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 […]
This paper examines Ghana’s petroleum industry, its steady growth, and its initial challenges, such as the maritime border dispute and political interventions. Polarization between the two main political parties in Ghana, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has had important consequences for the industry. While an internal Ghanaian political dynamic […]
With the ongoing expansion of US LNG exports from projects under construction and a long list of new US projects (yet to receive FID) potentially onstream in the early 2020s – the US could approach and perhaps exceed LNG output levels from Qatar and Australia. With no destination restrictions on US LNG cargoes, they are […]
OPEC exit strategy has been one of the key uncertainties engulfing the oil market. Most market focus has been on the level of inventories, as this is seen by many as a key indicator as to when OPEC may shift its current output policy. In this presentation, it is argued that the level of inventories, […]
After more than a decade of announcements and negotiations, the launch of natural gas exports to Iraq and the conclusion of oil and natural gas contracts with Chinese, French, and Russian companies mark significant positive developments for Iran. These initial steps remain below the hopes and expectations of Iranian officials and executives as expressed in […]
Competitive tendering has become one of the preferred methods of contracting renewable energy generation capacity internationally. As of early 2015, at least 60 countries had adopted renewable energy tenders, compared to just six countries in 2005. However, there are limited country-specific comparisons which research the subject considering the importance and prominence of the issue. The […]
In this first of a new series of Quarterly Gas Reviews, Thierry Bros provides his insights and analysis on recent regional and global pricing issues while also commenting on relevant questions concerning policy and market-related matters. The report contains two major sections: an analysis of prices and recent events and a “Quarterly Focus” which provides […]
In 2017, a gas crisis emerged in Australia’s East Coast gas market. Gas prices had increased rapidly from mid-2016 as the full effect of the three LNG projects starting operations on Curtis Island worked through the gas market, putting domestic energy users under pressure. In March 2017, the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) forecast gas […]
The arrival of the first Russian LNG supplies to the UK coincided with the deterioration of UK-Russia diplomatic relations, triggering debates over the role of Russia in UK hydrocarbon imports. Although Russia is the largest supplier of UK coal imports, coal is being phased out of UK energy consumption. Russia is just one of several […]
After a volatile 12 months for LNG freight rates, James Henderson, Director of the OIES Gas Programme, and Howard Rogers, the Programmes Chairman, discuss Howard’s recent paper ‘The LNG Shipping Forecast’. Their conversation ranges from a review of the recent trends in LNG shipping rates to a debate about Howard’s new model for shipping costs […]
India’s government is attempting to revive investments in its upstream sector, following several years of decline. These efforts are focused on achieving a policy objective of reducing energy imports by 10 per cent over current levels by 2022. Following an auction of marginal fields held by its National Oil Companies (NOCs) in 2016, an open […]
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.
A new OIES study on European gas demand: The UK was the only one of the large gas consumers not to use more gas in… https://t.co/pEiiSTUKmk
BP & Reliance last week sanctioned phase 2 of India KG D6, with all three phases to bring 10 bcm/y of new productio… https://t.co/sUkzpj1C0k
Jim Henderson on Germany-Russia gas ties: While lower prices may reflect strong diplomatic links, they also show th… https://t.co/3ZWnDt4XlV