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 Issue 3 of the Quarterly Gas Review, we explain why the EU Commission should consider transforming the crude and refined products strategic obligations into an energy storage obligation, allowing all fuels to be included, in the cheapest way, in providing the required energy storage buffer. This could be achieved by changing Directive 2009/119/EC which […]
Less than a quarter of the population in East Africa has access to electricity – the lowest electrification rates in the world. This, combined with the region’s vast natural resources, present major opportunities for renewable energy investors. Solar irradiation levels are high due to proximity to the equator, wind speeds are some of the strongest […]
After a sharp rise in April/May this year, which saw Brent trading at above $80/barrel for several days, the upward pressure on the oil price eased in July with the Brent structure flipping into contango. This may have come as a surprise to many analysts who were expecting oil prices to continue on their upward […]
Economic diversification has been a key developmental goal for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) oil producers for decades as evidenced in their various national development plans. Some countries have made progress over the last few decades in diversifying their economic base and their sources of income. But despite these efforts, most indicators of […]
Natural gas supplies to Russia’s domestic market are about twice the size of supplies to its export markets. Most of the gas supplied to the domestic market is used for electricity and heat production, which account for about 50 per cent of domestic natural gas consumption – more than 200bcm annually. Natural gas demand in […]
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?
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