Adam Czyzewski

The quarter’s end is a good time to confront what we had expected would happen on the oil and fuel markets with what actually happened. And this past quarter was certainly interesting in its diversity. During the quarter and after it ended, a number of developments took place that had a profound impact on the… » read more

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As it happened, I was unable to attend the lecture by Prof. Finn E. Kydland and Prof. Edward C. Prescott, entitled ‘The Poor Economic Performances in the EU and the US: Problems are Political, not Economic’, which took place on June 24th in Warsaw. I was in Sopot at that time, presenting the energy and… » read more

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European Energy Union

The union grows through crises – this phrase yields some 20 million search results about the European Union, even without clarifying what kind of union is meant, while searches related to the growth vision for the European Union, run in various configurations, return 500 thousand results at best. This is several times less than in… » read more

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Energetic pragmatism

Heads of six European oil and gas companies (BG Group, BP, Eni, Royal Dutch Shell, Statoil, and Total) have issued an appeal for more effective decarbonisation. They argued that the quickest way to reduce carbon dioxide emissions (using today’s technologies) is by phasing out coal in favour of natural gas, particularly in energy generation. In… » read more

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Any strategy refers to specific external factors. In the case of oil companies, macroeconomic variables can include crude oil prices, product margins and the price of the US dollar. As changes in these variables have a strong effect on financial flows, assumptions about their future values are an important element of all business strategies. Since… » read more

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Government institutions have a considerable role to play in creating breakthrough innovations. However, as experience demonstrates, not all forms of the state’s involvement in promoting innovation give rise to revolutionary technologies, and they are always paid for with taxpayers’ money. According to the latest studies on how landmark innovations that emerged in the IT, pharmaceutical… » read more

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On February 28th 2015, I attended a very interesting event – the Polish Economic Forum. Held at the London School of Economics, the conference had been organised by Polish students of the LSE SU Polish Business Society, whose organising skills – in addition to the accompanying attractions – made the Forum a truly spectacular event.… » read more

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