Tag Archives: Sanctions

Week in Review – Jan 30 – Feb 5th

by Alberto Perego – Photo by Jerry Mathes II The first week of February saw the figure of the new US president Donald Trump inhabiting the background of many energy-related events. From his harder line on Iran to his links with top figures in oil and gas companies and his yet unclear position on renewables, […]

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.

Iran and its new Petroleum Contract (IPC): a New Paper Drill

By Alberto Perego Iran has the largest gas reserves in the world, and the 4th largest oil reserves. Its current oil production capacity is around 3.6 million barrels a day, and it is no secret that, with the sanctions lifted, Iran plans to increase production up to 5 million barrels a day. This is not […]

Mehdi Sanaei, Iranian Ambassador to Russia, Visits EUSP

by Zachary Waller, Gevorg Avetikyan Abstract: Iranian ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaei visited EUSP and spoke about the long history of Russian-Iranian relations. The ambassador covered topics including the multipolar world, the different dimensions of the Russian-Iranian relationship, and, of course, sanctions – both against Iran and against Russia. After covering the topics he wanted to […]

After Doha: What’s Next?

by Zachary Waller Photo: Jerry Mathes II Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak got some attention in February when he said Russia was prepared to join the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in a Saudi-proposed deal to cut oil production five percent. Those remarks proved to be relatively foresightful, as Russia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and […]

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 […]

Blog Post – Sergei Komlev of Gazprom Export Gives Presentation at EUSP

by Henrik Vorloeper Oil and gas like apples and pears On 2nd March 2016 ENERPO students of the European University at Saint Petersburg listened carefully, when Sergei Komlev, Head of Contract Structuring and Price Formation Directorate, Gazprom Export explained Gazprom’s problem in finding the right price for its gas on the markets, especially in Europe. These […]

The Week in Review (March 07 – 12)

The Monitoring Team: Michael Roh, Henrik Vorloeper    The European Union Commission Holds Talks with Gazprom on Anti-trust Case The meeting on March 9th between Gazprom’s deputy chief Medvedev and the European Competition Commissioner Verstegen allegedly turned out to be “mutually acceptable” for both parties in the antitrust case imposed by the European Union against […]

News Blog – The EU Releases New Directive on Gas Contracts

by Henrik Vorloeper In February 2016, the European Union Commission proposed a new directive on gas contracts, in which the Commission further extends its control over EU member relations with non-EU suppliers. Even if the new directive might take up to two years, which is according to Platts a normal time exposure to adopt new regulations in […]

The Week in Review (Feb 8 – 14)

The Monitoring Team: Michael Roh, Pierre Jouvellier  India is Looking for More LNG, Australia is Ready to Flood the Market Due to cheap LNG prices, India will increase its imports from Australia under long-term contracts. The aim of these agreements is to take the control of the gas value chain and to take advantage of […]