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, environmental and climate impacts, the energy transition, and international relations of gas-producing, consuming and transit countries.
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.
We are interested in hearing from students and researchers working on social science aspects of gaseous fuels in an academic environment worldwide. You can write to James Henderson.
In this latest OIES podcast, brought to you by the OIES Gas Research Programme, James Henderson talks to Jack Sharples and Mike Fulwood about the current state of global gas markets. They start by reviewing prices, which have fallen sharply over the past six months, before considering the key drivers of supply and demand that […]
In this latest OIES podcast, brought to you by the Gas Programme, James Henderson talks to Mostefa Ouki about his latest Energy Comment on the increasing gas relationship between Italy and North Africa and the possibility of the development of a Mediterranean gas hub. The discussion ranges from the export potential of countries such as […]
Italy, one of Europe’s biggest natural gas markets, has started 2023 with a remarkably active energy diplomacy. In January, Italy’s new prime minister undertook official visits to Algeria and Libya to strengthen Italy’s energy trade relationship with its southern Mediterranean gas suppliers in North Africa. Given Italy’s large gas market, extensive gas infrastructure and its […]
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:
Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (Norway)
Mitsubishi Corporation, London Branch
Reventus Power Ltd
SEFE Marketing & Trading
Sval Energi AS
Swedish Energy Agency
Uniper Global Commodities SE
Wintershall Dea AG
Sponsors maintain an on-going dialogue with the staff including visits and presentations.
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New OIES Podcast - The New Forward Brent Benchmark https://t.co/ep0mfd40KR https://t.co/1WFJ527z7h
New OIES Podcast - The EU Hydrogen and Gas Decarbonisation Package - https://t.co/UWnzxvtyZp https://t.co/rVqhStxdjv
New OIES Research Paper - China’s hydrogen development: A tale of three cities - https://t.co/nwP8xusP3i https://t.co/XIK8wDLK4K
New OIES Energy Comment - The New Forward Brent Benchmark https://t.co/dG5xtQSyr9 https://t.co/J0Q0WuEdS6