Tag Archives: EU

Gazprom signs a contract for the construction of the second string of Turkish Stream. What’s next?

By Daniel Tsvetanov Gazprom’s subsidiary South Stream Transport B.V. and the Swiss-based company Allseas Group S.A. signed a contract to build the second string of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline’s offshore section.[1] The deal was signed on 21 February, 2017, in Amsterdam; it complements the previous agreement of building the first string of Turkish Stream […]

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 […]

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.

Five Questions About Nord Stream 2 – Opinion

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

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 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 […]

Putin at COP21 and the Disproportionate Reaction by the West

By Michael Roh Abstract Russia, the country with the largest natural gas reserves in the world, is notably one of the largest greenhouse gas emitters. Therefore, its participation is crucial to the legitimacy of any international climate change agreement. At the 21st meeting of the Conference of the Parties in Paris, referred to as COP21, […]

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, […]

What is Wrong with Russian Gas?

By Glenda Pavon-Suriel Photo by Jerry D. Mathes II In the September, 2015 Foreign Affairs article “Europe’s Low Energy: The Promise and Perils of the Energy Union”, Petr Polak argues that the primary aim of the European Commission’s Energy Union is to ensure European gas supplies while avoiding supplies by the Russian gas exporter Gazprom. […]

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 […]