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Russia failing to replace lucrative European gas deliveries with sales to China

Russia’s attempts to build the Power of Siberia 2 (PS-2) natural gas pipeline to China appear to be stalling despite repeated statements from Moscow...

Uzbekistan: A Key Player in the (Central Asian) Great Game

Uzbekistan has had considerable success in attracting billions of dollars of aid, concessional debt, and co-investment, which has helped transform the economy since 2017....

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Lukashenko would not dare cut gas supplies to EU without Kremlin’s permission

Belarus’ authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko threatened to cut gas supplies to Europe transiting his country if the European Union imposed further sanctions in response...

Uzbekistan to expand energy sector, renewables

The Uzbekistan government’s key priority remains the expansion of energy and, especially, in the renewables sectors, Chris Weafer, co-founder of Macro-Advisory in Moscow, said,...

Covid recovery, supply chain woes ratchet up oil prices

Oil prices hit multi-year highs this week as Covid recovery and coal, electricity and natural gas shortages are fueling demand for crude.“It has a...

Satisfied OPEC+ keeps oil supply status quo

At the OPEC+ meeting, which came against a backdrop with Brent trading just under $80 per barrel, oil ministers decided on October 4 to...

After Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan, TAPI is more of a pipe dream

The regime change in Afghanistan and the removal of Western political influence will probably make the implementation of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline even...

Oil prices fall on signals Fed will start tapering stimulus measures

Oil prices fell to three-month lows this week due to the signal from the Federal Reserve that it will start tapering stimulus measures and...

Poland continues quest to delay the start of Nord Stream 2

Polish state-owned gas company PGNiG said on August 2 it expects to be granted participation in certification proceedings concerning the controversial Nord Stream 2...

Russia’s Covid rate drops as Central Asia faces new pandemic challenges

The worst of the third wave of COVID-19 pandemic appears to be over, especially in Moscow, where new infections and hospitalizations are well below...

Germany bypasses EU, makes Nord Stream 2 deal with US

An agreement reached between Washington and Berlin this week effectively removed a threat of sanctions against the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from...

Revised OPEC+ deal very favourable for Russia

As the global economy recovers from the Covid pandemic fueling oil prices, OPEC+ countries, including Saudi Arabia and Russia, reached a deal via videoconference...

COVID-19 restrictions expand in Eurasia as vaccination rate picks up

Russian employers in the food supply, grocery service and other sectors - all of which are obliged to have 60% of their employees vaccinated...

Russia unlikely to interfere in Saudi-UAE dispute to raise oil output

“There is a very wise old saying that ‘it is a very foolish person that seeks to interfere in family disputes,’” Chris Weafer, co-founder...

The COVID-19 situation across Eurasia is getting worse

The COVID infection rate in Moscow is still growing and is also starting to rise in St Petersburg as well as in the Moscow...

The last party in the oil market

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other major crude producers led by Russia, a group so-called OPEC+, agreed on June 1...

No waves here: US waives sanctions for Nord Stream 2, CEO too

The US Department of State submitted on May 19 a report to Congress pursuant to the Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Act (PEESA), as amended,...

US sanctions against Russia less damaging that had been expected

The sanctions announced last week were milder than had been expected, with the exception of the ban on US investors buying Russian state issued...

Saudi Arabia, Russia coordinate policy as OPEC+ leaves oil output unchanged

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies led by Russia, a group so-called OPEC+, met by videoconference on March 4...

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