• Focus Area Energy and Economic Vulnerability Energy and Economic Vulnerability
  • Type Discussion paper
  • Date 18 December 2019
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Abstract

In the race to secure customers on competitive world oil markets, many oil producers are looking to China as a promising source of increased market share. The task of securing new customers in China can be challenging, as most of China’s recent growth in oil demand has come from ‘teapot refiners’ who have been less predictable, and more like the ‘wild west,’ than China’s national oil companies. Teapot refiners tend to be more focused on short-term profits than long-term relationships.

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Jennifer Considine

Visiting Senior Research Fellow Dr. Considine is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the CEPMLP in Scotland, where she has developed courses and seminars…

Dr. Considine is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the CEPMLP in Scotland, where she has developed courses and seminars on various topics related to the energy industry. She has published a book and several papers on energy politics, world oil market projections, and the Russian oil economy and its future role in the global energy market. She has also consulted for several energy companies and organizations, such as Coastal Corp. Ecopetrol, ANR Pipeline Company, Husky Energy, Pieridae Energy, and the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. She is passionate about advancing knowledge and understanding of the energy sector and its complex dynamics. Dr. Considine holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Aberdeen and a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Chicago.

Expertise

  • World oil and inventories
  • Commodity trading and technology
  • Russian oil industry
  • Econometrics options pricing
  • Commercial strategies

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Kang Wu

Kang Wu

Program Director Kang is the program director for Markets and Industrial Development at KAPSARC, with many years of energy research and consulting…

Kang is the program director for Markets and Industrial Development at KAPSARC, with many years of energy research and consulting experience. His ongoing research covers a variety of issues related to economic, energy (particularly oil and gas) and environmental developments in China and the rest of the Asia-Pacific region. Kang speaks at international conferences, forums, workshops and training programs, and his research has been cited by international media, including Time magazine, the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, the Asian Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Far Eastern Economic Review, Financial Times, Reuters, Voice of America, BBC, CNBC and others. In 2003,

Kang testified before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on the impact of China’s energy sector and market developments on the rest of the world. He is the author and co-author of numerous company studies, journal articles, research papers, project reports, books, chapters and other publications.

Abdullah Aldayel

Research Associate Abdullah is a research associate in the Oil and Gas program, with a focus on oil markets and energy policies.…

Abdullah is a research associate in the Oil and Gas program, with a focus on oil markets and energy policies. He primarily works on the economic cost of shocks to world oil markets. His work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals.

Abdullah holds a B.S. degree in petroleum engineering from the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM).

Expertise

  • Oil Market
  • Oil Inventories and Energy Policies

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