Every once in a while, we like to engage our energy research team in deep-dive, broad-based discussions about the big-picture, longer-term issues facing the global energy complex. For example, where will oil prices be in 2100? Well, OK, not quite that long-term. What follows is a recap of the top five themes that we believe energy investors need to be thinking about over the next few years. We should note that this week's "stat" is just an appetizer. In the coming weeks, we will have a series of focused Stats that will examine in detail several of these more important structural energy drivers. In the meantime, we would encourage our readers to give us a call if you’d like more detail or nuance to each of these issues.