The following provides summaries of the research in progress by staff of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. The Institute’s unique multidisciplinary expertise allows it to examine the economics, the politics and the sociology of energy with a focus on oil and natural gas.
The specific subjects of research in progress, while set within these broad lines, necessarily reflects the particular research capacities, skills and interests of the research fellows.
Earlier this decade, the future for Canadian LNG looked rather bright. The global demand outlook from burgeoning Asian economies was auspicious, LNG prices were underpinned by sustained high global crude prices, and continued amelioration of shale gas drilling techniques unlocked bountiful reserves of economic natural gas in Canada and the US. Over 20 liquefaction projects […]
In an effort to increase oil export revenue and to meet local electricity demands, the Kuwaiti government is planning to replace the majority of crude and petroleum products with imported liquefied natural gas (LNG) in its power generation by 2030. The basic motivation for this plan is that it will enable freeing crude and petroleum […]
Malaysia is currently aiming to create a competitive gas and electricity market through restructuring, privatisation and creating a platform for the entry of new market players. The establishment of the independent regulatory institution and amendment of the gas and electricity legislations are some of the initiatives taken to facilitate the gas and electricity market reform. […]
The proposal is to write a series of papers around the theme of how well-adapted MENA institutions and sector governance are to undertaking and facilitating an economically-optimal energy transition, in the face of increasingly disruptive technologies in the electricity sector (particularly solar, windpower, and energy storage). By “disruptive” technologies it is meant those technologies whose […]
Confronted with slowing demand for crude oil, NOCs are increasingly diversifying from the upstream and investing in the downstream sector both in their home markets and in consuming countries to ensure market share. Already more than 75 percent of Gulf NOC oil exports are destined for Asian markets, and more than 70 percent of new […]
There has been much focus on the downward trend of total gas demand in Europe since the late 2000s and specifically in the power sector. In contrast, the industrial sector has received relatively little attention on a pan-European basis. The main unknown is whether the downward trend seen since the early 2000s, and especially post-financial […]
New OIES Forum on LNG in Transition: In Europe, competition boils down to Russian pipeline gas versus LNG as other… https://t.co/W4y4yFCr9Q
The #OPAL ruling lowers the chance of long-term post-2019 Ukraine transit contract by eroding a little goodwill lef… https://t.co/JN6Dc1VKpv
The LNG business is facing considerable uncertainties as it transitions to become a fully traded commodity. This O… https://t.co/eCWWVZNUZ0
Oxford Energy Forum – LNG in Transition: from uncertainty to uncertainty – Issue 119 https://t.co/dc1tMHKhEg