Future Oil and Coal Prices: A Survey Approach

  • David Hawdon
Part of the Surrey Energy Economics Centre book series (SEECE)


Surveys of opinions on the likely future behaviour of prices in energy markets serve a number of purposes. They provide at the individual enterprise level confirmation or otherwise of internal forecasts on which investment decisions are made. Such investments have become increasingly problematical in recent years as public concern over environmental issues has grown. Again price forecasts are particularly important in an industry subject to substantial and effective changes in market behaviour and where time series analysis does not easily yield stable and predictable economic relationships. They also often supply a useful corrective to official views of the future which are used to justify intervention in energy markets on grounds of security or environmental concern.


Energy Market Coke Coal Price Forecast Price Expectation Coal Price 
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Notes and References

  1. 1.
    Hawdon, D, 1987, ‘Short and Long-Run Crude Oil Price Expectations in 1986’, in Stevens, P, (ed), Energy Demand Prospects and Trends, Macmillan, London.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Hawdon, D, 1985, ‘Survey of Oil Price Expectations’ in Hawdon, D (ed), The Changing Structure of the World Oil Industry, Croom Helm, LondonGoogle Scholar
  3. Hawdon, D, 1989a, ‘Whither Oil Prices’, in Pearson, P (ed), 1989, Energy Policies in an Uncertain World, Macmillan, LondonGoogle Scholar
  4. Hawdon, D, 1989, ‘Changing Oil Price Expectations’, in Hawdon, D, (ed), 1989, Oil Prices in the 1990s, Macmillan, LondonGoogle Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1991

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