Oil & Gas Exploration

Can Canadian Natural Gas Improve the European Union’s Energy Security?

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted the EU to rethink its reliance on Russia for natural gas. If Canada is to be a viable alternative, it must deliver sizeable volumes of natural gas in a timely manner.

Mexico’s Energy Sector Needs Storage and Shale Development, Not a Fracking Ban

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AMLO’s failure to prioritize midstream gas investments and his proposed fracking ban increase energy insecurity.

Report Warns of Fiscal Reckoning for Oil Exporters

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A new report foresees an energy transition that’s faster and more difficult than many oil exporters are expecting.

Outlook 2021: Fossil Fuels


Will 2021 be looked back on as a turning point in the global pivot toward renewable energy sources?

‘QUAD of the West’ Forms against Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Aug. 26, 2020) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), not pictured, executes a passing exercise with Turkish Navy frigates TCG Barbaros (F-244) and Burgazada (F-513) in the Mediterranean Sea, Aug. 26, 2020. Winston S. Churchill is deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners and U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa., modified, cc Flickr Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet, https://www.flickr.com/photos/cne-cna-c6f/50271831981/in/photolist-2jAmhcP-2haMApM-2haNErD-2gaP4QR-2hD6juY-RH5CUJ-2bF67ti-VxBNes-2hGRkqA-HCFGuD-2hqdMu5-2gEg8cf-2gUiawX-2hDgcCX-SZ1JT1-2gaN4qq-2hqfRnp-2gVhEXN-2hGDfKh-2haMAkF-2hFdvj2-2hGn39m-znkBA5-2gUirnE-2hDctte-2haQaMz-2hFnDn3-H43vF2-2gaNDEb-2gaN4jh-2gWgQxW-2hrHEYA-2hqchm2-2g5ya9R-2hHNyyf-2hFoA2d-2haRtoR-2haRirw-2hmSiv2-2gaNhSi-BdTSWE-2hGy2zf-2gaNooQ-2h5oRbS-2hFnuSh-2ghxo1s-2g5DKwy-2hrMBEh-24qHQwD-2cRhAAQ

Turkish actions in the Eastern Mediterranean have mirrored China’s actions in the South China Sea. And they’ve begun to produce the same kind of geopolitical response.

Nigeria’s Gas: Relief or Redux for the Resource Sector?

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A global crisis – this time the COVID-19 pandemic – has once again underscored the dangers of Nigeria’s economic overreliance on oil.

Donald Trump’s Lost Dream of World Energy Domination

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Donald Trump has no solution to the crisis in the domestic hydraulic fracturing industry. Ultimately, the survival of the industry lies in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Foreign Exchange Reserves Plummet amid COVID-19 Downturn

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Is the Kingdom’s dollar peg in jeopardy?

LNG Imports and New Supply Challenge Russia’s Hold on European Gas Market


LNG imports and Azeri pipelines look set to lessen Europe’s dependence on Russian supplies, potentially limiting Moscow’s political and economic influence over the region.

Petropolitics 101: The Case of Guyana

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Guyana failed to evade the “resource curse” once. Will it happen again?

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