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Thu, Dec 31, 2020

Rapid response: The Southern Gas Corridor opens today

Today marks a historic milestone for energy diplomacy and international cooperation. The Southern Gas Corridor pipeline system opened today. This natural gas megaproject brings Caspian gas to Europe for the first time, linking seven countries, starting in Azerbaijan and ending in Italy.

EnergySource by Richard L. Morningstar, Matthew Bryza, Neil Robert Brown, Brenda Shaffer

Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia

Wed, Jul 1, 2020

Start of USMCA brings hope amid COVID-19 economic crisis

“Together, Canada, Mexico and the United States make North America an energy, manufacturing, and innovation powerhouse," Damon Wilson says. "The USMCA helps unlock this potential, offering greater prosperity for these nations' citizens and positioning democracies in North America to better shape global standards and compete with China."

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Coronavirus Energy Markets & Governance

Tue, Apr 14, 2020

Oil price war ends, but coronavirus demand crisis remains

The result of the OPEC+ marathon negotiations should help restore some positive market sentiment and possibly firm up something of a price floor over the short term. However, the impact of a month-long price war, amidst deteriorating oil demand, risks eventually drawing the deal into sharp relief over the next few weeks.

New Atlanticist by Reed Blakemore

Coronavirus Energy Markets & Governance

Neil is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center. He is a managing director at KKR and member of the KKR Global Institute and Infrastructure teams, where he works at the intersection of geopolitics and finance and specializes in global energy and infrastructure, span. Neil’s work on energy transition and diversification draws on his more than eight years as senior staff member of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, working under Senator Richard G. Lugar (R-IN). In that capacity, Neil led work on global energy security and governance. Neil authored legislation enacted in 2007 that resulted in creation of the Energy and Natural Resources Bureau at the State Department and advanced efforts to enhance US diplomacy to counter Russian gas manipulation in Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia, among other international and domestic initiatives. Neil is a volunteer board member at The Lugar Center, and Columbia University Energy Journalism. A born Iowa farmer, he attended Harvard College and Oxford University, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar.