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Oil & Gaz

15 posts
Gas talks stall as Russia pushes for EU guarantees on Ukrainian gas payments NEW
Open Europe blog 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 20 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Update 11.50 30/10/14:Reuters is reporting that an EU spokesperson has said a deal is "very close" and talks will continue today, as we note below. As we also say below, a deal is still doable and likely, the question remains whether any form of EU p...
Oil above $100 again - what's up? NEW
European Tribune 3 Years, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 10 Hours ago
While the most recent spike in oil prices (with WTI, the US benchmark, jumping above...
oil leaks continue NEW
A Fistful of Euros 4 Years, 2 Months, 3 Days, 3 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
So, remember the 10 million francs in 500 franc notes, that were meant to have come from passing round the hat at campaign rallies? Sure you do. Those will be the ones Nicolas Sarkozy personally banked in his capacity of treasurer to Edouard Balladur...
Diana sounds note of caution on Arctic in debate on oil drilling NEW
Diana Wallis 4 Years, 2 Months, 5 Days, 7 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Diana sounded a note of caution on the Arctic when speaking in the debate on a resolution calling for a temporary ban on new deep-water oil drilling in Europe.
Who Will Stop Russian Energy March to Europe? NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 4 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Dependence of the states of Eastern and Middle Europe from Russian gas and oil is practically absolute. This calls a concern that energy dependence can transform into a political one. READ MORE...
US Army (discreetly) worries about peak oil NEW
European Tribune 4 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 19 Minutes ago
US military warns oil output may dip causing massive shortages by 2015 "By 2012, surplus...
The Falklands: the European Union’s Antarctic key NEW
Ideas on Europe 4 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 21 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
The Falkland Islands have once again become a diplomatic storm-in-a-teacup between Argentina and Britain. But what is the geopolitical significance of the Falkland Islands? And why is it in the European interest that Britain keep hold of them?
German oil firm looks for new deposits at home NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 4 Years, 11 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
While oil exploration company RWE Dea often drills in the sands of Libya or under the waters of the Caspian Sea, a new project has the company looking for the black gold in a pine forest in Northern Germany. READ MORE...
Who should be afraid of higher oil prices? NEW
Eberhard Rhein 5 Years, 1 Month, 2 Days, 15 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
In its 2009 World Energy Outlook the International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned of rising oil prices having a negative impact impacting on the global economy in the coming years.. According to the IEA the dramatic rise of oil prices to almost $ 150...
Arabian NATO NEW
Constitutional Lore 5 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 11 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
With the G20 gathering having come to an end, its transatlantic participants now move to Strasbourg to join their NATO partners at the alliance's 60th anniversary summit. The largely symbolic moments will be France's reintegration into the central co...
… gasdurchbruch … NEW
Gerhard Mangott 5 Years, 11 Months, 5 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
Mit der Unterzeichnung des Gasliefervertrages zwischen Gazprom und Naftogaz Ukrainy kann russländisches Erdgas wieder zu seinen Abnehmern in der EU und dem Westbalkan geliefert werden. Dies stellt einen beachtlichen Erfolg der Ukraine dar, denn...
The end of the oil age? NEW
Martin Westlake 5 Years, 11 Months, 3 Days, 17 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
One of the plenary debates this week was around an opinion, drafted by a British member, Derek Osborn (Various Interests Group) about ‘facing the oil challenges’. The opinion was special in two ways. First, it was an opinion requested by...
Making Nabucco a reality NEW
Andris Piebalgs 6 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 16 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
The city of Brussels is currently covered with posters of Nabucco. It is of course an advertisement for the celebrated opera of Giuseppe Verdi, but for those who work on energy this word could be as inspirational as for those who love bel canto. The...
Oil price slump in Euros NEW
European Tribune 6 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
At the time oil prices were climbing, Peak Oil sceptics hastened to point out that...