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Putin’s Plan In The South China Sea

Putin’s Plan In The South China Sea

Despite no claims in the…

The Risk Of A Major Oil Outage Just Grew Substantially

The Risk Of A Major Oil Outage Just Grew Substantially

The geopolitical risk premium in…

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Ukraine Balances Energy Needs and European Aspirations

Dec 09, 2013 at 17:32 | Global Risk Insights

Ukraine is one step farther away from Europe. A sudden decision made by the Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich to cancel the signing of a pre-agreed deal with the European Union…

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Ukraine's Energy Sector Retreats Behind Iron Curtain

Dec 04, 2013 at 17:56 | Daniel J. Graeber

Ukrainian energy company Naftogaz said it agreed with Russian gas giant Gazprom to defer payments for winter gas supplies until early 2014. With Ukraine embroiled in protests, and Europe making…

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Ukraine & Turkey: The European Energy Coup

Oct 18, 2013 at 16:51 | Editorial Dept

Though Norway in June overtook Russia in total exports of natural gas to Europe, the balance of Russian gas to Europe comes through Ukraine, which itself is dependent upon Russia…

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Ukraine, Gazprom and the Return of Dmytro Firtash

Oct 16, 2013 at 17:21 | Scott Belinksi

Russia’s surprising move to offer Kiev a ‘gas discount’ marks the return of Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash to the international energy scene, a move that speaks volumes on the current…

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Trans-Adriatic Pipeline Enhances European Energy Security

Sep 04, 2013 at 17:04 | Global Risk Insights

Those concerned with European energy are excited for the arrival of finalized plans for the Southern Gas Corridor that will carry natural gas from Azerbaijan, through Turkey, Albania, Greece to…

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Romania pulls plug on Nabucco pipeline

Aug 23, 2013 at 17:42 | John Daly

Well, its official – the Nabucco pipeline is officially dead. Romania’s national natural gas transit company Transgaz, is convening an Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders on 23 September to…

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SOCAR Eyes Big League

Aug 23, 2013 at 15:09 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: An emerging joint venture between Russia’s Rosneft and Azerbaijan’s state-run SOCAR poises the Azeri company to enter an even bigger league.

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Mediterranean Gas Outlook Threatened by War

Aug 21, 2013 at 17:19 | Daniel J. Graeber

The population in the eastern Mediterranean region is expected to increase by as much as 35 percent in the next 20 years. Natural gas deposits in the Levant Basin are…

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Belarus Tries to Subtly Lash Out at Russian Oligarchs

Aug 09, 2013 at 16:27 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Belarus reinstates an investor-unfriendly rule in order to subdue Russian power in its business. Analysis: In 2008, the Belarusian government revoked its “golden share” rule that…

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Reassembling the Evil Empire – Gazprom moves into Kyrgyzstan

Aug 07, 2013 at 17:39 | John Daly

Pity poor democratic, energy bereft post-Soviet Central Asian state Kyrgyzstan.Alone amongst the debris field of post-Soviet states in the unexpected aftermath of the sudden December 1991 implosion of…

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