Associate Research Fellow, Center for Energy & Climate
- Coal markets worldwide
Sylvie Cornot-Gandolphe is a consultant in energy, focusing 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.
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. Sylvie is a graduate of École Nationale Supérieure du Pétrole et des Moteurs (ENSPM).
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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.
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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:...