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COVID-19 impact on Energy

The COVID-19 outbreak has now spread around the world, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. The pandemic has already changed how we work and how we live our lives. Many of these changes will have long-term implications. Companies in every sector, including Energy, will need to adopt new technologies and new ways of working as they adapt to these new realities.

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Deal trends in the Energy sector during COVID-19

Energy Monitor’s COVID-19 deal tracker monitors deals that took place across the Energy sector during the pandemic.

Deals trends in the Energy sector: Q1 2020 – Q2 2021

5,897 Asset Transaction

Total Value US$m: 915,307.9
YOY Change: 20.9%

2,998 Acquisition

Total Value US$m: 627,003.2
YOY Change: 24.3%

2,662 Debt Offering

Total Value US$m: 1,188,870.7
YOY Change: -12.5%

2,026 Equity Offering

Total Value US$m: 346,321
YOY Change: 14.6%

1,681 Partnership

Total Value US$m: 40,809.9
YOY Change: -

1,516 Venture Financing

Total Value US$m: 48,161.8
YOY Change: 299.8%

892 Private Equity

Total Value US$m: 214,715.6
YOY Change: 191.4%

148 Merger

Total Value US$m: 141,950.6
YOY Change: 593.4%

Innovation in the Energy sector during COVID-19

To best track innovation in response to COVID-19’s impact on the Energy sector, Energy Monitor tracks patent filings and grants, as well as the companies that hold most patents throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Number of patents in the Energy sector: Q1 2018 – Q2 2021

The COVID-19 patents tracker in the Energy sector monitors the patent filings and grants pre- and post-outbreak.

Note: Application counts are based on publications. Patent applications which are not published yet are not considered for analysis. Publication may take up to 18 months from the application of patents.

Top Patent Applicants in the Energy sector: Pre-COVID-19 (Filing Year 2018 – 2019)

Energy Monitor patent ownership data monitors the patent applicants in the sector before the COVID-19 outbreak.

Top Patent Applicants in the Energy sector: Post-COVID-19 (Filing Year 2020 – H1 2021)

Energy Monitor patent ownership data monitors the patent applicants in the sector after the COVID-19 outbreak.

Note: Application counts are based on publications. Patent applications which are not published yet are not considered for analysis. Publication may take up to 18 months from the application of patents.

Number of COVID-19 mentions in filings in the Energy sector: Q1 2020 – Q2 2021

Energy Monitor tracks thousands of companies and their annual and quarterly filings. Our analysis monitors the mentions of COVID-19 in those filings during the pandemic.

COVID-19 versus top 5 themes in Energy

Energy Monitor compares COVID-19 mentions in filings with other top themes in filings data during the pandemic.

Top 10 companies with COVID-19 mentions in filings

Energy Monitor tracks which energy companies mention COVID-19 in filings the most during the pandemic.

Jobs insights in the Energy sector during COVID-19

Energy Monitor monitors live energy company jobs postings to assess the impact of COVID-19 on the sector.

Job trends in the Energy sector

Jobs postings by energy companies after the outbreak. The COVID-19 jobs tracker in the energy sector looks at jobs posted, closed and active to assess the impact of the pandemic on sector jobs.

Most active companies: Jobs

Energy Monitor’s Energy jobs tracker lists energy companies with the most jobs posted during the COVID-19 period.

Energy influencer discussions on COVID-19

Energy Monitor tracks the mentions of COVID-19 by leading Energy influencers on Twitter. The chart indicates the volume of tweets and influencers pertaining to COVID-19.