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Qatar Crisis Spills Into Libya, Entangling Glencore Over Oil – Bloomberg – 14/06/2017

The Qatar crisis is reverberating in Libya, inflaming political divisions in the war-torn oil exporter and dragging commodity-trading giant Glencore Plc into a dispute over crude sales.

Source:  Bloomberg, 2017/06/14

By |June 15th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Iraq Can’t Commit To OPEC’s Oil Output Deal – Breaking Energy – 01/12/2016

Despite pressure from OPEC to cap its oil production, the Iraqi government can neither afford a production cut nor enforce it upon the Kurdistan Regional Government.

Source:  Breaking Energy, 2016/12/01

By |December 8th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Europe breaking Russia’s energy grip on Finland – UPI – 21/10/2016

The signing of an investment deal for a Baltic gas pipeline is the first step in breaking Russia's grip on Finland's energy sector, a European official said. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker joined Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Roivas and Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila to witness the signing of a $203 million investment for the [...]

By |October 27th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Russia, India sign major defense, energy deals – Russia Beyond the Headlines – 15/10/2016

India and Russia finally sign a deal for the S-400 Triumf air defense missile system. The countries also sign another 15 agreements ranging from energy to smart cities.

Source:  Russia Beyond the Headlines, 2016/10/15

By |October 20th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

This is how Russia wants to expand its energy clout in Asia Pacific

The Eastern Economic Forum highlights how the Kremlin is going to exploit the energy potential of the Far East to create an integrated energy system in the Pacific Rim countries. However, it is unclear if Russia will be able to satisfy their insatiable energy demands.

Source:  Russia Direct, 2016/09/03

By |September 15th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Climate of fear in Germany as more attacks follow Munich atrocity

A series of violent incidents over the weekend in Germany has fuelled the nation's already charged atmosphere following terrorist attacks in France, Belgium, Turkey and Afghanistan.

Source:  ABC, 2016/07/25

By |July 27th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

IEA warns of ever-growing reliance on Middle Eastern oil supplies

Agency says rise in demand amid price slump has given region biggest market share since 1970s

Source:  FT, 2016/07/07

By |July 12th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

A renewed nationalism is stalking Europe

Nationalism is one of modern Europe’s strongest traditions, but it fell into disrepute after the second world war. Amid the avalanche of crises that have struck the EU over the past decade, of which Britain’s vote to leave the bloc is the latest example, nationalism is making a reappearance. It takes a different form from [...]

By |July 12th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Gazprom strikes gas deal with Slovakia

Gazprom will send some of the gas from its controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline through Slovakia, the Russian state-controlled company said, in a move that may soften Slovak opposition to the project.

Source:  FT, 2016/06/30

By |July 5th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

As its NSG (Nuclear Suppliers Group) bid fails, India says Paris Climate Agreement ratification may be delayed

India's high energy, high profile campaign to get into the NSG failed Friday morning, as China remained adamantly opposed to even considering the issue.

Source:  The Times of India, 2016/06/24

By |June 28th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |