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Ukraine: Challenging the pipelines narrative

As a former correspondent in Kiev, Moscow and Georgia I find the attempt to link the Ukraine conflict with pipelines and natural resources is highly debatable.

Ukraine, Russia and the nonexistent U.S. oil and natural gas "weapon"

There is no U.S. oil and gas export "weapon" to aim at Russia to counter its moves in the Ukraine. The U.S. isn't even supplying its own needs. But you wouldn't know that from media reports and editorials in the last week.

Waltzing in the dark. Will Russia shut off gas supplies to Europe?

Waltzing with the Russian bear has never been a feat Europe was able to handle. With the fall of the Yanukovych regime already accomplished, the EU is now on a collision course with Moscow, which has threatened to cut off gas supplies to Ukraine in an effort to strong-arm the new administration …

Shock over Ukraine

Ukraine is shaping up to be a lot like Yugoslavia, except with more than twice as many people, lots of crazed street fighters who think they now own the place, and a role critical to European energy security. If you aren't in shock about this, then you haven't been paying attention.

Gas Flaring: The Burning Issue

Global gas flaring--the burning of natural gas associated with oil extraction processes--remains stubbornly high. We examine the determinants of gas flaring in three prominent cases: Russia and Nigeria as the two largest emitters of flare gas, and the United States as a rapidly expanding …

Former Soviet Union crude oil exports declined by 5.5 % in last 2 years

Russia is at its 2nd and last oil peak. The easy oil is gone. The FSU export peak comes ahead of the production peak.

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