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10 February 2014, The Telegraph

Only last week Fatih Birol, the top forecaster at the International Energy Agency, told the Daily Telegraph that shale won't deliver the cheap energy utopia for Britain that some members of government have promised. Mr Birol instead argues that nuclear could provide a better long term option for the UK than fracking.

4 February 2014, The Chronicle Herald

Fatih Birol of the International Energy Agency likened the energy sector to a long-running Broadway play where suddenly “the roles and scripts of the energy actors are being extensively rewritten.”

3 February 2014, The Telegraph

I spoke to Fatih Birol, chief economist at the International Energy Authority (IEA), who is often described as the world’s leading forecaster in this field. He has been telling anyone in Europe willing to listen that the continent faces a major crisis of competitiveness because of high energy prices. “This year is critical,” he told me. “I don’t see many such junctures in the economic history of Europe in which energy could play such a critical role for the long-term prosperity of the European people.”

3 February 2014, Wall Street Journal

"Natural gas prices in Europe are three times more expensive than in the U.S., and in Japan five times more expensive. Such differences will narrow, but will remain important until 2035. The same goes for electricity prices" Birol said at a conference on energy and competitiveness organized by IE Business School in Madrid.

3 February 2014, Reuters

"Europe needs to pay more attention to the competitiveness agenda while keeping the climate agenda alive," Birol said.

30 January 2014, Bloomberg

The International Energy Agency's chief economist Fatih Birol says Europe faces at least another 20 years of high gas and electricity prices, and will lose a third of its global market share of energy-intensive exports, mainly to the U.S. with its newly abundant supplies of oil and gas.

30 January 2014, The Telegraph

"The UK has significant shale gas resources but people shouldn't expect a US scale energy revolution in the UK," Fatih Birol, chief economist and director of global energy economics at the International Energy Agency told The Telegraph in an interview on Thursday.

30 January 2014, Financial Times

Fatih Birol, the IEA's chief economist, said environmental policies alone had not pushed up energy costs but the price gap between the EU and the US was going to last much longer than some expected. “This is a new thing and it’s structural. It’s not a one-off,” he told the Financial Times.

26 January 2014, ECNS

The exploration of shale gas is a revolution, and is changing global energy picture, chief economist of the International Energy Agency Fatih Birol said in a recent interview.

23 January 2014, CNBC-TV18

With the global energy landscape changing, mainly due to US shale gas revolution and also Brazil turning into oil exporter there will be sea change in the trade of oil and gas which could have different impact on different countries world over feels Fatih Birol, Chief Economist, IEA.