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The 2014 oil price downturn caused the US unconventional oil and gas industry to undertake an array of cost-cutting measures affecting both capital and operational expenditures. Focus shifted towards operational efficiency, well design, and the maximization of each dollar spent, and away from the gold rush mentality that had characterized the former $100/bl price environment. […]
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 […]
In a world of low commodity prices the potential for conflict between hydrocarbon producers and governments over tax revenues is exacerbated. In Russia this is even more true because the state relies so heavily on taxes from the oil and gas sectors and because producers are increasingly having to invest in new more remote assets […]
In the first of our OIES Energy Podcast series David Ledesma interviews Tatiana Mitrova, an OIES Visiting Research Fellow, on the topic of Russian Gas. They discuss Gazprom’s export strategy, the current state of the domestic market in Russia, the politics of Russian gas in Europe and the potential impact of Russian gas on the […]
In recent years, the debate on electricity market design in the EU has focused on the fitness-for-purpose of the existing dominant design, the appropriateness of energy policy that underpins the existing market design, and on the process through which energy policy is coordinated with market design. In this paper, we contribute to this debate on […]
On 12 June 2017 the European Commission (EC) asked the Council of the European Union (EU) (Council) for a mandate to negotiate an agreement with the Russian government on the operation of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. On 27 September 2017 the Council’s legal service delivered an opinion, which stated that there is no legal […]
In this written submission to the Inquiry into the implications of Brexit for energy security in the UK by the EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee of the House of Lords, we conclude that Brexit could have an impact on interconnecting-pipeline regulations. The use and value of these infrastructures could be affected by negotiations, leading to some […]
Oil rents have been central to shaping the political economy of the Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) countries. The basic analytical framework for analyzing the impacts of rents remains the Rentier State Theory (RST) despite some important refinements to this theory over the years. However, an area that has received little attention in the literature is the process […]
The expectation of an oversupplied gas market up to the mid-2020s has put natural gas demand back on the radar. This edition of the Oxford Energy Forum is dedicated to gas demand outlook in various regions of the world, with the starting point being the open question on whether, when, where and, eventually, at what […]
This presentation was given by Dr. Thierry Bros at the first Future UK Gas Security Forum in London, 4 September 2017. The Future UK Gas Security Forum is funded by the University of Warwick’s ESRC Impact Accelerator Account and is a network comprised of academic, industry, policy making, Think-Tank and NGO experts and stakeholders involved in […]
OIES is pleased to announce that Tatiana Mitrova has joined its team working on the energy transition and Russia energy scene.
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