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April 2015

BEC Chairman Ogutcu, has been invited to the address the CICA Forum, 25-26 May 2015, Beijing, China

26 April in Uncategorized

Bosphorus Energy Club Chairman Mehmet Ogutcu has been invited to address the First Annual Meeting of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) Forum, 25-26 May 2015, Beijing, China. The draft agenda is set out below: Draft Agenda 14:00-14:02 Welcoming Remarks XU Xiaojie, Director of World Energy, Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences 14:02-14:20 Keynote Speech, Establishment of an Energy Security Framework: from Consensus towards Actions ZHANG Yuyan, Director-General, IWEP, CASS 14:20-15:00 Topic One: An Assessment of Energy Security in Asia into 2020 • Energy Outlook and Security Views, Narendra Taneja, Chairman, Energy Security Group, Federation of Indian Chambers of...

Partner Meeting Brussels Energy Club; May 5 2015, Brussels

23 April in ANNOUNCEMENTS, EVENTS & ACTIONS |  Partner Meeting with Bosphorus Energy Club: May 5, 2015: The changing map of energy security in Eurasia: the impact of global level game changers in the energy markets The next interactive discussion of the Brussels Energy Club will address the topic of: "The changing map of energy security in Eurasia: the impact of global level 'game changers' in the energy markets"   And will take place on Wednesday, May 5, 2015 from 6.45 pm @ TUSIAD Avenue des Gaulois, 13, Brussels 1040   With special guest speaker Mehmet Öğütçü  President, Bosphorus Energy Club Chairman, Global Resources Partnership, London Chairman, Caspian Oil and Gas Fund Management Group, London Special Envoy for...

Global Game-Changers in Energy: Implications for Eurasia


Mehmet Öğütçü, Chairman | Paris, 17 April 2015 |  World energy game-changers Changing dynamics, game, players and rules New demand map, changes in energy mix, and unconventional supply sources Shift in trading and investment patterns Volatility in prices, technological breakthroughs Environment, efficiency and climate change Is energy security a national security matter? Heightened geopolitical, cyber and other risks   Click to continue: ParisEnergyClub17april2015 ...

2015 Annual Meeting of The Bosphorus Energy Club, 9-10 December 2015, Istanbul


So much has happened since our 11 December 2014 meeting on the energy, investment, and geopolitics of our region – from the Turkish Stream, the EU’s Energy Union, and China’s “Silk Road Infrastructure Fund”, to the signing of the TANAP, the consequences for our industry of the nuclear framework agreement with Iran, and the launch of the Mersin Akkuyu nuclear power plant.   We are working towards another meeting in December 2015 when the critical energy, investment, and political developments around us, plus new frontiers for renewables, distressed hydrocarbon assets, LNG, unconventionals, transportation fuels, new nuclear technologies, geopolitical tensions, funding needs and...

The Future of Natural Gas as a Transportation FuelFindings of the NPC Study


  Published by: A Presentation for the 2012 NGV Technology Forum La Jolla, California Dr. Michael Gallagher October 17, 2012 NPC Request from Energy Secretary Chu Examine opportunities to accelerate Future Transportation Fuels prospects through 2050 for auto, truck, air, rail, and waterborne transport Address fuel demand, supply, infrastructure, and technology Factors to consider include: - Infrastructure - Technological advances - Energy efficiency - Environmental, e.g., impact on carbon, land, and water - Energy Security - Economic competitiveness Additional question: (Supplemental Letter April 30, 2010) - What actions could industry and government take to stimulate the technological advances and market conditions needed to reduce life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. transportation sector by 50...

Will natural gas cooperation with Russia save the Greek economy?


Bruegel | 16th April 2015 |  - structural impact on the Greek economy will be limited -  by Simone Tagliapietra and Georg Zachmann  [caption id="attachment_3954" align="alignleft" width="164"] Simone Tagliapietra[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3957" align="alignleft" width="164"] Georg Zachmann[/caption] In the midst of profound turbulence in the negotiations between Greece and its international lenders, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras flew to Moscow last week for an official visit to President Vladimir Putin. This meeting, portrayed by many commentators as a bargaining chip with its European creditors, was officially intended to improve bilateral relations between the two countries in various economic sectors. Greece had high expectations from this meeting, in terms of financial assistance,...

A twist in the pipeline


The Economist | Apr 14th 2015  | BUDAPEST | Europe Hungary and Greece join Turkey in a new route for Russian gas IT IS remarkable how much bluster counts for in business negotiations, as Alexei Miller, the head of Russian gas giant Gazprom, clearly knows. At an energy event in Berlin on Monday, Mr Miller warned European Union countries who are setting up an EU­-wide energy union that establishing an authority to buy gas for all of Europe at a single price would mean many of them would pay more rather than less. "A common price isn't the lowest price. It will most obviously...

New energy dynamics: The time is here for a new international energy governance


Hürriyet Daily News | 13 April 2015 Mehmet Öğütçü – Urban Rusnák* Rapidly changing energy dynamics are set to determine the course of our economic development, complex geopolitical confrontations, amazing technological breakthroughs and massive investment and trade flows. As a result, the newly emerging energy game, with players and rules that have changed beyond recognition over the past two decades, will continue to stay in the spotlight. The way that global and local energy businesses, technology companies and financial institutions conduct their business has also changed fundamentally. Those who have not adapted or who drag their feet against much-needed reforms will not likely have...

BEC Chairman Mehmet Ogutcu addressed Foreign Economic Relations Board’s Energy Council


DEİK Enerji Çalıştayı | İstanbul | Ocak 2015 | Bu rapor İstanbul Aydın Üniversitesi Enerji Politikaları ve Piyasaları Uygulama ve Araştırma Merkezi (EPPAM) tarafından DEİK Enerji İş Konseyi ile işbirliği doğrultusunda 26 Ocak 2015 tarihinde İstanbul Conrad Otel’de gerçekleştirilen DEİK Enerji Çalıştayı’ndaki konuşmaların deşifresine dayalı olarak hazırlanmıştır. Raporun amacı, küresel enerji sektöründeki fırsatları ve Türk enerji sektörünün bu fırsatlarla örtüşen güçlü yanlarını değerlendirmek maksadıyla düzenlenen DEİK Enerji Çalıştay’ında ele alınan görüşleri ortaya koymak ve yurtdışı yatırım fırsatlarının Türk firmaları tarafından nasıl değerlendirilebileceği ve özel sektör için nasıl bir yol haritası çizileceği hakkındaki yaklaşımları ortaya koymaktır.   OTURUM 1: DÜNYA VE TÜRKİYE ENERJİ SEKTÖRÜNDE EĞİLİMLER VE BEKLENTİLER Konuşmacı: Sayın Mehmet Öğütçü,...

Repercussıons of Turkısh Stream for the Southern Gas Corrıdor: Russıa’s new gas strategy

14 April in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY, GEOPOLITICS | April 2015 No: 15 By Ilgar Gurbanov is an analyst on Russian Foreign Policy and Energy Security of Strategic Outlook from Azerbaijan. Background On December 1 2014, during his official visit to Turkey, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the suspension of South Stream, blaming the EU for its “unconstructive” position. In fact, the realization of pipeline had become untenable as a result of various legal, political and financial issues, such as the EU’s Third Energy Package, the Ukraine crisis and the ensuing sanctions over companies involved in South Stream (Stroytransgaz and Gazprombank). That day, Turkish BOTAŞ and Russian Gazprom signed a...

Global Game-Changers in Energy: Implications for Eurasia


Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI) |  London, 13 April 2015 | By Mehmet Öğütçü | Chairman   World energy game-changers Changing dynamics, game, players and rules New demand map, changes in energy mix, and unconventional supply sources Shift in trading and investment patterns Volatility in prices, technological breakthroughs Environment, efficiency and climate change Is energy security a national security matter? Heightened geopolitical, cyber  and other risks   Complex dynamics in Eurasia No longer a "terra incognito” but out of focus on the international radar now Substantial deposits of rich natural resources The prizes of the new Great Game - Pipelines, tanker routes, petroleum consortiums and PSCs East of Baku – it is China...