Macron condemns Turkey over Cyprus

Macron condemns Turkey over Cyprus

French President Emmanuel Macron has called on Turkey to halt its “illegal” gas drilling in the Cypriot exclusive economic zone. A meeting in Malta of seven southern EU leaders reiterated its “full support and solidarity with the Republic of Cyprus in exercising its sovereign rights to explore, exploit and develop its natural resources within its […]

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Dancing with the Devil: Rosneft and the Future of Iraqi Kurdistan Gas

Dancing with the Devil: Rosneft and the Future of Iraqi Kurdistan Gas

Over the past year, the gas-exporting ambitions of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) appeared, finally, to brighten. Last May, Rosneft and local authorities signed a business development agreement to forge “an integral plan to progress the gas business” in the semi-autonomous region. A critical component came even earlier, in September 2017, in the form […]

By Nick Augusteijn |
Trump threatens Nord Stream sanctions 

Trump threatens Nord Stream sanctions 

Donald Trump is exerting more pressure on Germany to abandon the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia, even as the consortium behind the project hopes for completion by the end of the year.  “We’re protecting Germany from Russia and Russia is getting billions and billions of dollars from Germany. Germany is making a tremendous […]

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Extreme weather boosting energy use: BP

Extreme weather boosting energy use: BP

Global carbon emissions jumped the most in seven years during 2018 as energy demand increased, according to BP’s annual world energy study. The closely watched survey by the energy giant found that primary demand rose at the fastest pace this decade in 2018, despite slowing economic growth.  Carbon emissions climbed by 2 per cent last […]

By Energy Reporters |
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Production
Dancing with the Devil: Rosneft and the Future of Iraqi Kurdistan Gas

Dancing with the Devil: Rosneft and the Future of Iraqi Kurdistan Gas

Over the past year, the gas-exporting ambitions of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) appeared, finally, to brighten. Last May, Rosneft and local authorities signed a business development agreement to forge “an integral plan to progress the gas business” in the semi-autonomous region. A critical component came even earlier, in September 2017, in the form […]

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Transmission
Nord Steam 2 blames Denmark for possible six-month delay

Nord Steam 2 blames Denmark for possible six-month delay

Gazprom’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline to Germany may be delayed by at least six months if Denmark forces it to take an alternative route. The pipeline consortium said it faced a Danish request to consider a new route, pushing back a potential completion date to the second half of 2020. Nord Stream 2’s report was […]

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Storage
Atlantic island pays car owners who supply grid 

Atlantic island pays car owners who supply grid 

The tiny Portuguese Atlantic island of Porto Santo (pictured) is looking to the sun and wind for its power needs with a pilot scheme to supply the island’s electricity from vehicle batteries.  Renault, which is researching the feasibility of large-scale vehicle-to-grid charging, has imported electric Zoes and Kangoo ZEs to integrate them into an intelligent […]

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Consumption
Russia set to reveal cost of oil pipeline blunder 

Russia set to reveal cost of oil pipeline blunder 

A joint commission of Russian and Belarusian representatives will start to reveal the losses from the contaminated Druzhba oil pipeline tomorrow (Monday), Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak told the state media.  The working group examining the issue included representatives of Belarusian oil and chemical firm Belneftekhim and Russia’s Ministry of Energy, Kozak said, according […]

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Policy
Macron condemns Turkey over Cyprus

Macron condemns Turkey over Cyprus

French President Emmanuel Macron has called on Turkey to halt its “illegal” gas drilling in the Cypriot exclusive economic zone. A meeting in Malta of seven southern EU leaders reiterated its “full support and solidarity with the Republic of Cyprus in exercising its sovereign rights to explore, exploit and develop its natural resources within its […]

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Environment
Shell boss calls for environmental awareness 

Shell boss calls for environmental awareness 

The boss of one of the world’s biggest polluters has urged consumers to eat more seasonal food and work harder on their recycling. Ben van Beurden, CEO of Royal Dutch Shell, said consumer choices were key to global energy demand and called for the public to “address consumption patterns” to cut greenhouse emissions. Shell, Europe’s […]

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Industry
Extreme weather boosting energy use: BP

Extreme weather boosting energy use: BP

Global carbon emissions jumped the most in seven years during 2018 as energy demand increased, according to BP’s annual world energy study. The closely watched survey by the energy giant found that primary demand rose at the fastest pace this decade in 2018, despite slowing economic growth.  Carbon emissions climbed by 2 per cent last […]

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Dancing with the Devil: Rosneft and the Future of Iraqi Kurdistan Gas

Opinion

Over the past year, the gas-exporting ambitions of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) appeared, finally, to brighten. Last May, Rosneft and local authorities signed a business development agreement to forge “an integral plan to progress the gas business” in the semi-autonomous region. A critical component came even earlier, in September 2017, in the form […]

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Book Review: America’s Christianity-and-Crude Cocktail Explained in ‘Anointed with Oil’

Industry

“In his keynote address [to the American Petroleum Institute in 1941], [Henry Luce, founder of Life Magazine and the term the “American Century”] heralded oilmen as the vanguards of pure American values, praising their ‘dynamic spirit of freedom and enterprise’ and ‘sense of illimitable roundness of the world’. When harnessed by God-fearing patriots, he intimated, […]

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