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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 largest proven gas reserves in the world, but since 1997 it is basically a net-importer of gas. This paradoxical situation is due to a number...

Forging a new ‘EU-Turkey gas initiative’ in the aftermath of the Ukraine crisis?

23 September in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY

Published by: Hürriyet Daily News Date: September/23/2014   MEHMET ÖĞÜTÇÜ / SIMONE TAGLIAPIETRA The ongoing game-changers in energy and geopolitics will likely force Ankara and Brussels to consider a joint strategy over how to achieve gas supply security, particularly in view of what’s happening in the Black Sea region, the Western sanctions against Russia and the re-opening of the Pandora’s Box in the Middle East. With Russia’s annexation of Crimea heightening tensions with Europe, there have been renewed calls to reduce dependence on Russian gas. However, it would be difficult for the EU to quickly achieve this goal. The total consumption of the share of...