Category Weekly Top 10 Newsletter

Week in review: February 20-27

by Sophie Nguebana This week’s review looks at the Gazprom and Rosneft dispute over gas deliveries, Exxon’s cuts in its reported reserves, Rosneft’s cooperation with the National Oil Corporation (NOC) in Libya, and finally the Aramco IPO which could push other gulf states to list oil assets. Gazprom and Rosneft dispute over gas deliveries Rosneft […]

Week in Review -February 14 – 22

by Elisabeth Nguebana This week’s issue looks at the North Stream 2 disagreement, the Donbass Blockade, and South Korean refiner SK purchase of Russian Urals crude for the 1st time in a decade. Gazprom’s pipeline ambition faces test in European courts Gazprom’s Nord Stream 2 project faces a test in European courts, as Poland, the main […]

Week in Review, February 2 – February 9

by Timothy Abraham – Photo by Jerry Mathes II This week’s review looks at OPEC’s efforts in cutting oil production with a particular focus on Venezuela and financial, legal and practical developments in the European energy market. OIL OUTPUT, OPEC AND BEYOND OPEC beats oil output cut expectations, according to the International Energy Agency. The November […]

Week in Review – Jan 30 – Feb 5th

by Alberto Perego – Photo by Jerry Mathes II The first week of February saw the figure of the new US president Donald Trump inhabiting the background of many energy-related events. From his harder line on Iran to his links with top figures in oil and gas companies and his yet unclear position on renewables, […]

Poland Challenges Gazprom

by Daniel Tsvetanov  Photo by Jerry Mathes II Gazprom plans to expand its presence on the European gas market with the realization of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, aiming to deliver 55 billion cubic meters of Russian natural gas per year across the Baltic Sea to Germany, bypassing Ukraine. This project became a top priority […]

The Week in Review – January 23 – February 1

Welcome to the Spring semester 2017 with the ENERPO team! Every week we will bring you up to date with global news in energy. This issue looks at OPEC’s efforts in curbing oversupply in the global oil market (and how those efforts work for US shale drillers); changes in the European natural gas market; Russia’s […]

DAPL: Protestors Wreak Havoc on Local Farmers and Ranchers

by Glenda Pavon  Image by Trevor Brine The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) would connect the Bakken with major markets in Illinois. The proposed path is almost 2,000km through North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Illinois. In the case of Bakken crude, the DAPL is very much needed for transport. Bakken crude is volatile, which has led […]

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 […]