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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 it could be an attempt to reduce construction costs, the sources said Saturday. Turkey is often struck by earthquakes. The peak ground acceleration for the Sinop plant...

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 that advances in technology — in oil and gas, and renewables — have changed the geopolitics of energy dramatically, and mostly for the better, from...

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 diversification of sources and routes, but also good relations with all neighbors, in addition to traditional partners.  An analysis of Ankara’s options and new foreign policy vision shows that Turkey has...

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 politics and regional dynamics. The budget for 2016, which Iraq’s Ministry of Finance proposed in mid-September 2015, recognized some of what has taken place over the...

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 bir zorunluluk olarak gözükmekte ve özellikle sayısı hızla artan rüzgar enerji santrali (RES) 20 yıl içerisinde dünya elektrik üretiminin %12’sini karşılayabileceği öngörülmektedir. Kısaca özetlersek; rüzgar türbinlerinden...

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 needed is a new governance structure, one that moves beyond traditional bilateral relationships between producers and consumers. In a rapidly evolving world, guaranteeing energy security...

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 since 2013, does not have reserves large enough for export. On January 5, 2014, the companies comprising the consortium producing the gas from Tamar signed an agreement...

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 construction of this gas network in terms of the sheer scale of physical infrastructure involved and the management of the contractual and political – economic...

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 linked to shale gas plays where companies hedged their bets on a $100 barrel of oil. With the outlook being nearer to $50 per barrel,...

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 ve Türkiye açısından da ciddi bir tehdit oluşturmaya başladı.” dedi. Bu gelişme üzerine Ankara yönetimi de pozisyonunda önemli bir oynama yaptığını söyleyen Öğütçü, önceleri muhatap almadığı...

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 teknoloji sayesinde bir iki yılda etkisini gösteriyor. 10 yıl önce kimse kayagazının, sıvılaştırılmış doğal gazın, yenilenebilir enerjinin bu noktaya geleceğini öngöremezdi. Araba yakıt tüketiminde yüzde...

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 Dominique Strauss-Kahn as head of the IMF. Four candidates short-listed by the IEF executive board at a meeting in Amsterdam on May 18 are in the...