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Trans-Adriatic Pipeline Enhances European Energy Security
Those concerned with European energy are excited for the arrival of finalized plans for the Southern Gas Corridor that will carry natural gas from Azerbaijan, through Turkey, Albania, Greece to...
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 3 Sep 13
Risks abound in Mexico’s new oil laws
Much has been made of the recent announcement that Mexico is seeking to update its oil laws, allowing foreign companies a role in the industry for the first time in...
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 29 Aug 13
Is Shale Gas Excitement in Eastern Europe Unwarranted?
Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, as it is commonly known, is the method of extracting natural gas from shale rock. Despite environmental concerns over the process of pumping water and chemicals...
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 28 Aug 13
David Cameron’s Energy Strategy Faces Tough Challenges
David Cameron faces tough challenges to his efforts to re-direct the United Kingdom’s energy strategy; whether he succeeds, only time will tell. In early August, UK Energy and Business Minister...
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 20 Aug 13
The Real Reason High Oil Prices Lead to Instability
Businesses rarely gain from political instability so trying to predict unrest is a critical activity for any entity investing in a volatile corner of the world. One of the factors...
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 13 Aug 13
Shale Oil Changes International Energy Trade
At the onset of the global financial crisis in the summer of 2008, with oil prices hitting $147 per barrel, no political or energy analyst considered shale oil as an...
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 10 Aug 13
Nuclear Power Opportunities Move East
A birds-eye look at the nuclear power industry in 2013 reveals a depressing picture. Early in the 2000s, thanks to a combination of rising fossil fuel prices and a lack...
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 5 Aug 13
Shale Gas is the New Kid in Town
In the last several years the shale oil and gas revolution has changed the energy sector in the United States and will transform the country from an importer to an...
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 23 Jul 13
Algeria Restores Hope for EU Energy Security
As one of the most resource-rich nations in the Mediterranean region, Algeria has long been identified as a strategic energy partner by European Union policymakers. Reflecting this vision, the develop...
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 19 Jul 13
The Case Against Self-Regulation in Extractive Industries
Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of international social issues and are demanding more responsible businesses. A model that is often discussed as an example of successful industry regulation ...
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 17 Jun 13
Japanese Investment Breaks South Sudan Oil Deadlock
Without oil, the only major source of revenue for South Sudan, the country would be essentially bankrupt. Fortunately, Japanese investment is changing that. Africa’s vast natural resource wealth off...
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 15 Jun 13
Central Asian pipelines inhibit prosperity
Pipelines density in Central Asia create concentrated economies thus allowing autocratic government greater control and longevity. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Central Asia experienced ...
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 24 May 13
Canada’s Tar Sand Foreign Policy Stifles Manufacturing
Canada’s  over-reliance on raw commodity exports, notably the tar sands, has weakened its economy and stifled a struggling manufacturing sector. In the past few years Canada’s foreign policy has ...
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 20 May 13
Shale Oil is Key to Jordan’s Energy Future
Jordan plans to have electricity from shale oil make up 14 percent of energy demand by 2020. Recent developments indicate that Jordan is moving closer to making this vision a...
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 20 May 13
Mining Industry at Center of Australian Election
Investors with exposure to resource extraction and related industries in Asia should watch the upcoming Australian parliamentary elections as they will impact the shape of the region’s economy. Aust...
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 16 May 13
Rogun Dam promises energy security for Central Asia
In 1976 the Soviet Union began construction of a major hydroelectric project in the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic. The Rogun Dam was to be a major feat of engineering which...
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 13 May 13
Brazil explores pre-salt oil extraction
Energy independence has moved up on many country’s agenda recently, and Brazil is no exception. Brazil is looking beyond the coastline to its underwater oil reserves and preparing for pre-salt...
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 12 May 13
Climate change is the ultimate prisoners’ dilemma
The difficulty in rallying disparate nations to collectively fight against climate change demonstrates that the issue is the ultimate prisoners dilemma. Global climate change has been on the internati...
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 9 May 13
The Dragon looks North: China’s emerging Arctic policy
The future potential of an Arctic shipping corridor has caught China’s attention, as Beijing increases its involvement in the region. The Mandarin translation for the word ‘crisis’ is ‘危机...
http://globalriskinsights.com/ 7 May 13

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