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SEVMORPUT Completes Trials After Overhaul; Signs for the Future

December 31, 2015 by Will Davis

Nuclear Powered Ships

ROSATOMFLOT, operator of Russia's nuclear powered icebreaker fleet, recently announced that the unique nuclear powered, icebreaking cargo ship SEVMORPUT (which means "Northern Sea Route") has completed its shakedown cruise after undergoing a heavy overhaul.[read more]

Westinghouse in Talks with India for Six Reactors

December 25, 2015 by Dan Yurman
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Westinghouse and India

Indian officials are in negotiations with Westinghouse to build six 1150 MW AP1000 nuclear reactors in Gujarat, the home state of current Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. If the talks result in contracts, they could be worth $150 billion.[read more]

Where is Future EU Gas Demand Going? Implications for Russian and US LNG Exports to Europe

June 26, 2015 by Roman Kilisek

Liquid Natural Gas Demand and Exports

A new paper calls into question official EU projections regarding EU gas demand, which raises important questions about the economic viability of new gas import infrastructure – both pipelines and especially LNG terminals – and, by extension, about gas supply diversification efforts to enhance overall EU energy security.[read more]

EU Energy Briefing: All You Need to Know for April and May [VIDEO]

April 28, 2015 by David Thual

European Energy News for April and May

In this latest Brussels Briefing on Energy for viEUws - the European Union Policy Broadcaster, leading journalist Hughes Belin provides an overview of the latest E.U. energy policy developments, including news on Gazprom, and agreements between Greece and Russia.[read more]

Fostering U.S.-Russia Energy Innovation

April 18, 2015 by Energy @ MIT

Energy Innovation and Cooperation

"All the technology that wows us, all the portability that we have quickly gotten used to, is based on lithium ion batteries. There is an intense interest in still higher capacity batteries," says Carl V. Thompson, co-director of the Skoltech Center for Electrochemical Energy Storage.[read more]

Germany, Turkey, and Russia: Strange Energy Bedfellows

February 23, 2015 by Roman Kilisek

Partnerships and Conflicts

The recent Munich Security Conference brought together – as it does every year – important decision-makers in international politics, including heads of state and government along with foreign and defense ministers to discuss “hot” foreign and security policy issues.[read more]

EU Energy Union: Fault Lines Emerge Between Pivotal Member States' Design Proposals

January 27, 2015 by Roman Kilisek

EU Energy Planning Problems

Ahead of the new European Commission’s publication of “proposals on a more closely-linked single energy market” as part of a drive to loosen Europe’s energy dependence on Russia, leaked non-papers drawn up by governments member states on the topic are being circulated in Brussels.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: "Baloney and Rubbish"

January 17, 2015 by Jared Anderson
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Oil Price Collapse and Producer Action

Saudi prince Alwaleed bin Talal made headlines this week when he stated oil prices would never again exceed $100 per barrel. Surely several analysts would advise him to “never say never,” but the prince also spoke about allegations that Saudi Arabia is deliberately forcing down oil prices in order to hurt Russia.[read more]

EU Energy Briefing: All You Need to Know for December [VIDEO]

December 15, 2014 by David Thual

December EU Energy News

In this latest Brussels Briefing on Energy for viEUws - the EU Policy Broadcaster, leading journalist Hughes Belin provides an overview of the latest European Union energy policy developments, including energy security, and the gas deal between Ukraine and Russia.[read more]

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Russia's Turn to the East: Expanded Oil and Gas Exports to East Asia Help Reduce Dependence on European Buyers

December 2, 2014 by Jesse Jenkins
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Russia Fuel Export Changes

In large part to decrease dependence on European buyers, Russia is increasing exports of oil and gas to East Asia as it shifts production from mature, declining fields in Western Siberia to untapped resources in the East. Japan and China are major new buyers or Russian oil and gas.[read more]

OPEC Meeting and The Price of Oil: Russia's Biggest Worry and Saudi Arabia's 'Tour de France' Strategy

December 2, 2014 by Roman Kilisek
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Oil, OPEC, Russia, and Saudi Arabia

Russian officials already in the unenviable position of dealing with the impact of Western sanctions on their national economy as reflected in a tumbling ruble – in spite of continuous Central Bank interventions – and capital outflows, now face the possibility of a recession looming in 2015.[read more]

Homeland Security: Russian Hackers Infiltrated US Energy Infrastructure

November 16, 2014 by Katherine Tweed
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Energy Infrastructure Risks

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued an updated alert last week stating that a variant of the BlackEnergy malware had infiltrated the SCADA systems that control critical infrastructure, including oil and gas pipelines, water distribution systems and the power grid.[read more]

Upcoming US Arctic Council Chairmanship Should not Focus on Military Security

October 17, 2014 by Roman Kilisek

The Arctic and the Military

Even though these developments seem to push military security on the US Arctic agenda, it better serves US interest to comprehend Russia’s moves in the Arctic as rational and expand the use of confidence-building measures, as well as prioritize climate change during its Arctic Council Chairmanship.[read more]

EU Energy Briefing: All You Need to Know for September 2014 [VIDEO]

September 18, 2014 by David Thual

EU Energy Briefing

In this Brussels Briefing on Energy, leading energy journalist Hughes Belin for viEUws - the EU Policy Broadcaster, provides an overview of the European Union’s most pressing energy issues, including the Juncker Commission, new EU sanctions against Russia, and the Ukrainian gas debt.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: 'They Prefer Bilateral Relations with Moscow...'

August 23, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Russia International Relations

Calls for stricter economic sanctions against strategic Russian energy players are not universal among European Union countries, this is particularly true for those countries where Russian oil and gas dependence is the most deeply entrenched.[read more]