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The Colonial Pipeline Explosion: Another Aspect of Security of Supply

by Elisabeth Nguebana Photo by Jerry D. Mathes III The question of reliability of infrastructure remains at the center of security of supply. Critical infrastructure is essential for the functioning of a society and economy, in includes power plants, oil refineries and pipelines. Measures are undertaken in order to protect this infrastructure. This is called […]

Week in Review – November 7-13 2016

Photo by Jerry D Mathes III by Sophie Nguebana, Elisabeth Nguebana, Glenda Pavon, Alexander Geysman, Daniel Tsvetanov Oil Companies Book Tankers to Store Oil in Amount Unseen in 4 Years Shipping operators report that oil companies requested up to 9 million barrel storage capacities in supertankers. That hasn’t been seen in 4 and a half years. […]

Shell to Sell Canadian Shale Assets for $1 Billion USD to Cut Debt

by Sophie Nguebana Royal Dutch Shell, whose revenue is estimated at $419.4 billion USD, is Europe’s largest oil company and one of the biggest unconventional E&P companies. Indeed, Shell has invested at least $24 billion in unconventional oil and gas in North America. Yet, on October 21, the company sold some of its Canadian non-core oil […]

If Nuclear Energy has a Future, it Will be Chinese

By Alexander Geysman Over the past several years we have heard a lot of news regarding the People’s Republic of China’s efforts in nuclear energy development, and individually they may seem quite praiseworthy, but altogether they form a stunning picture. According to the IEA, since 2012 China’s installed power capacity is the largest in the […]

Ukrainian Energy Politics

By Bogdan Polishchuk In many ways, the Ukrainian crisis is a fascinating case study in energy politics. Constant negotiating spats between itself and its primary supplier of energy, Russia, have racked the country. The disagreements are both political and economic, and go back long before the annexation of Crimea and the civil war in the […]

The Week in Review October 31 – November 6

by Elisabeth Nguebana, Kelsey Zimmerman, Patrick Osborne, Alberto Perego, Alexander Geysman Paris Agreement Enters into Force The Paris Agreement, which was negotiated at COP 21 last year, entered into force on November 4, as more than 100 countries, responsible for over 73% of global emissions, ratified it. The decisive act was put forward by the EU […]

The Resurgence of the Nuclei

By Alberto Perego Nuclear fusion is what powers the sun and the stars. It is often seen as a thing of the future, partially enveloped in a cloud of dreams and science fiction. However, it is quite reassuring that experiments concerning this powerful energy source are being conducted in a top tech lab at MIT […]

BRICS Summit in Goa: Rosneft Acquires New Assets

by Elisabeth Nguebana Photo: Rosneft President, Igor Sechin, and Essar Chairman, Shashi Ruia, both gain as the Russian company gains Indian retail customers and Essar gets to pare debt. File photo: R.V. Moorthy Rosneft, the Russian energy giant, has its eyes on the Indian oil products market. To increase its presence in the Indian market, the company […]

Week in Review October 24 – October 30

by Sophie Nhuebana, Timothy Abraham, Elisabeth Nguebana, Glenda Pavon, Alberto Perego, Bogdan Polishchuk, Patrick Osborne  Photo by Jerry D. Mathes III Russia Prepares for Deep Budget Cuts Russia is preparing to slash government spending across the board over the next three years as it struggles to bring down the budget deficit because of lower oil […]

Can Iranian Oil Recover?

This article is part of an upcoming ENERPO Journal edition. Zach Waller offers analysis of the Iranian Oil Sector post-sanctions.