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Early this week, Marina and I will be flying "across the pond" for another stay at Windsor Castle outside London.
We'll be there for the annual Windsor Energy Consultations. It's a three-day event that promises to include some intense discussions with some of the most gifted energy minds in the world.
Established by royal charter, this world-renowned group holds sessions throughout the year and all around the globe. But this particular event takes its name from the seminal session that is held each year on the first weekend of March while the royal family is in residence at the castle.
And once again, we'll be taking you inside.
As is custom, these discussions will take place under Chatham House rules. Those rules dictate that the conclusions and themes can be made public as long as the opinions aren't attributed to named individuals.
These rules allow for frank exchanges, which rarely happen at other high-powered gatherings.
These are the folks who will decide what the energy market looks like over the next 12 months (and sometimes beyond).
And what I learn here will give us a rare (and profitable) peek into where the energy market goes from here…
However, something is going to be very different about this trip.
For the first time ever, the focus of the assembly will be the impact of a "post-oil" world…
Oil's Place in the Global Energy Balance
As I've mentioned here before, oil will continue to be a staple of the global "energy balance" for decades.
This is especially the case in Asia, where the combination of crude oil, coal, and (to a lesser extent) natural gas – largely in the form of imported liquefied natural gas (LNG), will determine the energy sourcing balance.
Not to mention that the worldwide center of aggregate energy demand is also moving to Asia, which also has a significant impact.
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Yet when we meet next week at Windsor, the consensus will be that the traditional dominance of oil in the mix is ending.
From a planning perspective, we are entering a "post-oil environment."
And it's that topic, and the chosen representatives who will be assembled (indeed, some of the most important individuals charged with public and private sector planning), that will make this one of the most exciting Windsor Energy Consultations in years.
It also means that there is one energy sector I know will be taking center stage at this year's conference…
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Dr. Kent Moors is an internationally recognized expert in oil and natural gas policy, risk assessment, and emerging market economic development. He serves as an advisor to many U.S. governors and foreign governments. Kent details his latest global travels in his free Oil & Energy Investor e-letter. He makes specific investment recommendations in his newsletter, the Energy Advantage. For more active investors, he issues shorter-term trades in his Energy Inner Circle.