Associate Research Fellow
Sylvie Cornot-Gandolphe is a consultant in energy, focussing on international issues. Since 2012, she has collaborated with the Energy Centre 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).
Despite a landmark agreement on climate in December 2015, reducing the share of coal in the world energy mix will remain extremely difficult. This paper analyses five large consumers choices in terms of coal and clean coal technologies.
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...
Four years after the Great East Japan Earthquake and a few months before the opening of the Paris Climate Conference, Japan is about to clarify its energy and climate policy.
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...
Gas Strategy of China: Developing competion between national production and imports Notes de l'Ifri, October 2014
The Chinese gas market is facing four key challenges and the government is elaborating responses which will have implications for the Chinese and world energy markets:
The Impact of the Development of Shale Gas in the United States on Europa's Petrochemical Industries Notes de l'Ifri, November 2013
The shale gas revolution has led to strong falls in energy prices, reducing significantly the raw material costs of the US petrochemical industry. Between 2008 and 2012, US gas prices fell by two thirds.
Over the past four years, international coal trade has been reshaped by China’s surging imports.
The European Coal Market: Will Coal survive the EC's Energy and Climate Policy? Notes de l'ifri, October 2012
The European coal industry is at a crossroads. The European Commission (EC) Energy Policy by 2020, the 20/20/20 targets, is not favourable to coal:...