In February 2023, Uzbekistani President Shavkat Mirziyoyev announced an energy package valued at over $1 billion to ease the country’s heating and electricity needs (Tashkent Times, February 8). In this, while Russia is considered a key player in providing Tashkent with much-needed oil and natural gas products, Uzbekistan also hopes …Read More »
Freezing Cold Puts Iran’s Natural-Gas Ambitions On Ice .
By Michael Scollon As winter approached, Iran was relishing the prospect of falling temperatures that could put Europe in a deep freeze and allow Tehran to bask in the wealth of its formidable natural-gas reserves. A difficult winter for Europeans would offer many advantages, including leverage in protracted negotiations in Vienna …Read More »
Iran Looks to Turkmenistan for Energy Needs
With its massive oil and natural gas reserves, Turkmenistan’s economy is heavily dependent on foreign exchange earnings from the export and sale of these resources. Given this, the country’s economic stability is tied to Ashgabat’s foreign policy and cooperation with its neighbors, including those territories located in the path of …Read More »
Winter is Coming: Iran’s Looming Energy Crisis
The Iranian government has vowed to increase its gas output and international exports, but cannot produce enough to keep the lights on at home. The Iranian government is currently embroiled in the most serious threat to its rule since the end of the Iran-Iraq War in 1988. The protests surrounding …Read More »
How Algeria is emerging as Europe’s energy partner of choice
Analysis: Algeria has emerged as a strong contender to help Europe end its dependence on Russian energy. But can the North African country meet its growing demand? The Ukraine war has strengthened Europe’s resolve to reduce its dependence on Russian energy resources. As a result, the position of energy-rich countries in North Africa, especially …Read More »
The Middle East needs to draw the right lessons from today’s natural gas crisis
Rising oil prices and the energy crisis have created the conditions for Middle Eastern countries to gradually reduce their dependence on oil and gas exports and focus on a green economy by investing more in the energy transition process. The energy crisis and Russia‘s invasion of Ukraine, along with the outbreak of the …Read More »
Can Iranian oil stabilize a volatile market?
As fuel prices skyrocket following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, another major supplier of oil and natural gas is poised to play an important role. Before Donald Trump‘s withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal and the imposition of sanctions on Iran’s oil exports, Iran produced 3.8 million barrels of oil per …Read More »
Will the energy crisis accelerate nuclear talks between Iran and the P4+1?
Iran’s energy, and especially its natural gas, will not have much potential to solve the global energy crisis, especially in Europe, and the energy crisis can not be used as a weapon by Iran to gain more concessions in the nuclear talks. As the world prepares to revive its economy …Read More »