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Stormy Waters in the Eastern Mediterranean

Friday, January 24, 2020

Stormy Waters in the Eastern Mediterranean

On November 27, 2019, Turkey signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA), led by Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj, for the delimitation of the two countries' Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs). This agreement creates a joint maritime strip extending across the Eastern Mediterranean

Why Greece is Key to US Plans to Sell More Natural Gas to Europe

Friday, January 10, 2020

Why Greece is Key to US Plans to Sell More Natural Gas to Europe

Two geostrategic energy alliances are crossing swords over southeastEuropeand the eastern Mediterranean. Between them, they plan billions of dollars' worth of competing infrastructure projects. And the ones that succeed will create the regional energy map of the future.


Eastmed Gas Pipeline 'Political Project': Expert

Friday, January 3, 2020

Eastmed Gas Pipeline 'Political Project': Expert

The EastMed natural gas pipeline is a political project, it is not viable and very expensive, said an academic, expert on energy diplomacy. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades inked an agreement on Thursday over the EastMed

World's 1st Floating Nuke Plant to Spur Regional Economy

Friday, December 27, 2019

World's 1st Floating Nuke Plant to Spur Regional Economy

The world's first floating nuclear power plant "Akademik Lomonosov" will boost the socio-economic development of the region and be a key infrastructural element in the Northern Sea Route (NSR) project, a shipping lane runs along the Russian Arctic coast, a Russian official said.


Highlights of Global Energy Market in 2019

Friday, December 20, 2019

Highlights of Global Energy Market in 2019

The global energy sector in 2019 largely featured growing tensions between the U.S. and Iran, oil tanker attacks amid heightened tensions in the Middle East and climate crisis. The growing tensions between Iran, the U.S. and Saudi Arabia were at the center of discussions on the oil market in 2019 resulting in supply concerns.

Global LNG Markets Are Circling The Drain

Friday, December 13, 2019

Global LNG Markets Are Circling The Drain

Low natural gas prices from Europe to Asia, ample supply amid more than sufficient storage, and weaker demand growth this year have combined to create a perfect storm in the global liquefied natural gas (LNG) market The LNG glut is already seen in Asian spot prices, which have been falling for five weeks in a row—an unusual price movement


Oil Market Should Trust OPEC: Saudi Energy Minister

Friday, December 6, 2019

Oil Market Should Trust OPEC: Saudi Energy Minister

The global oil market should trust OPEC as the organization will not leave the market neglected, Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said Friday. As the 7th OPEC and non-OPEC ministerial meeting kicked off in Vienna, OPEC's largest producer Saudi Arabia tried to reassure both


Turkey and Europe on Collision Course Over Energy Agenda

Friday, November 22, 2019

Turkey and Europe on Collision Course Over Energy Agenda

Turkey’s location has always given it a key geostrategic advantage. Its proximity to the Middle East and the Caspian as well as its position on the Black Sea make it an indispensable member of NATO. In recent years, however, Ankara’s diplomatic relations with its Western allies

The Ιnfluence of Pipelines on Regional Politics

Monday, November 11, 2019

The Ιnfluence of Pipelines on Regional Politics

In our recently recently released book Does Energy Cause Ethnic Wars?: Natural gas and regional conflicts in the the East Mediterranean and Caspian Sea, Andreas Stergiou and I attempted to appraise the role of natural gas as well as the question of whether the prospect of economic benefits resulting


Indias Co2 Emissions Growth Poised to Slow Sharply in 2019

Friday, November 1, 2019

Indias Co2 Emissions Growth Poised to Slow Sharply in 2019

In the first eight months of 2019, growth in India’s CO2 emissions slowed down sharply, putting the country on track to its lowest annual increase in nearly 20 years. Our analysis, based on data from various ministries responsible for electricity, coal



H. Biden’s Ties to Ukraine Gas Firm Rocks Us Politics

Friday, September 27, 2019

H. Biden’s Ties to Ukraine Gas Firm Rocks Us Politics

The connection of former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, to a major Ukrainian natural gas company, has hit the headlines as part of the U.S. Democrats’ request to impeach the U.S. President.


IEA: Oil Market to Return to A Surplus Next Year

Friday, September 13, 2019

IEA: Oil Market to Return to A Surplus Next Year

by OGJ editors

In its September Oil Market Report, the International Energy Agency said that the recent halt of the relentless oil market stock builds since early 2018 is only temporary

Ahead of Heating Season, EU Gas Tanks Are Full

Friday, August 30, 2019

Ahead of Heating Season, EU Gas Tanks Are Full

With gas prices at a ten-year low, storage tanks are far fuller than average for this time of year. This may have political implications as lawmakers think about security of supply


India Causing Concern Over High SO2 Emission, Pollution

Monday, August 19, 2019

India Causing Concern Over High SO2 Emission, Pollution

India is the largest emitter of sulfur dioxide (SO2) in the world, one of the key pollutants contributing to deaths from air pollution globally, according to Greenpeace on Monday. The primary reason


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