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Reforming Nigeria’s oil industry will be a tricky balancing act

Reforming Nigeria’s oil industry will be a tricky balancing act

WITH global oil prices low and corruption in Nigeria’s energy sector endemic, President Muhammadu [...]

Oil-dependent Iraq weighs production freeze

Oil-dependent Iraq weighs production freeze

IRAQ is the second largest producer of oil in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries ( [...]

China’s polar strategy looks into the second half of the 21st century

China’s polar strategy looks into the second half of the 21st century

INTREPID explorers battling the cold were once the only people to reach the earth’s poles, but now [...]

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 [...]

Renewable energy revolution takes off in Japan

Renewable energy revolution takes off in Japan

JAPAN is moving full throttle toward renewable energy. Five years ago, before the Fukushima Daiichi [...]

North Sea oil and gas seeing a surprising revival

North Sea oil and gas seeing a surprising revival

THE NORTH Sea is a mature oil and gas province. Output from the two main producers – Norway and the [...]

Local conflicts and market reality stifle Eastern Mediterranean gas

Local conflicts and market reality stifle Eastern Mediterranean gas

SINCE 2009, international interest in the Eastern Mediterranean’s offshore oil and gas resources [...]

Paris climate deal a positive step, but major changes are far off

Paris climate deal a positive step, but major changes are far off

APART from the collapse of world oil prices, 2015’s most important energy event was the Paris [...]

Argentina’s new government faces challenge with energy subsidies

Argentina’s new government faces challenge with energy subsidies

ARGENTINE President Mauricio Macri must cope with an energy sector in dire straits. Policy over the [...]

Low investment will not necessarily lead to oil price spike

Low investment will not necessarily lead to oil price spike

TODAY’S relatively low price of oil seems to have reconciled the otherwise conflicting interests of [...]

Hungary's deal with Rosatom may be hard for EU to stop

Hungary's deal with Rosatom may be hard for EU to stop

Hungary is officially upbeat about its deal with Russia to expand the Paks-2 nuclear plant. But [...]

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 [...]

Abe gradually restarts Japan’s nuclear power plants while gauging public opinion

Abe gradually restarts Japan’s nuclear power plants while gauging public opinion

WITH the restart of the No. 1 reactor at the Sendai power station on August 11, 2015, Japan began [...]

Tug of war over Caspian Sea resources carries high stakes for littoral countries and Europe

Tug of war over Caspian Sea resources carries high stakes for littoral countries and Europe

THE REGION around the Caspian Sea is rich in natural resources and sandwiched between two of the [...]

Arctic energy potential still dependent on market forces

Arctic energy potential still dependent on market forces

SHELL’S DECISION to suspend its Alaskan Arctic drilling activities in September 2015 confirms what [...]

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 [...]

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