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Confirmed: ISIS Sold Oil To Assad & Turkey

Confirmed: ISIS Sold Oil To Assad & Turkey

An ex-ISIS commander confirmed that…

How Bad Is Iran’s Oil Situation?

How Bad Is Iran’s Oil Situation?

Experts appear to be increasingly…

Geopolitics / Europe

EU: Tighter Regulations for Explorers

EU: Tighter Regulations for Explorers

May 24, 2013 at 13:34 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: The EU’s new offshore oil and gas exploration legislation is designed to prevent another Gulf of Mexico incident and will force explorers to submit special hazard reports and…

KURDISTAN: Understanding the Power Brokers

KURDISTAN: Understanding the Power Brokers

May 17, 2013 at 14:06 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Kurdistan is a good place to be right now for E&P companies, but navigating the playing field of power brokers and gatekeepers is a challenging necessity if you…

Get Ready for More Energy Unrest in Bulgaria

Get Ready for More Energy Unrest in Bulgaria

May 16, 2013 at 17:18 | Jen Alic

Protests over high energy prices brought down the Bulgarian government in February, and elections last week have brought back essentially the same government so we can expect continued protests and…

POLAND: Gazprom Foments Political Crisis

POLAND: Gazprom Foments Political Crisis

May 03, 2013 at 15:44 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: The Polish government claims that EuroPolGaz negotiated a controversial MOU with Russian Gazprom in early April without its knowledge, and now it’s all about damage control over a…

BULGARIA-RUSSIA: Bulgarian Govt Collapse Prompts Lash-Out at Russia

BULGARIA-RUSSIA: Bulgarian Govt Collapse Prompts Lash-Out at Russia

Mar 08, 2013 at 10:48 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Bulgaria’s scrapping of a Russian pipeline deal to carry Russian and Caspian oil to Greece is a response to the government’s collapse in February over energy prices that…

RUSSIA-ISRAEL: New Oil & Gas Geopolitics in the Mediterranean

RUSSIA-ISRAEL: New Oil & Gas Geopolitics in the Mediterranean

Mar 01, 2013 at 09:44 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Russia’s announcement this week that a Gazprom subsidiary had signed a deal for Israel’s offshore Tamar gas field will exponentially strengthen Gazprom’s prowess in the massive Asian LNG…

Is Cameron About to Kill the EU

Is Cameron About to Kill the EU

Jan 25, 2013 at 12:47 | Editorial Dept

Incident: British Prime Minister David Cameron is dangling a big choice before the country’s voters should his party win the next election: whether or not to quit the European Union. …

Albania – Dubious Deals

Albania – Dubious Deals

Jan 10, 2013 at 13:56 | Editorial Dept

Incident: The sale of Albpetrol to ostensibly US-based Vetro Energy in September has been stalled after Vetro failed to make the deposit to back the guarantee. Vetro Energy…

Europe Has Had Enough, But Can It Stand Up to Gazprom?

Europe Has Had Enough, But Can It Stand Up to Gazprom?

Sep 07, 2012 at 17:49 | Jen Alic

Gazprom has Europe’s natural gas market in a stranglehold and Europe is attempting to fight back, first with a raid last year on the Russian giant’s offices and then with…

Europe’s Ongoing Ambivalence Towards Turkish EU Membership

Europe’s Ongoing Ambivalence Towards Turkish EU Membership

Jul 15, 2011 at 10:31 | John Daly

Amidst the European Union’s many problems, from the tanking of the economies of a number of its poorer member states to trying to prop up the euro, an issue from…

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