Tag: Supply Security

  • US-China: The Great Decoupling

    By: Michal Meidan

    Markets have been watching with bated breath the ups and downs in bilateral negotiations between the US and China as the two sides seek to resolve a tariff tit-for-tat that has escalated into a trade war. But what many observers may have failed to notice is that the negotiating process has also laid bare a […]

  • China: Growing import volumes of LNG highlight China’s energy import dependency

    By: Stephen O'Sullivan

    China’s gas demand looks set to remain relatively strong over the next several years, driven largely by government environmental policies.  Over the last decade, China’s gas demand has risen more than three-fold as its economy has grown and as the government has focused on increased gas use as a route to a cleaner environment in […]

  • Global Demand Dynamics: Determinants and Policy Issues

    By: Bassam Fattouh

    This presentation analyses some of the key relationships that are important for understanding global oil demand dynamics. It discusses the income and price determinants of oil demand as well as non-price factors such as the impact of government policies and other factors external to the oil market and which can have a drastic impact on […]

  • Political Dimensions of the Gulf Crisis

    By: Robert Mabro

    The Middle East holds a very Iarge proportion of the world’s proven oil reserves. More importantly, the region has been the major potential source of incremental supplies since the 1940s, and will retain this role in the foreseeable future. Other oil regions that played this roIe in the past, such as the North Sea and […]

  • The First Oil War: Implications of the Gulf Crisis in the Oil Market

    By: Leonie Archer

    The issues which provided Iraq with the pretext for its invasion of Kuwait were oil pricing policies and oiI revenues. Of course, Iraq had broader political and regionaL objectives, but its most immediate and pressing concern was to loosen the economic and financial noose that was threatening strangulation. Low oil prices, technicaI limitations on arrent […]