Tim Stringer

impact of electric vehicles on oil demand – major disruptor or just part of the mix?

Introduction The rapid rise of renewables; transition to gas as a cleaner fuel; and improved efficiency in energy conversion processes have all led to an increased traction, and significant “air time” in social media and the wider public eye for various doom-and-gloom outlooks for the oil industry. Perhaps generating the most interest currently (pardon the...
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thoughts from the Granite City: Offshore Europe 2017

Despite having spent 5 great years living in Aberdeen between 1999 – 2004 working as a recent graduate for BP as a Petroleum Economist, this was my first visit to the Offshore Europe Conference and Exhibition held at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre. timing is important Things feel a little different since my last...
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from cartels to perfect competition

When it comes to the oil price, an economist’s forecast is only as good as the next person’s guess … here at io, we take a look at the macro economic factors affecting the oil markets today. It was over 20 years ago whilst studying economics that I was introduced to the notion of perfect...
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