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Geopolitics / Europe

Erdogan: Cyprus Oil Drilling Is A Security Threat To East Mediterranean

May 14, 2018 at 11:04 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The Eastern Mediterranean will face a security threat should Cyprus continue its unilateral operations of offshore oil and gas exploration in the region, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an said…

Germany’s Unstoppable Renewable Revolution

Jan 17, 2018 at 15:27 | Ryan Opsal

With many regions skewed toward greater political uncertainty, sources of constancy and dependability are valued commodities…  Once the “sick man” of Europe, Germany has emerged over the past decade…

Forget OPEC, Putin Is Calling The Shots In Global Oil

Nov 28, 2017 at 17:59 | Irina Slav

Do you remember who first said anything about extending the oil production cut deal until the end of next year? It wasn’t Saudi Arabia or any other Gulf producer. It…

A Hard Brexit Could Spell Disaster For UK Oil And Gas

May 05, 2017 at 14:34 | Irina Slav

Oil & Gas UK has painted a grim picture for the British oil industry of what is popularly called a “Hard Brexit”, with the cost of trade in oil and…

What Is Putin Planning For Ukraine?

Mar 29, 2017 at 12:05 | Eurasianet

Western media may not be paying much attention to Ukraine now, but this does not mean that the conflict there has been frozen, much less settled. The ceasefire concluded in…

Despite Promises, EU Failing to Deliver on Economic Investment

Nov 11, 2015 at 11:51 | Christopher Stakhovsky

Politicians have always been known for making promises they failed to keep, especially during electoral campaigns. In the early years of the 20th century, the British…

Could Armenia Be The Next Ukraine?

Jun 29, 2015 at 17:10 | Martin Vladimirov

When Konstantin Kosachyov, the head of the Russian Federation Council's International Relations Committee, said the protests in Armenia against a 16.7 percent power price hike follow…

Could Turkey Become The New Ukraine?

Feb 12, 2015 at 15:27 | Eurasianet

The deepening crisis in Ukraine is boosting Turkey’s decade-long efforts to establish itself as the lynchpin in energy flows from eastern providers to European customers. On February 8,…

The Black Sea: A New Frontier for Energy Geopolitics?

Sep 30, 2014 at 16:42 | Joe Parson

Halliburton may be interested in Romania’s offshore oil fields, but it could face a challenge from a bolstered Russian presence in the Black Sea.Russia’s claim to the Crimean…

Kremlin Says Sanctions Will Cost Europe

Sep 12, 2014 at 16:44 | Andy Tully

The Kremlin says strengthened sanctions from the European Union and United States against Moscow will cost the West more than Russia.The EU on Sept. 12 formally extended…

Putin is Losing Eastern European Energy Gamble

Apr 17, 2014 at 14:28 | Daniel J. Graeber

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he doesn't think the European community can do without the natural gas it gets from energy monopoly Gazprom.  With a Russian economy starting to decline,…

Southeastern Europe Energy Advisory

Jan 31, 2014 at 16:38 | Editorial Dept

This week we are focusing on some potential opportunities opening up in an area that gets little attention and largely flies under the oil and gas radar. Croatia…

Make No Mistake About It: The Storm Has Hit in Turkey

Dec 27, 2013 at 11:53 | Editorial Dept

Last week we took you through an emerging crisis in Turkey that will set the investment terrain for 2014. This week, we feel the subject warrants another installment as Prime…

Turkey After the New Year

Dec 19, 2013 at 21:52 | Editorial Dept

Turkey has been the darling of foreign oil and gas investors who are looking to new frontiers that are less risky, from a security and political stability point of view.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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