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Vanand Meliksetian

Contributor since: 13 Feb 2018

Vanand Meliksetian

Vanand Meliksetian has extended experience working in the energy sector. His involvement with the fossil fuel industry as well as renewables makes him an allrounder who is not limited to certain topics. Furthermore, Vanand has worked as a management consultant for international energy companies such as Total and Vattenfall where he has gained detailed knowledge of the requirements of the private sector. He has expanded his understanding of the energy sector working for the Dutch government where he worked on the development of the North Sea energy strategy.

Vanand’s articles reflect his personal views and are not connecting to his work. He specializes in geopolitics, innovation, and policy.

Latest articles from Vanand

  • China’s Risky Move To Boost Domestic Oil Production

    Published 25 June 2019 | viewed 17,267 times

    China's unprecedented economic development since Deng Xiaoping's "Open Door Policy", has transformed the Asian country into the second largest economy of the world. The booming…

  • A Watershed Moment For Gazprom

    Published 15 June 2019 | viewed 14,860 times

    In Russia, oil stands for money and gas for power. The extensive pipeline infrastructure connecting gas fields in Siberia with consumers in primarily Europe has…

  • The Most Crucial Pipeline Of The Middle East?

    Published 08 June 2019 | viewed 24,232 times

    Contemporary Middle Eastern history is strongly influenced by energy politics. Besides providing revenue for the state’s coffers, oil is also a potent geopolitical tool in…

  • Australia Remains Dividend On Roaring LNG Sector

    Published 04 June 2019 | viewed 14,124 times

    The consumption of natural gas has grown considerably over the years. Especially LNG is in high demand as it adds a degree of flexibility to…

  • Why Battery Metals Are Bafflingly Cheap 

    Published 01 June 2019 | viewed 13,926 times

    Oil is sometimes referred to as ‘black gold' while cotton is often called ‘white gold'. Now, with the global fight against climate change taking off,…

  • Moscow May Use ‘Nuclear Option’ In European Gas Race

    Published 22 May 2019 | viewed 14,443 times

    The competition for a stake in the European gas market is heating up in 2019, which promises to be an important year. The outcome of…

  • Russia Aims To Exploit Africa’s Energy Potential

    Published 15 May 2019 | viewed 13,304 times

    Africa’s economic potential is enormous: the continent contains significant mineral and energy deposits, a young and growing population, and an underdeveloped energy sector desperately in…

  • Iraq's Return To Oil's Top Table

    Published 07 May 2019 | viewed 19,829 times

    Iraq has been at the center of many a Middle East conflict in the region’s contemporary history. The country has endured years of violence since…

  • The Next Flashpoint In This Emerging Energy Hub

    Published 30 April 2019 | viewed 14,226 times

    The Eastern Mediterranean is quickly turning into an energy hub due to the discovery of significant gas resources in recent years. Egypt, for example, has…

  • The Slow Death Of Californian Oil & Gas

    Published 25 April 2019 | viewed 31,275 times

    Entrepreneurs in California were pioneers of the American oil industry in the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. One of the oldest still…

  • Does Germany’s LNG Strategy Make Sense?

    Published 23 April 2019 | viewed 12,043 times

    Europe’s largest economy is going through a monumental change due to the energy transition or ‘Energiewende’ as it’s called in Germany. Over the years significant…

  • Hydrogen’s Role In The Energy System Of The Future

    Published 13 April 2019 | viewed 25,428 times

    In a rare move of unity, the world agreed to curb global warming and reduce the emission of greenhouse gasses in Paris in 2016. Despite…

  • China Aims For Nuclear Dominance

    Published 03 April 2019 | viewed 9,671 times

    The revival of China in economic terms can be seen as one of the greatest success stories in human history. The introduction of the country’s…

  • Japan Struggles To Diversify Energy Mix

    Published 26 March 2019 | viewed 9,967 times

    The percentage of renewables in the global energy mix has risen significantly over the years due to, for example, lower costs for photovoltaic cells. The…

  • Israel And Egypt Compete To Become New Energy Hub

    Published 20 March 2019 | viewed 14,360 times

    The discovery of the giant gas field Tamar of the coast of Israel in 2009 was the beginning of a new period for the Eastern…

  • Russia’s Next Oil Boom Is Happening In The Arctic

    Published 11 March 2019 | viewed 15,796 times

    One of the major challenges of the 21st century is without doubt climate change. For most countries, global warming poses a serious threat. Russia, however,…

  • Staggering Demand Growth Could End Price Control In Oil Markets

    Published 07 March 2019 | viewed 19,941 times

    Energy security is, without doubt, one of the most critical topics policymakers and professionals are concerned with. However, producers and consumers add a different meaning…

  • The World’s Next Great LNG Project

    Published 02 March 2019 | viewed 23,934 times

    According to Shell, global demand for LNG will grow by 11 percent in 2019. Primarily, it will be consumers in China and India that will…

  • Why Iran Fears The New Oil Order

    Published 28 February 2019 | viewed 14,346 times

    The fundamentals of the oil market have changed significantly over the decades since the inception of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. Although the cartel’s…

  • Hydrogen Cars Struggle To Compete With Electric Vehicles

    Published 25 February 2019 | viewed 43,064 times

    The electrification of most industrialized societies has taken off in a big way. In the EU and China government support such as regulations and subsidies…

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