Tag Archives: gas

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 […]

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, […]

Mehdi Sanaei, Iranian Ambassador to Russia, Visits EUSP

by Zachary Waller, Gevorg Avetikyan On April 8th, Mehdi Sanaei, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Russian Federation, visited the European University at St. Petersburg to speak with students, faculty, and other members of the EUSP community. Mr. Sanaei covered a wide range of topics in his conversation at EUSP, but focused on […]

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 […]

Week in Review – March 21 – 28

by Lina Nagell and Zachary Waller Photo by Jerry Mathes II New Exports for Russia, Low ruble entices import of Russian goods.  Deputy PM Says Russian Economy Adjusting to Low Oil Prices, Weak Ruble Will Help Stabilize It  Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said Wednesday that Russia’s economy is adjusting to low oil prices […]

The Week in Review (March 13 – 20)

The Monitoring Team: Aaron Wood, Pierre Jouvellier Rocket Strike. Gas infrastructure out of commission in Algeria. Algerian Gas Infrastructure Suffers Rocket Strike A Statoil and Sonatrach joint venture in Algeria suffered an as of yet unidentified rocket strike. In Sallah suffered damage to its central processing system on March 18th, although luckily no staff have […]

News Blog – U.S. Shale Oil and Its Impact on Long Term Stability in the Oil Market

ENERPO student Lina Nagell offers an assessment of the future of shale in the face of a glut in oil prices. Can shale serve as a force for stabilization in world oil markets?

Viewpoint: IMF Distorts Energy Subsidy Facts to Vilify the Fossil Fuel Sector

by Jerry Byers The International Monetary Fund is muddying the already cloudy waters on how the world should address energy development and trade. The original report, released in May of this year, would have the casual observer believing that governments are using tax dollars to fund the energy industry to the tune of over 5 […]

ENERPO Workshop Series: Maxim Titov on Russia’s Energy Efficiency

By Michael Carmada ENERPO hosted its sixth and final workshop series of the year 2015 with Maxim Titov of the Energy Efficiency Finance Program of the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group. Titov’s presentation was a first for ENERPO as it addressed the very important, but somewhat ignored topic of energy efficiency and […]