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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 analysis, they draw lessons from experience around the world and from the track record of the companies involved in exploration and production in the Eastern Mediterranean. The authors explain...

Energy Perspectives

20 June in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY, FINANCE

Statoil | June 2015 Eirik Wærness, Chief economist Long-term macro and market outlook June 2015 2015 is an important year. It will give signals about global decision makers' ability to agree on an effective climate policy that might lead to real progress, or not. We might see Western sanctions against Iran lifted. Relations between Cuba and its northern neighbour seem to be rapidly improving. On the other hand, relations between Russia and the West are cold and might not improve any time soon. China is fighting to reduce the most negative effects of its polluting energy mix, while trying to restructure its economy and...

UK: Private Equity’s Love Affair With Oil And Gas—Will The Romance Continue?

29 January in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY, FINANCE

www.mondaq.com | 7 January 2015 | Article by Robert Hamill | Over the past decade, private equity (PE) investment in the energy industry and, in particular, the oil and gas sector has increased dramatically. Fundraising reached an all-time high in 2013, with US$36 billion raised for specific energy-focused funds, and Thomson Reuters estimates that as of August 2014 global PE-backed oil and gas M&A totalled US$5.9 billion for the year, up 48 percent on the same period in 2013. Some of PE's biggest names have been at the forefront of this increased investment. KKR, Blackstone, Warburg Pincus and Carlyle have all closed multi-billion dollar funds...

“Turkey’s financial markets should improve for more energy investments”

24 December in BEC IN THE MEDIA, ENERGY ACADEMY, FINANCE, PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA

Anadolu Agency Energy terminal |23 Dec,2014 - Turkey's financial markets and banking regulations should improve to acquire long-term assets for energy investments, according to CIO of Infrapartners Management LLP By Ovunc Kutlu and Arif Hudaverdi Yaman | Turkey's financial markets and banking regulations should improve to acquire more long-term assets for energy investments, said Gary Neville, the Chief Information Officer of Infrapartners Management LLP. "There is no capital market in Turkey. You have long-term assets funded by short-term cash. And that’s not sustainable in the long run," Neville told The Anadolu Agency. "For investments in Europe and North America, we used to able to get 20-25...

Energy Policies of IEA Countries European Union | 2014 Review

07 December in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY, FINANCE, GEOPOLITICS

Published by: iea.org | 2014 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND KEY RECOMMENDATIONS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Since the first International Energy Agency (IEA) in-depth review in 2008 of the energy policy of the European Union (EU), the European Union has taken significant steps towards reaching its energy and climate objectives for 2020 and integrating the fragmented electricity and natural gas markets into a single energy market. As the current report shows, progress is evident in many areas of EU energy policy since 2008, but challenges also abound. Energy policy in the European Union aims to address the three objectives of economic competitiveness, security of supply and environmental sustainability. In 2008, sustainability – notably, mitigating climate...

Energy bills: Who pays the most in Europe?

10 February in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY, FINANCE

By Richard Anderson / Business reporter / BBC News Electricity and gas prices vary wildly depending on where you live in Europe High energy bills may top the political agenda in the UK, but households all over Europe are feeling the squeeze.  Since 2010, both gas and electricity prices have risen markedly, largely due to rises in wholesale prices on the back of the tentative global economic recovery and expectations of higher demand. Electricity prices fell in the first half of the year, but this was simply a case of energy suppliers cutting prices after large increases in January. The dip in gas prices has lasted longer,...