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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

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Thu, Oct 29, 2020

The future of Colombia’s shale development

ONLINE EVENT – With the unprecedented economic contraction caused by COVID-19, shale resources are again being looked at as a source of additional revenue for the Colombian government.

3:30pm ONLINE EVENT

Fri, Oct 9, 2020

Report launch – Value beyond price: Prioritizing political stability and regional integration when financing Eastern Mediterranean gas

ONLINE EVENT – The Atlantic Council IN TURKEY launches a report on the landscape of Eastern Mediterranean energy resources and the financing of major regional energy projects. Taking place at 4:30 p.m. Turkey time / 9:30 a.m. EDT.

9:30am ONLINE EVENT

Fri, Sep 25, 2020

A conversation with Pulitzer Prize winner and energy expert Daniel Yergin

#ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – With the 2020 elections around the corner, the energy industry particularly disrupted by coronavirus, and US-China tensions ratcheting higher, Yergin’s insights into the steps various countries are taking, particularly China, to shape the energy transition will be crucial as the next administration looks at a rapidly-changing geopolitical order.

9:00am ONLINE EVENT

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Mediterranean

Wed, Oct 7, 2020

Value beyond price: Prioritizing political stability and regional integration when financing Mediterranean gas

A comprehensive overview of the tensions surrounding natural gas resources in the Eastern Mediterranean which argues that development projects must take into account geopolitical rivalries as a reality in determining how to leverage East Med gas by mobilizing the power of multilateral dialogue platforms and international development banks.

Report by Olgu Okumuş

Europe & Eurasia European Union

Mon, Oct 5, 2020

Turkish Black Sea discovery: Is it geopolitics or economics?

While some expect that a Turkish drilling ship's discovery of the country's largest natural gas reserve to date will give Turkey a more advantageous bargaining position, the country has already had this leverage thanks to its wide variety of pipeline sources and access to the liquefied natural gas market.

TURKEYSource by Anita Orban

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Wed, Sep 23, 2020

Now let’s see an agreement in the Eastern Mediterranean

The Trump administration has demonstrated its ability to bring allies together and promote regional peace and cooperation. The United States should keep up this momentum by helping to reach an agreement between Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus, and de-escalate the conflict in the Eastern Mediterranean region.

Content Series by Brenda Shaffer

Conflict Europe & Eurasia

Tue, Sep 22, 2020

Navalny is Merkel’s ‘red line’ crisis

How Merkel responds to the poisoning of Alexei Navalny and critiques of support for Nord Stream II will likely have cascading effects on international politics. Germany’s decisions, even on seemingly discrete events, can alter the global balance of power.

New Atlanticist by Jeremy Stern

Europe & Eurasia European Union

Thu, Sep 17, 2020

Eastern Mediterranean tensions require diplomacy, not conflict

Despite the continued challenges and dangerous rhetoric, the only viable path remains through dialogue and compromise. For Turkey, this means openness to dialogue to address the issues at hand and expanding its diplomatic front to build support for its interests.

Eastern Mediterranean Perspectives by Mitat Çelikpala

Conflict Crisis Management

Thu, Sep 17, 2020

Five big questions as America votes: Energy

As the US presidential election looms, the oil and gas industry has suffered from demand shocks during the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change is increasingly in the list of top concerns of US citizens, and there is little overlap between the likely policies of the two presidential candidates.

Elections 2020 by Global Energy Center

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus

Tue, Sep 15, 2020

Scaling CCUS: Catalyzing policy and financial innovation

Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) is critical to decarbonizing heavy industry and meeting global climate goals. But significant roadblocks to financing have prevented the ability of industry to scale up CCUS projects. New financing tools and a coordinated approach by policy makers, industry representatives, and financial institutions can help CCUS drive the energy transition.

EnergySource by Emily Burlinghaus, Reed Blakemore, Lee Beck

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Mon, Sep 14, 2020

Turkey’s gas find in the Black Sea: How big is this Tuna?

Turkey is a primary destination for US liquefied natural gas (LNG), but a change may be over the horizon. In late August, Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced that the Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO)'s drilling ship FATIH discovered a 320 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas reserves in the Black Sea, within the western part of Turkey's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

EnergySource by Ariel Cohen and Talya Yuzucu

Geopolitics & Energy Security Oil and Gas

Thu, Sep 3, 2020

Navalny, Novichok, and Nord Stream II

The attempted assassination of Russian dissident Alexei Navalny could prove to be the final nail in the coffin of one of Russia’s biggest energy projects: the €9.5 billion ($10.5 billion) Nord Stream II gas pipeline to Germany.

New Atlanticist by John M. Roberts

Geopolitics & Energy Security Germany

Thu, Sep 3, 2020

Ukraine quietly launches a gas market revolution

A gas market revolution has just taken place in Ukraine. This significant development has occurred without much fanfare, but it comes following five long years of intense political battles.

UkraineAlert by Oleksandr Kharchenko

Energy Markets & Governance Oil and Gas

Events

Thu, Oct 29, 2020

The future of Colombia’s shale development

ONLINE EVENT – With the unprecedented economic contraction caused by COVID-19, shale resources are again being looked at as a source of additional revenue for the Colombian government.

3:30pm ONLINE EVENT