Energy Markets


Teaching Hours and Credit Allocation: 18 hours, 4 credits
Course Assessment: Coursework



This course focuses on the major political, technical, and economic factors moving electricity, oil, and gas markets and how these sectors are interrelated. The course evaluates the influences on energy markets of recent developments in OPEC, Petrodollar movements and Russia, and discusses the increasing role of regulators. It also examines how major market players, such as oil companies, banks and hedge funds, move energy prices; and analyses the impact on fixed income, equity markets and financial institutions.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Identify key political, technical and economic factors that influence oil and gas sectors and how they are interrelated
  • Evaluate the role of OPEC in oil markets
  • Analyse electricity markets and the influence of oil and gas sources, as well as nuclear and coal
  • Compare and contrast roles of key regulators in energy markets
  • Identify key players in energy markets: energy companies, banks, fund managers and hedge funds



  • Influential factors in energy markets
  • Market players
  • Oil sector
  • Gas sector
  • Electricity sector
  • Energy trading and influence on energy and other market prices
  • Regulators and energy markets