The price of oil has risen and fallen spectacularly in past decades, yet there is much debate about where prices will move in the future. Efforts to stabilise climate change, the devastating effects of COVID-19 and ongoing trade disputes are all contributing to market disorder and volatility.
In this Masterclass webinar series, you’ll learn about major drivers of the oil market and use economic principles to explain its extraordinary price performance. You’ll gain a clear picture of oil supply and demand determinants, and will analyse pricing prospects in the near future and beyond. In the final session, you’ll also consider natural gas prices and the evolution of gas in regional markets.
Credit for recognised learning
When you complete this course, you can choose to study further, and may be eligible to receive up to 5 credit points towards Curtin’s flagship MBA Programs.
About the facilitators
Dr Roberto F. Aguilera
Dr Roberto F. Aguilera is an Energy Economist with Curtin University Oil and Gas Innovation Centre, Australia, and a consultant with Servipetrol Ltd, Canada. He was a Society of Petroleum Engineers Distinguished Lecturer on oil prices in 2018-2019.
From 2013-2017, he was an analyst with the OPEC Secretariat, Vienna, where he was a co-author of their annual World Oil Outlook.
He holds PhD and master degrees from Colorado School of Mines and has participated in numerous energy studies, including with the World Petroleum Council and US National Petroleum Council. His publication record comprises The Price of Oil, a book published by Cambridge University Press in 2015.