Tag: Natural gas

  • The great Dutch gas transition

    By: Karel Beckman , Jilles van den Beukel

    The OIES Natural Gas Programme has produced a significant amount of research over the past three years on the issue of the decarbonisation of the gas sector in Europe. This paper examines the strategy of the Netherlands, which relies more on natural gas than any other country in the EU, and which has embarked on […]

  • “A Hub for Europe”: The Iberian promise?

    By: Patrick Heather

    In these times of heightening geopolitical tensions, can Iberia be part of the solution to diversify the Security of Supply of natural gas to Europe? For a number of years now, there has been growing concern amongst politicians of the dependence of Europe on Russian gas and there is growing pressure to find alternative supplies, […]

  • Outlook for Competitive LNG Supply

    By: Claudio Steuer

    Over the last six months, LNG Canada and Golden Pass LNG final investment decisions committed nearly 30 Mtpa of new LNG supply capacity surpassing all the new LNG supply committed over the entire period 2015-17. Expectations for 2019-20 involve a record number of new LNG supply projects reaching FID. This paper provides an overview covering […]

  • Oxford Energy Forum – Electrifying Africa – Issue 115

    By: OIES

    This issue of the Oxford Energy Forum focuses on the electrification of Africa, especially sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Due to significant expected population growth, the number of Africans without electricity access in 2030 may not fall much from today’s level of about 600 million, which is about 60 per cent of the world’s current population without […]

  • The Development of Natural Gas Demand in the Russian Electricity and Heat Sectors

    By: Evgenia Vanadzina

    Natural gas supplies to Russia’s domestic market are about twice the size of supplies to its export markets. Most of the gas supplied to the domestic market is used for electricity and heat production, which account for about 50 per cent of domestic natural gas consumption – more than 200bcm annually. Natural gas demand in […]

  • Egypt – a return to a balanced gas market?

    By: Mostefa Ouki

    In 2015, Egypt became a net gas importer. This unfortunate, but not unexpected, situation was the result of a decline in Egypt’s indigenous natural gas production combined with a rapidly rising domestic gas demand driven mainly by large energy price subsidies. Major changes are presently taking place on the gas supply side which are significantly […]

  • Fiscal Policy for Decarbonization of Energy in Europe

    By: David Robinson

    Decarbonization policy has focused thus far on low hanging fruit, especially energy efficiency and renewables. Attention will need to move to other sectors, especially transport and buildings, which together account for about 60% of energy-related carbon emissions in the EU. Consumers will be active participants and at the centre of this energy transition. This reinforces […]

  • Natural gas demand in Europe in the next 5-10 years

    By: Anouk Honoré

    In this presentation, Anouk Honoré argues that even if gas demand growth in 2015 and 2016 may not necessarily be signs of recovery, the next 5-10 years will/could be different from the longer term ‘future of gas’ debate in Europe. She analyses the reasons to believe why gas demand could stay high in this timeframe. […]

  • The Dutch Gas Market: trials, tribulations, and trends

    By: Anouk Honoré

    This paper forms part of an OIES Gas Programme research theme focusing on the most important national gas markets in Europe (and elsewhere). The rationale behind these papers is that individual markets have specific characteristics and complexities which are essential to understand in order to look at future trends. This paper follows the previous publications […]

  • Indonesia’s Electricity Demand and the Coal Sector: Export or meet domestic demand?

    By: Sylvie Cornot-Gandolphe

    Driven by rapidly increasing electricity demand, Southeast Asia coal demand has surged since 2010. The availability of coal in the region, and its lower cost than competing fuels, has made coal the preferred option to fuel rising power demand. The region added 25 GW of coal-based capacity in the past five years, accounting for 42 […]

  • The role of coal in Southeast Asia’s power sector

    By: Sylvie Cornot-Gandolphe

    Driven by rapidly increasing electricity demand, Southeast Asia coal demand has surged since 2010. The availability of coal in the region, and its lower cost than competing fuels, has made coal the preferred option to fuel rising power demand. The region added 25 GW of coal-based capacity in the past five years, accounting for 42 […]

  • Floating Liquefaction (FLNG): Potential for Wider Deployment

    By: Brian Songhurst

    The softening of European hub prices and Asian LNG spot prices in early 2014, followed by the plunge in oil prices later that year has created an extremely challenging business environment for the LNG industry.  Current prices – whether spot or oil-indexed LNG contract prices – are well below levels recently regarded as necessary for […]