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

08 January in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY

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 in the Black Sea province of Sinop is significantly lower than estimates given for quake-prone Japan’s nuclear power plants, and that means...

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

05 December in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY, GEOPOLITICS

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 a nation to secure affordable, reliable, and sustainable supplies to maintain national power — is very different for each nation. It was clear...

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

04 December in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY, GEOPOLITICS

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 itself caught between the interests of competing superpowers and regional players. As the world’s 16th largest economy, Turkey’s thirst for energy will only increase. Satisfying this thirst requires not only...

Iraq 2016 outlook: Reality bites

02 December in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY, GEOPOLITICS

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 now that they didn’t see the serious commercial and technical difficulties in front of them, or rightly forecast the outcome of domestic...

Türkiye’de Rüzgar Enerjisi Santrali Nasıl Kuruluyor?

25 November in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Rüzgar Enerjisi Dergisi | Mart - Nisan 2015, Sayı 3 Engin Deniz  Enerji Sistemleri Mühendisi Fosil yakıtların anlık tüketim hızı dünyada doğal fosil oluşum hızının 300.000 katına denk gelmektedir ki; bir günde bin yıllık oluşum tüketilmektedir. Ayrıca; hem çevreye zararları açı- sından, hem de yenilenebilir özelliğe sahip olmadığından alternatif enerji kaynakları araştırılmakta ve yaşam kalitesi yüksek olan ülkelerde temiz ve yenilenebilir enerji üretimi yollarına gidilmektedir. Araştırmalara göre CO2 emisyonunun üçte biri elektrik üretiminden kaynaklandığı için elektrik üretiminde yenilenebilir enerji kaynaklarına yönelmek...

What the world needs to ensure energy security

18 November in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY

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 few years, however, the energy terrain is likely to be unrecognizable, as dramatic technological, economic, and geopolitical changes reshape commercial relationships worldwide. What is...

Political Feasibility of Israeli Natural Gas Exports to Turkey

23 October in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY, GEOPOLITICS

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. In October 2013, Israel’s High Court of Justice rejected petitions seeking to limit the government’s exclusive right to set these goals. The Tamar natural gas field, operating...

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

10 October in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY

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, and import and export gas trade-flows linking it to Central Asian and Western former FSU states as well as European gas buyers. The...

FIFTY SHADES OF BLACK

20 September in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY

By Ian Walker Energy players are in a painful place at the moment, with companies and governments tightening their belts as the price of oil remains low. The winners in the current scenario, of course, are those who neither produce nor sell energy. But things are coming to a head and we are all likely to be affected. The possibility of another financial meltdown constitutes a global threat. Up to one-third of US junk bonds are...

Öğütçü: Kürt Meselesinin Çözümünde Enerji Politikaları Büyük Önem Arz Ediyor

17 September in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY, GEOPOLITICS

Haberimport | Cihan Haber Ajansı | 10.07.2012 Türk enerji uzmanı Mehmet Öğütçü, Türkiye’nin enerji politikalarını ve dünyadaki enerji alanındaki son durumu Cihan Haber Ajansı’na değerlendirdi. Başbakanlığı döneminde Turgut Özal’a danışmanlık yapan Öğütçü, dünyaca ünlü bir çok enerji kurum ve kuruluşunda görev yapmanın yanı sıra, dünyanın önde gelen enerji şirketlerine danışmanlık yapmaya devam ediyor. Arap Baharı sonrası bölgede ciddi bir ‘yeniden konumlanma’ çabası olduğuna dikkat çeken Öğütçü, “Rusya, Çin İran bir saf tuttular. Irak’ta El-Maliki de bu eksene katıldı...

BEC Başkanı Öğütçü’nün Star Gazetesi Yazarı Ercan Baysal’a verdiği röportajın tam metni…

14 September in BEC IN THE MEDIA, ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY, GEOPOLITICS, PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA

Aşağıdaki metin,  BEC Başkanı Mehmet Öğütçü'nün, Star Gazetesi yazarı Ercan Baysal'a 14 Eylul 2015 'te verdiği röportajın tam metnidir.   Ercan Baysal: Dünya’da yeni bir “Enerji Oyunu” var mı? Son 10 yılda tanık olduğumuz inanılmaz süratteki yeni dinamikler nedeniyle enerjide alışageldiğimiz “oyun”, eski oyuncuların yazdığı “oyunun kuralları” ve ülke, şirketler bazında “oyuncular” değişti, hala değişmeye devam ediyor. Ve bu yeni oyuna uygun esnek, yaratıcı politikalar geliştirmeyenler oyun dışında kalacak, eski düzenin etkisiz oyuncuları olmaya mahkûm olacaklar. Eskiden on yıllara yayılan enerji değişimleri...

International Energy Forum to Elect New Head

10 September in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY, GEOPOLITICS

Energy Intelligence | International Oil Daily | Vol.10, No: 105, | Tuesday, May 31, 2011 The 86-nation International Energy Forum (IEF), established 20 years ago in Riyadh to foster producer-consumer dialogue, is set this week to choose a new secretary-general. As the clock winds down to the vote in Vienna on Wednesday, a week before the Opec ministerial meeting, political maneuvering and horse-trading are intensifying behind the scenes, similar in many ways to the battle to replace...

FINANCING GAS PROJECTS IN THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

10 September in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY, FINANCE, GEOPOLITICS

The German Marshall Fund of the United States |  FOREIGN AND SECURITY POLICY PAPER SERIES | July 2015 Anastasios Giamouridis |  Nikos Tsafos Preface In this paper, Tassos Giamouridis and Nikos Tsafos provide a detailed assessment of the  factors that influence investment in gas and  related infrastructure projects worldwide with a focus on the Eastern Mediterranean. They examine the relative merits of project finance and corporate finance for the development of offshore gas resources and for bringing the gas to market. In this...

National Renewable Energy Action Plan For Turkey

27 August in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY, GEOPOLITICS

The Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources and Yenilenebilir Enerji Genel Müdürlüğü, has carried out the National Renewable Energy Action Plan for the period 2013-2023. The Directive 2009/28/EC of The European Parliament and of The Council of 23 April 2009 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources and amending and subsequently repealing Directives 2001/77/EC and 2003/30/EC sets. • Ambitious targets for all Member States, such that the EU will reach...

A new Route for Russian Gas, Bypassing Ukraine-Through Turkey Policies and Prospects

21 July in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY, GEOPOLITICS

Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies | Articles | 2015 No:39 Liana Jervalidze During his visit to Turkey on 1 December 2014, President Putin announced Russia’s decision to discontinue the South Stream project since the initiative failed to gain the support of the European Union. Moreover, Mr Putin declared Russia and Turkey’s joint willingness to construct a new interconnecting 63 bln m3 capacity pipeline which would replace the South Stream as a project by-passing the Ukrainian gas transportation infrastructure and realise Turkey’s...

Caspian Oil & Gas: New Perspectives Beyond Projects and pipelines

18 July in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY

Clingendael  International  Energy  Programme | CIEP Paper 2014 | 01 Christof Van Agt INTRODUCTION Achievements¹: With the decision to export Caspian gas to the EU via the Trans-Anatolian and Trans-Adriatic Pipelines, the era of investment in strategic oil and gas infrastructure, launched in the nineties, is drawing to a close. Caspian oil exports are flowing to world markets and natural gas resources are coming on-stream, forging new trade links and fulfilling producer and consumer diversity goals. Only Trans-Caspian ambitions...

Foreign banks ignite an oil war in Iraqi Kurdistan

18 July in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY, GEOPOLITICS

Ekurd Daily | July 18, 2015 By John Dizard LONDON,— One of the most annoying aspects of the Greece/ Grexit story over the past several months is the pretentious use of military metaphors by a collection of soft-handed politicians and commentators. Attending meetings in Brussels is a “war”. Facing television cameras is a “battle”. Just to be clear: issuing a disagreeable statement is not the same thing as killing a person with a rifle, and being the object of...

Iran after the (Potential) Nuclear Deal: What’s Next for the Country’s Natural Gas Market?

16 July in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY, GEOPOLITICS

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei  2014.031 NOTE DI LAVORO Authors: Simone Tagliapietra Series: Energy: Resources and Markets Keywords: Iran gas market, International gas markets, World energy outlook, Nuclear talks JEL n.: Q40, Q42, Q48 Abstract Iran is the perennial “elephant in the room” of international gas trade. The country could well become, one day, a major game changer of international gas markets but today its potential still remains fundamentally untapped due to a number of geopolitical and commercial reasons. Iran owns the first...

Enerji devi uyanıyor

15 July in BEC IN THE MEDIA, ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY, PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA

Hürriyet Gazetesi | 15 Temmuz 2015 Merve ERDİL / ANALİZ Ortadoğu ve enerji piyasaları açısından dün tarihi bir gelişme yaşandı ve İran ile P5+1 ülkeleri arasında anlaşmaya varıldı. Anlaşmayla beraber petrol fiyatlarında yaşanacak olası bir düşüşün Türkiye için müjdeli haber olduğu söylenebilir. İlerleyen aşamalardaysa, Türkiye’nin İran’dan aldığı petrol ve gaz artabilir. İran’dan aldığımız petrol miktarının ambargo öncesindeki seviyeden bile yükseğe çıkabileceğini vurguluyor. İRAN’a yönelik ambargoların kalkmasını sağlayacak anlaşmanın yapılmasıyla dikkatler dev ülkenin kaynaklarına yöneldi. İran, şüphesiz dünyanın enerji...