Search: China,Oil,Energy (15 materials)


The Future of the Middle East: Horizons of Challenges and Opportunities

... will not be implemented even in oil- and capital-rich states of the region. There is also little hope for a sharp increase in the energy efficiency of the regional economy. Natural gas has gained importance, accounting for more than half of the total energy demand, oil has shrunk to below 40 percent. The geographic structure of hydrocarbon exports is gradually changing in favor of the countries of East and South Asia (Japan, China, South Korea, India), followed by Europe. The United States is becoming the main energy competitor for Middle Eastern hydrocarbon producers, replacing Saudi Arabia as the regulator of global energy markets. The most significant consequence of the ...


Africa: the Pearl of the U.S. Energy Strategy

... that foreign technology and expertise reach 23 African countries in order to provide them with 30 gigawatts of clean power generation. “Fake it till you make it” REUTERS/Stringer Dmitry Borisov: The Dragon in Djibouti: the Shifting Tides of China’s Strategy The current plummeted oil price presents a window of opportunity for the USA to build an extensive National Energy Strategy previously elaborated by the Bush administration and engage African producers in governance reforms in order to help them avoid reliance on lending from developed countries that in turn curbs their expenditures. For this reason, expansion ...


Energy Outlook 2035 - BP

... of shale gas. Christof Ruehl does caution that we must not see this shale sale as the US Holy Grail, as at the end the American consumers may just spend more on Chinese goods. That said it will at least act as a cap on the US huge trade deficit with China. Trouble Brewing – Do Not Boil The energy renaissance of USA from one perspective will benefit its inhabitants and wider North American security, but such gains could also become inadvertently and indirectly undermined if the knock-on effects are too severe. For instance, the Middle East ...


A Hazardous Game – The Strait of Malacca

... words would ring in the ears of China’s elite. As why would China eternally follow the 'rules', which are made by and for the hegemon, particularly if China becomes the world’s biggest economy? As Yergin (2011) stresses oil has been a primary energy concern for China ever since Mao, as it was perceived as a main component of a modern economy, in turn, fuelling military and political muscle. Yet, in the 20th century China has experienced repeated cuts like: during the Sino-USSR split, USA’s off the record ...


Oil and Gas Markets to 2025 - LUKoil

... conventional gas production will actually fall steadily, which may raise worries if the unconventional gas is actually overvalued. Also, even Russia, traditionally a pipeline supplier will enter the game with about a 1/10th share by 2025. No section about energy is complete without China, which is why LUKoil highlights that the Asian dragon has the most favourable conditions to establish shale production and it has already begun to import relevant technologies. However, the lack of gas infrastructure and limited water resources will make gas relatively ...


Wary Bear and Shrewd Dragon

... their principles. This is why, distribution of economic capabilities in the near future will be vital as unless asymmetry is lessened, this relationship may not get very far, as asymmetry breeds conflict. Counter-Agent Dilemma & Subsidized Gas/Oil to China: The publicised and agreed energy deals with China are currently at the break-even point or just above it, which comparatively puts them on par with expensive Australian projects. If the market conditions do not worsen, these projects will recuperate their costs, but if there is ...


European Energy Woes

... litigation, energy security, shale revolution and domestic challenges will be discussed. In this post I am joined by the Head of Oil and Gas at the Energy Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. Tatiana Mitrova. This is the first of two posts from this special ... ... question and answer session is outlined with Dr. Tatiana Mitrova, whereas in the subsequent second post, coming later, we look at China-Russia. Europe-Russia ‘Special Deal Severed’: In normal day-to-day life Europe has a stable and diversified ...


Wild World – Dr. Adrian Pabst Interview

... disillusioned with Brussels and shifted attention to its Eurasian backyard and beyond. Oil prices are part of the equation but by no means the main reason. Alternative projects... ... will probably end any remaining hopes for both Nabucco and South Stream. But the energy battle between the EU and Russia over Nabucco and South Stream is a proxy conflict... ... diversify its sources of demand away from Europe towards Asia-Pacific (in particular China). While diversification makes both geo-political and geo-economic sense, there...



... amounts of energy: to create $1 of GDP China uses 5 times more energy than the US, or 12 more than Japan. Just by 2015 China’s consumption will near EU’s at 490 Mt. ES-2030 shows that by 2030 Russia aims to supply 20-25% of Asia’s oil from the current 6% – with China being the main consumer. Further, by 2020-2022 the figure should be around 14-15%. Gas wise, it is amazing that Russia, the energy superpower, sells no pipeline gas to Asia, and only marginally sells LNG from 2009. By 2020-2022 Russia ambitiously aims to reverse this trend by supplying 16-17% of Asia’s gas – with the figure rising to 19-20% by 2030. In all, this ...


Oil and Gas Digest

... miracle, especially in respect to oil (See: BruneiTimes). Oil discussions were a success, as Rosneft and CNPC signed several agreements; including first ever Arctic joint-venture for an Asian country (See: Bloomberg). Alexander Novak, Russia's Energy Minister, said Rosneft will send an extra 2 million tonnes of oil to China along ESPO oil pipeline in 2014, and will gradually increase such shipments to 15 million tonnes by 2018; which is huge news for players involved (See: Interfax). Due to these deals China will overtake Germany as a top destination for Russian oil....


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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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