The Geopolitical Economy of Global Gas Security and Governance: Implications for the UK
The global gas industry is in a state of flux; therefore, it is timely to conduct a detailed analysis of global gas security, to include a consideration of the major issues likely to shape future demand and supply, market relations and gas pricing, in the three major gas markets and the prospects for global gas governance. To achieve this, the project has the following aims:
- To develop a conceptual framework and methodology to analyse global gas security and governance.
- To identify the geopolitical drivers, actors, issues and risks shaping global gas security to the late 2020s.
- To assess their consequences for the UK’s energy strategy and low carbon transition policy.
The project is aimed at four audiences: the energy studies community; policy makers responsible for energy security, low carbon energy transition and energy governance in the UK and EU; the business community with interests in the gas industry and power generation, and social scientists working on energy security and governance issues.
A range of seminars and conference activities are planned to access these audiences and project outputs include academic journal articles aimed at the energy studies, human geography and wider social science communities, 4 policy briefings and a book on Natural Gas.
Key contact: Professor Michael Bradshaw, University of Leicester
Bradshaw, M; Bridge, G; Bouzarovski, S; Dutton, J (2013?), ‘Globalising Gas’: developing a GPN approach for understanding organisational and geographical integration in the international natural gas industry (working paper)
Dutton, J (2012), Public policy and public opinion on shale gas development, in Bakshi, V; Milner Casgrain, F (eds.) ‘Shale Gas: A Practitioner’s Guide to Shale Gas & Other Unconventional Resources’, Globe Law & Business
Bouzarovski, S – ‘Producing territorial dissensus: The new geographies of energy security’, 'New energy security challenges workshop, (London, 10th May 2012)
Bouzarovski, S – ‘The scalar politics of energy restructuring in Eastern and Central Europe’, 'The politics of resource depletion' (Birmingham, 6th June 2012)
Bouzarovski, S – ‘The contradictory materialities of European energy governance’ (RGS-IBG Annual Conference, Edinburgh, 3rd July 2012)
Bouzarovski, S – ‘Unpacking energy security’, Southeast Europe and the EU leadership development programme (Vienna, 8th September 2012)
Bradshaw, M - ‘Arctic Oil and Gas Developments in Russia: lessons from Sakhalin,’ presentation to a meeting on ‘Outlook for Reform in the Russian Gas Sector’, RUSSCASP, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Oslo, Norway, March.
Bradshaw, M - ‘Oil and Gas Developments in Pacific Russia,’ presentation to a conference on ‘Russian Energy and Security’, Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), Stockholm, Sweden, May.
Bradshaw, M – Time to Take Our Foot Off the Gas? Gas in UK Energy Security, A Research Report for Friends of the Earth
Bradshaw, M -‘The Sakhalin Oil and Gas Projects: Lessons for Arctic Development,’ presentation to a inter-disciplinary conference: ‘What next of the Arctic?’ The University of Hull, September.
Bradshaw, M ‘Global Gas Debate, 16th Sakhalin Oil and Gas Conference, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia, September (Also chaired this session and a session on Asian Gas Markets).
Bradshaw, M - ‘A Supply Chain Approach to Gas Security,’ Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, Oxford, October.
Bradshaw, M – ‘Power Sector Decarbonisation in the UK: Role and Risks of Natural Gas’, Fossil Fuels Expert Roundtable, Chatham House (23rd November 2012)
Bradshaw, M. ‘Progress and Prospects for Russian Oil and Gas Exports to the Asia-Pacific Region,’ Foreign & Commonwealth Office, London, December.
Bradshaw, M. ‘Workshop on the Geopolitics of Energy Security (with a focus on Global Gas Security),’ Energy Security in a Multipolar World: Final Conference, The Royal Society, London, December.
Bridge G – ‘The Territorialities of LNG’. Energy and Territory Seminar Series organized by CIRED, LATTS and PACTE, France (November 2012)
Dutton J - ‘Challenges to Sustaining the Shale Gas Revolution’ – The Global Gas Challenge: Implications for the UK (Royal Geographical Society, February 2012)
Dutton J - ‘The Geopolitical & Security Implications of Global Unconventional Gas Development’ New Energy Security Challenges Workshop – Energy Security in a Multipolar World, Royal Geographical Society (working paper - May 2012)
Dutton J - ‘The Geopolitical & Security Implications of Global Unconventional Gas Development for Scotland and the UK’ – Unconventional Gas Workshop - Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (Edinburgh, October 2012)
Dutton J - ‘EU gas infrastructure and decarbonisation: the path to 2050’ - EU Energy Policy: on the road to decarbonisation? (Institute for European Studies, Brussels, November 2012)
Dutton J - ‘The Future of Gas Remains Flexible’ Interfax News Agency (21st March 2012)
Dutton J - ‘The Geopolitics of Global Gas Markets’ Newsbase (26th March 2012)