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Dr. Judith Dwarkin to lecture on world oil markets at Memorial

Ref. No. 104

DATE:     Feb. 25, 2002
SUBJECT:     Dr. Judith Dwarkin to lecture on world oil markets at Memorial

Note to editors:

The Oil and Gas Development Partnership Lecture Series continues at Memorial University on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002, with a lecture titled World Oil Markets: Economics, Politics and Prices. Given by Dr. Judith Dwarkin, senior vice president, Global Energy and Communications, Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI), the lecture will focus on the effects of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) announced quota reduction and give projections for what happens next, specifically looking at the key role Russia has to play. The lecture starts at 6 p.m. in the Engineering Lecture Theatre (EN-2006) located off the main lobby of the S. J. Carew (Engineering) Building. Media agencies are encouraged to send representatives.

Dr. Dwarkin directs CERI's research program pertaining to domestic and international crude oil markets and prices. She is the chief editor of CERI's publications Geopolitics of Energy and Oil Market Quarterly. She has international standing in the field of energy economics, with expertise in public utility economics, energy market operations, regulatory and transportation issues, and energy policy. Prior to joining CERI, Dr. Dwarkin was the managing director, Market Analysis and Regulatory Affairs, with the Alberta Petroleum Marketing Commission and director, Supply Economics, with the Alberta Department of Resource Development. She has also consulted to the Asian Development Bank in Manila, the Philippines, and the Government of Columbia on energy matters.

CERI is an independent, non-profit research institute that analyses energy economics and related environmental policy issues in the producing, transportation and consuming sectors. As part of CERI, Dr. Dwarkin's work focuses on economic and political factors influencing world oil prices and market evolution.


For more information please contact Ivan Muzychka, manager, Memorial University News Service, (709) 737-8665, or ivanm@mun.ca or Tracey Mills, communications coordinator, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland, (709) 737-8287 or tmills@engr.mun.ca.


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