Fossil fuels and industrial metals struggle to cope with green energy transition

Recent months have seen wild swings in energy prices, as depressed supply clashes with buoyant demand. What does the future hold for oil, coal and gas? How will industrial metals behave during this period of transition?

Dan Smith

Director of Commodity Services

Dan Smith

Director of Commodity Services

Dan Smith | Director of Commodity Services

Dan Smith is currently Director of Commodity Services at Oxford Economics. He heads up a team responsible for industry and price forecasts across extraction, metals and mining. He leads the company’s work on energy market supply-demand analysis, including crude oil, natural gas and coal, and writes the energy sections for the monthly Commodity Price Forecast report.

Stephen Hare

Economist

Stephen Hare

Economist

Stephen Hare | Economist

Stephen is part of the Industry team where he is responsible for the extraction sector forecasts and contributes to the monthly commodity price forecasts for iron and steel. Stephen joined us in January 2018 after completing his MSc in finance and econometrics at Queen Marys University of London.

Kiran Ahmed

Lead Economists

Kiran Ahmed

Lead Economists

Kiran Ahmed | Lead Economists

Kiran joined Oxford Economics as an Economist in August 2007. She works on the Industry and Global Macroeconomic Services as well as on consultancy work. Her work for the Industry Service primarily involves the basic metals and engineering sectors, and for the Global Macroeconomic Service includes forecasts for commodity prices and the several East Asian economies.

Toby Whittington

Economist

Toby Whittington

Economist

Toby Whittington | Economist

Toby joined Oxford Economics in July 2014 as an Economist with the Industry team. He is currently responsible for the intermediate goods sector forecasts as well as contributing to Industry consultancy projects. Toby was educated at Birkbeck College, University of London, where he gained a first-class degree in Financial Economics, followed by a MSc degree in Economics.

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