Schwartz & Co - Strategy Consulting

Our publications

We regularly produce proprietary reference reports dealing with key issues in the energy, transport and water sectors.

Our publications currently available on order :

S&Co oil and gas prices outlook

Oil and gas prices constitute a major challenge for all the players in the energy sector, as they have a strong impact on the future results of such companies while their developments are uncertain. Energy players need a clear view of the possible scenarios of evolution of oil and gas prices to define their business strategy and make relevant investment decisions.

Schwartz and Co regularly offers an expert view on the evolutions of oil and gas wholesale prices and their fundamentals over the last six months, and on their medium and long-term outlook. This includes the provision of long term oil and gas price scenarios, based on the quantitative and qualitative analyses of the experts of Schwartz and Co. These scenarios are regularly updated, based on relevant events on these markets.

Our outlook is available on an annual subscription or single-copy basis. It is delivered in PDF format with an attached Excel file containing our price scenarios.

Available issues :

  • N°6 : analysis of 2016 and outlook for the future
  • N°5 : analysis of the second semester 2014 and outlook for the future  
  • N°4 : analysis of the first semester 2014 and outlook for the future
  • N°3 : analysis of the second semester 2013 and outlook for the future
  • N°2 : analysis of the first semester 2013 and outlook for the future
  • N°1 : analysis of the second semester 2012 and outlook for the future

For information and order, please send your request at outlookoilandgas@schwartz-and-co.com or call  +352 278 60 400 / +33 1 75 43 53 40.

Energy Marketing book B2C : benchmark of energy supply and services on the B2C markets in Europe 

On more and more competitive liberalised electricity and gas markets, product innovation plays a key role for differenciation beyond price. This report allows players on these markets to get access to detailed and systematic analysis of energy supply and services offers proposed on the mass markets of 7 European countries, and of the corresponding trends in terms of the product range and differenciation strategies of electricity and gas suppliers in Europe.

In its latest issue, this reports addresses more than 780 energy supply and services offers for domestic and small commercial clients, marketed by close to 100 energy suppliers in Germany, Belgium, Spain, France, Italy, Luxembourg and the UK.

Our Energy Marketing Book is available on a single-copy or subscription basis. It is delivered in PDF format.

For information and order, please send your request at emb@schwartz-and-co.com or call  +352 278 60 400 / +33 1 75 43 53 40.

Challenges and outlook for compressed natural gas in the transport sector in Europe 

Compressed natural gas (CNG) has met spectacular growth in the last years in some emerging countries. Even though this alternative fuel for private and commercial vehicles has a small market share in Europe, it could play a growing part in the future transportation fuel mix in Europe, especially in the context of current EU policies, which foster the development of alternative fuels.

In this report Schwartz and Co provides players of the energy and transport sectors with an insightful analysis of the opportunities and constraints to develop GNC in Europe.

For information and order, please send your request at gnv@schwartz-and-co.com or call  +352 278 60 400 / +33 1 75 43 53 40.

The Chinese energy market 

Economic giant with huge energy needs, China faces major challenges in the energy sector.

In this report Schwartz and Co provides a detailed description and analysis of the electricity, natural gas and oil markets in China, of their key on-going evolutions and issues at stake. 

This report describes the electricity, gas and oil supply value chains in China, through the analysis of their legal and regulatory context, organisation, players and key figures. Through its 200 pages, it also presents key historical and prospective data regarding supply, demand, imports and exports for electricity, gas and oil.

For information and order, please send your request at energymarketchina@schwartz-and-co.com or call  +352 278 60 400 / +33 1 75 43 53 40.

 

Public reports

Our core activity is to carry out consulting assignments addressing our clients' key issues. Over the last 5 years, we have carried out more than 180 high added value consulting missions since 2009. Some of our reports produced in that context have been published by our clients and can be downloaded for free, for example :

International comparison of incentive regulation schemes of electricity and natural gas network operators in Europe, and proposals of evolution of the French incentive regulation framework
Report of the study carried out by Schwartz and Co for the French energy regulator (Commission de Régulation de l’Energie - CRE), published by CRE on 18 November 2015, in the context of CRE's public consultation about GRDF's next grid tariff (so-called « ATRD5 »).

External audit of GRDF's OPEX over the period 2012-2019
Report of the study carried out by Schwartz and Co for the French energy regulator (Commission de Régulation de l’Energie - CRE), published by CRE on 18 November 2015, in the context of CRE's public consultation about GRDF's next grid tariff (so-called « ATRD5 »). 

Analysis of the investment programs of GRTgaz and TIGF to merge the PEG Nord and PEG Sud market zones in a single market zone
Synthesis of the study carried out by Schwartz and Co for the French energy regulator (Commission de Régulation de l’Energie - CRE), published by CRE on 25 September 2014 in the context of its deliberation about the incentive regulation mecanism for the Val de Saône and Gascogne/Midi projects.

Technical and economic study for the implementation of smart meters in the electricity and gas distribution networks in Luxembourg
Report of the survey carried out by Schwartz and Co for the Ministry of Economy and foreign Trade of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

Technical and economic survey for the development of electric mobility in Luxembourg
Report of the survey carried out by Schwartz and Co for the Ministry of Economy and foreign Trade and for the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructures of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

Study of the second life of batteries for electric and rechargeable hybrid vehicles
Report of the survey carried out by Schwartz and Co for ADEME in France.