Tag Archives: China

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 […]

Week in Review – March 20-26

By Timothy Abraham. This week’s review looks at the situation in exploration and production under low oil prices; developments in the Middle East; coal power updates from China and India.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Week in Review October 3 – 9

by Alexander Geysman, Irina Mironova, Sophie Nguebana, Glenda Pavon, Alberto Perego, Bogdan Polishchuk, Daniel Tsvetanov Secret Reserves? China increases strategic reserve during price glut Geospatial analytics startup company Orbital Insight Inc. based in Palo Alto, California, announced that China may have more oil reserves than it has declared. Information is based on satellite images of […]

Russia’s Natural Gas Export Policy in Asia Pacific in the 1990s: Unfulfilled Potential

Russian Gas Export to Asia Pacific Analysis by Olga Gerasmichuk from our upcoming Journal issue.

Week in Review September 19-25

by Timoty Abraham, Alexander Geysman, Irina Mironova, Elisabeth Nguebana, Patrick Osborne, Glenda Pavon-Suriel, Alberto Perego China Wants its Nuclear Industry to Grow Dauntingly Fast Chinese city of Lianyungang saw people protesting last month against the nuclear power plant, already built in the area. China has started its nuclear adventure only in 1994 and since then […]

Week in Review September 12 – 18

Photo by Jerry Mathes III Patrick Osborne, Daniel Tsvetanov, Bogdan Polishchuk, Alexander Geysman, Timothy Abraham, Glenda Pavon Suriel ExxonMobil: Asset Valuation Reporting Standards In the oil and gas industry, many companies have gone through reductions in assets values over the past two years; this normally was accompanied by non-cash charges (expenses that reduce earnings but […]

The Benefits and Obstacles Facing Possible Chinese Accession to the ECT

By Lina Nagell Abstract This paper addresses two main questions. The first asks what the benefits to China are in joining the ECT, the second whether the One Belt, One Road Initiative will accelerate the country’s accession to the treaty. The paper finds that the main benefits facing Chinese accession to the ECT are: (1) […]