Association Webinars: Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Global Energy Market


The presentation is a review of the latest IEEJ analysis of the overall impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on global energy demand, with specific emphases on oil, gas and LNG demand. The presentation highlights the "demand shock" for the global oil and LNG markets and focus on the supply-demand balances and prices, and on their implications for the energy industry.


Yukari Yamashita is the IAEE President for 2020 and she is a Board Member for the Institute of Energy Economics Japan (IEEJ) and Director, in Charge of the Energy Data and Modelling Center. She is responsible for quantitative and qualitative analyses on energy policy issues. In the aftermath of the tsunami and nuclear incident, her team's analyses and recommendations contributed greatly to the electricity saving campaign and debate regarding a national energy mix for Japan. Annual IEEJ's Outlook is globally recognized for its timely analyses and pragmatic approach towards climate change.


Dr. Ken Koyama is Chief Economist and Managing Director at the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ). He also takes a position of Visiting Professor at Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Tokyo, Adjunct Professor at Institute of Innovative Research at Tokyo Institute of Technology. He was awarded the degree of: (1) B.A. in Economics in 1982 from Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan; (2) M.A. in Economics in 1986 from Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan; and (3) PhD in 2001 from University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland. His specialized field of research is: energy security issues and geopolitics of energy; and analysis for global energy market and policy issues with emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region. He has served as a member of energy policy related advisory councils and committees of Japanese government in many occasions. He also plays a role as: a member of International Advisory Board, Energy Academy Europe (Netherland), International Advisor (Chair in Energy Economics) at Energy Commission of Tenaga Nasional University (Malaysia) and Visiting Senior Fellow at Institute for International Economic Studies. He was awarded the BrandLaureate's "Brand Personality Award 2016".


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