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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

by Sophie Nguebana, Elisabeth Nguebana, Patrick Osborne, Alexander Geysman, Alberto Perego, Irina Mironova UN Climate Talks in Marrakesh The Conference of Parties, COP22 took place in Marrakesh. The participants of the meeting have discussed the way forward after Paris. At the same time, a group of climate-sceptics has gathered in Washington, D.C. to discuss the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]