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Podcast: The Future of Oil and Gas

by Peter Hefele

Interview with Prof. Paul Stevens | London

Dr. Peter Hefele, KAS RECAP Hongkong, talks to Professor Paul Stevens, distinguished fellow at Chatham House, London, on the future of global energy markets and the Middle East.

Dr. Peter Hefele conducted an interview with Professor Paul Stevens, distinguished fellow at Chatham House, on the lessons from other countries’ energy transitions in terms of their drivers and their outcomes and what it means for Asian energy producers and consumers.

Paul Stevens is a distinguished fellow at Chatham House, having first joined the institute in 2008. He was educated as an economist and as a specialist on the Middle East at Cambridge and the School of Oriental and African Studies. From 1973-79 he taught at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon, interspersed with two years as an oil consultant. Between 1979–93 he was a lecturer/senior lecturer in economics at the University of Surrey. Between 1993 and 2007 he was professor of Petroleum Policy and Economics at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee. He is now professor emeritus at the University of Dundee and until recently, a visiting professor at University College London (Australia). He is also a distinguished fellow at the Institute of Energy Economics Japan (IEEJ) in Tokyo. He has published extensively on energy economics, the international petroleum industry, economic development issues and the political economy of the Gulf. He also works as a consultant for many companies and governments. In March 2009 he was presented with the OPEC Award in recognition of his outstanding work in the field of oil and energy research.

The interview is also available at Soundcloud.

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