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The cost of shipping LNG has always been an important element to include in the assessment of new LNG project breakeven economics, or in selecting the optimum destination for a spot cargo of LNG. This Energy Insight was prompted a perception that convenient rules of thumb for LNG transport costs were becoming outdated. Until recently, […]
In this Oxford Energy Podcast David Ledesma interviews James Henderson, the Director of the Gas Programme at OIES, about his recent paper on developments at the Gas Exchange in St. Petersburg. Written in collaboration with Tatiana Mitrova at the Skolkovo Energy Centre in Moscow, the paper looks at the history of gas trading in Russia, […]
With energy demand in Africa forecast to grow quickly in the coming decades, the prospects of LNG imports have been talked up by many commentators, with Ghana being thought of as one of the brightest prospects. Ghana first began developing its gas market by importing pipeline gas from Nigeria, along the West African Gas Pipeline, […]
The sale and purchase of Russian gas in the post-Soviet era has been dominated by the need for Gazprom, the dominant player, to sell to consumers at a regulated price. Since 1998 other producers, known in Russian legal terminology as the independents, have been able to sell gas at market prices, but these prices have […]
The Turkish government is in the process of making significant structural changes in the country’s energy sector in attempts to lessen its dependence on current import and transmission infrastructure capacity which is constrained and cannot meet gas demand in peak periods. It intends to diversify supply sources and gas import types (both pipeline gas and […]
On the morning of 12 December (9:00 CET), an explosion at the major European gas hub at Baumgarten in Austria forced the operator to close the gas facility. Italian gas prices surged as a result to 80€/MWh or 27$/MMBtu and Italy declared a state of emergency regarding energy supplies. Flows restarted later the same evening […]
In this fourth OIES Energy Podcast Jonathan Stern discusses his latest paper on the future of gas in the global energy economy, entitled “Challenges to the Future of Gas: unburnable or unaffordable?”. In conversation with David Ledesma, Professor Stern reviews his hypothesis that while the gas industry needs to have a decarbonisation strategy if it […]
The Caribbean has been described as a potentially ideal region for LNG imports due to its present dependence on diesel and fuel oil for power generation, high electricity tariffs and its proximity to regional LNG suppliers in Trinidad & Tobago and on the US Gulf Coast. Central America is also attracting investor interest as demonstrated […]
Modelling studies suggest that COP21 targets can be met with global gas demand peaking in the 2030s and declining slowly thereafter. This would qualify gas to be considered a `transition fuel’ to a low carbon economy. However, such an outcome is by no means a foregone conclusion. There are limited numbers of countries outside the […]
Michal Meidan, a research associate at OIES and leading China analyst at Energy Aspects, discusses the current state of the Chinese gas market and the prospects for future growth. The recent rebound in LNG demand in China and the renewed government focus on air quality and the environment has encouraged a more positive view of […]
Thierry Bros on the impact of the arrival of a new competitor (US LNG) on European prices where Gazprom has a sizeable market share and hence real market power, at the November 2017 Energetika Conference in St Petersburg.
Resource-rich countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, especially Gulf countries – Kuwait, Iran, Iraq, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – are increasingly inserting local content requirements (LCRs) into their legal framework, through legislation, regulations, guidelines, industry contracts and bidding practices. Despite the clear and uniform […]
An OIES study (Saudi Arabia: Shifting the Goal Posts) cited in a new article in The Economist on OPEC long-term all… https://t.co/K1iuNCK1b4
Heightened Geopolitical Risks in the Middle East and Potential Impacts on Oil Markets https://t.co/ur8Q0PxXit
A new OIES paper on evolution of Japanese oil industry: Considering that demand for refined petroleum products will… https://t.co/jwajCfNQI4