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Outlook 2021: Energy Markets and Politics in the Year Ahead

  • ID: 5232403
  • Book
  • December 2020
  • 112 Pages
  • The Petroleum Economist
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Drawing on expert commentary and forecasts from across the industry, and including contributions from chief executives, Wall Street analysts, oil ministers and thought-leaders, Outlook 2021 will offer you the definitive global view of energy markets, economics and politics in 2021.

A forward-looking book which annually informs investors and decision-makers and sets the industry’s agenda for the year ahead.

Expert contributors include:

  • Randolph Bell
  • Anthony Froggatt Kurt
  • Abraham Bill Barnes
  • Andy Brogan
  • Jeroen van Hoof
  • Aurelie Nasse
  • Sam Gommersal
  • Sara Vakhsouri
  • Charlotte Wolf-Bye
  • Andy Lane
  • Michal Meidan

An essential resource for decision-makers

Supported by detailed analysis, data and maps from experts, this impressive new book makes vital reading in preparation for 2021 for leaders and strategists throughout the evolving global energy sector:

  • Oil & gas companies - inform and focus your 2021 plans to maximise profits
  • Ministries - ensure national energy interests and supply are protected
  • Financiers - know the risks and opportunities of current and possible investments
  • Consultants - draw on the most timely and authoritative analysis and viewpoints available
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2020 in review

  • What happened, when
  • Year in quotes
  • Year in pictures


  • Blocking Biden’s green push – Randolph Bell
  • Venezuela stuck on repeat – Eileen Gavin
  • US-China rivalry intensifies – Michal Meidan
  • Pushing the Saudi reset button – Kristian Coates Ulrichsen
  • Brexit trial by fire – Anthony Froggatt
  • Putin prepares for White House shift – Kate Mallinson
  • Cause for quiet optimism in the East Med- Asma Muttawa and Michael Polkinghorne
  • Iranian nuclear talks back on – Sara Vakhshouri

Oil Firms and Oil Markets

  • Standing still is not an option for oil firms – Duane Dickson
  • Relatively bright future for the North Sea – Daniel Slater
  • Southeast Asia evolves into an NOC universe – Prateek Pandey and Eugene Chiam
  • In hope of greater certainty – Mike Wittner
  • Environment emerges as pandemic winner – Chris Midgley
  • Iran, the UAE and Libya to pose Opec+ headaches – Reid L’anson
  • US exports shrug off downturn – Daniel Brusstar
  • Opec should bear in mind its history – Adi Imsirovic
  • China set to take refining top spot – Florian Thaler and Juan Carlos Rodriguez Arguelles
  • The costs of competition in China’s oil market – Tom Reed
  • Refining faces extended Covid effect – Serena Huang
  • More change ahead for the shipping sector – John Lowell


  • Silver linings and silver bullets – Andy Brogan
  • Five sustainable energy trends to watch – Charlotte Wolff-Bye
  • Transforming the transition – David Hemmings
  • Funding the transition to net zero – Michael Watson and Sandra Rafferty
  • Collaborative approach key to UK CCUS – Andy Lane
  • Cautionary tales of climate change – Charles Daly
  • Streamlining finance key to African transition – Joel Sam
  • The future of energy is being pulled forward - Jeroen van Hoof
  • LNG market under increasing pressure – Chris Goncalves, Alayna Tria and Tristan Van Kote


  • Hydrogen pathways depend on local circumstances – Drew Powell
  • Hydrogen investment case solidifies – Jigar Shah
  • Hydrogen will be the new normal – Sam Gomersall
  • Could hydrogen become a viable marine fuel – Sotirios Mamalis
  • Hydrogen kaleidoscope comes into focus – Tom Burke and Lisa Fisher
  • Green Hydrogen on the horizon – Aurelie Nasse
  • Accelerating the hydrogen timeline – Christian Parker and Jorg Aarnes
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