Energy Security Cubed: The Energy Impact of the Israel-Iran Conflict with Sara Vakhshouri

Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI), April 25, 2024

On this episode of the Energy Security Cubed Podcast, Kelly Ogle and Joe Calnan interview Sara Vakhshouri about the risks of a hot war between Israel and Iran, and the muted energy reaction to these risks.

Navigating dominant narratives and data accuracy: Implications for energy security

Atlantic Council, April 23, 2024

Energy market forecasts create data-driven narratives that economists and lawmakers use to inform consequential policy and investment decisions.
Projections by influential international energy organizations, including the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), vary widely.
This discrepancy not only creates uncertainty within the market but also has the potential to impact market decisions and, ultimately, undermine energy security. Moving forward, organizations must improve data accuracy and transparency, so that stakeholders can navigate energy market uncertainties with confidence, ensuring a resilient, sustainable, and inclusive energy future.

What’s Next for Oil? Analysts Weigh In After Iran’s Attack

Bloomberg, April 14, 2024

Maintain Its Balance — SVB Energy
“If the recent retaliatory attacks between Iran and Israel cease at their current level, or refrain from escalating in the region without causing damage to oil production and export facilities, the market should maintain its balance,” said Sara Vakhshouri, founder and president of SVB Energy International LLC. “Market fundamentals appear stable, with OPEC+ closely monitoring the rising demand expected for the summer season. Should there be any supply shortages in the market, OPEC+ might consider reducing voluntary cuts and increasing production.”

Nuclear Energy in the Global Energy Landscape

Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, Feb 21, 2024

Calgary Herald, Jan 08, 2024

“Canada is expected to provide around 200,000 barrels of additional (oil) supply (in 2024),” said Sara Vakhshouri, founder and president of energy consulting firm SVB Energy International, in an email.