Associate Research Fellow, Center for Energy & Climate

Research areas: 

  • oil
  • gas
  • coal markets worldwide


Sylvie Cornot-Gandolphe is a consultant in energy, focussing on international issues. Since 2012, she has collaborated with the Center for Energy & Climate of the French Institute of International Relations (Ifri) as a research associate, with CyclOpe, the reference publication on commodities, and with CEDIGAZ, the international centre of information on natural gas of IFPEN. She is lecturer at Paris-Dauphine and IFP-Training.

Sylvie has a deep understanding of global gas and coal markets, gained during her career, first as General Secretary of CEDIGAZ, IFPEN, then Project Manager, Gas Centre, Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations in Geneva, then Principal Administrator, Gas Expert, International Energy Agency and then Deputy Director of Business Development and Advisor to the Chairman on energy issues, ATIC SERVICES.

She is the author of several reference publications on coal and gas markets. Her latest publications include a report on Global coal trade (IFRI, January 2013) and a study on Underground gas storage in the world (CEDIGAZ, June 2013). She is co-author of the Alexandre Rojey’s new publication on Natural gas (Editions Technip, 2013).

Sylvie is a graduate of École Nationale Supérieure du Pétrole et des Moteurs (ENSPM).


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Southeast Asia is one of the world's most dynamic regions and experiences strong economic and energy demand growth rates. In this context, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is seeking to interconnect the electric grids and gas networks of the countries...


The EU gas policy has to deal with a new landscape on the supply and demand sides. This study examines five major recent evolutions of the EU gas market: the relations with Russia, LNG coming back to Europe, the decrease of Groningen production, the contrasted evolutions of shale gas and the...


Since 2010, the United States has been undergoing a second shale revolution with the very rapid development of Light Tight Oil (LTO) or shale oil, following the revolution in shale gas. This development has allowed the production of oil and liquids to increase, so that the US is the world’s...

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