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This article predicted that energy demand would pick up in 2018 after faltering in 2017, and that sales of electric vehicles would rise. Sen, A. (2018, 23 January). ‘Maintaining Indian momentum’, Petroleum Economist Outlook, 2018.
Resource adequacy challenges in energy-only markets have often led to the adoption of centralized capacity mechanisms. However, centralized approaches are problematic due to misalignment of incentives in central agency decision-making, difficulty inferring consumer preferences for reliability, lack of economic protection for consumers against reliability outages, and the challenge of allocating reliability costs through volumetric tariffs. […]
What is the future of the oil and gas sector in Lebanon? Following the recent discovery of these valuable resources in the southern Mediterranean, including in the Cypriot and Israeli offshore reserves, the possibility of Lebanon also becoming a petroleum-producing country has been raised. This collection of essays addresses the major challenges and opportunities that […]
Investment in renewable energy sources is a no-regret strategy for hydrocarbon-exporting economies of the Middle East and North Africa. It is also in line with some of the pre-renewable energy-sector reforms in the region. Indeed, much of the ongoing energy-sector reforms—such as the removal of fossil fuel subsidies—complement the move to a strong renewables policy. […]
As populations become increasingly concentrated in urban centres and megacities, and demands on transportation continue to grow, the question of how to mitigate the environmental footprint of these trends is ever more pressing. This comprehensive book demonstrates the potentially significant role of environmental taxation and other market-based instruments in meeting these challenges. Robinson, D., Llamas, […]
For decades, economic diversification has been a key goal for the Gulf oil exporting countries, as evidenced by their various national development plans. For countries that are highly reliant on oil export revenues, achieving this goal is seen by policymakers as essential both for political and economic security and for sustainability. Some Gulf oil exporters […]
Although renewables in the resource-rich countries of the Middle East and North Africa are inconsequential contributors to regional total primary energy supply, recent project developments and overt support from a range of influential regional actors suggest a general trend towards a more environmentally sustainable electricity supply. This trend is driven as much by economics as […]
Gifted with vast reserves of oil and natural gas, Nigeria is a country with a low level of electrification but a rapidly rising demand. This invites the question of whether domestic natural gas can be leveraged to facilitate full electrification in Nigeria. The authors contend that, while in principle natural gas is a solution to […]
New Delhi unexpectedly emerged relatively unscathed from 2018’s oil price volatility, currency fluctuations, and geopolitical tensions. Sen, A. (2019, January). ‘How India extricated itself from an energy squeeze’, Petroleum Economist Outlook, 2019.
Decarbonization of energy systems has become a key topic in Europe as both the European Union and individual member states attempt to achieve goals set out at the 2015 Climate Change Conference in Paris. So far, the electricity sector has been the main focus of low-carbon policies, but if Europe is to meet its objectives, […]
As much of the world pushes ahead with the deployment of renewable energy, resource-rich economies of the Middle East and North Africa are lagging behind. This article contends that while the main obstacles to deployment of renewables are grid infrastructure inadequacy, insufficient institutional capacity, and risks and uncertainties, the investment incentives lie on a policy […]
Caught between the need to free their economies from reliance on oil revenues alone and the obligation to comply with a now burdensome social contract, Gulf countries are considering how and when to implement a transition that may not be entirely painless. Fattouh, B., Poudineh, R., and West, R. (2018). ‘The unknowns of the transition’, […]
New OIES paper Liberalised retail electricity markets: The problem of consumer engagement is not unique to the UK m… https://t.co/FjAlm3a4FA
Central Asian Gas: prospects for the 2020s https://t.co/7KHQPikYxx
New OIES paper analyses China’s Natural Gas Development Report (NGDR) which reviews recent developments in the coun… https://t.co/YRM3fJNNxT
Decarbonisation of heat in Europe: implications for natural gas demand https://t.co/bnWnCyubvF