Oil and Gas

Copyright: Baltic Pipe Project 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 to create a regional energy hub and to secure what Poland believes would be energy independence. It also enjoys the political and financial […]

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Copyright: xbrchx, Adobe Stock 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 reflecting a centuries-old culture, which visitors to the island encounter at every turn. Krk is also the most populous island in the Adriatic Sea: […]

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Copyright:  haiderose, Adobe Stock In January this year Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan put an end to their thirty-year dispute over the ownership of the Dostlug field in the Caspian by signing a memorandum on its joint exploration and development. In so doing, according to Ashgabat and Baku, the final impediment to building the Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline (TGP) […]

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German politicians’ faint hopes that the administration of new US president Joe Biden would replace wrath with favour have been dashed by an icy Transatlantic reality. Washington continues to take an intransigent stance and threaten European participants in the project with sanctions. But Berlin is still trying to withstand the pressure and save face, by […]

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Nord Stream 2 is at a phase in its development where there is virtually no doubt that it will be completed. The question is what the political and economic costs of launching it will be and whether it will be able to function fully in an economic and geo-economic sense. The outcome of current developments […]

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The Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline (TGP) project was conceived twenty years ago and in theory is capable of changing the energy market in Europe. However, for a whole range of reasons – from geopolitical to financial, economic and environmental – this important project for European energy security has stalled. And the prospects for supplying Turkmen gas, […]

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In September, Polish government spokesman Piotr Muller announced that Poland was prepared to offer Germany a replacement for Nord Stream 2, which is beset with problems. Poland has decided to use the situation to its advantage and to raise the profile of what is considered an alternative to project – the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline. […]

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After almost a year of suspense, the future of Romanian gas exports remains highly uncertain. Restrictive legislation adopted by the previous government in 2018 remains in force, while new steps to ease gas exports are proving incongruent with it. The Neptun Deep Standstill Perhaps most revealing is the lack of development in the Neptun Deep […]

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A triumphant fanfare was heard in Israel in the middle of the summer: following on the heels of the authorities in Greece and Cyprus, the government had finally ratified the agreement on the construction of the EastMed gas pipeline. The pipeline is intended to deliver gas from the Israeli Leviathan deposit to European consumers.The agreement […]

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In the autumn of 2019, Azerbaijan triumphantly reported that preparations for the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) project were moving to their final stage: its launch was scheduled to take place by the end of 2020. However, everything may not be as rosy as Baku has been trying to suggest. The issue is not just the […]

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