Oil Market Study Group

A long-standing working group that meets regularly to address issues affecting the global oil market.

The global oil market is changing. With industry breakthroughs in tight oil production and the expansion of Canadian oil sands development, the North America oil story has evolved away from one of increased import dependence. Accompanying the rise in production is uncertain demand—the growth rates of oil demand in both OECD and non-OECD countries are expected to remain volatile in an economically unstable world. Policies and regulations are adding further uncertainties as countries grapple with new or potential production in the context of the heated debate on climate change. And technology continues to evolve, potentially instigating further breakthroughs in the near future. 

The CSIS Energy Security and Climate Change Program’s long-standing Oil Market Study Group meets on a regular basis to discuss these and other pertinent issues to the global oil market. The group, comprised of both public and private sector representatives, is invitation-only and off-the-record to allow for more open and frank discussion of contemporary issues. To find out more, please contact the Energy Program at energy@csis.org.


  • EIA/ERI World Shale Assessment
  • U.S. Oil Resources: A Closer Look at Reserve Estimates and Production Profiles
  • Outlook for Venezuelan Oil and Gas Sector 
  • RFS, the Blend Wall & Refinery Issues