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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...

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...

New US sanctions against Nord Stream 2 to keep pressure on Russia

The United States on November 22 imposed new sanctions on the controversial Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline between Russia and Germany.The US, Ukraine...

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...

EU mulls technical assistance to Moldova amid Russian gas shortage crisis

The European Union is looking for ways to help Moldova following a supply shortage of natural gas and the absence of a new energy...

Russia puts the freeze on EU, gas supplies limited, prices spike

With gas prices surging, Members of the European Parliament have called for an investigation into market manipulation from state and non-state actors, and into...

Russia’s hand in Nord Stream 2 could be nightmare alley for EU

The European Union needs to boost energy security and provide alternatives and others, Justin Urquhart Stewart, co-founder of UK Regional Investment Platform Regionally, told...

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...

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...

No more lip service: The EU must be more resolute vis-à-vis Russia

The first meeting between Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin showed that the US is no longer letting Moscow lead it around by the nose...

European weakness and the rise of authoritarians

A diverted plane is nothing new, bomb threats may be rare but are no longer a novelty, but an armed interceptor fighter jet “escorting”...

Tougher sanctions against Belarus

It was a clear act of state-sponsored terrorism. An Irish passenger plane from the Irish budget airline Ryan Air, while on its way from...

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,...

Berlin, Moscow await next US steps on Nord Stream 2

As the new US administration under Joe Biden is reportedly weighing additional sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to Germany, the...

Nord Stream-2: Why not establish a Navalny tax?

The nearly complete Nord Stream-2 pipeline may not be the perfect storm, but it does present Washington and Berlin with a list of terrible...

Blinken reaffirms America’s focus on rebuilding partnerships

During his March 22-25 trip to Brussels, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken emphasized repeatedly that the Biden administration will work to rebuild America’s...

Biden’s narrow timeline to get tough on Putin

On March 2, President Joe Biden’s administration, together with the United Kingdom and the European Union, announced new sanctions against Russia over last summer's...

Commission not to stop Nord Stream 2 if pipeline complies with EU law

Despite calls from the European Parliament to stop the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany, the project is subject to national law...

Gazprom’s TurkStream draws less heat than Nord Stream 2

Gazprom’s TurkStream natural gas pipeline to Turkey and Southeast Europe has drawn less opposition, certainly compared with the controversial Nord Stream 2 from Russia...

Defying US sanctions, EU lawmakers, Russian ship lays Nord Stream 2 pipe in Danish Waters

Despite US sanctions and a European Parliament resolution, Russian pipe-laying ship Fortuna has started work in Danish waters ahead of the resumption of construction...

EU to debate sanctions on Russia after Navalny protest arrests

The Foreign Ministers of the European Union could consider fresh sanctions on Russian individuals on Monday, after more than 3,000 people were arrested across...

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