Gas Research Programme

The Gas Programme, launched in 2003, has become one of the foremost sources of independent academic research on gaseous fuels and their role in the energy economy. The programme has historically focused on natural gas, and while this remains a core strength it is increasingly also turning its attention to other forms of decarbonised gas such as hydrogen, biomethane and other forms of synthetic gas. Its work is based on the fundamental disciplines of the Institute: economics, politics and sociology, international relations of gas-producing, consuming and transit countries, as well as the increasing impact of environmental issues.

The Programme takes an international perspective on the future of gaseous fuels, but also publishes work with a more regional and national focus. The Programme has produced major regional studies on gas and LNG in: Europe, Asia, CIS countries, the Middle East and North Africa. It has also produced a number of national studies, as well as work on Atlantic Basin LNG, gas pricing (in different parts of the world), market reform and regulatory issues.

Research is carried out by programme staff and commissioned from authors in a wide range of countries and from varied backgrounds: academic, industry and journalism. The Programme holds an annual Gas Day, at which topical events are debated by researchers and an invited audience.

The Programme has a Research Group comprising the sponsors of the Programme and independent experts from academia, industry and journalism. The Group meets twice a year to discuss proposed research projects, provide progress reports and debate topical issues, particularly new trends in supply and demand for gas in Europe and the Atlantic Basin.

From 2011 to 2016 several Programme researchers were involved in the work of the EU-Russia Gas Advisory Council, established under the auspices of the EU-Russia Energy Dialogue: Jonathan Stern as the EU Co-Speaker, Ralf Dickel and Katja Yafimava as Experts for the EU. EU-Russia Gas Advisory Council.

We are interested in hearing from students and researchers working on social science aspects of natural gas in an academic environment worldwide. You can write to James Henderson.

Latest Publications from the Gas Research Programme

Sponsors

We would like to acknowledge the kind support of our sponsors; without whom the research carried out by the Programme would not be possible.

The Gas Research Programme is sponsored equally by the following organisations:

Bakers Hughes
BP
Cheniere Energy
Centrica
ConocoPhillips
Conrad Energy
Edison
Element Capital
Enagás
Eni
Equinor
ExxonMobil
Gasunie
Fluxys
JERA
Macquarie Group
Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (Norway)
Mitsubishi Corporation, London Branch
Mozambique LNG
National Grid
Osaka Gas
Pavilion Energy
Petoro
Reventus Power Ltd
RWE
Sedigas
Seplat Energy
Shell
SNAM
Sval Energi AS
Swedish Energy Agency
Tellurian Inc
Uniper Global Commodities SE
Vitol
Wintershall Dea AG

Sponsors maintain an on-going dialogue with the staff including visits and presentations.

If your company or organisation would like to discuss any aspect of the Gas Programme further, please do not hesitate to contact James Henderson or Jo Ilott.

The contents of the Programme publications are the authors’ sole responsibility. They do not necessarily represent the views of the sponsors, the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies or of any of its Members.

 

 Academic Affiliations

The staff of the gas research programme have links with the following:

The EU-Russia Gas Advisory Council

Gas Research Programme Involvement in the EU-Russia Gas Advisory Council

From 2011 to 2016 several Gas Research Programme researchers were involved in the work of the EU-Russia Gas Advisory Council, established under the auspices of the EU-Russia Energy Dialogue: Jonathan Stern as the EU Co-Speaker, Ralf Dickel and Katja Yafimava as Experts for the EU. More information about the GAC, including official documents, is available on the European Commission website.

Presentations made within each of the three GAC Work Streams – Gas sector, including EU Roadmap 2050 and scenarios, EU internal gas market issues, and infrastructure issues – can be found athttps://circabc.europa.eu/(once on the page take the following steps: Browse categories/European Commission/Energy/EU-Russian Gas Advisory Council/Library – then browse spaces and content).