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Could EastMed Re-awaken Leviathan?

A triumphant fanfare was heard in Israel in the middle of the summer: following on the heels of the authorities […]

Europe’s Energy Security in an Era of Pandemic and Economic Crisis

The global economy has not simply proved to be in a recession, intensified by the coronavirus pandemic: it is confronted […]

Baku at a Southern Gas Crossroads

In the autumn of 2019, Azerbaijan triumphantly reported that preparations for the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) project were moving to […]

Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline Hangs in the Air

In the last five years the Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline (TGP) project has been considered one of the most important projects […]

EastMed: A New Block to the Heavyweight

Energy policy worldwide is built on a peculiar combination of political, economic and financial interests. This is particularly true in […]

Poland in the Grip of Yamal

Poland has finally and irrevocably decided that after 2022 it will break free from the Yamal contract, under which it […]

SAGGING SHELF: Future of Gas Extraction from Romanian Shelf Uncertain

Earlier this year the US energy major Exxon Mobil officially announced its intention to sell its 50% share in the […]

The Invisible Baltic Pipe

At the end of October, Denmark simultaneously approved the construction of two gas transit initiatives: Nord Stream 2 – over which intercontinental passions have raged – and the Danish–Polish Baltic Pipe gas pipeline, which for a long time attracted little attention, remaining virtually off the radar, and was authorized earlier than the Russian pipeline.

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Trans-Caspian Gas Project: No Longer a “Win-Win” Deal?

The creation of a consortium for building the Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline (TGP) made up of Edison Technologies, MMEC Mannesmann, Air Liquid Global E&C Solution, and the SINOPEC Engineering Group was announced in August 2019. Analysts believe, however, that the likelihood of the plans announced by the consortium being achieved are minimal due to a current lack of the necessary political, legal, financial and economic conditions for the project.

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OPAL: A BATTLE WITHOUT WINNERS

n September 2019 the European Court of Justice overruled a decision previously made by the EU, forcing Gazprom to limit its use of the Opal pipeline to only 50% of its 36 billion cubic metres (bcm) annual capacity.