Category Archives: Policy

The Role of Local Authorities in the Oil and Gas Sector

The engagement of subnational authorities in the governance of the oil and gas sector is increasingly recognized as an important […] Read More

The year in energy – moving backward

The energy scene is usually regarded as too complicated for everyday discussion — best left to technicians, scientists, government officials […] Read More

OPEC’s next phase

Since its formation in 1960, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has attracted international interest. Its classification, influence […] Read More

GIS Dossier: How Turkey scored big in the gas pipeline game

Geopolitical Intelligence Services (GIS) “Dossiers” aim to give readers a quick overview of critical topics, regions or conflicts. This survey centers on […] Read More

Russia’s energy diplomacy in the Middle East

The ‘Energy Strategy of Russia for the Period up to 2030’, published in 2010, highlights promoting ‘the strengthening of foreign […] Read More

The return of U.S. sanctions on Iran: consequences for the oil market

On May 8, 2018, the United States withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the […] Read More

Global competition for upstream oil and gas investment

The international energy community is usually divided about conditions on the oil market. When prices increase, consuming nations complain and […] Read More

Geopolitical Risks in the Middle East: Event Summary

Access for Women in Energy (AccessWIE) organised a roundtable dinner discussion on the geopolitical risks in the Middle East on […] Read More

Towards Good Governance of the Oil and Gas Sector in the MENA

Executive Summary The objective of this paper is to conduct a preliminary analysis of the governance of the oil and […] Read More

2017 – A year of Politics, Power, Paradox and Unintended Consequences

The year saw Donald Trump settling in at the White House, promising to withdraw America from foreign entanglements and ending […] Read More