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St Andrews Energy Society

Student-led Comprehensive Analyses of the Global Energy Markets

July 31, 2018

Throughout the spring and summer of 2018, the Nigerian petroleum industry has suffered major production and export complications, exacerbated by an atmosphere of political instability.   This could destabilize the African nation, which relies on oil to fuel its economi...

April 23, 2018

While most traditional discussions about Russia’s energy influence has primarily focused on oil and gas especially, Russia is moving steadily forward with plans to reinvigorate and expand its nuclear power program. The routine description of it as solely a ‘petro-state...

December 9, 2017

Following global initiatives to curb greenhouse gas emissions (i.e. The Paris Agreement), the University of St Andrews has also been working to reduce its carbon footprint over the last decade. This should come as no surprise, considering Scotland aims to exclusively u...

December 9, 2017

From the outset of his provocative 2016 presidential campaign, real estate mogul Donald Trump pledged that he was “going to bring back the coal industry, save the coal industry” (Meier, 2017). Through a vision centred around industrial-era nostalgia with a red-blooded,...

November 14, 2017

Over the summer of 2017, President Trump embarked on a new energy policy that uses US LNG exports to improve the energy security of Eastern Europe.  Trump has hailed this strategy as a way of creating domestic jobs, reducing US trade deficits, and transforming the coun...

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Who are we?

The St Andrews Energy Society (SAES) is a university affiliated organisation committed to providing comprehensive analyses of the global energy markets through its seven  publication topics: Oil, Natural Gas & LNG, Renewable Energy, Energy Policy, Nuclear, Coal, and Environmental Concerns.  Through studying the key trends and risks facing these topics, SAES develops an integrated and objective view of the ever-changing industry.  


SAES's mission is to encourage understanding of the energy markets among St Andrew's student body.  To accomplish this goal, SAES disseminates its publications through traditional and social media, holds student forums to discuss developments in the energy industry, and organises lectures from industry leaders.   

Areas of Research

Energy Policy
Renewable Energy
Natural Gas & LNG
Environmental Concerns
Other Sectors

Publication Highlights


Energy News

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