Energy Sector

What Does Rosneft Have Planned for Venezuela’s PDVSA?

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There appears to be some kind of alliance between the energy giants in the works, but the extent and legal details remain murky.

Fallout from Saudi Oil Facility Attack

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Appraising the geopolitical and market fallout from the mysterious attack on Saudi oil facilities earlier this month.

The Cyprus Issue and Natural Gas in the Eastern Mediterranean

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New natural gas discoveries have left a divided Cyprus in the middle of a worsening geopolitical storm in the Eastern Mediterranean.

US-China Trade War and Iranian Oil: Market Disruptions Ahead?

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Risks are mounting on both the supply and demand side of global oil markets.

Reserve Judgment: Arbitrating Energy Disputes in Africa

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From new bilateral investment treaties to the rise of regional arbitration centers, the rules of the game for African foreign investment are changing – and investors need to change with them.

China’s Two-Headed Energy Policy

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In the fight against climate change, Beijing is advancing an energy policy that is simultaneously playing the good cop and the bad cop. But it doesn’t need to be this way.

Denmark Throws a Wrench into Russia’s Nord Stream 2 Plans

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Denmark’s regulatory foot-dragging on Nord Stream 2 could frustrate Russian attempts to isolate Ukraine on a new gas transit deal.

South Africa’s Energy Conundrum

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President Ramaphosa inherited a dire national energy outlook, but one that’s not without its own opportunities.

Can AMLO Save Mexico’s Pemex?

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The newly elected president has set out to reverse the long-term decline of Mexico’s state-owned oil giant. But he’s going to have his work cut out for him.

South China Sea Dispute: Indonesia

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In the fourth article of our series on South China Sea claimants, we examine the historical reasoning, diplomacy, and military dimensions of Indonesia’s claim.

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