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Iraq Turmoil Threatens Billions in Oil Traders' Kurd Deals

Friday, October 20, 2017

Iraq Turmoil Threatens Billions in Oil Traders' Kurd Deals

by Javier Blas*

The crisis unfolding around the Iraqi city of Kirkuk has left some of the world’s largest commodity trading houses worried the country’s autonomous Kurdish region will struggle to repay billions of dollars in cash-for-oil loans

The Revival of the ITGI Project: Myths and Realities

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Revival of the ITGI Project: Myths and Realities

by Marika Karayianni*

The deterioration of Turkish-Russian relations after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border in November 2015 has created uncertainty around the fate of the Turkish Stream project. Turkish Stream is a grandiose attempt by Moscow to export Russian gas through Turkey to Greece


Iran’s Solar Steps

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Iran’s Solar Steps

by Ian Clover*

Iranian PV: In 2014 Iran announced an ambitious 5 GW renewables goal, but progress proved slow, primarily due to the difficulty many foreign firms have investing in the country

Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline: Is There A Future After All?

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline: Is There A Future After All?

by Marika Karayianni*

Turkmenistan ranks fourth globally in terms of asserted natural gas reserves, with around 50 trillion cubic meters/tcm, according to the latest announcements of the state-owned energy company Turkmengaz


Transitioning to a ‘New Normal’ in China

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Transitioning to a ‘New Normal’ in China

by Ersin Merdan*

China’s new role as an economic powerhouse is coming to an end following decades of double-digit growth. The retreat in this growth is evident with falling coal and iron consumption, diminishing manufacturing indices as well as the reduction in capacity of heavy industries for the first time after the global financial crises

Crude Oil Gains But Gasoline Falls as Irma Hits Florida

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Crude Oil Gains But Gasoline Falls as Irma Hits Florida

by Paula Dittrick*

The US light, sweet crude oil contract for October gained modestly on the New York market Sept. 11 while heating oil and gasoline futures prices fell as Hurricane Irma moved north along Florida’s Gulf Coast


Why North Korea Won't Stop

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Why North Korea Won't Stop

by Stratfor

North Korea has indeed conducted its sixth nuclear test. The U.S. Geological Service and the China Earthquake Administration recorded a 6.3 magnitude earthquake as a result of the detonation on Sept. 3, followed by a 4.1 magnitude quake due to a suspected cave collapse resulting from the explosion


«Dodgy» Greenhouse Gas Data Threatens Paris Accord

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

«Dodgy» Greenhouse Gas Data Threatens Paris Accord

by Matt McGrath*

Potent, climate-warming gases are being emitted into the atmosphere but are not being recorded in official inventories, a BBC investigation has found.

Air monitors in Switzerland have detected large quantities of one gas coming from a location in Italy

Why Electric Cars Are Everywhere Except Here, Now: QuickTake Q&A

Monday, July 31, 2017

Why Electric Cars Are Everywhere Except Here, Now: QuickTake Q&A

by Bloomberg New Energy Finance*

It might seem like there’s more news about electric cars lately than actual electric cars on the road. Tesla took a step toward becoming a mass-producer this month when the $35,000 Model 3 sedan started rolling off a California assembly line. Volvo said it will begin phasing out cars that run just on fossil fuels in two years


Qatari LNG Development to Extend LNG Surplus Into Mid-2020s

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Qatari LNG Development to Extend LNG Surplus Into Mid-2020s

by Ross McCracken*

Qatar’s announcement Tuesday that it will double the size of its proposed new development on the giant North Field to 4 Bcf/d and use the gas for LNG exports will throw off course multiple new LNG projects elsewhere in the world. According to the International Gas Union, there were 879 million mt/year of proposed LNG projects waiting in the wings at the start of 2017

Trackers Blanket Global Market

Monday, July 10, 2017

Trackers Blanket Global Market

by Charles W. Thurston *

Trackers: Solar tracker manufacturers are blanketing the global market faster than ever, as regulatory regimes open new country markets, as marketers push sales beyond the massive U.S. market, and as major players vie for the bulge bracket.


Think Tank: Lack of EU Heating and Cooling Laws a «Real Failure»

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Think Tank: Lack of EU Heating and Cooling Laws a «Real Failure»

by James Crisp*

The lack of hard EU legislation for the decarbonisation of Europe’s heating and cooling systems is a failure that puts the bloc’s climate goals at risk, Maarten De Groote, the head of research at the Buildings Performance Institute Europe, has warned


The Long-Term Price of Oil Is ...

Friday, June 16, 2017

The Long-Term Price of Oil Is ...

by Liam Denning*

What's the right way to think about the long-term price of oil?

This question consumes the industry -- and markets -- no matter what prices are on any given day

Five Reasons to Attend 10th South East Europe Energy Dialogue (SEEED) in Belgrade

Friday, June 09, 2017

Five Reasons to Attend 10th South East Europe Energy Dialogue (SEEED) in Belgrade

by Nikola Tomasović*

Actual energy issues will be raised and discussed at the 10th SEEED, organized by the Regional Institute of Energy for South East Europe (IENE), which will take place in Belgrade on June 13-14. The IENE major study – “SE Europe Energy Outlook 2016/2017” will be presented at the conference for the first time in this region. The audience will be provided with an insight into the region covering counties from Slovenia to Turkey and address the regions main energy sector challenges


The Paris Accord and the Reality of Presidential Power

Saturday, June 03, 2017

The Paris Accord and the Reality of Presidential Power

by Noah Feldman*


To critics of President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord, it may seem like presidential fiat is a very dysfunctional way to do foreign policy. How, exactly, is such overwhelming power consistent with checks and balances? How can one man, even if he is the president, single-handedly alter our international obligations?


What Lies Beneath

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

What Lies Beneath

Ian Clover*

MLPE analysis: The growth of the module-level power electronics industry has tended to bring more questions than answers, chiefly concerning the cost-performance ratio when compared to traditional string inverter solution

Saudi Arabia's Failed Oil War

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Saudi Arabia's Failed Oil War

by Nicholas Borroz and Brendan Meighan*

Saudi King Salman’s ongoing visit to Asia, through which he hopes to attract Japanese and Chinese investment in Saudi Arabia, is another indication of how committed the country is to reforming its economy


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