Michal Meidan

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Michal leads analysis of Asian energy policies and geopolitics, with a particular focus on China. Before joining Energy Aspects in January 2016, she headed China Matters, an independent research consultancy providing analysis on the politics of energy in China. Prior to that, Michal held senior analytical roles at Eurasia Group in New York and London, and at Asia Centre-Sciences Po, Paris. She has authored numerous academic articles and edited the book Shaping China's Energy Security: The Inside Perspective. Michal also regularly provides comments for a wide variety of media outlets and is featured as a speaker at industry conferences.

Michal holds a PhD in Political Science and East Asian studies from Sciences Po, Paris. She is an associate fellow at Chatham House and at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. She is fluent in Mandarin, Hebrew and French.

Recent publications

  • | China oil data – Jun 2017

    Energy Aspects estimates that Chinese implied demand reached 12.38 mb/d in June, higher y/y by 0.73 mb/d. Actual demand (adjusted for stock changes) was likely lower than implied demand as we expect stocks to have built by more than the seasonal average of 1 mb. Implied gasoline demand reached an e..

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  • | China – Jun 2017

    China imported 3.04 Mt of LNG in June, higher y/y by a very strong 0.83 Mt (38%). Growth continued to be driven by high volumes from Qatar and Australia, with the former up by 78% y/y to 0.32 Mt (despite being the highest priced source at 9.36 $/mmbtu) and the latter up by an impressive 73% y/y to 1..

    3 weeks ago - Read more

  • | Asia Pacific Quarterly

    This is the sixth edition of our Asia Pacific Quarterly, which provides detailed analysis of Asian crude and product markets. The quarterly covers the economic and political trends shaping demand and supply patterns in the region. It draws on our wealth of expertise in global oil and products market..

    4 weeks ago - Read more

  • | Tanks and tides

    Indian ULSD buying may have ebbed, but the effects of the country’s unexpected buying spree on diesel markets will reverberate for a few more months. Indian buyers have stepped back from the market, but for the Atlantic basin, the damage has been done. East of Suez refiners typically supply at least..

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  • | Waiting, wishing

    Waterborne LPG markets could be in for a rough patch in Q3 17 following massive Chinese imports in May and June, which helped allay market fears that a structural shift was underway following two months of very weak demand. Chinese buyers likely overbought in May and June and imports are likely to s..

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