Tag Archives: energy security

Five Questions About Nord Stream 2 – Opinion

This opinion piece by Henrik Vorloeper is part of our upcoming ENERPO Journal edition.

The Week in Review September 5 – 12

by Sophie Nguebana, Daniel Tsvetanov, Patrick Osborne, Alberto Perego, Alexander Geysman, Timothy Abraham – Featured photo by Jerry Mathes III Egypt to Use Gas from Cyprus In the end of August, Cyprus and Egypt signed an agreement, under which natural gas from offshore fields located in Cyprus will be supplied to Egypt. The agreement (which […]

The Nature of Product Sharing Agreements in Azerbaijan

By Fatma Babayeva This article discusses the main concepts of Azerbaijan’s Production Sharing Agreements (PSAs), which regulate the legal, commercial, and fiscal relationships between the government of Azerbaijan and International Oil Companies (IOCs). It explores the reasons behind Azerbaijan’s preference of this type of contractual arrangement, the historical setup for PSA contracts within the country, […]

Myanmar’s Energy Sector: An Overview

by Alissa Nicole Thompson Abstract Myanmar is straddling a new national development plan. Since the new civilian government took office in 2011, reforms were necessary after the changes resulting from the sanctions previously imposed on the country. Energy will undoubtedly play a role Myanmar’s growth, and the country is expected to receive significant amounts of […]

Lithuania: Energy Security Through Liberalization

by Aaron Wood Abstract Following independence from the Soviet Union in the 1990s, the main concern for Lithuania was achieving energy independence. While this was achieved in part through the use of Ignalina NPP, it would prevent the development of liberalized markets and accession to the European Union. This article will show through a historical recount, […]

Venezuela: From Oil-Rich to Desperate

By Michael Roh When it rains it pours. In Venezuela’s case, when it doesn’t rain, the country with over 60% of its domestic electricity produced by hydropower, inevitably suffers. But the country that once experienced great fortune with its oil riches has already been suffering. With or without the rain, poor economic policy, along with […]

The Nord Stream Conspiracy: Europe’s Uncritical Condemnation of Gazprom’s Export Strategy

By John Collins Within the context of the deteriorating relationship between Russia and the West, the unceasing debate over the malfeasance of Gazprom business practices rages on. And forgive the author if the tenor of this op-ed is bombastic, vitriolic, and argumentative, but that is exactly the tone taken by European commentators as they ridicule […]

India’s Supply Dilemmas: IPI, MEIDP, TAPI

by Pierre Jouvellier National energy mixes for many countries in the world are currently changing from coal to natural gas. It is not surprising to see new emerging markets like India, China and South Africa for natural gas. Indeed, even if coal remains the less expensive fossil fuel for electricity generation, countries are more attracted by […]

Brussels Attacks and Global Nuclear Security

by Jerry Byers The article was originally written for Russia Direct The recent bombings in Brussels and the subsequent discovery of information that ISIS militants may have been targeting Belgian nuclear facilities should be concerning. The threat of a nuclear disaster at the hands of terrorists is a global concern, and one that requires all of […]

Energy Security of South Korea: All comes down to relations with DPRK?

by Soojeon Shin South Korea is the ninth-largest energy consumer based on 2014 data by EIA. The energy consumption has continued to increase in line with economic growth. It relies heavily on imports to meet 97% of its total primary energy consumption as a result of insufficient domestic resources. As it does not have yet international […]