RFF President Richard G. Newell and colleagues are continuing work that began under the Duke University Energy Initiative carrying out comparative analyses and methodology reports on global oil market forecasts by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), BP, ExxonMobil, and Shell. Among those reports are introductory papers for the fourth, fifth, and sixth IEA-IEF-OPEC Symposia on Energy Outlooks, events organized by the International Energy Forum (IEF) as a platform for discussing challenges in comparing the IEA, OPEC, and other energy outlooks and in harmonizing their data. Prior to joining RFF, Dr. Newell was the founding director of the Duke University Energy Initiative.
Research conducted before 2017 was carried out at the Duke University Energy Initiative.
Prepared for the Seventh IEA IEF OPEC Symposium on Energy Outlooks
- Introductory Paper: A Comparison of Recent IEA and OPEC Outlooks (2017)
- Presentation: 7th IEA-IEF-OPEC Outlook Symposium: Comparative Analysis Findings
- Global Energy Outlooks Comparison Methods: 2017 Update
Prepared for the Sixth IEA IEF OPEC Symposium on Energy Outlooks
Prepared for the Fifth IEA IEF OPEC Symposium on Energy Outlooks
- Introductory Paper: A Comparison of Recent IEA and OPEC Outlooks (2015)
- Global Energy Outlooks Comparison: Methods and Challenges (2015)
Prepared for the Fourth IEA IEF OPEC Symposium on Energy Outlooks
In 2013, Newell and former Duke University Energy Initiative Research Analyst Stuart Iler published “The Global Energy Outlook” as the introductory chapter of the book Energy and Security: Strategies for a World in Transition (Woodrow Wilson Center Press/Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013).
Newell also presented a report on “China’s Energy Future: How Economic Rebalancing, Environmental Concerns, and Policy Reforms Will Accelerate Change” at a November 2015 workshop, “Reforming China’s Energy Economy,” hosted by the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) in Riyadh.