A brief analysis of the impact that the explosion at the gas hub of Baumgarten had on the energy security narrative in Italy.
Opec agreed to extend the cut until December 2018. Many see Russia as the new swing producer, but Saudi Arabia still seems to have a lot to say.
The referendum for the independence of Iraqi Kurdistan showed an overwhelming support for complete separation from Bagdad. Many variables are involved in this process, the most relevant being the oil in the Kurdish north of the country.
Nord Stream 2 in brief In 2011 the first Nord Stream offshore pipeline became operational, bringing 55 bcm/y of Russian gas directly through the Baltic Sea to Germany. The planned Nord Stream 2 is to follow the same route, doubling the capacity of the existing gas connection. The designed shareholders are Gazprom (50%), E.ON (10%), …
Kazakhstan has tremendous energy potential, but the persistent Russian influence could hinder its full development
Few weeks ago the U.S. Senate approved a sanction bill against Russia targeting its energy industry. Some European countries strongly protested, but the sanctions could bring to the surface latent tensions within the EU
The oil price plummeting, again. A fragile deal in an oversupplied market. Regional rivals and their proxies, the new swing producer and a struggling cartel.
What is the role of geopolitics in the current Gulf crisis and what potential does it have to impact oil prices?