Research

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.

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  • Public Opposition to Energy Infrastructures Development: An Economic Perspective

    By: Rahmat Poudineh

    The infrastructural developments such as power grid, waste disposal facilities, wind farms, landfill, hydraulic fracturing, nuclear power plants etc. have an overall social benefit, distributed across the country, yet their deployment and operation incur a cost to the local communities living in the developments’ proximity. This problem which is traditionally termed NIMBY (Not-In-My-Back-Yard) is becoming […]

  • Challenges for Industrial Gas Demand in Central Europe

    By: Zuzana Princova

    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 […]

  • Building New Gas Transportation Infrastructure in the EU – what are the ‘rules of the game’?

    By: Katja Yafimava

    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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