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Tackling new threats to critical energy infrastructure

The explosions that targeted the Nord Stream pipelines from Russia to Germany in September 2022 and the suspected sabotage of Baltic-connector pipeline, which supplies...

The influence of Russia’s nuclear industry steadily expanding in Turkey

Turkey's decision last month that Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom will build the country’s second nuclear power plant, most likely at a site...

Pro-nuclear leaders push atomic energy to cut CO2 emissions, boost security of supply

A global push to expand nuclear power continued recently as world leaders from more than 30 countries and the European Union met at the...

Eyeing competitors, OPEC+ countries will keep cutting oil production

Several OPEC+ countries are extending additional voluntary cuts of 2.2 million barrels per day, aimed at supporting what they are labeling "the stability and...

Chosen to host COP29, Azerbaijan draws special attention to its energy policy

Azerbaijan’s Energy Minister Parviz Shahbazov visited the U.S. this week where he held talks with World Bank representatives, U.S. government officials and investors, discussing...

Record-high American LNG exports reinforce EU energy security drive

US liquefied natural gas, or LNG, exports reportedly hit monthly and annual record highs in December, positioning the United States to potentially become the...

COP28 reaches compromise deal to transition away from fossil fuels

The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) closed on December 13 with a compromise deal. Instead of “phase out” or “phase down,” the agreement...

IEA warns transitions bring new risks to energy security

Clean technology and critical mineral supply chains are highly geographically concentrated, the International Energy Agency warned in its World Energy Outlook for 2023 and...

After offshore gas pipe suspected sabotage, Finland switches to LNG

Finland has switched to liquified natural gas supplies to cover the country’s needs following a decision on October 8 to shut down the Balticconnector...

Nairobi Declaration calls for global tax on fossil fuel trade, maritime transport, aviation

As the curtains came down at the Africa Climate Summit (ACS23), heads of state and government adopted the Nairobi Declaration, calling on world leaders...

Mongolia to expand its economic and trade partnerships

Mongolia, the landlocked mineral-rich country bordered by Russia and China - the world's two preeminent authoritarian-run nations, is looking to expand its economic, trade,...

Energy crisis prompts SMEs to boost renewables, energy savings

The energy crisis, high prices and threat of supply disruption following Russia’s war against Ukraine has prompted many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to...

Astana International Forum addresses climate change, energy security, green transition

As many countries are planning sustainability and decarbonization strategies to meet climate targets, Kazakhstan, one of the world’s largest energy producers, wants to be...

UK eyes energy security, increasing supplies amid stronger ties with Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan can play a special role in energy security in the new global environment, considering Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and transition to a green...

Don’t roll out the barrels: Oil prices fall in view of slow recovery

Oil prices were down on April 24 as traders believe economic recovery will be slower than expected hurting global oil demand. A decision by...

Energy supply diversification out of Russia’s orbit is a top priority for Bulgaria

Bulgaria intends to diversify its energy resources, including supplying the country’s main refinery in Burgas - the largest in the Balkans - with non-Russian...

Azerbaijan planning to launch green energy exports to Europe

Azerbaijan, which is already a main exporter of oil and gas, plans to develop its renewable energy potential, especially offshore wind in the Caspian...

A Pan-American electricity grid from Patagonia to Alaska?

Challenges associated with different regulatory frameworks and the comprehensive international treaties that are required could scuttle the project before it gets off the ground.

World better prepared for Russian energy weapon in 2023

China’s demand for energy, the amount of Russian oil that will be cut from global supply will be key factors which will determine where the oil price trades in 2023.

Oil prices shrug off cap as Russia fires back with price floor threat

Oil markets will likely stay volatile in the near term amid uncertainty over the impact on Russian output from the EU's ban, headlines on China's COVID policy and central bank movements in the U.S. and Europe.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine highlights fossil fuel dependencies

Every part of the part of Paris Agreement must be followed properly, the Czech Republic’s Deputy Environment Minister Jan Dusik said in comments to NE Global.

COP27 focuses on climate financing for developing nations

The COP27 U.N. climate summit, which kicked off on November 6 in Egypt, may reach a more concrete agreement this year as various climate...

As its war efforts fail, Moscow works to disable Ukraine’s power grid

Russia’s continued attacks on the energy infrastructure of Ukraine are especially focused on disabling heat generation, diminishing the country’s power supply.

Erdogan & Putin’s plan to create a gas hub in Turkey is a purely anti-Western political ploy

The initiative would be a significant political move by Ankara and Moscow that directly challenges the West and its support for Ukraine.

OPEC+’s massive supply cut is a clear win for Russia

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Counties (OPEC) and its Russia-led allies of oil-producing nations struck a major blow against the West's sanctions against Moscow...

Weaning itself off of Russian energy, the EU looks to Azerbaijan, East Med

As Europe tries to lessen its dependence on Russian energy after the Kremlin's invasion of Ukraine, the EU is turning to Azerbaijan and the...

EU backs industry commitment to boost by tenfold electrolyser manufacturing capacities

EU Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton and 20 European electrolyser manufacturers have signed a Joint Declaration in Brussels whereby industry committed to a tenfold...

Citing force majeure from Russia’s invasion, Ukraine turns off gas flow

Ukraine stopped the flow of Russian natural gas to Europe on May 11 through the cross-border Sokhranivka station, blaming Russian-backed separatists of siphoning supplies.Gas...

Central Asian countries boost green energy transition

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan – Kazakhstan’s government has set an ambitious goal of reaching net-zero emission by 2060, planning to gradually reduce its reliance on coal,...

Breaking contract, Russia turns off gas for Bulgaria, Poland

Russian gas monopoly Gazprom said on April 27 Gazprom Export has fully halted gas supplies to Bulgaria’s Bulgargaz and Poland’s PGNiG until the payments...

Turning off Russian gas, Greece-Cyprus-Israel think electric too

The Energy Ministers of Israel, Greece and Cyprus discussed in a tripartite meeting in Jerusalem on April 11 the effects of Russia’s invasion in...

After Ukraine invasion, Germany saying nyet to Russian energy

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has put politics in the forefront in the pragmatic energy relationship between Germany and Russia, Munich Security Conference Vice President...

Countering loss of Russian oil over penalties, US opens reserve pump

After consultation with allies and partners, US President Joe Biden announced on March 31 the largest release of oil reserves in history, putting one...

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine boosts East Med region role in EU energy security

In light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and EU’s renewed effort to cut reliance on Russia, the East Mediterranean could play an increased role...

Seeing red, EU wants U-turn from Russian energy reliance

Considering Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the European Commission on March 8 proposed an outline of a plan to make Europe independent from Russian fossil...

There will be oil: US, IEA counter Putin’s war

The United States and the other 30 member countries of the International Energy Agency agreed on March 1 to release 60 million barrels of...

After Russian hammer in Ukraine, sanctions talk brings sickle to oil prices

Oil prices slipped on February 25 after sharp rises early in the session as traders were concerned that sanctions against Moscow following Russia’s invasion...

EU says ready for Russian energy weapon

The European Union said on February 16 the bloc is ready in case the Russian leadership decides to weaponize the energy issue.In a speech...

Mongolia advances renewable energy resources through a green hydrogen project

Mongolia is attractive for deploying green hydrogen production and more renewable energy projects can be developed in the Central Asian region, Elixir Energy Managing...

Slow pump: OPEC+ will raise supply, can’t cool prices

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies led by Russia, a group known as OPEC+, said on February 2 the ministers...

The Cyprus Connection: EU funds EuroAsia electric link

Planning to create well-integrated energy infrastructure networks, EU countries have agreed on a European Commission proposal to invest €1.037 billion in 5 cross-border infrastructure...

EU gas prices on fire, fear of Russia invading Ukraine hot button

Wholesale gas prices in the EU rose to record levels in the third quarter of 2021, influenced by global gas markets, according to the...

EU to probe Gazprom’s role in energy crisis

With high energy prices hurting consumers in Europe, the European Commission is currently looking into all allegations of possible anti-competitive conduct by companies producing...

EU wants gas, nuclear energy classified green, sustainable

The European Commission proposed on December 31 that natural gas and nuclear energy be included in the so-called EU taxonomy as sustainable energy sources.According...

Gazing into the Energy Crystal Ball for 2022

The Covid pandemic and geopolitical issues are likely to be key issues for the energy prices in 2022.“What we have to have when we’re...

High gas prices push up electricity cost in EU

High energy prices in recent months have drawn attention from the European Commission, highlighting the importance of energy security, especially in times when global...

Israel, Greece, Cyprus seeing green energy future

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades met in Jerusalem on December 7 where they reaffirmed...

Oil climbs as OPEC+ may delay further supply recovery if there is a slump in demand

Oil prices climbed on December 3 after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), and oil producing allies led by Russia, a grouping...

Orsted explores renewable hydrogen, green fuels in Denmark

COPENHAGEN – At the Orsted’s construction site at the Avedore Power Plant located just south of Copenhagen, the Danish multinational power company is currently...

Germany suspends Nord Stream 2 certification delaying commissioning well into 2022

Germany’s Federal Network Agency (BnetzA) suspended its certification of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany on November 16 which...

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