Hughes Belin, leading energy journalist at, is joined by Fatih Birol, chief economist at the International Energy Agency, to discuss the World Energy Outlook 2013.

In this interview, Birol looks at global energy prices and analyses the big price difference between the US and Europe. “Energy markets are going through very dynamic times. Today gas prices in Europe are 3 times higher than those in the US and electricity in Europe is twice as expensive as in the US“.

The chief economist at the International Energy Agency gives advice on more efficient energy use and the reduction of energy prices in Europe. “If European energy markets were moreintegrated into each other, they could become more efficient”, claims Birol.