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What are the political obstacles to the resurrection of the Nabucco pipeline from Iran?

As already reported by another question the Russian state-owned energy company Gazprom has ceased gas deliveries to Poland and Bulgaria. The problem with alternative supplies is that they are few and ...
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What are the political obstacles to the resurrection of the Nabucco pipeline from Azerbaijan?

As already reported by another question the Russian state-owned energy company Gazprom has ceased gas deliveries to Poland and Bulgaria. The problem with alternative supplies is that they are few and ...
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US-EU gas deal: has US offered particularly favorable conditions?

One of the major results of the President Biden's latest visit to Europe is signing of the US-EU gas deal, aiming at reducing European dependence on the Russian gas exports: see, e.g., EU signs US gas ...
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Why did EU fail to reduce their dependence on Russian natural gas?

The conflict in Ukraine is escalating and new sanctions are being announced. Some of the news are arguing about the EU's significant dependence on Russian gas. The following graphic indicates that the ...
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Why was Gas Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria delayed so much?

Greece-Bulgaria gas interconnector startup is now set for July 2022 after multiple delays: The Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria, or IGB, -- part of the much-heralded Southern Gas Corridor -- has been ...
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Why is the US asking OPEC about prices?

I've read an article on WSJ: Yet his Administration is now imploring the OPEC oil cartel to pump more oil so U.S. gasoline prices don’t rise more than they already have on Mr. Biden’s watch. That's ...
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What does Texas gain from keeping its electrical grid independent?

A recent article by the Texas Tribune explains why Texas has its own electrical grid: The Texas Interconnected System — which for a long time was actually operated by two discrete entities, one for ...
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Aspects of September 24, 2020 US House Energy Bill that US Rep. Kinzinger characterized as "barriers to energy use and development"?

The October 7, 2020 video Kinzinger: Addressing the Issues of Clean Energy, Now and for the Future #NuclearMatters on US House member Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) YouTube channel discusses a "partisan ...
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Why does Hungary no longer seem to support the BRUA gas pipeline project?

According to this article, BRUA gas pipeline project seems to be on hold after a surprise decision coming from Hungary: The Hungarian transmission system operator FGSZ took the European gas ...
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Why does Germany seem to not favor EU energy independence (from Russia)?

Following US newest sanctions towards Russia, Germany reacted against this new wave of sanctions: Germany threatened on Friday to retaliate against the United States if new sanctions on Russia ...
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