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Algeria: Europe’s New Energy Supplier and Russia’s Long-Time Arms Buyer

Since Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine began on February 24, 2022, Europe has sought to wean itself of the dependence on Russian energy, looking for alternatives to Russian-sourced oil and gas. Although Germany has proven hesitant to follow suite, Spain, Italy, Greece, and France have begun diversifying their options and hunting for new energy suppliers among the oil and gas rich ...

Куинн Кэролан Роберт
19.04.2022 15:36:19

Energy Sector in Spain: Current State and Future Prospects

Introduction Europe’s energy transition is under scrutiny following the region’s soaring electricity prices and the scarcity of fossil fuels. The inadequacy of renewable energies to efficiently respond to these problems has become apparent. Is it necessary to increase the ...

Yaniz Gonzalez Jesus
18.10.2021 19:48:27

Abkhazia’s energy crisis potentially opening the de facto states’ pandora’s box?

 Geopolitical implications on the road to Abkhaz energy securityAfter more than a year of unexpected blackouts, the authorities of Abkhazia initiated rolling blackouts within the state in July 2021, where during the night each region would be deprived of electricity for two hours. Two months later, ...

Symeonidis Dimitris
14.10.2021 19:35:11

Russia’s Energy Strategy to 2035

Russia’s Energy Strategy to 2035 (ES-2035) enters, finally, the home stretch. The Ministry of Energy submitted its version of the document to the Russian Government in early October 2019. Once approved (this is expected before year’s end), ES-2035 will become ...

27.12.2019 13:32:40

INDIA. The New Pivotal Role in Asia and Europe

The New Pivotal Role in Asia and Europe: Oil & Gas Likewise Industries, Energy, New Military Endeavors and Defence Strategies for New Delhi: by introducing integrated battle groups (IBGs), energy weapons, artificial intelligence, robotics and micro-satellite technologies to secure its borders, and allow transfer of encrypted ...

Dobircianu Sorin
25.11.2019 16:50:55

World Petroleum Council

The Most Relevant and Significant International Council of OIL was organized in Romania Bucharest, 20 – 23 October, 2019Source: Incisiv national    New International OIL & Gas and Energy Markets New rules, arrangements, players, strategies and alliances New policies and regulations for Energy Security as well as for Energy and Environment Business Intelligence in Europe and all over “ WE DETECT, LOCATE AND CLASSIFY IN REAL TIME ...

Dobircianu Sorin
05.11.2019 11:38:27

Bridges to India

... US-India cooperation works. Over the next twenty years, this can create an Indo-Russian executive bridge similar to the Indo-American one. Commerce between India and Russia would grow in IT and other hi-tech areas as in the Indo-American model. India’s energy needs Energy is the most critical need for India. India imported US$ 112 billion of crude oil in 2018, of which US$ 75 billion of crude came from Middle Eastern countries. This is galling to the Indians, especially given the overwhelming geopolitical ...

Murlidhar Neel
16.09.2019 13:14:19

European Union Interference in Central Asia: What Does It Mean for Russia and China?

... multilateral initiatives designed to bring Central Asia in line with EU interests and thinking. The region occupies an important place in EU strategic thinking because of its location between China and Russia, and because of its position in the East-West energy trade and developing transport corridors. The following paragraphs will first outline what the EU wants to achieve in Central Asia and how it goes about achieving it, before formulating some lessons that Russia and China could draw from this activity....

高 意凱
02.07.2017 16:47:52

It's economics, stupid!

... Consequently, in the atmosphere of the post-COP21 consensus, one might wonder whether the future in which electricity is produced from renewable sources can be envisaged at all. By the end of 2015, 110 countries adopted policies supporting renewable energy, with renewable share in power generation ranging from 10% to 97.9% on a country level, and reaching 100% to 200+% on a local community level (eg. Bavarian Effelter). By looking at these numbers, one might want to fully part ways with any doubts ...

Tikhonova Anna
05.06.2017 00:47:26

Can LNG ensure European security of supply?

In May 2014, in the aftermath of Russia-Ukrainian crisis, the European Commission adopted European Energy Security Strategy, establishing two pillars of European security of supply: prevention and mitigation. The main goal was to prevent gas supply disruptions by implementing “gas stress tests” (modelled by ENTSOG) and to foster solidarity ...

Tikhonova Anna
09.10.2016 21:21:00

Russian Gas Projects in the Context of New Paradigm

... from 2008 crisis and decreasing growth of the Chinese economy,in particular), political turmoil (Ukrainian crisis) “appearance of illegal and cheap oil” on the market (eg. ISIS’ expansion), as well as the overall strive to develop new energy sources in the view of global warming. That being said, a plummeted oil price (going lower than 50$ ‘leverage level’) could be utilized to boost local demand and, as a consequence, increase production in order to avoid low profits. ...

Tikhonova Anna
09.10.2016 20:58:00

Legislative framework of Russian APG flaring

... characteristic of APG content, whereas the oil fields that are responsible for flaring are mostly concentrated on the territory of West Siberia, between Yamalo-Nenetsk and Khanty-Mansiys regions. The underlying reason for flaring rather than the gas usage for energy purpose is the lack of nearby markets and sparse population with its insufficient local gas demand. Thus, in order to avoid flaring in these particular regions it is necessary to install relevant technology (gas-to-liquid, for instance) and redefine ...

Tikhonova Anna
07.06.2016 16:45:00

To flare or not to flare? Russian APG case.

... resource endowments and its ambition to increase production from the greenfield projects (such as in Sakhalin or in the Arctic offshore), it will be increasingly difficult for it to avoid international stigmatization regarding its not-so-well developed energy-efficient approach to resource management and production. In 2007, in his State of the Union address, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin recognized that 20bcm of annual flaring in Russia, which equals 30% of European annual gas consumption,...

Tikhonova Anna
07.06.2016 16:30:00

American LNG exports: still a good idea?

... result, natural gas production increased by 40% from the 2005’s level, driving the costs of production down,-typical economy of scale! Today, when the US’ inventories are so abundant in natural gas what in turn pushes the price down, many energy companies withdraw from drilling and production: there is too much product and not enough demand. For this reason, natural gas futures have plummeted below 3$ and the current market can be visually represented by a typical contango curve. NYMEX ...

Tikhonova Anna
01.04.2016 15:34:00

On Both Sides of Turkish Stream

Although Russia signed an enormous energy agreement with China last year, evidencing growing ties between Russia and the east, there remains in Russia’s policies an underlying pull towards Europe. After canceling the South Stream pipeline project, in response to strong EU and U.S....

Power Kalea
20.07.2015 12:26:00

Russia-China Energy Relations: A Long-awaited Partnership Develops

In the early 2000s, advancements in Russia-China energy collaboration were slow. Russia sought to maintain its standing as a dominant energy provider in European markets, while China searched for greater energy security among its energy suppliers. China consistently showed an interest in a cross-border ...

Power Kalea
01.07.2015 22:35:00

SPIEF 2015: Economic Opportunities in Russia Trump Western Political and Security Concerns

... EU’s more significant economic players are using a double standard—strong rhetoric against Russia in the security sphere contrasts with support for domestic companies to secure advantageous positions on the Russian market. To this end, energy companies, including BP and Shell, have received consent from the British and Dutch governments to pursue joint ventures with Russian energy firms despite London’s strong support for sanctions against Moscow. BP has already used this to ...

Vuksic Spencer
26.06.2015 16:07:00

The Tax Manoeuvre changes the oil industry but casts shadows on the future production.

... lowering the export tax was an obliged choice in order to avoid that russian companies export through Belarus and Kazakhistan, where duties are cheaper, once the Custom Union is completed. In 2008, after a similar crisis, some research papers by the Energy Ministry and by the entourage of Igor Sechin (who at the time was serving as Vice-Prime Minister for energy), had showed that the russian output would have slowed and decreased because of the unprofitability of new projects if the tax system had ...

Fontolan Stefano
27.12.2014 22:10:00

Diplomacy and hegemony in the “Horn of Africa”

... So far, peer-reviewed academics everywhere and major media have been wont to examine a paralell motive for the redesign of Africa. But China's growing regional role in economic development and in financing extractive industries, including energy, gives them one. SIPRI statistics of arms sales by Russia, and Ukraine, to Sub-Saharan Africa give them another. China is cooperating on major infrastructure projects with Ethiopa and and is a major developer of the oil industry in the conflict-riddled ...

Эрманн Эрик
17.11.2014 10:54:00

Business is business. Western duplicity towards Russia.

... Headquarter in Moscow. Behind, the Kremlin. Despite the sanctions issued by the United States and the European Union against russian politicians and businessmen and despite the neverending discussion about the need for diversification in the european energy market, many western oil companies are acting just the opposite of how expected. from the left: Bp CEO Bob Dudley, Vladimir Putin, Igor Sechin in St Petersburg One of the latest stories on the news was the billion-dollars contract signed by ...

Fontolan Stefano
23.07.2014 21:59:00


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