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Week 33 Overview

After Hillary Clinton’s comments about American mistakes in Iraq, it sounds logical that other countries are going to use her statement to position for increased influence the Middle East.  Amongst them, Turkey is clearly leading the way. With Tayyip Erdogan becoming President in less than...

The Decreasing Probability of an Israel-Turkey Pipeline

A 72-hour truce ended on Friday, causing the violence between Israel and Gaza to resume. Ceasefire efforts brokered by Egypt were able to secure another cessation of hostilities, albeit only temporary.. With no sight of a real solution to the problem, the probability of a pipeline from the Leviathan...

Prepare for Gas Market Liberalization in Turkey

Investors, contractors, entrepreneurs beware! A long awaited natural gas market liberalization in Turkey appears on the horizon. A draft bill with 14 clauses regarding natural gas market liberalization has been submitted to the Turkish Parliament. The key points for the submitted bill can be read below: Petroleum...

Turkey Closes its Doors to Israeli Gas

Turkey's Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Taner Yildiz, who has held this post since May 2009, has had a recurrent theme in all of his speeches: "The main priority for us is energy supply security, Turkey need to diversify its energy sources." As this 'motto' received support from all government...

The Crepiscule of the Russian Gas Oligopoly

2014 will arguably be the most important year of the decade when it comes to energy security in the European Union (EU). No other year in the recent past has seen such an imposing shake up in Europe’s energy geopolitics; one which will inevitably see the build up to the coming and going of significant...

CNOOC in Aphrodite: Boosting Cypriot Hopes

Recent news that China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) is negotiating to buy a 30-40% interest in Block 12 of Cyprus' Aphrodite gas field may be a real shot in the arm for the natural gas industry in Cyprus, according to Charles Ellinas, CEO at ECP Cyprus National Hydrocarbons Company Ltd. “It's...

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 European market. Throughout the political negotiations with Moscow, the energy dependency has remained starkly obvious as...

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