Oil & Gas Exploration

TAP Pipeline: Look Who’s Switching Off the Gas This Time

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It's not Moscow, but the new government in Rome that might be turning off the TAP and dooming the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline project.

Backgrounder: Nord Stream 2

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Key background information on Nord Stream 2, the energy pipeline that was center stage at this week’s NATO summit.

Whither the Saudi Aramco IPO?

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When, if ever, will the Saudi Aramco IPO take place? At this point it’s anyone’s guess.

Iran Sanctions: Energy Market Winners and Losers

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Iran’s biggest customers are scrambling to secure alternative sources of oil supply.

FLASH: Angola Turns to IMF for Financial Help

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Africa’s second-biggest oil exporter is running out of money.

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.

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.

Global Forecast (05-28-2018)

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Another attempt at Taliban talks in Afghanistan, Venezuela’s oil industry struggles to fulfil its contracts, and Turkey secures a YPG pullout from Manbij.

Rising Tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean: Another South China Sea?

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Border disputes, lucrative energy resources, and an aggressive regional hegemon – the similarities between the Eastern Mediterranean and the South China Sea are striking.

Enhanced Oil Recovery: Cleaning up “Dirty” Oil

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The vilification of oil is bad for perception but good for business for the largest oil companies.

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