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In 2015, Egypt became a net gas importer. This unfortunate, but not unexpected, situation was the result of a decline in Egypt’s indigenous natural gas production combined with a rapidly rising domestic gas demand driven mainly by large energy price subsidies. Major changes are presently taking place on the gas supply side which are significantly […]
In a global gas market, LNG provides diversification and optionality both for producers and consumers. In this presentation, an LNG tightness indicator, designed with the help of Argus Media, is used to aid our understanding of gas markets dynamics, as well as spare capacity calculations published in the first OIES quarterly gas review.
There is a broad consensus that penetration of electric vehicles (EVs) will rise throughout the world, but great uncertainty as to the timing and extent. There is also a growing recognition that automated, shared and electric vehicles (SAEVs) will be an important part of the coming revolution in sustainable mobility. Particularly in combination, shared mobility, automation and […]
On May 8, the United States announced their immediate and full withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). This came with the re-imposition of all nuclear-related US sanctions and possibly several new sanctions. It is common knowledge that before implementation of the JCPOA in January 2016, […]
Oxford Energy Forum 104 (February 2016) looked at the transformation under way in the electricity sector, driven by technological developments and policies on decarbonization. It focused mainly on OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries, and on Europe in particular, where there are major challenges, ranging from the practical issues associated with the integration […]
The energy landscape is changing rapidly with far-reaching implications for global energy industries and actors, including oil companies and oil-exporting countries. These rapid changes introduce uncertainty in multiple dimensions, the most important of which is the speed of transition. While the transformation of energy systems is rapid in certain regions of the world, such as […]
The EU is committed to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 80-95 per cent below 1990 levels by 2050. So far, the electricity sector has been the main focus of low-carbon policies, but if Europe is to meet its objectives, decarbonisation efforts will need to expand to other sectors, including the heating and cooling sector. […]
Recent movements in oil prices, time spreads, and physical differentials have been sending some mixed signals both about current and long-term market fundamentals. This may reflect heightened uncertainty as well as a wide divergence of expectations about key factors shaping the oil market, both in the short-term and the medium-term, including the size of potential […]
The EU internal market in electricity is experiencing challenges in ensuring resource adequacy through the operation of the energy-only market alone. To guarantee the uninterrupted availability of affordable electricity, many Member States have adopted national capacity mechanisms, which compensate for the availability and readiness of existing and forthcoming generation capacity to supply electricity. These national […]
Presented by Thierry Bros at FLAME 2018 – With gas markets working, policy makers and regulators should now only focus on preservation of competition for the benefit of customers.
President Trump’s recent decision to exit the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and the expectation therefore of the loss of Iranian barrels has brought the fate of the OPEC+ deal to the fore. For some analysts, this signifies that ‘the current OPEC deal will end by end-2018’ while for others the impact may be felt as […]
Two decades from the start of the Russian electricity sector’s reform, outcomes are disappointing for those who favour liberalization and decarbonization. On the one hand, the swing towards a liberalized market from the former centrally planned state owned monopoly has been reversed; large state-controlled corporations now dominate the industry landscape. On the other hand, the […]
OIES presentation on oil market outlook: Balance of risks indicates that an unexpected slowdown in global activity… https://t.co/5NnHV2GtbS
Economic Diversification in the Context of Peak Oil and the Energy Transition https://t.co/mVi1REW4e2
OIES study quoted on how Convention on Caspian Sea may boost regional energy cooperation: Several issues remain inc… https://t.co/5Cm4Ql285S