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18 July 2017
Posted by Dr Mamdouh G. Salameh

With oil prices alternating so frequently between bullish and bearish conditions, a global oil deficit could be making its way stealthily through the global oil market.

Last November, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned that a shortage could set in as soon as 2020, as the investment shrinkage brought on by the 2014 oil price crash bears fruit. Prices, the IEA had said at the time, could jump significantly at the end of the decade. The IEA reiterated its concerns more recently in its World Energy Investment 2017 Report adding that the rate of new oil discoveries is at its lowest level in more than 70 years. Overall, global spending on oil and gas will rise by a moderate 3% this year, compared to the 44% between 2014 and 2016.

20 June 2017
Posted by Dr Mamdouh G. Salameh

Since the discovery of oil in Saudi Arabia seventy nine years ago, the country has been synonymous with oil. But now the sands under which 16% of the global proven oil reserves lie are beginning to shift under the feet of its leaders.

Saudi Arabia whose beneficence, peace-making efforts, soft power and great oil wealth brought it to the forefront of influential countries in the world over a period of more than half a century, is now embroiled in a crescent of conflicts involving Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen and now Qatar not to mention its uneasy relations with the United States.

01 June 2017
Posted by Dr Mamdouh G. Salameh

With oil prices ebbing and flowing against a background of OPEC and non-OPEC production cuts’ extension and US shale oil production inching up, nobody is paying enough attention to the fast-approaching oil supply gap.

Despite the recent dip in oil prices, industry experts are predicting a supply gap and rising oil prices by 2020. This is due in large part to an oil investment drought marked by almost three years of consecutive decline in oil prices, a statistic that has no precedent in the oil industry. This year a report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) projected that if oil investment remains stagnant over the next few years, by 2020 we will see a significant increase in the price of oil as global demand continues to climb.

11 May 2017
Posted by Dr Mamdouh G. Salameh

In 2014, US President Barak Obama imposed sanctions on Russia in the aftermath of the Ukraine crisis and Russia’s annexation of the Crimea.

In the run-up to 2014 sanctions, US oil giant ExxonMobil led by its then CEO Mr Rex Tillerson, and Russia’s oil giant Rosneft invested $3.2 billion in a project for drilling for oil in the Kara Sea in the Russian sector of the Arctic — a region that Rosneft estimated it could have more oil than the entire Gulf of Mexico. But the sanctions forced Exxon Mobil to halt drilling.

Research & Publications
Dr Mamdouh G. Salameh
RCEM Working Papers

The great rivalry between the United States and China will shape the 21st century. It is a truth universally acknowledged that a great power will never voluntarily surrender pride of place to a challenger. The United States is the pre-eminent great power. China is now its challenger. 

Prof. Michael Jefferson
Published Papers

For over forty years energy expectations have been riddled with internal contradictions, and all too often a failure to recognise complexity, the nature and scale of the challenges to be faced, and resultant uncertainty. Key elements of Shell’s “World of Internal Contradictions” scenario, issued 

Matsumoto, K., Ming-Zhi Gao, A.

Economic instruments, particularly carbon tax and emissions trading scheme (ETS), have recently attracted the most attention to combat climate change because of their cost efficency to reduce emissions. Introducing these in Asia, where most of the countries do not currently have emission reduction. 

Prof. Michael Jefferson
Reports & others

Author: Prof. Michael Jefferson, Editor of the journal Energy Policy; Affiliate Professor, ESCP Europe; Professor, University of Buckingham.

Special Issues

Journal: Energy Policy

Guest-editors: Dr. Kostas AndriosopoulosProf. Constantin Zopounidis, Dr. Michael Doumpos, Dr. Spiros Papaefthimiou.

The objective of the Special Issue is to present new research results on the theory and modern practice of modeling and management of energy systems, emphasizing on their policy implications. The areas of interest include, networks design and management, oil and gas, smart grids, production optimization, efficiency analysis, optimization and assessment of renewable and sustainable/green energy systems, environmental issues, risk management, decision-making in the energy markets, and energy pricing, among others.

Cole, O.
Magazines' articles

Magazine: INFO.

Author: Dr. Othman Cole, Assistant Professor of Finance, ESCP Europe.


Centre News
19 June 2017

ESCP Europe’s Energy Management students’ international seminar in Washington, DC & Houston, TX took place from 19 - 24th June. This annual study trip was co-organised with the Research Centre for Energy Management and Energy Stream CMG.

Our MSc in Energy Management students and Executive Master in Energy Management participants gained a deep understanding of the American energy industry from a series of lectures and workshops delivered by top industry leaders. The trip included visits to: University Club of Washington, D.C., U.S. House of Representatives, Ocean Star Offshore Energy Center and San Jacinto Battleground State Historic State Site.

30 May 2017

We are delighted to announce that ESCP Europe Business School and its Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) will be taking part as a Supporting Partners at this year’s FT Digital Energy Summit event taking place on 19th September at the Etc Venues St Paul’s. The School and Centre will be represented by its Faculty and staff members.

Digital transformation is shaping business models across the energy sector. Digital transformation strategies must be driven from the top and delivering an optimum digital experience is critical. People, processes and technologies should be aligned to build capability and enable transformation across the business. Energy companies need to know how digital tools and platforms can help them engage with customers and employees - particularly millennials, provide value-added interactive services, drive efficiency, and lower costs.

23 May 2017

The 2nd HAEE Energy Conference was held from 18th - 12th May, 2017 at the Chandris Metropolitan hotel in Athens. The event was organised by the Hellenic Association for Energy Economics - HAEE (Greek affiliate of the IAEE - The International Association for Energy Economics) with the support of the RCEM and ESCP Europe Business School.

Prof. Dr Kostas Andriosopoulos, Executive Director of the Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) at ESCP Europe Business School welcomed participants and delivered the opening remarks.

29 March 2017

We are delighted to announce that the 2017 ESCP Europe Electric Vehicle Road Trip will include a Series of E-Mobility conferences and roundtable discussions in major European cities (London, Madrid, Turin, Berlin and Paris).

These exciting debates - organised by Global EVRT with the support of ESCP Europe, its Research Centre for Energy Management and the ESCP Europe Energy Society - will not only address highly prominent issues for aspiring sustainable cities and living, but also explore the future of clean transportation and mobility, sustainable living, technology showcases and innovation, the economics of EVs, and building the business case to accelerate EV adoption.

28 February 2017

Young talent from prestigious universities met at the ESCP Europe's London Campus on 24th & 25th February to participate in the 2017 Energy Trading Challenge.

105 students from ESCP Europe Business School, London Business School, Imperial College London, University of Sussex, University of Birmingham, IFP School, London School of Economics and Political Science and Toulouse 1 Capitole University were awarded for their participation, and the top three teams were announced at the end of the second day.

Energy Headlines
20 July 2017
Mexican Capacity in Gas Grid Overbid
Mexico’s gas transmission system operator Cenagas has auctioned capacity rights on the country’s natural gas pipeline grid and discovered there was more demand than supply, the US Energy Information Agency (EIA) said July 20. Cenagas controls 6,256 miles of pipeline and a total transportation...
20 July 2017
Ukraine to Sign Gas Master Agreements
State monopoly Naftogaz Ukrainy intends to sign five-year general agreements with Swedish Vattenfall and the worldwide commodity trader Trafigura. The aim is to buy gas under the European Federation of Energy Traders' (Efet) master agreement, it told NGW July 20. Standard Efet agreements govern the...
20 July 2017
Germany to invest $116mn in Ukrainian Efficiency
Germany is investing up to €100mn ($116mn) in energy efficiency programmes in Ukraine, the country's national investment council said July 20. The law was signed by the president earlier in the day. The council said that the fund would help to reduce the consumption of expensive gas, to complete...
20 July 2017
India's June LNG Imports Drop Almost 10%
LNG imports into India in June fell almost 10% year on year to 1.76bn m³, data published by the Indian oil ministry's Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell showed July 20. Cumulative LNG imports during the first three months of the year from April were 5.88bn m³, down 5.7% year on year.
20 July 2017
MacGregor Gets Bangladesh FSRU Contract
Cargotex subsidiary MacGregor will deliver on-vessel equipment, product fabrication, engineering and project management for a complete mooring and riser system that will serve Excelerate Energy operated Moheshkhali floating liquefied natural gas terminal in Bangladesh. MacGregor's order is part of an...
20 July 2017
Price Revision Lifts Iberdrola
Power-oriented Spanish utility Iberdrola said July 20 that its 1H 2017 profit rose by 4.2% year on year to €1.52bn ($1.75bn), of which 11% was from cheaper gas. It said the €168mn year on year gain was from a cut in long-term contractual gas pricing from a number of undisclosed companies.
20 July 2017
Mexico conducts its first natural gas pipeline capacity open season
As part of a series of ongoing energy reforms, Mexico's National Center for Natural Gas Control (CENAGAS) recently conducted the first open season to auction capacity rights on the country's natural gas pipeline grid.

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