Europe & Eurasia
Brexit casts dark cloud over UK's North Sea industry
18 December 2017
The UK's oil and gas sector has been the focus of some sizeable asset acquisitions recently, but uncertainty over the terms of the country's withdrawal from the EU is confusing the outlook
Europe's gas security conundrum
23 November 2017
Central Asian countries are eager to pick up the slack, if sanctions hit Russian pipeline supply to Europe
Germany’s Energiewende blowin’ in the wind
29 September 2017
The direction of the country's energy transition policy remains unclear following the general election
Gazprom feels the heat
21 September 2017
New US sanctions on Russia may create problems for the country's gas export giant
Climate change: European disunion
19 September 2017
Consensus across the continent on energy and emissions policy is severely lacking
Norway's political storm warnings prove unfounded
18 September 2017
The country's election result should quell nerves in the oil and gas sector
France's Macronenergy
4 September 2017
France's new president has plans to transform his country's energy market. They are on a breathtaking scale
Caspian contagion risks
17 August 2017
A banking crisis is a short-term risk in a region bursting with energy developments
Burisma and the case for Ukrainian energy independence
8 August 2017
The reserves are there, but the government needs to help out, says the head of the country's largest independent gas producer
Cyprus: gas falls victim to unity failure
10 July 2017
The collapse of UN-brokered talks in Switzerland to reunify the island is a setback for Cypriot offshore gas ambitions
Mayhem: oil and equity markets caught off guard by UK election result
9 June 2017
Yet more uncertainty will be negative for energy demand and stunt policy
Russia is over the worst
15 May 2017
GDP is picking up, partly thanks to higher oil prices. But reforms are needed to consolidate the gains
Time to build Russian-US bridges
19 April 2017
Former Russian energy minister Igor Yusufov says the new US administration will be a boon for hydrocarbons cooperation
Kiev looks east
12 April 2017
Ukraine may have swapped dependence on Russian natural gas for reliance on European supply but diversifying import routes is proving challenging
The UK is officially leaving the EU. What now for energy?
5 April 2017
UK prime minister Theresa May has hailed the dawn of a "Global Britain", but Brexit's critics say it will cripple the economy, kill access to its main market, spark ruinous inflation and shred the country's global influence.
Gazprom's friends in high places
3 March 2017
The Kremlin has killed plans to increase dividends at state firms. Gazprom is off the hook again
Economics of growth
12 December 2016
Regional finances are set for steady growth, but the CEE could benefit from wider geopolitical stability
Urals gets a benchmark
26 November 2016
Russia wants a contract for its main export blend. Petroleum Economist talks to the head of the exchange that will offer it
Taxation, not privatisation ahead for Russia
28 September 2016
The collapse of the Bashneft sale means Russia's government will wring more cash from producers instead
Russian revival unravelled?
5 September 2016
Russia has started to emerge gingerly from recession but don’t bank on it lasting
The UK’s shale carrot
8 August 2016
Will paying people to like fracking change the outlook for UK gas?
Trouble on the steppe
28 July 2016
Major new investment in Tengiz cannot mask deeper problems in Kazakhstan
Turkey’s energy-hub plans at risk
26 July 2016
The coup has not affected oil and gas flows, but the purge and new instability will expose the Iraq-Turkey Pipeline to more danger and hurt Ankara’s broader import-export project
Brexit leaves certainty of uncertainty
19 July 2016
No one in the UK’s Leave camp had a real energy plan. So what now?
Western investment growing in Russia despite sanctions
28 June 2016
The appetite of Western majors for Russian assets is perking up again, despite rules that still aim to stop them investing
Kazakhstan’s brewing crisis
28 June 2016
Violence in the country’s energy patch and haziness about who will be replacing its ageing dictator are exacerbating the pain of the oil-price collapse