Jonathan Stern founded the OIES Gas Research Programme in 2003 and was its Director until October 2011 when he became its Chairman and a Senior Research Fellow, he became a Distinguished Fellow in October 2016. He is an honorary professor at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum & Mineral Law & Policy, University of Dundee; Fellow of the Energy Delta Institute and a Distinguished Research Fellow of the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (in Tokyo). From 2011-16 he was the EU Speaker of the EU–Russia Gas Advisory Council. He is the author and editor of several books, including: Natural Gas in Asia: The Challenges of Growth in China, India, Japan and Korea, the second edition of which was published by OUP in 2008; co-editor with Bassam Fattouh of Natural Gas Markets in the Middle East and North Africa (OUP, 2011); and editor of, The Pricing of Internationally Traded Gas (OUP, 2012), editor of The Future of Gas in the Gulf: continuity and change (OIES, 2019). He is author of two chapters in: eds. Anne-Sophie Corbeau and David Ledesma, LNG Markets in Transition: the Great Reconfiguration, published by OIES and KAPSARC in 2016. His most recent papers published by the Institute in 2020 and 2022 are: Narratives for Gas in Decarbonising European Energy Markets, Challenges to the Future of LNG: decarbonisation, affordability and profitability; Methane Emissions from Natural Gas and LNG Imports: an increasingly urgent issue for the future of gas in Europe; Measurement, Reporting, and Verification of Methane Emissions from Natural Gas and LNG Trade: creating transparent and credible frameworks; and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from LNG Trade: from carbon neutral to GHG-verified.