This comment analyses the potential impact of the proposed Mexican energy reforms in light of the current state of Mexican oil production. It identifies the main themes behind the reforms and evaluates the prospects for shallow, deepwater and shale resources, along with the midstream and downstream sectors. The comment notes that while Mexico offers significant […]
A number of high-profile projects and a wave of recent investments have focused attention on the global gas-to-liquid (GTL) industry, suggesting a latent potential for gas-to-liquid fuels to usher in a new conceptualization of oil product markets. The clean-burning, high-quality characteristics of GTL diesel fuels lend support to this outlook, seemingly offering a viable substitute […]
In 2010, the Indian government increased the price of ‘administered’ gas to more than double its previous level, in a significant policy change. This move, whilst appearing to signal a reduction in distortions on one side of the policy equation (that is, the price paid to gas producers by marketing and retailing companies), highlights distortions […]
This background note was presented by Dr. Robert Skinner at the Government of Canada Energy Symposium on 28th October 2005, Ottawa, Canada.
Argentina has a peculiar history. In the early 1900s, it was one of the leading countries in the world, but at the end of the century it more resembled a developing country. Argentina remains however the richest country in South America despite its economic decline, as measured by GDP per capita.
In its title, this study raises two questions: ‘The Development of a Global LNG Market – Is it Likely? If So, When?’ The answer to the first question must be, ‘It depends on the definition of “global LNG market”’. But perhaps surprisingly, the answer to the second question – depending on the definition – might […]
A review of a new OIES paper on oil market conditions and Saudi Arabia’ balancing act: The extent of dislocations i… https://t.co/n8EFPraNEj
Jonathan Stern on the latest Groningen earthquake: I think it is likely to accelerate even further the phase-out of… https://t.co/d1tGcAIAjp
About 43% of the industrial gas demand in Europe could, in theory, decline in the 2020s as a result of decarbonizat… https://t.co/0iMqP4dCsd