... period under sanctions against Iran. Special attention is paid to the Kurdish factor and the role the Kurds play in the future of energy in the region, the possibility of subregional integration in the Arab Mashreq and the increasing influence of Russian energy companies in regards to gas projects located in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Russia’s Interests in the Arab Mashreq: Analyzing the Future of Oil and Gas in Iraq and Syria
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... partners to set up a joint venture, stating that the “deal could lead to a restriction of competition.”
Poland has also tried to influence the European Commission (EC). For instance, Warsaw took the issue of expanding the provisions of the Third Energy Package to include maritime parts of gas pipelines running into the European Union. The new rules would mean that Gazprom would only be able to transport up to 50 per cent of the capacity of Nord Stream 2. It is a move designed to create unfavourable conditions for the project’s investors....
... most important topics of contemporary economic discourse, with a focus on Russia’s position and development. He divided the presentation into three parts: the sanctions and their effect on the Russian market, the world price of oil, and the role of gas in Russia’s future.
He first discussed the impact of sanctions on the development of Russian energy, claiming that the sanctions themselves did not cause significant damage to Russia’s energy industry, but contributed instead to the balancing of industry towards the state. Modern technologies, which are currently underdeveloped in Russia, have ...
... the light of existing geopolitical and economic problems, the development of adjacent energy sectors and technologies, the impact of climate change, and the training of staff for joint programmes and projects.
1. Gulmira Rzaeva. Natural Gas in the Turkish Domestic Energy Market: Policies and Challenges. Oxford Energy Institute. NG 82, 79 p., February 2014
2. Gareth Minrow. Realization of Turkey’s Energy Aspirations: Pipe Dreams or Real Projects? Center on the US and Europe at Brookings. 26 p. April 2014
... Pacific) and Australia and is expected to increase, while post-2020 situation of capacity expansion remains unclear and will depend on investor’s response to price dynamics. Overall, European demand will be driven by its economic activity, impact of energy efficiency measures, demand for gas-fired power generation and relative price of alternative sources of gas supply. Until recently the prices in North East Asia, North West Europe and North America were divergent, however in 2015 NBP and Asian LNG spot prices reflect similar patterns....
... are 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 ...
... remaining Western sanctions. It is also a good moment for Russia to re-orient itself from the expensive (also due to sanctioned and restricted technology transfer) offshore Arctic projects, dedicating time and available resources to commercialize flared gas.
As we see, there are top-down governmental as well as bottom-up signals from energy producers to tighten scrutiny on ecological responsibility, operational transparency and resource management. The devil, however, is still in detail and the question of enforced compliance with the legislative decisions is still relevant given ...
... deadlocks. Armenia has made its choice and became a full-fledged member of the EEU in 2015. That means that the country will coordinate its energy policy with the members of the organization and first of all Russia. Russia dominates in the Armenian gas and energy sector. “Gazprom Armenia”, the leading company in transit and sale of natural gas in Armenia, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of “Gazprom.”
At the same time the distribution of electric power is under the control of “Electric ...
... what it did in Equatorial Guinea, the US needs to continue opening its embassies in Africa, energizing civil society by encouraging respect for human rights and adaptation of suitable fiscal systems. Then, high quality sulfur-low oil as well as “gas resources not only can provide energy and revenues for local use, but also can help stabilize oil and gas prices by diversifying and enhancing available supplies for regional and global markets
Africa: Obama’s Last Chance
... from 15% to 28% for deep fields (
below 5,000 m
). New taxation might kill the goose that laid the golden eggs and undermine the prospects for domestic natural gas production.
Part of Ukraine’s deficit was due to mismanagement of production and gas flows.
Energy efficiency is another area where Ukraine is lagging behind both its eastern and western neighbors. Ukraine's energy-saving potential could be as much as 40% - 50% of its current energy consumption. According to the World Energy Council, energy ...