expand to other sectors, including the heating and cooling sector. […]
Recent movements in oil prices, time spreads, and physical differentials have been sending some mixed signals both about current and long-term market fundamentals. This may reflect heightened uncertainty as well as a wide divergence of expectations about key factors shaping the oil market, both in the short-term and the medium-term, including the size of potential […]
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.
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.
OPEC at the Crossroads https://t.co/plmceBzfEr
Oxford Energy Podcast – Implications of the DG COMP investigation into Gazprom https://t.co/eGEsZZLHOD
Jonathan Stern on whether Germany should dump Nord Stream 2: It will be needed soon, even if not at the end of 2019… https://t.co/VS4lvpLM2h