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.
In 2014, OIES published a paper in on the prospects for gas in the transportation sector with particular focus on Europe. This paper will update that research and take a global perspective with particular focus on using LNG in the marine sector where environmental restrictions are pushing ship owners and operators to consider alternatives to […]
This paper will analyse the largest current exporter of LNG in Africa and will provide an assessment of likely future exports to world markets as well as the internal dynamics of gas sales in West Africa. It will assess the latest regulation in Nigeria concerning gas developments and exports, and will consider the country’s aspirations […]
The impact of shale gas on global energy markets is now well known, but this paper looks to extend the analysis by assessing the likely longevity of the trend and the potential breakeven cost for deliveries to Europe and Asia. Using an updated analysis of the shale gas potential in the US, the author will […]
Over the past decade the future of gas has largely been analysed through the lens of the power generation sector. However, over the longer term the role of gas in the heat sector will be of equal importance, especially as the impact of environmental issues and regulation increases. In two papers the authors analyse the […]
The direction of the Chinese gas market, both from a supply and demand perspective, will be vital in establishing the future shape of the global gas market. In a series of papers the Natural Gas Programme will be analysing the upstream potential for gas production in China (conventional and unconventional), the impact of policy measures […]
This paper will assess the supply and demand of gas in Egypt, and will analyse the potential for gas exports to resume. Rising gas demand, encouraged by low domestic prices, combined with a downturn in supply, caused by the volatile political situation, has led to Egypt becoming a gas importer rather than an important LNG […]
Building on data from 2016, this Energy Insight will analyse the key reasons for the recent rebound in European gas demand and will update the author’s scenarios for future demand over the next two decades. The economic outlook, the cost and availability of alternative fuels and the impact of increasing energy efficiency will also be […]
The German Energiewende of 2010 amended in 2011 by nuclear phase out by 2022 aimed at a reduction of Green House Gas (GHG) emissions by 80 – 95% by 2050 with clearly defined decennial interim targets. The target by 2020 is reducing GHG emissions by 40% compared to 1990, a share of renewables of at […]
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 […]
The Central European gas market is going through a period of substantial change and uncertainty, and this is a challenging environment for the countries and companies involved in these gas markets. This paper will explore the specific situation of the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. The power sector’s share in gas demand in Central Europe […]
This paper will address the issue of construction and usage of incremental and new gas transportation capacity in Europe. It will analyse the existing (Guidelines of Good Practice for Open Seasons, the Energy Infrastructure Package, the 3rd Gas Directive) and draft (ACER Guidance for incremental capacity) regulation, as well as various proposals for development of […]
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