There’s more than Cold-War nostalgia in the fascination with the Russia-Georgia face-off. The West looks for signs of Moscow’s energy-policy temperament.
For the past year, oil analysts, politicians and investors have been bewildered by the Kremlin's legal assault in Russia's largest privately own company - oil giant Yukos.
The oil industry once again finds itself in the familiar, but unpleasant, position of being the focus of controversy, investigations, political attacks, vilification and public indignation.
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America's only really important strategic interest in the Gulf region is energy - a factor which is likely to double from the current 2.
The Kovytka project - harnessing this untapped gas field as a new source of supply - can serve as the foundation for a mutually-beneficial Russian-Chinese energy relationship.
About four weeks ago, in an interview with the Financial Times before the recent meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Algiers, Dr.
From the standpoint of American interests, the current geopolitical state of affairs in the world's principal energy-rich zone leaves much to be desired.
The global economy is entering a period in which demand for oil will exceed supply for the first time.
On August 14th, blackouts crippled the Canadian province of Ontario and the eastern United States, making it the largest power failure in American history: over 50 million people and more than 9,300 square miles were affected.