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Colin Chilcoat

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Colin Chilcoat

Colin Chilcoat is a specialist in Eurasian energy affairs and political institutions currently living and working in Chicago. A complete collection of his work can be viewed at www.energyeastwest.com.

Latest articles from Colin

  • Russia Is Finally Making Headway In Its Pivot East

    Published 22 November 2016 | viewed 20,088 times

    Russia’s long planned pivot east found itself unexpectedly wrong-footed in early 2014, following the Crimean referendum and subsequent western rebuke. The global collapse of oil…

  • Germany About To Make Big Changes To Its Renewables Policy

    Published 06 May 2016 | viewed 23,297 times

    On Earth Day, some 171 nations formally signed the Paris climate agreement; it was a mostly symbolic, though meaningful next step. The document now awaits…

  • Despite Claims, Ukraine Not Free Of Russian Energy Dependence

    Published 25 April 2016 | viewed 15,865 times

    Now more than two years on since the revolutionary events on Maidan and Russia’s subsequent annexation of Crimea, Ukraine is still largely without its footing.…

  • Mexico’s Clean Energy Market Is Surging

    Published 13 April 2016 | viewed 10,341 times

    Overshadowed by the United States’ extension of the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and the Production Tax Credit (PTC) last year, Mexico’s cornerstone Energy Transition Law…

  • How The Ocean Can Help Predict Electricity Prices

    Published 05 April 2016 | viewed 7,330 times

    What will electricity demand look like tomorrow? Next week? What about prices two months from now? For the most part, we have a good idea,…

  • Is A Gas War Between The U.S. And Canada About To Start?

    Published 29 March 2016 | viewed 20,784 times

    The United States and Canada work well together. The countries share the world’s largest and most comprehensive trade relationship, exchanging more than $2 billion per…

  • What Exactly Did Russia Accomplish in Syria?

    Published 24 March 2016 | viewed 7,118 times

    As quickly and unexpectedly as Russia’s Syrian campaign began, so too does it end, or at least wind down. On March 14 President Vladimir Putin…

  • After Years of Fracking, What do We Know?

    Published 19 March 2016 | viewed 19,799 times

    Is fracking the way forward? The answer of course depends on how you define forward, and further, if that path is a straight line. Consider…

  • How Russia-Japan Energy Relations Are Reshaping Geopolitics

    Published 10 March 2016 | viewed 13,921 times

    As Russia’s much discussed and increasingly dispassionate pivot ambles on from west to east and back again, its roots, distorted by western sanctions, become clearer.…

  • Climate Action Could Save $250 Billion Per Year In 2030

    Published 05 March 2016 | viewed 14,186 times

    As the future of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) hangs in the balance, so too do billions of dollars in savings. Actually, to unlock the…

  • Will LNG Exports Delay A Greener Future?

    Published 27 February 2016 | viewed 7,688 times

    U.S. shale gas exports are upon us. The Asia Vision LNG tanker will depart from Cheniere’s Sabine Pass terminal within the next week or two,…

  • Russia Looks To Privatize Oil Assets, But Who Will Buy Them?

    Published 18 February 2016 | viewed 7,371 times

    Success in Putin’s Russia isn’t a matter of persistence, cunning, or luck; sure, that’s necessary to an extent, but high-level success in today’s system of…

  • EU Importing More Than 50% Of Its Energy

    Published 15 February 2016 | viewed 5,639 times

    The EU is well on its way to achieving its 2020 climate and energy goals. The targets – 20 percent cut in greenhouse gas emissions…

  • Congress Pushing First Energy Bill In Nearly A Decade

    Published 10 February 2016 | viewed 7,519 times

    U.S. energy policy has endured relatively unchanged since 2008. That being said, U.S. energy is not what it was seven years ago. U.S. crude oil…

  • Defending Gazprom’s Market Share Will Cost $25 Billion

    Published 06 February 2016 | viewed 8,945 times

    2015 actually wasn’t all that bad for Gazprom. The giant state gas company posted strong European delivery figures and it saw sizeable growth in both…

  • Is China The Big Sponge That Absorbs The Oil Glut?

    Published 30 January 2016 | viewed 17,867 times

    Discerning market pessimism from fundamental-based movements can be difficult, especially with all the moving oil has done in the last year plus. And to be…

  • Frustrating Future For North Sea Oil

    Published 23 January 2016 | viewed 11,882 times

    2015 was a surprisingly good year for British oil production; it was up on the year for the first time in more than 15 years.…

  • Is 2016 The Year Of Wind And Solar?

    Published 03 January 2016 | viewed 12,384 times

    As production surged globally, 2015 was the year of cheap oil – Brent crude is forecasted to average $53 per barrel on the year, down…

  • OPEC Members In Jeopardy, How Long Can They Hold Out?

    Published 17 December 2015 | viewed 30,706 times

    Where’s the floor? Is this the new normal? Answers have proven elusive and predictions unreliable as the oil market continues to lurch to and fro,…

  • Turkey Prepares For Protracted Standoff With Russia

    Published 10 December 2015 | viewed 11,026 times

    Brent crude is down some 35 percent year-to-date, WTI too. Global gas prices are experiencing a similar bottoming out. Amid this backdrop – and with…

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