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Igor Alexeev

Contributor since: 17 Sep 2013

Igor Alexeev

Igor Alexeev is a Russian journalist and blogger for Strategic Culture Foundation, The Energy Collective and Route Magazine. He writes on the oil and gas sector, Eurasian energy security and shipping industries in the Arctic.

Latest articles from Igor

  • This Is Why The EU Energy Union Will Fail

    Published 28 February 2015 | viewed 13,682 times

    On Wednesday, Feb. 25, EU Energy Commissioner Maros Sefcovic presented an Energy Union proposal to supply Eastern Europe with gas from domestic sources. This draft…

  • Ukraine To Disappear From EU Energy Picture By 2019

    Published 09 February 2015 | viewed 14,021 times

    The modest installment payments that Ukraine is making on its $2.440 billion debt to Gazprom are not enough to restore the reputation of that country…

  • Russian Gas Provides Lifeline To Chinese Expansion

    Published 27 January 2015 | viewed 12,548 times

      The shale gas game began to cool in China after the latest plunge in oil prices. However, thanks to the recently concluded Power of…

  • EU Fracking Boom Becoming Less Likely

    Published 08 November 2014 | viewed 11,682 times

    Pro-fracking campaign in the global media is fading fast. A year or two ago the extraction method suitable for the Arizona desert was presented as…

  • Has Ukraine Shot Itself in the Foot With Gas Pipeline Deal?

    Published 28 August 2014 | viewed 20,074 times

    Last week, Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk pushed a bill through the Verkhovna Rada that would see his country’s gas transportation system sold off to a…

  • Kiev Should Stop Playing Politics With Gas Debt

    Published 26 July 2014 | viewed 5,784 times

    Ukraine’s energy system can stay afloat only as long as the country’s underground gas-storage facilities are full. But by the end of the year the…

  • The Real Reason Shell Halted Its Ukrainian Shale Operations

    Published 19 June 2014 | viewed 30,370 times

    Royal Dutch Shell has blamed air strikes by the government in Kiev against its own citizens in southern Ukraine as the reason it decided to…

  • CNPC Deal Becomes Russia’s Gateway to Asian Gas Market

    Published 04 June 2014 | viewed 7,282 times

    The recent deal between China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and Russian energy company Gazprom has the potential to counterbalance U.S. energy sanctions and broaden Russia’s…

  • Russian Sanctions and the Negative Effect on Global Energy Security

    Published 07 April 2014 | viewed 20,280 times

    After a series of headline-grabbing statements about the possibility of “switching” European consumers over to American gas, the US media hastened to announce the launch…

  • What Happened to Eastern Europe’s Dreams of a Shale Revolution?

    Published 13 November 2013 | viewed 5,598 times

    Shale projects in Eastern Europe are being challenged by delaying tactics of industry majors. Media coverage of shale gas development is positive; but in Lithuania…

  • Shale Projects Lagging in Eastern Europe

    Published 25 October 2013 | viewed 12,518 times

    “Shale perspectives” in Eastern Europe are challenged by delaying tactics of industry majors. Media coverage of shale gas development is positive but in Lithuania and…

  • Fitch: Russian Natural Gas Export Opens Eastern Horizons

    Published 18 September 2013 | viewed 9,720 times

    Real alternative to EU exports is born during recent talks in Moscow. Representatives of Chinese National Petroleum Company and Russia’s oil & gas giants Gazprom…

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