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Ongoing shifts in Venezuela’s relationships with Russia, Iran

29 September 2022

Russia’s entry into the ranks of countries sanctioned by the US appears to be damaging ties with Venezuela – and giving Venezuela reasons to expand its existing co-operation with Iran.

Report says Russian gas supplies to Europe via TurkStream now endangered

29 September 2022

Gazprom unit that operates pipeline said to be withdrawing all technical support.

Germany says three out of four Nord Stream pipelines damaged beyond repair

29 September 2022

The disabling of Nord Stream has spooked markets as it removes the possibility of resuming deliveries of gas in the depth of winter if an energy crisis becomes acute.

Russian oil exports still booming and the EU is still a major buyer

28 September 2022

One of the side-effects of the EU stepping up imports of US oil is that it has increased European demand for Russian diesel.

Poland worried about Baltic Pipe security after Nord Stream explosions

28 September 2022

Warsaw fears sabotage of Nord Stream on same day Baltic Pipe opened was no coincidence.

MOSCOW BLOG: Whodunnit?

28 September 2022

Social media loves a good conspiracy theory, but it has gone off the Richter scale speculating on who was behind the take-down of the four Nord Stream gas pipelines, two of which sprang leaks on Sunday night as we reported yesterday morning.

Taliban sign deal to buy Russian oil, gas and wheat

28 September 2022

Agreement marks regime’s first international economic deal. Moscow eyes economic corridor through Central Asia and Afghanistan to South Asia.

Czech-based EPH expands on the Dutch energy market

28 September 2022

Largest Czech energy company acquires 100% of gas-fired power plant Sloe in Zeeland.

Turkmenistan: Piping up

28 September 2022

Turkmenistan has traditionally fostered its closest security relationship with Russia. But it has found room to develop military ties with the US and China. Eurasianet’s weekly briefing.

NorthAmOil: Talos to expand Gulf holdings with EnVen acquisition

27 September 2022

Talos Energy announced on September 22 that it had agreed to acquire privately owned US Gulf of Mexico operator EnVen for $1.1bn.

Seismologists record explosions in area of Nord Stream leaks

27 September 2022

Explosions were registered by seismologists in Sweden over the last 36 hours, according to the country’s national broadcaster SVT, in the same areas where gas leaks were reported to have occurred at the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines yesterday, stokin

Sabotage suspected as gas leaks reported at both Nord Stream 1 and 2

27 September 2022

Natural gas leaks have now been reported at both Russia’s Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 pipelines, and while the reasons are unclear, the fact that both pipelines suffered leaks on the same day has prompted speculation of sabotage.

Pressure drops in Nord Stream pipelines as gas leaks into sea

27 September 2022

Pressure fell in both branches of the Nord Stream gas pipeline from the giant Russian Yamal Arctic gas fields to Germany during the evening of September 26, reportedly due to a leak.

Secret report reveals top officials knew Bulgaria wouldn’t benefit from Balkan Stream

27 September 2022

Sofia paid over €1.5bn for its section of the Balkan Stream pipeline, which has never delivered any gas to Bulgaria.

BRUEGEL: National policies to shield consumers from rising energy prices

26 September 2022

The current increase in wholesale energy prices in Europe has prompted governments to try to shield consumers from the direct impact of an energy crisis that is sweeping the Continent and the rising prices that are costing hundreds of billions.

Kazakhstan offers Europe chance to kick its Russian uranium habit

26 September 2022

Obstacle to hopes is Russia’s ownership of 40% of world's uranium conversion infrastructure, vital to making nuclear fuel.

LatAmOil: Ecopetrol requests 90-day suspension of fracking projects

26 September 2022

Colombia’s national oil company Ecopetrol has asked ANH, the country’s oil and gas regulator, to suspend its contracts for the Kale and Platero unconventional fields for 90 days.

DMEA: ARIA Commodities to build new downstream facilities in HFZA

26 September 2022

UAE-based ARIA Commodities will invest AED154mn ($41.93mn) in the construction of four new downstream and petrochemical facilities in the Hamriyah Free Zone (HFZA) in Sharjah.

AfrOil: Sonatrach CEO says Algeria can meet Italian gas supply pledges

26 September 2022

Algeria will be able to supply Italy with at least 25bn cubic metres of natural gas this year, said Tewfik Hakkar, the CEO of the national oil company Sonatrach.

Desperate Southeast Europe governments scramble for energy resources

23 September 2022

Facing a cold winter, Southeast European countries look to coal from Indonesia, gas from Azerbaijan and oil from Iran.

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