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Colin Chilcoat


Contributor since: 23 Oct 2014

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

  • Russian-Turkish Energy Relationship Set Back

    Published 01 December 2015 | viewed 5,875 times

    A once promising relationship met its abrupt end November 24th. In a matter of minutes – or quite possibly seconds – Russia and Turkey’s burgeoning…

  • The Elephant In The Room At The Paris Climate Conference

    Published 19 November 2015 | viewed 7,288 times

    Government handouts are a thorny issue – the fate of tax dollars too. It becomes even more problematic when the entitlements are bestowed on a…

  • The Middle East Could Face A Historic Crisis By Century’s End

    Published 09 November 2015 | viewed 18,164 times

    Regarding the Middle East and its oil, the late Sheikh Rashid Bin Saed Al Maktoum, longtime Emir of Dubai and Prime Minister of the United…

  • The Gasoline-Powered Car Could Be Gone By 2050

    Published 28 October 2015 | viewed 24,709 times

    We’ve seen predictions of the death of the automotive industry before; even the death of the car salesman, and, more recently, the death of diesel.…

  • Is Russia The King Of Arctic Oil By Default?

    Published 22 October 2015 | viewed 20,629 times

    To be king implies preeminence, or lasting rule. In the Arctic, such oil and gas supremacy is still little more than a dream. That dream…

  • Russia’s Move In Syria Threatens Energy Deals With Turkey

    Published 10 October 2015 | viewed 11,596 times

    Not that Russia was ever a slouch, but there’s no denying the recent uptick in activity. As we approach the juicy middle of President Vladimir…

  • Clinton A Continuation Of Obama On Energy

    Published 01 October 2015 | viewed 8,316 times

    Primary season doesn’t begin for another 4 months, and the general election is still more than a year out. Undoubtedly, no lead is safe, but…

  • How Russia’s Oil Companies Are Defying Sanctions and Low Oil Prices

    Published 24 September 2015 | viewed 30,497 times

    Winning and losing is largely a matter of perspective, and that’s no different in today’s low oil price environment. Still, certain data and metrics can…

  • Norway Has Nothing To Fear From Oil’s Downturn

    Published 12 September 2015 | viewed 13,097 times

     Truth is often stranger than fiction, though Norway’s upcoming television blockbuster “Okkerpert”, or “Occupied,” is more the exception than the norm. The show, which features…

  • Egypt Gas Discovery More Bad News For Russia

    Published 01 September 2015 | viewed 11,248 times

    While Russia’s shifting global tendencies have been dubbed a pivot eastward, economic and political realities have shown the pivot to be far from discriminatory. Russia…

  • A Winter Of Discontent For Russia

    Published 25 August 2015 | viewed 12,406 times

    Winters are the stuff of legend in Russia and – despite a fair bit of warming – winter 2015/16 is shaping up to be one…

  • Why Water Is More Important To Iran’s Future Than Oil

    Published 22 August 2015 | viewed 17,793 times

    As Congress prepares to vote on the Iran nuclear deal, the focus remains on what separates the Islamic republic from the United States, which, depending…

  • Where In The World Is The Shale Gas Revolution?

    Published 29 July 2015 | viewed 21,198 times

    As it stands the global shale gas revolution is missing in action. To be sure, its impact in the United States – and the subsequent…

  • Could The U.S. Go Fully Green By 2050?

    Published 15 July 2015 | viewed 7,724 times

    There’s little debate surrounding the ultimate future of the energy industry. Hint: it’s renewable. Simply put, the way of finite resources is just that –…

  • Is Russia Ready To Make A Comeback?

    Published 06 July 2015 | viewed 10,260 times

    As world markets nervously react to any news out of Greece, a sense of calm prevails in Russia.In short, a Greek sovereign default and exit…

  • Has U.S. Ethanol Production Topped Out?

    Published 17 June 2015 | viewed 23,662 times

    It’s onward and stubbornly upward for the U.S. ethanol industry, which shows little sign of slowing after a record year in 2014. Weekly ethanol production…

  • Norway Coal Divestment Not What It Seems

    Published 10 June 2015 | viewed 10,325 times

    The Norwegian government has affirmed its plans to divest its coal related holdings.On June 5, parliament voted to go through with the divestment, which will…

  • EU May Take Desperate Measures To Ensure Energy Security

    Published 29 May 2015 | viewed 8,091 times

    Oft forgotten and on the periphery of the European Union, the Balkans plus Ukraine may have a plan to address the energy needs of the…

  • Shell Approval May Trigger Resource Race In The Arctic

    Published 22 May 2015 | viewed 15,521 times

    In a few short months Shell will (re)enter the Chukchi Sea. The oil and gas major still awaits approval from a number of state and…

  • Russian Gas: There Is No Alternative For Europe

    Published 16 May 2015 | viewed 19,946 times

     The sanctions are now in their second year; the ruble is still not quite itself; and national champions Gazprom and Rosneft are both bracing for…

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