Daegu, South Korea’s third largest city.

Complex times call for comprehensive expertise to reach solutions, and the increasingly networked state of the global energy business has underlined the importance of similarly global gatherings like the World Energy Congress. Keep reading →

Infrastructure investing has been a hot business sector for several years against a background of swift economic development in the emerging world and efforts by developed-world governments to limit the impacts of a grinding recession, energy infrastructure investment has continued to lag needs.

While investing in water or transportation infrastructure has links to energy both in the way deals are structured and in how the actual assets impact each other, energy infrastructure has some key differences, highlighted by the American Society of Civil Engineers in its recent report on Investment Trends in Electricity Infrastructure. Keep reading →

Natural gas could reach the status of a globally priced and traded commodity within five years if sufficient shipping capacity is developed.

The use of natural gas in transport has the potential to change the role of energy infrastructure, politics and investing, but without the right mix of government policies and business commitment fuel consumption patterns will lag broader shifts that include a shift in consumption power to emerging economies. Keep reading →

If you were interested, you could probably go to a conference discussing some aspect of the energy business every single day of the year. From huge halls to intimate boardrooms, the complexity and scale of the energy business makes meeting with competitors, partners and stakeholders compulsory.

While events continue throughout the year, there are two “rush” seasons when energy executives spend as much time in the air as on the ground. Starting in late January, financiers and policy experts seeking to firm up budget and regulatory priorities for the year ahead begin gathering in warm-weather destinations to discuss terms and seal deals. Keep reading →

Traditional Korean lamps in the city of Daegu, Korea’s third largest.

In a business world obsessed with quarterly returns, the energy sector continues to think about the long term in years and decades, not weeks and months. Keep reading →

In late April dozens of the world’s top energy leaders gathered by the side of the Bosphorus in Istanbul to continue a tradition of discussion that has been going on since the end of the First World War required coordinated approaches to rebuilding a damaged Europe. Keep reading →

Despite the high volume of attention paid to elections, national policies may matter less than raw economics and common goals applied in nationally customized ways as the energy sector becomes increasingly networked across the world. Keep reading →

Now at our World Energy Leaders’ Summit in Istanbul over 100 energy leaders discussing Natural Gas Markets and Geopolitics WECouncil

Canadian nuclear technology firm Candu and Turkish state power generator EUAS have signed an Memorandum of Understanding on building a $20 billion (US) nuclear power plant on the Black Sea. Present at the signing were the Chinese company CNI 23 which is expected to build the plant in partnership with Candu and representatives of Canadian nuclear regulator CCC, a Turkish representative for Candu confirmed for Breaking Energy.

The first step of the process is to conduct a feasibility study, and there is not yet an estimate for the size of the planned facility, the Turkish representative said. Keep reading →

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