Sarah Emerson

Senior Associate (Non-resident), Energy and National Security Program

Sarah Emerson is president of Energy Security Analysis, Inc (ESAI) and a principal in ESAI Energy, LLC, which provides research and consulting services on global petroleum and alternative fuels markets. Ms. Emerson has developed many of ESAI’s analytical tools for assessing the oil market and forecasting oil prices. In addition, she has supervised the development of an empirical source database of monthly data that cover 1978 to present for every country in the world, with a particular focus on non-OECD countries. More broadly, she has conducted several industry studies on a diverse range of topics, such as the transfer of pollution in energy trade, the profitability of Asian refining, the future of the Asian bitumen market, petroleum product markets in the Indian Ocean, Strategic Petroleum Reserves, the outlook for global automotive fuel markets, GHG Emissions from gasoline and diesel production, and the future of the Russian refining industry. Ms. Emerson is an expert witness in energy sector arbitration and litigation, an adviser to national governments on energy security issues, and was a reader/commenter for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report. She received her B.A. from Cornell University and her M.A. from the Johns Hopkins University Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.