The quantitative supply/demand analysis is complemented by detailed political, regulatory and industrial analysis. ESAI maintains a database of environmental specifications, taxes, tariffs and subsidies and combines that information with ongoing political, financial and regulatory research to determine future market trends in countries and regions. In addition, we study and interpret key geopolitical developments that impact the global energy markets. Since 2008, our team collects, organizes and quantifies the impact of individual non-petroleum alternative fuels and vehicle technology on the broader national, regional and global petroleum markets. The Petroleum and Alternatives team is organized along geographic, policy/regulatory and market/industry lines:

Geographic Expertise Policy/Regulatory Expertise Market/Industry Expertise
North America Geopolitics Crude oil
Latin America Paper Markets Condensates/NGLS
OECD Europe Finance/Investment Nonconventional Oils
Non-OECD Europe Macroeconomics Refining
FSU Crude Oil Quality Petrochemicals
Middle East Product Specifications Natural Gas
Africa Taxes/Subsidies Gasoline
Asia-Pacific Climate Policy Naphtha
Alternative Fuels Diesel
Vehicle Technology/Fuel Economy Jet Fuel/Kero
Fuel Oil