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Oil Slips As U.S. Scales Back Confrontation With Russia

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Tajikistan’s Newest Hydropower Project

Tajikistan’s Newest Hydropower Project

Feb 02, 2018 at 17:14 | Eurasianet

The first turbines at Tajikistan’s Roghun hydropower plant are set to go into operation on November 16 — a date chosen to coincide with a national holiday recently created in…

Turkey’s Unlikely Energy Allies

Turkey’s Unlikely Energy Allies

Jan 31, 2018 at 13:34 | Yale Global

Turkey, a functioning democracy and NATO’s only Muslim-majority member, was often presented as a model for the autocratic Arab Middle East by the United States. When the Arab Spring buffeted…

China’s Final Frontier – Introducing The “Polar Silk Road”

China’s Final Frontier – Introducing The “Polar Silk Road”

Jan 29, 2018 at 13:28 | ZeroHedge

China is expanding its "One Belt, One Road" initiative to satisfy a long-sought geopolitical objective: A claim to the Arctic. It has been nearly five years since China was granted…

Can Venezuela Save Its Oil Industry?

Can Venezuela Save Its Oil Industry?

Jan 25, 2018 at 13:55 | Robert Rapier

The Wall Street Journal reported last week that Venezuela’s oil output in December fell by 11 percent, to 1.62 million barrels per day (BPD). That capped a decline of 29 percent in…

Chevron, Exxon And Total On Niger Delta Hit List

Chevron, Exxon And Total On Niger Delta Hit List

Jan 25, 2018 at 10:50 | Irina Slav

A group of militant organizations calling itself a Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators has released a list of oil targets that include fields and infrastructure operated by Exxon, Chevron,…

Germany’s Unstoppable Renewable Revolution

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…

Azerbaijan: A Crucial Energy Hub

Azerbaijan: A Crucial Energy Hub

Jan 12, 2018 at 17:10 | James Durso

The estate agent’s mantra is “Location, location, location,” which is also Azerbaijan’s challenge and opportunity.  Recent developments in Azerbaijan’s neighborhood – the potential resolution of the status of the Caspian…

Venezuela’s Parliament Outlaws Maduro’s Cryptocurrency

Venezuela’s Parliament Outlaws Maduro’s Cryptocurrency

Jan 10, 2018 at 11:18 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The Venezuelan Parliament, run by the opposition, voted on Tuesday to declare Nicolas Maduro’s plan to issue an oil-backed cryptocurrency—the Petro—illegal, claiming that it violates the constitution and attempts…

Iran Sanctions Will Help China's Petro-Yuan

Iran Sanctions Will Help China's Petro-Yuan

Jan 08, 2018 at 16:42 | Nick Cunningham

In a few days, U.S. President Trump may try to re-impose sanctions on Iran, a dramatic step that could heighten tensions between the two countries. Some analysts believe the…

Russia, China And Iran Lose Interest In Venezuela

Russia, China And Iran Lose Interest In Venezuela

Jan 08, 2018 at 15:59 | Yale Global

Since the election of Hugo Chávez Frias to the Venezuelan presidency in 1998, followed by Nicolás Maduro in 2013, Venezuela has endured steady decline with the approval of the new…

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