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THE GAS ELEMENT OF EUROPE’S ENERGY SECURITY

The theme of Europe’s energy security is a constant irritant in both EU–Russia relations and in relations among European elites. We should probably resign ourselves to the manipulative nature of discussions about European energy security, which are far from the real economic circumstances. With this manipulation in mind, we should focus on economic reality, which […]

Gas Production in Europe Continues to Fall

European gas production will continue to fall, according to the latest forecasts from the International Energy Agency (IEA). By 2024, analysts expect European output, including Norway’s, to drop by as much as 48 billion cubic metres (bcm) to just 202 bcm.  At the same time, the demand for natural gas will continue to grow. According […]

German energy is getting greener, but the price remains unclear

The environment was a crucial theme in Germany’s 2021 election campaign and predictably, the Greens want to make it central to the coalition agreement. What exactly the country’s new energy policy will look like, taking into account the country’s accelerated switch from coal power is however as yet unclear even to ministers themselves. It is […]

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Tectonics of the Groningen Problem: Why the Gas Field is Struggling to Cease Production

Groningen is one of the largest gas fields in the world, and was a source of prosperity for the Netherlands for over half a century.  For several years now, however, it has been nothing but a serious headache for the Dutch government. Coronavirus and failures in energy transformation could hinder the field’s decommissioning. Why the […]

GAS PRICE SURGE: IS THERE A SOLUTION?

It is entirely mistaken to call the present situation a “European gas crisis.” Its significance goes far beyond simply the problems in regulating the gas market. What we are seeing is a full-scale energy crisis, which in fact has wider potential: all segments of European energy have structural problems. The gas power sector has simply […]

Battling Methane Goes Viral

2021 has seen issues relating to the environment becoming a key topic throughout the world, perhaps even displacing coronavirus, which has been the dominant theme of the last two years. In the context of an unusually cold winter and a hot, dry summer, which brought disaster and destruction in their wake virtually everywhere in the […]

German energy is getting greener, but the price remains unclear

The environment was a crucial theme in Germany’s 2021 election campaign and predictably, the Greens want to make it central to the coalition agreement. What exactly the country’s new energy policy will look like, taking into account the country’s accelerated switch from coal power is however as yet unclear even to ministers themselves. It is […]

Will we get to see an artificial sun in the twenty-first century?

The construction of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), one of the most large-scale international energy projects, was launched in Provence over thirty

Aerial photo of hydraulic fracturing equipment at sunset. (FRACKING)

US fracking – as green as it can be

The gradual emergence of key advanced economies from the stagnation of the pandemic is understandably increasing forecasts for energy consumption,

Oil tanker is passing through Bousphorus strait when it sunset.

Turkey may require a partner to develop Sakarya gas field

In 2020, Turkey’s President Erdoğan triumphantly announced the discovery of the “huge” new Sakarya field in the Black Sea, which was one of the largest finds in the world last

Baltic Pipe struggles to find enough gas

Whenever the Baltic Pipe project is mentioned, it is accompanied by the adjective “strategic”, to convey its importance. The project is a crucial part of extensive Polish ambitions

LNG terminal on Krk island aerial view

Does the FSRU on Krk float anyone’s boat?

Dobrodošli na Otok Krk! (Welcome to Krk!) Krk, the largest island in Croatia and the Adriatic has long attracted tourists with its favourable climate and wealth of monuments

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Trans-Caspian Gas remains a pipe dream

according to Ashgabat and Baku, the final impediment to building the Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline (TGP) – something Turkmenistan has been trying to achieve for over twenty

How manageable is the hydrogen transformation for Germany?

In order to protect the climate, Germany is entirely abandoning nuclear energy by 2022 and then, by 2038, coal-fired energy. Berlin regards hydrogen and all that is connected to it as a central element of the decarbonization process. A strategy reflecting this was approved and adopted by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government last year. Energy Brief […]