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Kazakhstan-EU energy links tighten despite Russia’s concerns

Kazakhstan-EU energy links tighten despite Russia’s concerns

IN DECEMBER 2015, the European Union and Kazakhstan signed a new “enhanced partnership and [...]

China’s controversial overseas coal investments

China’s controversial overseas coal investments

IN RECENT years, rich Western countries and international financial institutions have adopted [...]

China will remain reliant on coal despite ambitious climate policies

China will remain reliant on coal despite ambitious climate policies

The success of the recent COP21 climate deal will depend on efforts by China to reduce its [...]

China’s One Belt, One Road initiative, part 2: Beijing’s massive outlays set ground for future growth

China’s One Belt, One Road initiative, part 2: Beijing’s massive outlays set ground for future growth

BEIJING is bolstering its One Belt, One Road (OBOR) programme through huge foreign direct [...]

China’s One Belt, One Road initiative has huge implications for global trade

China’s One Belt, One Road initiative has huge implications for global trade

CHINA’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative aims to transform much of its complex network of [...]

Southern Gas Corridor project is EU’s shot at enhancing energy security

Southern Gas Corridor project is EU’s shot at enhancing energy security

The European Union’s Southern Gas Corridor project is entering a critical phase. This energy [...]

Turkish Stream: Moscow’s stratagem turns into a pipe dream

Turkish Stream: Moscow’s stratagem turns into a pipe dream

RUSSIA’S traditional use of pipeline diplomacy in Europe has been constrained by new geopolitical [...]

Baltic states pool resources to loosen Russian grip on gas supply

Baltic states pool resources to loosen Russian grip on gas supply

WHEN RUSSIA turned off the gas taps to Ukraine in 2009 it was a wake-up call for the Baltic states [...]

New pipeline project could triple Caspian gas imports to Europe

New pipeline project could triple Caspian gas imports to Europe

BUILDING a Trans-Caspian Pipeline would allow the European Union to triple gas imports from the [...]

Germany’s climate lobby look to ban coal

Germany’s climate lobby look to ban coal

BANNING new coal-fired power plants and the export of coal technologies are the new focus for [...]

West could miss business opportunities in drive against coal

West could miss business opportunities in drive against coal

A GROWING worldwide movement - actively supported in the US and Europe - is demanding an end to all [...]

Ukraine’s key role in future of European energy supplies

Ukraine’s key role in future of European energy supplies

GUENTHER Oettinger, former energy commissioner for the European Union, warned of worse scenarios [...]

Ukraine's gas storage could help Europe's energy security

Ukraine's gas storage could help Europe's energy security

UKRAINE’S current and future energy security lies, more than ever, in integrating into the European [...]

Russia’s key energy industry hit by West’s sanctions

Russia’s key energy industry hit by West’s sanctions

RUSSIA, the world’s second-largest oil producer after Saudi Arabia, provides more than 13 per cent [...]

Oil-producing countries vulnerable as world energy prices fall

Oil-producing countries vulnerable as world energy prices fall

FALLING oil prices from a peak of more than US$125 per barrel in early 2012 to US$80 in October [...]

Tusk energy plan to free EU from Russian dependence

Tusk energy plan to free EU from Russian dependence

POLAND’S Donald Tusk proposed creating an energy union within Europe to ensure stable gas supplies [...]

China exploits Russia’s weakness in gas pipeline deal

China exploits Russia’s weakness in gas pipeline deal

RUSSIA and China agreed a landmark natural gas contract worth US$400 billion in May 2014. The 30- [...]

China powers ahead with energy revolution

China powers ahead with energy revolution

CHINA’S President Xi Jinping called for a national ‘energy revolution’ with an expanded role for [...]

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