Tilak K. Doshi

Tilak K. Doshi

Tilak K. Doshi is an energy consultant, and author of "Singapore in a Post-Kyoto World: Energy, Environment and the Economy"

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The View | Biden’s oil and gas policy makes about as much sense as his Afghan policy

Biden has done everything to obstruct US oil and gas producers in the name of fighting climate change – while imploring Saudi Arabia, Russia and other producers to increase oil production to keep pump prices down.

Biden has done everything to obstruct US oil and gas producers in the name of fighting climate change – while imploring Saudi Arabia, Russia and other producers to increase oil production to keep pump prices down.

29 Aug 2021 - 9:15PM
Opinion | Climate change: the West’s energy transition narrative ignores the reality in Asia

BP’s latest review of energy use has been presented as positive developments in carbon reduction. However, the facts remain that fossil fuels continue to provide most of the world’s energy needs and that developing Asia is driving demand.

BP’s latest review of energy use has been presented as positive developments in carbon reduction. However, the facts remain that fossil fuels continue to provide most of the world’s energy needs and that developing Asia is driving demand.

16 Jul 2021 - 3:30AM
The View | As US and Europe push climate policies, Middle East and Russian state oil producers stand to benefit

In the long term, US and EU green policies to reduce fossil fuel investments will increase the market share of Middle Eastern and Russian oil and gas producers. Global demand for fossil fuels shows no sign of slowing as developing countries aim to grow rapidly to meet the aspirations of their citizens.

In the long term, US and EU green policies to reduce fossil fuel investments will increase the market share of Middle Eastern and Russian oil and gas producers. Global demand for fossil fuels shows no sign of slowing as developing countries aim to grow rapidly to meet the aspirations of their citizens.

1 Jul 2021 - 2:14AM
Opinion | Can the Abraham Accords hold after the Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire?

The violence took place in a regional context marked by a sudden reversal in US policies towards Israel and the Middle East. There is every reason to believe the ceasefire will strengthen relations between Israel and moderate Gulf states.

The violence took place in a regional context marked by a sudden reversal in US policies towards Israel and the Middle East. There is every reason to believe the ceasefire will strengthen relations between Israel and moderate Gulf states.

27 May 2021 - 4:17AM
The View | What Joe Biden’s policies on climate change and Iran mean for oil producers around the world

Once the US relinquishes its role as a major competitor in oil and gas markets, the market share battles of the first quarter of 2020 will be just a bad memory. Meanwhile, the spectre of Iranian hegemony in the Gulf will concentrate the minds of moderate Sunni Gulf rulers and could drive further alignment with Israel.

Once the US relinquishes its role as a major competitor in oil and gas markets, the market share battles of the first quarter of 2020 will be just a bad memory. Meanwhile, the spectre of Iranian hegemony in the Gulf will concentrate the minds of moderate Sunni Gulf rulers and could drive further alignment with Israel.

28 Jan 2021 - 12:12AM
The View | Fate of Middle East oil producers turns on Biden’s actions on climate and Iran

If Biden cuts US oil and gas output in favour of renewables, as he is to do given his commitment to climate change goals, prices will improve for the other major producers. But if sanctions against Iran are dropped, even lower prices await.

If Biden cuts US oil and gas output in favour of renewables, as he is to do given his commitment to climate change goals, prices will improve for the other major producers. But if sanctions against Iran are dropped, even lower prices await.

25 Nov 2020 - 12:39AM
Eye on Asia | The irony of sages of the West offering stakeholder capitalism to Asia

Given Asian corporate governance issues, the West’s stakeholder campaign merely offers gleeful Asian tycoons new opportunities to financially underperform. Meanwhile, CEOs who support the campaign have been found to furlough staff and cut benefits amid the Covid-19 crisis while paying dividends to shareholders

Given Asian corporate governance issues, the West’s stakeholder campaign merely offers gleeful Asian tycoons new opportunities to financially underperform. Meanwhile, CEOs who support the campaign have been found to furlough staff and cut benefits amid the Covid-19 crisis while paying dividends to shareholders

8 Nov 2020 - 10:36PM
The View | Western desire for green energy will not doom oil and gas industry

BP and Shell’s plans for massive cuts to their oil and gas budgets amid a shift towards renewables have sparked worry among Middle East oil producers. However, surging demand among developing countries for cheap, reliable energy sources such as oil, gas and coal will keep the industry afloat for decades to come.

BP and Shell’s plans for massive cuts to their oil and gas budgets amid a shift towards renewables have sparked worry among Middle East oil producers. However, surging demand among developing countries for cheap, reliable energy sources such as oil, gas and coal will keep the industry afloat for decades to come.

30 Sep 2020 - 11:40PM
On Reflection | Never mind punishing the US, Russia and Saudi Arabia’s oil price war will hurt all producers

Moscow’s refusal to abide with Opec’s proposal to cut oil production and Riyadh’s decision to discount prices caused a rout in oil prices that will hit producers everywhere.

Moscow’s refusal to abide with Opec’s proposal to cut oil production and Riyadh’s decision to discount prices caused a rout in oil prices that will hit producers everywhere.

13 Mar 2020 - 1:45AM
Opinion | What would Adam Smith say about the rush by banks to stop funding coal power plants?

Banks are rushing to end the funding of new coal power plants, based on corporate social responsibility (CSR)

Banks are rushing to end the funding of new coal power plants, based on corporate social responsibility (CSR)

9 Dec 2018 - 6:26PM