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Iraq and Iran plot oil revolution in challenge to Saudi Arabia


Iraq sets its sights on the top spot of Middle East oil producers  By Andrew Critchlow 28 Jan 2014 Iraq's goal of pumping 9m barrels a day of crude could be a game changer for oil prices and British companies Iraq is poised to flood the oil market by tripling its capacity to pump crude by 2020 and is collaborating with Iran on strategy in a move that will challenge Saudi Arabia's grip on the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries. "We feel the world needs to be assured of fuel for economic growth," Hussain al-Shahristani, Deputy Prime Minister for Energy in Iraq told oil industry delegates...

Turkey as a regional natural gas hub: myth or reality?


Authors: Simone Tagliapietra Series: Energy: Resources and Markets Keywords: Natural Gas Markets, Southern Gas Corridor, Eastern Mediterranean Gas Corridor, Turkey Gas Outlook, EU Energy Policy, EU Security of Gas Supply Abstract Over the last years Turkey has been increasingly associated in the international political and economic debate with concepts such as “gas corridor” and “gas hub”. This characterization of Turkey is clearly mainly due to its unique geographical position at the crossroads the Caspian region, the Middle East and Europe. In particular, this argument is often advanced in the political discussion on the rise of Turkey as a leading regional power and in the...

The Beijing Energy Club’s 2013 Annual Report


  Beijing Energy Club (BEC) had a very productive year in 2013, during which a total of 16 events, including 11 special-focus seminars, were organized. It was a record-setting year in terms of the quality and quantity of events since its inception five years ago; from Energy in the Arctic – environmental and geopolitical challenges at the beginning of the year to Recommending on China’s Natural Gas Development at the end of the year, every single event was carefully prepared for and well attended. In the Year of the Snake, BEC also made significant progress in working with local governments, launching...

Summary and Future Agenda

27 January in THE LAUNC MEETING – ISTANBUL - 12.12.2013

THE REGIONAL GAME-CHANGERS Energy, Investment and Geopolitics Sait Halim Paşa Yalısı, Istanbul, Turkey 12 December 2013 Click here for PDF document: The Launch Meeting Summary and Future Agenda    In a nutshell 1 - In the words of one senior business executive, “The Bosphorus Energy Club (BEC) has produced what it set out to do” as was saidat its launch meeting and ensuing dinner debate on 12 December 2013. 2 - Around 90 executives from China, Japan, Germany, France, the United States, the United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Italy, Norway, Nigeria, Libya, Morocco, Iran, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Turkey took active part...

Discussion Notes on the Regional Game -Changers

27 January in LATEST, THE LAUNC MEETING – ISTANBUL - 12.12.2013

Energy, Investment and Geopolitics Sait Halim Pasa Yalısı, Istanbul, Turkey 12 December 2013 The launch meeting of the Bosphorus Energy Clubhas identified key global and regional game-changers that are likely to shape and inform critical investment decisions, policy choices as well as energy diplomacy in the region.  It has also provided thought for food regarding the Club’s future orientation. Global game-changers 1 - Energy is no longer a simple commodity – it is an instrument of national security, economic prosperity and competitiveness, and should be treated in a multi-disciplinary fashion. 2 - What makes the world energy somehow unstable are mostly the “above-the-ground factors”, such as...

Some of the discussants and participants

27 January in LATEST, THE LAUNC MEETING – ISTANBUL - 12.12.2013

Taner Yıldız, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Turkey, Amos J Hochstein, the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Diplomacy, Seyed Ali Mohammad Mousavi, Secretary-General of the D8 Economic Co-operation Organisation, Traicho Traikov, Bulgaria’s former Minister of Energy, Nuri Balrwin, Chairman, Libya National Oil Corporation, Friedbert Pflüger, Director of European Center for Energy and Resource Security at King’s College London and Germany’s former Deputy Minister of Defence, Bolat Akchulakov, Deputy Minister of Oil and Gas, Kazakhstan, Xiaojie Xu, Energy Investment Advisor of CNPC and Director of World Energy at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Institute of World Economics and Politics, Gustaf...

Our Partners

26 January in OUR PARTNERS

The club has entered into mutually beneficial partnership with many like-minded, influential international groups including, inter alia: [easy-media cat="37" col="2" align="center"] The club is also in the process of creating a network of international energy advisors from Central Asia/Caspian, Russia, China, the MENA, the Gulf, Africa, South Asia and South East Europe, who will serve as regional liaison and advise the club activities and its members....

Davos summit calls for cleaner energy, focus on climate change


JOHN HEILPRIN DAVOS, SWITZERLAND — The Associated PressPublished Wednesday, Jan. 22 2014, 5:51 PM ESTLeaders gathered in the Swiss ski resort of Davos are pushing for nations worldwide to shift to cleaner energy sources as the best way to contain global warming and re-energize the global economy. UN climate chief Christiana Figueres, reflecting the top billing that climate change has in Davos this year, said the world economy is at risk unless a binding deal is agreed in Paris in 2015 to lower heat-trapping carbon emissions from coal and oil. “IT İS İMPORTANT THAT WE GET THE TREATY BECAUSE THE SİGNAL TO THE MARKETS, THE SİGNAL...