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The Short & Long-Term Energy Outlook


Eirik Wærness

Senior Vice President and Chief Economist at Statoil

Jason Bordoff speaks with Eirik Wærness, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist at Statoil, about the short and long term energy outlook. Eirik is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Oil & Gas, and prior to his time at Statoil, he served as a member of the Executive Board of the Central Bank of Norway, in the Norwegian Ministry of Finance and he worked at Total E&P Norway. Jason and Eirik spoke at an international energy conference in Oslo, Norway. Among many topics they discussed, several include:

  • The role of peak oil demand in energy markets
  • The growth of international LNG exports
  • China’s demand for energy
  • The integration of renewables into the power grid

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