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EU Energy Geopolitics: The Potential Role of Iran and the Turkish Route
As the struggle between Russia and the West in Ukraine deepens, the EU is beginning to reconsider its options vis-a-vis weakening Russia's near monopoly in the European gas market.…
Iran warns of gas shortage despite production increase
Iran’s Oil Minister warned that a gas shortage would be unavoidable this winter citing big increases in consumption. Bijan Namdar Zanganeh told the Ministry’s…
When and How Can Iran Deliver Gas to EU?
For first time since 2009, Iran inaugurated several upstream gas projects in 2014, leading to a 80 million cubic meters of gas production increase, but when and how can Iran…
Iran’s Fragile Energy Security
Iran’s primary energy consumption reached 1.6 billion barrels of oil equivalent (OE) last year, 141 million barrels OE more than the previous year. Currently, statistics…
A New Record in Iran’s Autumnal Gas Consumption
As the Iranian government has accelerated development of several upstream gas projects to increase the output by 100 million cubic meters per day by winter, the consumption rate…
"Race is on for the grand southern corridor" The Southern Gas Corridor is a $50 billion project that encompasses the TANAP-TAP and possibly IAP pipelines all the way…
Iran May Represent an Alternative Source for EU Gas Supply
The European Union is looking for alternative gas supply sources as a result of Russian involvement in the Ukrainian crisis and it now seems that it may be looking towards Iran…
European Gas Demand: Back to 2000 Levels
The European gas market is a disaster in terms of the weather, according to Anne-Sofie Corbeau, Senior Gas Expert at the International Energy Agency (IEA), who offered…
Normalisation of Relations with Iran on Its Way?
New signs of easing tensions between Europe and Iran came on Tuesday, when the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office released a note about the relations with Teheran. …
Options for Delivering Iranian Gas to Europe Via Turkey
As the struggle between Russia and the West in Ukraine deepens, Europe is beginning to reconsider its options vis-à-vis weakening Russia’s energy monopoly in the…
Why Is Russia Silent on Iran’s Gas Courtship of Armenia?
Mystery is swirling around a deal to boost Iranian natural gas exports to Armenia: why does the Kremlin seem to be going along with the idea? On March 19, Armenian Energy…
Iran After the (Potential) Nuclear Deal: What’s Next for the Country’s Natural Gas Market?
Iran is the perennial “elephant in the room” of international gas trade, a country which could, one day, become a major game changer of international gas markets but…
Could World's Second-Largest Gas Reserves be Inching Toward Development?
The appearance by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the World Economic Forum has raised this intriguing possibility: that the country that sits astride the world's second-largest…
Geopolitics of the Energy Resource Potential of the Eastern Mediterranean: International and Regional Actors
The geostrategic significance of Eastern Mediterranean energy resources seems obvious if one considers that the EU is currently importing some 83% of its needs in oil and 57% in…
Turkish Relations with Russia Hinge on Iran
One of Russia's main strategic goals is to extend its influence in the periphery of the former Soviet Union. In order to guarantee its security, Russia is also committed to…