Search: Gas,Syria (7 materials)

The Energy Sector, Competition and Security in the Eastern Mediterranean

... The key fields are Zohr off the coast of Egypt, Tamar and Leviathan off the coast of Israel, and Aphrodite off the coast of Cyprus, etc. Additionally, the so- called Block 9 is in a part of the field disputed by Lebanon. We can suppose there are large gas reserves off the Syrian coast, as well. By 2020, development had already been launched on several fields but, on the whole, both this process and its implementation are proceeding in fits and starts since matters have to be approved and agreed between unstable governments ...


Trio in Tehran

... intensity of Russian-Iranian contacts, as well as many joint projects, confirms that both sides are well aware of the need to develop bilateral economic ties. The long-term cooperation between Iran and Russia cannot be built on the common interests in Syria and anti-Americanism only. The past negotiations showed that Moscow and Tehran are trying to put stakes on the development of projects in the energy sector. In addition to the gas corridor mentioned, the news that "Rosneft" and NIOC, the Iranian national oil company, signed a roadmap for strategic projects in the area of oil and gas production in Iran with a total investment of up to USD 30 billion was a major event ...


Analysis: The King's Visit to Moscow is a Major Turning Point in Middle-East Politics

... reasons Saudi Arabia did not join the Astana initiative is that Iran is a founder. The Saudis does not fear a Russian influence in Syria, but they rather fear an Iranian one. Plus, Russians and Saudis have a lot to discuss and cooperate such as Oil and Gas markets, they have to deal openly at some point. It is in none favour to go into a confrontation in Syria or the Middle-East. As a result, the Saudis had started to view the Russian role in the Middle-East as stability guaranteer. The Saudis also believe that Russia in Syria will definitely minimise the Iranian influence over there. In short, they prefer ...


Turkey’s price arbitrage with Gazprom over Turkish Stream

... non-compliance with EU competition regulations. All the ways lead to… SyriaRussian actions in Syria considered by Ankara as “grave mistake” since, as is knows, Turkey provides Syrian rebel groups with weapon and training. However, adding Syrian events into equation only makes us come back to the question of Turkey’s alternative gas sources and supply cuts discussed above. It will be difficult to reach an agreement but Turkey doesn’t have additional leverage in asking for discount and threatening to find other suppliers. For now, Tukey only tacitly complains about EU not ...


Why the West, especially Europe, needs Russia

... Four key issues stand out: First, in terms of international peace and security, Russia holds a permanent seat on the UN Security Council. The veto this provides has already been used to block Western action in a number of situations, most notably in Syria, with profound if indirect effects on European order and solidarity. Second, Russia is an important global energy provider. Russia holds 6.87% of the world’s proven oil reserves and 17.4% of its proven gas reserves, and is the fourth largest carbon emitter. It is the world’s largest exporter of natural gas, and the second largest producer of oil. All this makes Russia vital for the world’s energy security, and of course its efforts to tackle ...


Future Maps of Syrian Transport Corridors

... country’s ability to become an oil and gas transit center is strategically important for the development of its energy sector – before the armed clashes, Syria had already been a transit area for energy transportation. Since March 2011, the Syrian oil and gas sector has suffered severe damage. The destruction of oil and natural gas pipelines, combined with the impact of Western-led sanctions has hindered the exploration, development, production, and transport of the country's energy resources. Direct ...


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