• 4 minutes Trump has changed into a World Leader
  • 7 minutes China's Economy and Subsequent Energy Demand To Decelerate Sharply Through 2024
  • 8 minutes Indonesia Stands Up to China. Will Japan Help?
  • 10 minutes US Shale: Technology
  • 13 minutes Which emissions are worse?: Cows vs. Keystone Pipeline
  • 17 minutes Shale Oil Fiasco
  • 46 mins Boris Johnson taken decision about 5G Huawei ban by delay (fait accompli method)
  • 9 hours We're freezing! Isn't it great? The carbon tax must be working!
  • 11 mins Phase One trade deal, for China it is all about technology war
  • 2 hours Angela Merkel take notice. Russia cut off Belarus oil supply because they would not do as Russia demanded
  • 6 hours Environmentalists demand oil and gas companies *IN THE USA AND CANADA* reduce emissions to address climate change
  • 9 hours Prototype Haliade X 12MW turbine starts operating in Rotterdam
  • 4 hours Swedes Think Climate Policy Worst Waste of Taxpayers' Money in 2019
  • 8 hours Wind Turbine Blades Not Recyclable
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  • 1 day Beijing Must Face Reality That Taiwan is Independent

Global Energy Advisory – 24th October 2014

Global Energy Advisory – 24th October 2014

Politics, Geopolitics & Conflict

Yemen Chaos on All Fronts

Yemen is by far our biggest oil and gas red flag this year, and the past month has seen the situation here reach a critical point. Weeks of protests by Houthi and then fighting between Houthi and rival forces in the capital Sanaa left over 200 people dead. This is a complicated conflict that has divided the Yemen security forces, half of which have sided with the Houthi. A peace deal has since temporarily ended the fighting, but sporadic, targeted attacks by the Houthi against their political enemies continue, while al-Qaeda-linked forces continue to attack Houthi and government forces.

Adding to the chaos, we have separatists in the south seeking to secede from Yemen’s north and calling on the government to evacuate all soldiers and civil servants from the region before the end of November. Also included in their demands is the immediate halting of oil and gas exports by foreign companies operating in the region. The halt in exports is intended to buy time for the separatists to appoint new technicians and set up a system for diverting revenues to a new “state bank”.

Brazil Campaign Revelations

Several polls indicate that the two candidates for the 26 October second round of presidential voting in Brazil remain tied, and Petrobras scandals are taking their toll on incumbent President Dilma Rousseff. The situation, which includes ongoing testimony regarding corruption…




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