Nord Stream Pipeline

E.ON IBU Worldcup Biathlon Annecy - Antholz-Anterselva: Day Four

The German government is providing the country’s largest utility E.ON loans to help competitively bid for global LNG supply as Berlin seeks to diversify gas import sources away from Russia. The loans strengthen E.ON’s credit rating and help the company compete with government-backed companies that LNG suppliers favor. “Those guarantees have in the past been… Keep reading →

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

In a wide-ranging interview, Maria van der Hoeven, chief executive of the International Energy Agency said US oil production growth – which is heavily leveraged toward light, tight oil – is expected to plateau and decline post 2025. “The light tight oil revolution in the United States is changing the geographical map of oil trade.… Keep reading →

Merkel And Medvedev Inaugurate Nord Stream Gas Pipeline

This concluding article in a 3-part series details Gazprom’s changing European natural gas export strategy as it bumps up against EU regulations designed to promote market liberalization by unbundling energy production, transmission, delivery and storage from single-company ownership. The new Gazprom-designed gas transit system outlined earlier in this series – here and here – is not… Keep reading →

St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

This second of three articles on how Gazprom is attempting to revamp its natural gas export strategy in Europe addresses a crucial element for the strategy’s success: Gazprom’s accumulation of gas storage capacity in Germany. Driven by the fact that many governments in OECD Europe have made commitments to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to 20… Keep reading →