ENERGY
WHY IS AZERBAIJAN SO IMPORTANT TO EUROPEAN ENERGY SECURITY?

WHY IS AZERBAIJAN SO IMPORTANT TO EUROPEAN ENERGY SECURITY?

ACRE Baku Summit 2018 – Building a Shared Future Mehmet Öğütçü We should neither overestimate nor underestimate Azerbaijan’s significance to Europe’s energy security. It is clearly a gateway not only to Europe, but also to Russia, Iran, Turkey and Central Asia in energy. It also connects China to Europe through Central Asia and Turkey and...
The new ‘Great Game’: What awaits us?

The new ‘Great Game’: What awaits us?

Hürriyet Daily News | May 28 2018 Mehmet Öğütçü New players who were on the sidelines of the Cold War’s bipolar global order have now rejoined the fray. Despite the global financial crisis, the “Middle Kingdom” has conquered a place on almost all of the world’s playing fields. Beijing has positioned itself to challenge the dollar as...
Private Financing of Renewable Energy - A Guide for policymakers

Private Financing of Renewable Energy – A Guide for policymakers

Written by Sophie Justice Sophie Justice Ph.D., Financial Consultant. Corporate financier with over 10 years international banking experience within the Renewable Energy and Low Carbon Sectors. Laterally a Director at RBC Capital Markets heading up the Renewable Energy Team advising on the sale, acquisition and financing of low carbon companies and renewable energy projects. Contact: justicesophie@gmail.com. Produced by...
Upgraded customs union should serve as bedrock of EU-Turkey ties

Upgraded customs union should serve as bedrock of EU-Turkey ties

www.euractiv.com | February 14 2018 By Mehmet Öğütçü and Stephen Jones | Global Resources Partnership Treating Turkey like a naughty child has proved to be a failed strategy for Brussels. It’s time to look anew at the elements of the relationship that could work, both now and in the long term, write Mehmet Öğütçü and Stephen Jones. Mehmet Öğütçü is the...
Quake risk for Japanese-French nuclear plant in Turkey lowered to keep costs down, sources say

Quake risk for Japanese-French nuclear plant in Turkey lowered to keep costs down, sources say

www.japantimes.co.jp | JAN 8, 2017 Government-commissioned research firms have come up with a questionably low estimate for how badly an earthquake could rattle a nuclear power plant being built in Turkey by a Japanese-French venture, sources say. The estimated “peak ground acceleration” — the term for ground motion caused by a quake — for the plant...
Today's Energy Security Risks: Complacency, Uncertainty, and Ideology

Today’s Energy Security Risks: Complacency, Uncertainty, and Ideology

Atlantic Council | DECEMBER 3, 2015 BY DAVID L. GOLDWYN At the 2015 Atlantic Council Energy and Economic Summit in Istanbul, twenty-one Ministers and senior officials from Europe, Asia, North America, and the Middle East met to assess the changing geopolitics of energy security. The assembly was a reminder that energy security — the ability of...
Regional Energy Equations and Turkish Foreign Policy: The Middle East and the CIS

Regional Energy Equations and Turkish Foreign Policy: The Middle East and the CIS

setav.org | Insight Turkey Vol. 12 / No. 3 / 2010 pp. 147-168  TUNCAY BABALI* ABSTRACT Turkey has become an important east-west and north-south gas and oil transit route and an energy hub, thanks to the Turkish straits, and the existing and proposed pipelines that run through its territory. Economic opportunities, however, can present diplomatic liabilities.  In a tough and complicated region, Turkey finds...
Iraq 2016 outlook: Reality bites

Iraq 2016 outlook: Reality bites

The Petroleum Economist | 25th Nov 2016  By: Luay Al-Khatteeb Since 2003, Iraq’s policy-makers had taken the optimistic view –high oil prices were here to stay and the international oil companies contracted to develop the country’s huge southern oilfields would meet their plateau targets, originally around 12 million barrels a day by 2017. It is clear...
Türkiye’de Rüzgar Enerjisi Santrali Nasıl Kuruluyor?

Türkiye’de Rüzgar Enerjisi Santrali Nasıl Kuruluyor?

What the world needs to ensure energy security

What the world needs to ensure energy security

World Economic Forum | Nov 4 2015 By Abdullah M. Al-Shehri and Julian Popov This article is published in collaboration with Project Syndicate. For decades, the international energy landscape has been relatively stable, with producers like Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Algeria selling oil and gas to consumers in the United States and Europe. In a...
Political Feasibility of Israeli Natural Gas Exports to Turkey

Political Feasibility of Israeli Natural Gas Exports to Turkey

Memorandum 144 | The Institute For National Security Studies | Tel Aviv University  November 2014 Oded Eran, Dan Vardi, and Itamar Cohen In its June 23, 2013 meeting, the government of Israel approved the export of some 40 percent of the country’s natural gas reserves and the retention of 540 billion cubic meters (BCM) for local consumption....
The Political and Commercial Dynamics of Russia’s Gas Export Strategy

The Political and Commercial Dynamics of Russia’s Gas Export Strategy

The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies Paper: NG 102 | September 2015 James Henderson & Tatiana Mitrova* Preface Russia has long been regarded as the world’s pre-eminent gas producer, both by virtue of its reserves base and the central role played by Gazprom, its state-owned ‘gas champion’ in the ‘matrix’ of domestic supply and consumption,...