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

  • | Asia Pacific Quarterly

    This is the fifth 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..

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  • | China – Mar 2017

    China once again imported more LNG than last year in March, with takes up by 0.29 Mt (17%) to 1.99 Mt. The growth continues to be driven by strong imports from Australia, which more than doubled y/y to 1.14 Mt in March. At the same time, imports from Qatar fell by a marked 61% y/y to 0.21 Mt. The gr..

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  • | China oil data – Mar 2017

    China’s implied demand in March reached 11.38 mb/d, higher y/y by 0.41 mb/d (3.7%) underpinned by an improving economic momentum. Actual demand may be lower if seasonal stockpiling continued, though stockbuilds will be limited due to strong underlying demand and hefty product exports. Q1 17 demand ..

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  • | China – Feb 2017

    Chinese LNG imports fell seasonally m/m in February to 2.37 Mt but remained higher by 0.52 Mt (28%) y/y. LNG demand may have benefitted from a brief cold spell in Eastern and Southern China in mid-February. Over the first two months of the year, Chinese LNG imports were up by a strong 1.49 Mt (35%) ..

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  • | China oil data – Feb 2017

    China’s implied oil demand in January and February averaged 11.62 mb/d, higher y/y by a massive 0.60 mb/d (5.6%), alongside stellar crude import volumes and improving economic momentum. Actual demand (adjusted for stock changes and mixed aromatics imports) was likely lower, but still higher y/y by a..

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