Associate Research Fellow, Center for Energy & Climate
- 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).
This study addresses the resilience factors of the American production of light tight oil, in particular regarding the evolution of the financial model, and the regulatory changes with the authorisation of exports for crude oil. The paper also evaluates the development perspectives of the...
Surprising coal markets: while the world coal demand is diminishing, the steam coal price doubled in 2016. After five years of uninterrupted price decline and a sluggish world demand, this strong price hike might appear as paradoxical. This paper explains the principal reasons for this...
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...
This study addresses the consequences of US Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) exports towards Europe, in particular on the strategy of Russia, the EU’s main gas supplier.
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 European Gas Market Looking for its Golden Age? Paris : Ifri, 2015, 93 p. (Coll. Les études Ifri)
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.