Tag: Energy Forecasting

  • A review of prospects for natural gas as a fuel in road transport

    By: Chris N Le Fevre

    The number of Natural Gas Vehicles (NGVs) worldwide continues to grow though there are major differences between countries both in terms of levels of penetration and underlying drivers.  NGVs have some environmental advantages over petroleum-based fuels – particularly if biomethane is available – and, in many markets, are cheaper. However, the prospects for NGVs in […]

  • A review of demand prospects for LNG as a marine fuel

    By: Chris N Le Fevre

    The growing level of interest displayed in LNG as a marine fuel, driven by both environmental restrictions and economic attractiveness means usage is certain to grow. There is, however, less certainty over the pace and scale of demand growth. This in part is due to the relatively poor data quality on marine fuel usage but […]

  • The Prospects for Natural Gas as a Transportation Fuel in Europe

    By: Chris N Le Fevre

    In the wake of the recession resulting from the financial crisis of 2008, European demand for natural gas is essentially stagnant and has recently lost market share to coal and renewables in the power generation sector in various European national markets.  This factor, as well as the significant price differential between natural gas and oil […]

  • Energy: the long view

    By: Malcolm Keay

    This paper looks at some long-term aspects of energy supply and use over the periods before and since the industrial revolution. It is intended to provide an overview and draw out some issues which deserve more sustained examination, not to give a definitive or comprehensive coverage of such a wide field. The rationale for the […]