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SOLAR POWER: CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER AND PHOTOVOLTAIC PLANTS COMPARISON AND THEIR APPLICABILITY IN TAJIKISTAN

by Gulnoza Khodizoda Abstract This paper’s main focus is to give an overview of the current potential of solar energy utilization through the use of solar power plants and the applicability of this to lower income countries, with a case study on Tajikistan. We will discuss two main types of solar power plants: Concentrated Solar Power […]

Russian Hydrocarbon Development in the Arctic Despite Sanctions

by Glenda Pavon-Suriel   Abstract Development of hydrocarbon resources in the Arctic shelf is a topic of increasing interest. This is in light of the effects of climate change in the region and recent findings of enormous resource potential. The combination of the environmental implications of resource extraction in the Arctic with the demand for natural […]

Blog Post – Eni’s offshore barrels are keeping up against onshore oil: how are they doing that?

By Alberto Perego Eni, the Italian energy company, was created in 1953. The founding head of the company was Enrico Mattei – he was told to decommission and dismantle WWII’s reserves and instead created an oil and gas giant. The Italian company (in fact, the most ‘Italian’ company in the energy sector), although hailing from […]

Week in Review – April 3 – 9

By Alexander Geysman This week’s review looks mostly at developments of natural gas markets globally and electricity markets in Europe as a by-product with news from Israel, France, Qatar, Ukraine and Even Australia. Also the newest acquisitions of Exxon may be somewhat interesting. Let’s take a look. Natural Gas Figure 1. Proposed Israel-Cyprus_Greece_Italy pipeline. Source: […]

Week In Review – April 10 – 16

By Alexander Geysman This week’s review, last in the season, takes us almost on every continent with stories about Middle Eastern oil, politics and electricity, Gazprom deals, China’s ambitions, LNG innovation and US problems. Let’s take a look. Topic 1: Middle East As usual, the Middle East was the number one topic for our weekly […]

Week in Review – March 13-19

by Sophie Nguebana This week’s review looks at China and Saudi Arabia’s strengthening cooperation in the energy sphere, Gazprom Neft’s first steps in fracking, Hyundai Engineering’s investment in Iran and Total’s production start at Congo’s Moho Nord oil field. China and Saudi Arabia Strengthen their relations Saudi Arabian King Salman visited China, a key stop in […]

Gazprom signs a contract for the construction of the second string of Turkish Stream. What’s next?

By Daniel Tsvetanov Gazprom’s subsidiary South Stream Transport B.V. and the Swiss-based company Allseas Group S.A. signed a contract to build the second string of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline’s offshore section.[1] The deal was signed on 21 February, 2017, in Amsterdam; it complements the previous agreement of building the first string of Turkish Stream […]

UK RECEIVES ITS FIRST LNG CARGO FROM AMERICA: BUT IT’S NOT FROM THE US!

By Sophie Nguebana On February 21, 2017, UK has imported its first LNG cargo from the American continent: Peru LNG’s tanker called Gallina brought some 60 thousand tonnes of LNG. The price of this delivery was linked to the UK’s National Balancing Point. The tanker came from Peru via the Panama Canal, which was recently […]

Week in Review: February 27 – March 5

By Alexander Geysman This week’s review looks at how European oil majors are cutting costs and selling their assets in sub-Saharan Africa, while the US oil sector is booming. Some topics never disappear from our discussions here at ENERPO, so we touch upon the Russian developments as well. European Majors in downturn French oil group […]

Italy’s lesson: Paying for Nuclear Energy You Don’t Have

by Alberto Perego Italy is the only G8 member that doesn’t use nuclear power plants for electricity generation. Germany is on the way of phasing out nuclear, and some other countries in Europe and beyond are considering following Germany’s example. Italy stopped its NPPs a while ago. In this article, I would like to look […]