The Global Energy Forum provides a platform for the release of timely commentary and analysis on the geopolitical, sustainability, and economic challenges of the changing global energy landscape. Previous report launches have covered topics ranging from regional implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement to prospects for aviation biofuels and oil and gas trends from the Middle East to East Asia.

Tue, Jan 8, 2019

Meeting Asian LNG demand

There are many ways in which demand for LNG has had an impact on shipping routes, as well as trade issues between the suppliers and importers of natural gas. This is the story of LNG transport against the backdrop of geopolitical tensions and diplomatic relations.

Report by Jean-François Seznec

East Asia Energy & Environment

Tue, Jan 8, 2019

Ready for takeoff? Aviation biofuels past, present, and future

The importance of powering the aviation sector (both military and commercial) through sustainable fuels cannot be overstated. This report provides a keen look at the history of biofuels, current uses of biofuel, and investments in research and development that will yield future dividends.

Report by David Hitchcock

Energy & Environment Renewables & Advanced Energy

Tue, Jan 8, 2019

Sovereign investors: A means for economic diversification?

Transparency metrics and measures in governance will help sovereign investors build partnerships in a wide range of industries, bolstering countries’ efforts to move beyond reliance on oil.

Report by Bina Hussein

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Tue, Jan 8, 2019

The future of shale: The US story and its implications

Over the last ten years, the United States has become the world’s leading producer of oil and gas, going from energy import dependence to energy dominance. What are the factors which enabled the rise of oil and gas production from shale deposits and what are the lessons learned?

Report by Ellen Scholl

Energy & Environment

Sat, Jan 5, 2019

Navigating the energy transition: International oil company diversification strategies

As energy markets and technologies rapidly change, international oil companies (IOCs) are facing a set of interconnected challenges that will fundamentally affect their business models. From changes in the supply and demand picture, to shifts in how energy is produced and consumed, to public pressure to decrease greenhouse gas footprints, companies have a wide range of issues to consider as they decide how to prepare for an unpredictable future.

Issue Brief by David Koranyi

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Mon, Jan 8, 2018

Renewable energy in the Middle East

Across the Middle East and North Africa, population growth is driving demand for air conditioning, water, and infrastructure, which has in turn led to more demand for electricity. While oil and gas technologies are notably developed across the Middle East and North Africa, renewable deployment and the development of a renewable technology sector, is a relatively new—and rapid—development.

Report by Jean-François Seznec

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Mon, Jan 8, 2018

Shaping Iraq’s oil and gas future

Oil production already provides much-needed revenue and economic development and underwrites the Iraqi federal budget. Meanwhile, gas development could also play a key role in Iraq’s future by fostering broad based economic development, improving electric service provision, and fostering value-added industries.

Report by Ellen Scholl

Energy & Environment Iraq

Mon, Jan 8, 2018

Energy: Driving force behind increasing female participation in the Gulf

When global oil and gas prices fell in 2014, many oil-producing countries, including those in the Gulf, felt the consequences and began to face the stark reality that oil revenue-based economies must diversify in order to continue prospering. Due to the dominant role that energy plays in the region’s economies, the energy sector is in a position to make tremendous progress in increasing female workforce participation through their planned reforms and thus set an example for others.

Report by Bina Hussein

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Fri, Jan 6, 2017

Downstream oil theft: Global modalities, trends, and remedies

Hydrocarbons crime, in all its forms, has become a significant threat not only to local and regional prosperity but also to global stability and security. Combating this pervasive criminal activity is made only more difficult by the reality that many of those in a position to curb hydrocarbons crime are the ones benefiting from it.

Report by Ian M. Ralby

Energy & Environment Oil and Gas

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