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 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 […]
Iran is once more confronted with sanctions. Since November 2018, in an attempt to impose “maximum economic pressure” on the country, the US has been targeting the Iranian energy industry and other sectors of the economy. Sanctions also apply to energy trade and economic relations between Iran and third countries. The effects of US sanctions […]
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 […]
New OIES Podcast discusses the impact of the energy transition on energy investments with companies seeking higher… https://t.co/KBc56KNKLZ
Oxford Energy Podcast – Energy Transition, Uncertainty, and the Implications of Change in the Risk Preferences of F https://t.co/RNXdsSxacz
Oil and Gas in a New Libyan Era: Conflict and Continuity https://t.co/1nwjuVE0VO