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Fri, Mar 6, 2020

A new energy strategy for the Western Hemisphere

The Western Hemisphere is full of potential and we have the opportunity to galvanize it into an energy powerhouse. This new US energy strategy for the Western Hemisphere will help raise the global competitiveness of the hemisphere, advance its shared prosperity, and improve national and energy security as a result.

Report by David L. Goldwyn

Americas Climate Change & Climate Action

Geopolitics & Energy Security events

Fri, Jun 5, 2020

Report launch: New challenges and dwindling returns for Russia’s national champions

ONLINE EVENT – Russia’s national champions, Gazprom and Rosneft, get priority attention from the Kremlin. But low prices and increased international competition are threatening them. What is needed to keep Russian energy competitive?

10:00am ONLINE EVENT

Wed, May 20, 2020

Virtual fireside chat with Musabbeh Al Kaabi: COVID-19 and the future of investing in energy

ONLINE EVENT – Musabbeh Al Kaabi, CEO of Mubadala Investment Company’s Petroleum & Petrochemicals platform, discusses the changing global energy outlook in the wake of COVID-19, the growing role of ESG in the energy sector, and the importance of diversification in oil-producing countries, particularly during periods of low oil prices.

12:00pm ONLINE EVENT

Thu, May 14, 2020

Impact of COVID-19 on the global energy sector and reflections on Turkey

ONLINE EVENT – The global energy sector has been hard hit by COVID-19. falling demand, combined with a temporary increase in supply has caused unprecedented energy market volatility. Policymakers and experts will share their thoughts on the crisis and discuss how developments will affect Turkey’s energy sector. The webinar will take place at 5:00 p.m. Turkey Time / 10:00 a.m. EDT.

10:00am ONLINE EVENT

Experts

Content

Fri, May 29, 2020

Impact of COVID-19 on the global energy sector and reflections on Turkey

On May 14, the Atlantic Council IN TURKEY organized a virtual event on the impact of COVID-19 on the global energy sector and reflections on Turkey.

TURKEYSource by Grady Wilson

Coronavirus Geopolitics & Energy Security

Thu, May 28, 2020

Cooperation key to transatlantic coronavirus recovery and energy transition

Continued energy cooperation between the United States and the European Union has been key in reducing Europe’s energy dependence, but now must also help guide both countries out of the coronavirus economic crisis and cut global emissions in the face of continued climate change.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus

Sat, May 16, 2020

Downstream oil theft: Countermeasures and good practices

Downstream oil theft has become a global problem. Since most of the world’s energy systems still rely on oil, fuel smugglers are nearly always able to find markets for their goods. Moreover, as oil is not inherently illegal, it is generally an easy product to move, buy, and sell. Profits from oil theft are frequently used to fund terrorism and other illegal activities.

Report by Dr. David Soud with contributing authors Dr. Ian Ralby and Rohini Ralby

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Wed, May 13, 2020

US still determined to block Putin’s pet pipeline project

Vladimir Putin hasn’t given up on his grand strategy to dominate European gas markets but the US remains committed to preventing Russia from completing the strategically vital Nord Stream 2 pipeline to Germany.

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Eastern Europe Geopolitics & Energy Security

Mon, May 11, 2020

Increasing mutual dependence in Sino-Gulf relations is changing the strategic landscape

The conventional wisdom that the United States is the only viable partner for Gulf states is now being challenged by a new reality: the main importer of Gulf oil is now China. At the same time, China’s strategic goals increasingly encompass stability in the Middle East, while a more activist foreign policy under Xi Jinping ensures greater involvement in the security, as well as economic, discourse in the region.

EnergySource by Christian Le Miere

China Energy & Environment

Wed, May 6, 2020

Safeguarding the Red Sea amid the coronavirus: Preventing the spill of the FSO SAFER

The global COVID-19 pandemic has taken hundreds of thousands of lives and caused unprecedented harm to the global economy. At the same time, the pandemic has diverted global attention away from other matters of concern, notably the Floating Storage and Offloading Vessel (FSO) SAFER, a converted oil tanker moored four miles off the coast of Ras Isa, Yemen, in the Red Sea continuing to degrade after years of neglect. If no action is taken, the SAFER will spill as much as 1.14 million barrels of Marib Light crude into the water. Much of the world’s activity may be on hold, but the ongoing corrosion on the SAFER is not taking a break to wait out the pandemic.

EnergySource by Dr. David Soud, Dr. Ian Ralby, and Rohini Ralby

Coronavirus Energy & Environment

Mon, Apr 27, 2020

Younus in his podcast “Pakistonomy,” episode 15: Pakistan’s Power Sector

In the News by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment Geopolitics & Energy Security

Wed, Apr 22, 2020

Herbst and Debra Cagan in The American Interest: How the oil shock will contain Putin

Russia’s foreign policy has always been closely tied to the price of its primary export—energy. With oil prices hitting record lows, can the country afford Vladimir Putin’s foreign adventures? Eurasia Center Director John Herbst joined Debra Cagan, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense, to write an op-ed arguing that plunging oil prices will constrain […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Geopolitics & Energy Security Oil and Gas

Mon, Apr 20, 2020

Containing Russian influence in Venezuela

The Russian government has been instrumental in preserving the Maduro regime, despite years of intense domestic and international pressure favoring a democratic transition, providing the regime invaluable diplomatic leverage, security personnel, and material, as well as an economic lifeline. The US strategy for a democratic Venezuela must recognize these realities and focus on containing Russian influence in Venezuela, as it cannot end it.

EnergySource by David L. Goldwyn and Andrea Clabough

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business

Thu, Apr 9, 2020

Hurdles to OPEC++

This week in oil markets has an air of suspended animation. Will an international production deal materialize? The answer is “perhaps,” but probably not in the volumes necessary to balance the market and only after Moscow extracts concessions.

EnergySource by Phillip Cornell

Geopolitics & Energy Security Oil and Gas

Events

Fri, Jun 5, 2020

Report launch: New challenges and dwindling returns for Russia’s national champions

ONLINE EVENT - Russia's national champions, Gazprom and Rosneft, get priority attention from the Kremlin. But low prices and increased international competition are threatening them. What is needed to keep Russian energy competitive?

10:00am ONLINE EVENT