Gas Publications

The results of OIES research is published as working papers, energy comments, presentations and articles as well as commercially published books and monographs. The views expressed in all OIES publications are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies or any of its Members.

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  • OIES Review of Energy Costs

    By: Philip Barnes

    Those who either from want of knowledge or from interested motives advocate the universal adoption of oil fuel in place of coal generally claim that it would be quite possible to supply oil of the necessary quality at 30s or 35s a ton, and that oil as a fuel is worth twice as much as […]

  • The Impact of Cheap Oil on Gas Markets

    By: J. Jensen , M. Kelly

    It is often assumed that oil can increase its share of energy markets fairly quickly if its price drops relative to competing fuels. Since oil is already the dominant fuel in the transportation sector, gains at the expense of other fuels must come from elsewhere. The slow pace of fuel conversion decisions in the residential […]

  • OIES Review of Long-Term Energy Supplies

    By: Philip Barnes

    This paper reviews both the potential and likely availability of dl the major forms of commercial energy over the next twenty years. It is based on assessments of potential and feasible patterns of energy supply development on a country-by country basis. These assessments take into account, amongst other elements, the resources available and the extent […]

  • Can Natural Gas Take the Strain?

    By: Philip Barnes

    Whenever an oil crisis occurs one can be sure that calls for the replacement of oil by other sources of energy will receive renewed attention. This is, of course, whoUy admirable and should not have to wait upon crises. The present situation in the Gulf is already giving rise to equally predictable demands for more […]