Task Petrol station closures and cutbacks in storage capacity have made Britain more vulnerable to oil supply disruptions
A Report-style coursework (Undergraduate Level 6)
Petrol station closures and cutbacks in storage capacity have made Britain more
vulnerable to oil supply disruptions.
Critically discuss this phenomenon and the future developments of the UK Oil and Gas
Note: Please see attached Deloitte Report to Department of Electricity and Climate Change, “Study of the UK petroleum retail market – A final for DECC, 14 December 2012” to tackle this work. This should be referred to. However, more information should be sourced and referenced accordingly.
LEARNING OUTCOMES to be examined in this assignment (please note that this is NOT the assignment task)
• Demonstrate the ability to analyse the factors affecting the present size and structure of the current oil and gas retail sectors and the impact of the rising price of oil.
• Evaluate the potential of technological change on the energy retailing industry.
Assessment criteria/ Explanatory comments on the assessment criteria /Maximum marks for each section
Knowledge and Research (content, relevance, and originality)
Clear demonstration of rigorous research from recognised authoritative sources. Audience focus. Meeting the deliverables. 35%
Writing and Presentation (format, references or bibliography, and style)
Rigorous use of the Harvard Methodology for citation and referencing; page numbering; correct display of direct quotations. 10 %
Argument and Analysis (critical analysis, evaluation, and application)
Constructive critical analysis, introduction, conclusion. Demonstration of a clear understanding of the issues. Use of academic models. Full articulation of ideas developed. Offering well-argued solutions and/or alternatives if and where appropriate. 55%