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TadeOyewunmi
Faculty
IEE

Tade Oyewunmi

Assistant Professor and Senior Energy Research Scholar
Institute for Energy and the Environment

LL.B, University of Ibadan, 2004

LL.M, University of Aberdeen, 2011

LL.D, University of Eastern Finland, 2017

802-831-1060

Curriculum Vitae

Tade Oyewunmi

Biography

Dr. Tade Oyewunmi is an Assistant Professor and Senior Research Fellow in Energy Law and Policy. His teaching and research activities border on policies and regulation of natural gas and electricity markets, international energy and resources law, decarbonization and energy transitions, energy justice and regulation of network-based industries. Before moving to Vermont in August 2019, Dr. Oyewunmi was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Tulane University Law School’s Center for Energy Law, New Orleans, Louisiana where he led a research project on the integration of renewables in conventional energy markets and taught a seminar on International Energy Investment Projects in the Comparative and International Energy Law Course. He was also a Visiting Researcher at the University of Houston Law Center, Houston, TX, USA between 2015 to 2016. He was a Senior Researcher and Lecturer at the Center for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law (CCEEL), University Eastern Finland between 2013-2018.

Dr. Oyewunmi is the author of 'Regulating Gas Supply to Power Markets: Transnational Approaches to Competitiveness and Security of Supply' (Wolters Kluwer, 2018) and ‘Examining the Role of Regulation in Restructuring and Development of Gas Supply Markets in the United States and the European Union’, Houston Journal of International Law, pp. 191-296 (2018). His other publications comprise book chapters and articles in journals such as the Journal of World Energy Law and Business, International Energy Law Review, and the Oil, Gas & Energy Law Intelligence (OGEL) Journal. Dr. Oyewunmi served as the lead co-author of the Special Issue on "Energy Law and Regulation in Low-carbon and Transitional Energy Markets" OGEL 1 (2019) and ‘Natural gas in Nigeria and Tanzania: Can it turn on lights?’ Oxford Energy Forum - Electrifying Africa – Issue 115, pp. 14-20 (September 2018).

Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Laws (LLD) in European and International Energy Law at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) Law School, Finland, 2017.
  • Master of Laws (LLM) (oil and gas) at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, 2011
  • Qualified as an Attorney (Barrister) and Solicitor in Nigeria, 2005
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 2004

Publications

Chapters

"Gas Commercialisation Projects in West Africa: Pipelines, LNG and Gas-to-Power" in Handbook on Energy Law, Penelope Crossley and Tina Hunter (eds), Routledge (forthcoming fall 2020).

"The Evolving International Gas Market and Energy Security in Nigeria" in Energy in African Developing Economies: Policy, Management, and Sustainability, Sola Adesola and Prof. Feargal Brennan (eds.), Palgrave Macmillan (2019).

Nigeria: Energy Policy (Sub-Saharan Africa - Energy Policy Section), in Encyclopedia of Mineral and Energy PolicyProf. Peter Cameron et al. eds., Springer (13 September 2017).

Books

Decarbonisation and the Energy Industry: the role of law and regulation in low-carbon and transitional energy markets, Tade Oyewunmi, Penelope Crossley, Frédéric Sourgens, and Kim Talus (eds.), Hart Publishing, Oxford, UK (forthcoming fall 2020).

Regulating Gas Supply to Power Markets: Transnational Approaches to Competitiveness and Security of Supply, Wolters Kluwer (2018).

The Restructuring and Regulation of Gas-to-Power Markets: Nigeria and the EU as Case Studies, University of Eastern Finland Publications, ISBN: 978-952-61-2619-7 (2017).

Articles

"Natural Gas in a Carbon-Constrained World: Examining the Role of Institutions in Curbing Methane and Other Fugitive Emissions," LSU Journal of Energy Law and Resources (forthcoming 2020).

"Natural gas in Nigeria and Tanzania: Can it turn on lights?" co-authored with Dr. Rahmat Poudineh, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, Oxford Energy Forum - Electrifying Africa, Issue 115 (2018).

"Examining the Role of Regulation in Restructuring and Development of Gas Supply Markets in the United States and the European Union," 40(1) Houston Journal Of International Law, 191-296 (2017).

"Examining the legal and regulatory framework for domestic gas utilization and power generation in Nigeria," 7(6) Journal of World Energy Law & Business, pp. 538–557 (2014). 

Other

Special Issue "Energy Law and Regulation in Low-carbon and Transitional Energy Markets," Tade Oyewunmi, Raphael Heffron, and Penelope Crossley (eds.), Oil, Gas & Energy Law Intelligence Journal (OGEL) 1 (2019).

"International Petroleum Transactions and the Development of Gas-to-Power Markets in West Africa," Special Issue on Energy Law and Regulation in Low-carbon and Transitional Energy Markets, OGEL 1 (2019).

Special Issue "Oil and Gas Law and Policy in West Africa," Yinka Omorogbe and Tade Oyewunmi (eds.), OGEL 1 (2017).

"Regulatory and Policy Issues for Natural Gas Supply to Power Markets: Examining the Energy Supply Crisis in Nigeria," OGEL 1, Special Issue on "Oil and Gas Law and Policy in West Africa," (2017). 

Presentations

"Methane Emissions and the International Gas Industry," AIPN International Scholars Workshop, Houston, TX, USA (May 24, 2019). 

"Reforming Gas-To-Power Markets in Sub-Saharan Africa: Policy and Regulatory Challenges," 41st I international Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) International Conference in Groningen, Netherlands (June 10–13, 2018).

"Examining the role of Law and Institutions in Decarbonization and Transitional Energy Markets," the 17th Institutional and Organizational Economics Academy, Corsica, France (21-25 May 2018).

Guest speaker, "International LNG and Gas Commercialisation Arrangements," at the University of Houston Law Center (UHLC) Energy Seminar Series, Houston, TX, USA (November 16, 2017).

"Property Rights and Domestic Gas Supply Obligations in the International Gas Industry," the Land and Resources Law Colloquium, College of Law, University of Oklahoma, Norman, USA (October 20, 2017).