Tag Archives: Russia

Book review: Renewables in the Russian Arctic

Book Review. Renewable Energy Sources in the Isolated Communities of the Russian Arctic (Возобновляемые источники энергии в изолированных населенных пунктах Российской Арктики). Authors: Berdin, V. H., Kokorin A.O., Yulkin, G.M., Yulkin, M.A. (Бердин В.Х., Кокорин А.О., Юлкин Г.М., Юлкин М.А.). Publisher: WWF, 2017. 80 pp. By Hilma Salonen Far-flung, sparsely populated settlements of the Russian […]

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 […]

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 […]

Week in Review, February 2 – February 9

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 […]

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 […]

The Week in Review October 31 – November 6

by Elisabeth Nguebana, Kelsey Zimmerman, Patrick Osborne, Alberto Perego, Alexander Geysman Paris Agreement Enters into Force The Paris Agreement, which was negotiated at COP 21 last year, entered into force on November 4, as more than 100 countries, responsible for over 73% of global emissions, ratified it. The decisive act was put forward by the EU […]

BRICS Summit in Goa: Rosneft Acquires New Assets

by Elisabeth Nguebana Photo: Rosneft President, Igor Sechin, and Essar Chairman, Shashi Ruia, both gain as the Russian company gains Indian retail customers and Essar gets to pare debt. File photo: R.V. Moorthy Rosneft, the Russian energy giant, has its eyes on the Indian oil products market. To increase its presence in the Indian market, the company […]

Week in Review October 24 – October 30

by Sophie Nhuebana, Timothy Abraham, Elisabeth Nguebana, Glenda Pavon, Alberto Perego, Bogdan Polishchuk, Patrick Osborne  Photo by Jerry D. Mathes III Russia Prepares for Deep Budget Cuts Russia is preparing to slash government spending across the board over the next three years as it struggles to bring down the budget deficit because of lower oil […]

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 Sept 26 – October 2

by Alexander Geysman, Irina Mironova, Sophie Nguebana, Patrick Osborne, Glenda Pavon, Alberto Perego, Bogdan Polishchuk, Daniel Tsvetanov, Kelsey Zimmerman OPEC Deal: Riyadh and Tehran Reached a Pact on Reducing Crude Oil Production As producing countries gathered in Algiers for talks on September 28, Riyadh and Tehran reached a pact on reducing crude oil production. The exact […]