• 3 hours Higher Oil Prices Reduce North American Oil Bankruptcies
  • 5 hours Statoil To Boost Exploration Drilling Offshore Norway In 2018
  • 6 hours $1.6 Billion Canadian-US Hydropower Project Approved
  • 8 hours Venezuela Officially In Default
  • 10 hours Iran Prepares To Export LNG To Boost Trade Relations
  • 12 hours Keystone Pipeline Leaks 5,000 Barrels Into Farmland
  • 18 hours Saudi Oil Minister: Markets Will Not Rebalance By March
  • 23 hours Obscure Dutch Firm Wins Venezuelan Oil Block As Debt Tensions Mount
  • 1 day Rosneft Announces Completion Of World’s Longest Well
  • 1 day Ecuador Won’t Ask Exemption From OPEC Oil Production Cuts
  • 1 day Norway’s $1 Trillion Wealth Fund Proposes To Ditch Oil Stocks
  • 1 day Ecuador Seeks To Clear Schlumberger Debt By End-November
  • 1 day Santos Admits It Rejected $7.2B Takeover Bid
  • 2 days U.S. Senate Panel Votes To Open Alaskan Refuge To Drilling
  • 2 days Africa’s Richest Woman Fired From Sonangol
  • 2 days Oil And Gas M&A Deal Appetite Highest Since 2013
  • 2 days Russian Hackers Target British Energy Industry
  • 2 days Venezuela Signs $3.15B Debt Restructuring Deal With Russia
  • 2 days DOJ: Protestors Interfering With Pipeline Construction Will Be Prosecuted
  • 2 days Lower Oil Prices Benefit European Refiners
  • 2 days World’s Biggest Private Equity Firm Raises $1 Billion To Invest In Oil
  • 3 days Oil Prices Tank After API Reports Strong Build In Crude Inventories
  • 3 days Iraq Oil Revenue Not Enough For Sustainable Development
  • 3 days Sudan In Talks With Foreign Oil Firms To Boost Crude Production
  • 3 days Shell: Four Oil Platforms Shut In Gulf Of Mexico After Fire
  • 3 days OPEC To Recruit New Members To Fight Market Imbalance
  • 3 days Green Groups Want Norway’s Arctic Oil Drilling Licenses Canceled
  • 4 days Venezuelan Oil Output Drops To Lowest In 28 Years
  • 4 days Shale Production Rises By 80,000 BPD In Latest EIA Forecasts
  • 4 days GE Considers Selling Baker Hughes Assets
  • 4 days Eni To Address Barents Sea Regulatory Breaches By Dec 11
  • 4 days Saudi Aramco To Invest $300 Billion In Upstream Projects
  • 4 days Aramco To List Shares In Hong Kong ‘For Sure’
  • 4 days BP CEO Sees Venezuela As Oil’s Wildcard
  • 4 days Iran Denies Involvement In Bahrain Oil Pipeline Blast
  • 7 days The Oil Rig Drilling 10 Miles Under The Sea
  • 7 days Baghdad Agrees To Ship Kirkuk Oil To Iran
  • 7 days Another Group Joins Niger Delta Avengers’ Ceasefire Boycott
  • 7 days Italy Looks To Phase Out Coal-Fired Electricity By 2025
  • 7 days Kenya Set To Give Local Communities Greater Share Of Oil Revenues
Colin Chilcoat

Oilprice.com

Contributor since: 23 Oct 2014

Colin Chilcoat

Biography

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 14,743 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 16,743 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 9,153 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 8,294 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 5,361 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 15,426 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 5,698 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 16,444 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 10,625 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 11,459 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 5,879 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 5,864 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 4,211 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 6,120 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 7,353 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 13,583 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 8,822 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 10,102 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 23,474 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 9,100 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…

Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News