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09 July 2019
 
Posted by Dr Mamdouh G. Salameh

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.

The escalating trade war has been casting dark clouds over the global economy creating uncertainty and depressing the global demand for oil and therefore oil prices.

14 June 2019
   
Posted by Gianfranco Scalabrini, Mattia Volpi

The shift from the pure commodities to the Value-added services (VAS) in the Smart Cities.

All industry players are migrating to innovative services; Power and Gas providers to the energy monitoring, Telcos to the smart home services, device producers to the smart devices. These sectors (VAS) are more and more overlapped. Let's consider the offered range of VASs of an Energy provider, a Telco or a device producer...they are mostly the same.

22 May 2019
 
Posted by Dr Mamdouh G. Salameh

Despite efforts by John Bolton the hawkish neo-conservative National Security Adviser to President Trump and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Natanyahu to push the United States to go to war with Iran, war is neither an option for Iran nor for the United States.

Iran is not seeking a war with the United States but it will retaliate if its crude oil exports were prevented from passing through the Strait of Hormuz. And while it will be virtually impossible to block the Strait completely, Iran can nevertheless mine it and wait for an oil tanker loaded with oil to hit a mine. That alone could deter oil tanker owners and insurance companies from sending their tankers across the Strait. Alternatively, Iran could threaten to sink an oil tanker. That could have the same effect like mining the Strait.

13 May 2019
 
Posted by Dr Mamdouh G. Salameh

Last month Saudi Aramco hit the news when it was named as the world’s most profitable company with revenue of $224 bn, a net income of $111 bn and a free cash flow of $86 bn against a total debt of $27 bn in 2018.

There was a lot of fanfare about Saudi Aramco created by investment banks which benefited hugely from Saudi Aramco’s launch of a major bond issuance to help finance its acquisition of 70% stake in Saudi petrochemical Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC).

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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. 

“The only indispensable superpower” is also a super-indebted power, and its biggest creditor happens to be its presumed chief strategic rival. Is it logical and workable to encircle one’s own banker militarily?

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.
Books

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.

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27 June 2019

ESCP Europe's students on the Executive Master in Energy Management (EMEM) and MSc in Energy Management (MEM) attended a week-long International Seminar in Washington, DC & Houston, TX from 17th-22nd June. This annual study trip was organised by the School with the support of its Research Centre for Energy Management.

Attendees built a deep understanding of the American energy industry and other key international markets from a series of lectures and workshops delivered by top industry experts. The trip included visits to: The U.S. Department of State, Center for Strategic & International Studies, Atlantic Council, Library of Congress, GE Ventures, Accenture Strategy Energy, Tellurian plant, and the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum and Education Center.

17 May 2019

Many worry that the growth of digital transformation and AI will lead to machines and robots replacing human workers and see this advancement in technology as a threat, rather than as an opportunity to better ourselves.

PWC reports on AI shows that 67% of executives surveyed say the technology will help humans and machines work together, and to be stronger using both artificial and human intelligence.

18 April 2019

We have entered in an era of significant challenges but also opportunities for the region of South –East Europe when it comes to energy, but what is the future of the region both in the European Union (EU) and globally?

 “South –East Europe will play a pivotal role in the energy sphere in the EU, particularly with Greece and its huge discoveries of natural gas reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean. Also the TurkStream gas pipeline will bring Russian supplies to Turkey and the EU. In addition, the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) will bring Caspian gas supplies via Turkey into the European Union” says Dr Mamdouh G. Salameh, International Oil Economist; Visiting Professor of Energy Economics at ESCP Europe in London and Speaker at the 4th HAEE Symposium to take place in Athens on 6-8 May, 2019. 

09 April 2019

On 18th March 2019 ESCP Europe's London Campus hosted another of its ‘Re-Thinking Europe’ events, looking at the state of the Brexit process and its impacts.

London Campus Dean and Brexit commentator Professor Simon Mercado was joined by litigator and parliamentarian Lord David Gold and by leading businessman, Tony Matharu to examine the latest developments in the Brexit process. Expert interviews were followed with an open Q&A session around the theme of: 'Brexit: Quo Vadis?' Topics discussed during the event included the likely fate of the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal; the Irish Backstop problem; and the prospects for both a general election and second referendum. 

14 March 2019

René Mauer and Lisa Steigertahl released the “EU Startup Monitor” during the European Commission's annual SME Assembly. The teachings of the only startup study purely based on primary inputs of active European founders, present the most comprehensive overview of the current startup landscape and can help shape Europe’s policies.

The SME Assembly, which took place on 21 November in Graz, Austria, is the most significant event for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe, and creates the governance structure of the Small Business Act with the network of SME Envoys.

Energy Headlines
19 July 2019
Gazprom Appeals in Naftogaz Row Rejected
The ruling is yet another turn in the long-standing legal dispute between Gazprom and Naftogaz.
19 July 2019
McDermott Wins Vaca Muerta LNG Contract
The work will build on a conceptual study McDermott was commissioned to undertake last year.
19 July 2019
EC Approves Bosnia-Croatia Gas Link Study
The pipeline will allow Bosnia to tap supplies from Croatia's planned LNG terminal.
19 July 2019
Schlumberger Records Flat Second Quarter
Rising international E&P balanced North American declines.
19 July 2019
Oman Starts Rabab Harweel Integrated Project
The project has been commissioned two months ahead of schedule.
19 July 2019
India’s gas infrastructure challenge [LNG Condensed]
Gas – and especially LNG imports – are central to Indian energy policy, but their future level and market share remain unclear, in large part due to uncertainty over how the country’s gas infrastructure will be built out. While the government is pushing its city gas programme hard, protracted delay is the norm rather than the exception, casting doubt on the rapidity with which Indian LNG demand can grow.
19 July 2019
The number of electric utility rate cases increased in 2018
In 2018, 89 utilities—or nearly half of all major U.S. electric utilities—tried to change electricity rates by filing rate cases with state regulatory commissions; this number was the largest number since 1983. U.S. public electric utility companies must obtain permission from their regulators before changing the rates they charge customers. Of the 89 utilities filing rate cases in 2018, 10 proposed to decrease rates, 1 negotiated a rate freeze until 2020, and the other 78 utilities proposed rate increases.

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