BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2012

7 November 2012

BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy, often referred to as the “bible” of energy data, has provided globally consistent and objective data on world energy markets for 61 years now.

Every year, BP also try to “read” the data, i.e. to interpret and make sense out of the numbers to tell the story of what happened in global energy markets.

2011 was a particularly interesting year in this respect, characterized by the large disruption of the global energy system associated with the “Arab Spring” and the Fukishima disaster.

BP’s Group Chief Economist and Vice President of BP plc, Christof Rühl, took these examples as a starting point to describe how the global energy system coped and what lessons for the future can be drawn from the adjustment. 

Christof H. Rühl

Christof is manages BP’s global Economics Team, providing economic input into the firm’s commercial decisions.  BP’s Economics Team also produces the annual Statistical Review of World Energy and Global Energy Outlook.

Christof has a distinguished track record in both academia and economic policy making.  Prior to joining BP, he was at the World Bank (1998-2005) where he served as the Bank’s Chief Economist in Russia and in Brazil.  Before that, Christof worked in the Office of the Chief Economist at the EBRD in London.  Previously, he was an academic economist, first in Germany and from 1991 as Professor of Economics at the University of California in Los Angeles.  In addition, Christof held Visiting Professorships at academic institutions worldwide, amongst them the University of Chicago.  His areas of specialisation are macroeconomics and energy economics; he has published widely in these fields.  


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