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OAEN 2575 - International and European gas markets

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Spring 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English

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Basic knowledge of (international) economics (international macro and micro).

Course Description

The course International and European Gas Markets aims to provide students with the tools to understand the complex dynamics that are currently unfolding in natural gas markets. Course material covers both supply and demand and spans from upstream to downstream. The course is structured in a way that will expose students to progressively more detailed material. The first part of the course sets the scene, enabling students to master fundamental concepts and making connections between various trends. In the second part of the course we will expand on selected topics of particular relevance, focussing on the three main gas regions: North America, Europe and Asia. Throughout the course, we will make reference to historical elements, although the main objective is to deepen understanding of present trends, stimulate out-of-the-box thinking on hotly debated topics, and try to look into the future of gas. Interactive participation and questions from the students are highly encouraged.


  • FRANZA, Luca (researcher)
  • VAN DER LINDE, Coby (Director, Clingendael International Energy Programme)

Pedagogical format

Lectures with active Q&A.

Course validation

Participation in class 10% ; Mid-term multiple choice exam (in class), probably at the beginning of Session 9 30% ; Final exam paper (take-home), after the end of the course 60%.

Required reading

  • Executive summary of the World Energy Outlook (WEO), IEA
  • Medium-Term Gas Market Report, IEA
  • Quarterly Report on Natural Gas (latest version), European Commission at

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