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Tag Archives: Natural Gas

Is Turkey’s New Gas Discovery in the Black Sea a Game Changer?

In mid-August, Turkey officially announced the discovery of a massive, 320-billion-cubic-meter (bcm) natural gas field in the Black Sea, in an exploration zone called “Tuna-1” (TRT World, August 21). The news was met with some skepticism from energy experts, notably in the Middle East (Arab News, August 24). Yet, if …

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China and Iran’s Strategic Partnership: A Zero Sum Game?

Iran and China first announced a long-term 25-year strategic partnership in 2016, with a draft document of the accord reportedly approved last week. Cooperation between the two countries will include China’s financial and technological participation in major projects such as highways, railways, oil and gas fields, the tourism industry, information technology and …

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The Future of Iranian Natural Gas Exports to Turkey

Reducing dependence on Iranian gas will increase Turkey’s bargaining power in gas transactions. In practice, Iranian gas will not play a significant role in Turkey’s policies, which means that it can be easily removed from them and sanctioned. The diversification of energy resources is a fundamental principle of Turkey’s energy …

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Eastern Mediterranean Natural Gas Exploration Dispute

Disputes over right to explore gas in Eastern Mediterranean have become a very contentious issue during the last few years. Especially after Turkey in January 2020 signed maritime deal with the Tripoli- based Government of National Accord (GNA). Turkey signed the bilateral maritime deal with Libya in response to the …

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Coronavirus and a new crisis in the world oil market

Supply and demand are the two central elements of price stability in the global energy market. Moreover, the rate of economic growth of major energy-consuming countries such as China and India also plays an important role in market stability. In addition to these two main components, geopolitical events in major …

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The Geopolitics of the Turkey-Libya Maritime Deal

Discovering new sources of energy always creates the opportunity to increase regional cooperation and increase stability and security in a given region. However, at the same time, these resources can also increase tensions. In recent years, maritime resources have been the focus of both coastal states and trans-regional powers. Numerous …

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Nord Stream 2’s Future and the New era of US-Russia Competition

By exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) to some European countries, Washington seeks to reduce their dependence on Russian gas The shale gas revolution and the U.S. becoming an exporter of energy have changed the geopolitics of energy. The U.S.’ entry into energy exports has intensified competition among traditional energy exporters. …

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