The Energy Council have been monitoring the impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and on 27 April 2022, we hosted a webinar to explore the short, mid, and long-term impacts on the energy sector. Read the key takeaways from the webinar here.
The Energy Council has selected some of the most promising oil and gas companies to look out for this year. We examine their unique approaches to maintaining relevance within the sector and their approaches to reimagining their business models.
The Energy Council sat down with Kaveh Pourteymour, Founder & CEO, CIO Global Solutions ahead of WECA 2022. His area of expertise Digital Strategy and transformation in highly complex environments. Find out more.
The matrix of threats emerging from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine make it difficult to keep abreast of developments, whether these be the increase of global oil and gas prices, or the effect of sanctions, or which states could assist Russia in avoiding the impacts of sanctions, or how wheat prices will begin to soar. As most of us watch from the sidelines, trying to navigate how the markets will respond to these threats and how, in turn, that may affect our daily lives – we can be overwhelmed by the tsunami of information analyzing and predicting outcomes.
The broad macro effects of the Russo-Ukrainian War on oil and gas supplies upended the global energy markets, creating varied questions to the energy security of many nations. The most drastically affected have undoubtedly been the Ukrainians themselves, yet the over-reliance on Russian oil and gas supplies has led to a scramble for alternative supplies – most notably by European states. However, the constraints created by this market shock could provide the impetus to engage more constructively with low-carbon fuels, encourage investments into publicly-traded oil majors with net-zero strategies and hopefully, underscore the struggles of the 900 million people without access to electricity prior to the war.
Hot off the heels of closing a $365 million sustainability-linked asset backed securitization, we heard from Diversified Energy, along with the likes of Noreco, Lloyd’s & Shell Trading
The question that is worth a billion dollars – how will the oil and gas majors position themselves in the energy transition to ensure relevance, maintain profit and market share, and to survive against growing activist pressures?
The Energy Council has examined a small selection of new oil and gas technologies that will advance the mission to achieve a low-carbon society, largely eliminate emissions from oil and gas production over the coming decades and open the door for new opportunities.
Podcast: Benjamin Colton, Global Head of Asset Stewardship – Voting & Engagement, State Street Global Advisors
Benjamin Colton, Global Head of Asset Stewardship – Voting & Engagement at State Street Global Advisors joins the Investor Series Podcast to explain how State Street are going about analysing, managing and engaging on climate-related risk within their portfolio. Listen to the full episode here.
In the opening episode of the Women’s Energy Council podcast for 2022 we were joined by our very own Energy Council, CEO, Amy Miller who shows us that successful leadership does not have to be dominant in nature, but can be empathetic, vulnerable and encouraging. Listen to the full episode here.
In this edition of Energy Council’s European Hydrogen Conversation, Sandil Sanmugam spoke with Dr. Vasilis Gregoriou, who is Chairman and CEO of Advent Technologies Holdings, which he co-founded in 2012. Listen here.
Many doubts arise when considering investment into Upstream in 2022; will there be expanded restrictions on funds and financiers, or will there be a repeat of the demand slump in early 2021, or will OPEC+ utilize their reserves to shift the price point to one that suits their objectives best. Such uncertainties will often worry the generalist investor but for the energy specialist with experience of the oil and gas cycles, the near future looks far more enticing.
Eco Atlantic have announced their acquisition of Azinam Group Limited. Find out more and read the full press release here.
We sat down with Tessa Davis, Partner at Morrison & Foerster. We hope this episode leaves you inspired to begin the new year with confidence, as Tessa demonstrates the best way to ensure your success is to be yourself. Enjoy the episode!
The Global Methane Pledge seeks to acknowledge the agreements that have preceded it and to build greater action upon those collaborations. Led by the US and the EU, together with 17 major economies, the Pledge was launched at COP26 to “catalyze global action and strengthen support for existing international methane emission reduction initiatives to advance technical and policy work that will serve to underpin Participants’ domestic actions.”
At the World Energy Capital Assembly on 29 November 2021, a panel of experts provided their insights on the ability of companies in the oil and gas sector to access and maintain capital in the current economic and political climate. This article builds on that panel discussion and considers how (E&P) companies are balancing their corporate image with the need to remain profitable and deliver investor returns.
As winter’s cold touch spreads across Europe, there is an uneasiness about how the frigid temperatures will be weathered as gas prices creep ever higher. The source of uncertainty for Europe’s gas consumers is broad; the traditional push and pull of Russian-EU energy geopolitics is alive and well, Covid demand and supply contractions have created imbalances throughout the value chain, while the global production levels of oil and gas remain constrained by OPEC+ and the surging market prices.