Lost Ice, Found Riches

As the ice in the Arctic gets thinner, resource opportunities are thicker and competition fiercer.  Ice is melting at record high rates in the Arctic, and what used to be inaccessible areas are becoming primary targets for some of the world’s superpowers. Countries including Russia, Canada, the US, Greenland (Denmark), Iceland and Norway are fighting... Continue Reading →

Oil Initiatives, Technology, and Climate Change…

Using non-existent technology as a justification for destructive operations With climate change concerns growing, threats to the oil and gas sectors are multiplying. More than ever, there is a need for proof that current and future extraction initiatives are in line with climate goals. A report released by IPCC last October confirmed that shooting for... Continue Reading →

The US Lifts Iran Oil Sanction Waiver

A new order in the works Since May 2018, when president Donald Trump backed out of the Iran nuclear deal and shifted to reimpose sanctions, it was assured by US officials that he would not provide exemptions allowing allies to import oil from Iran. Eventually, the tight market required some damage control for the US... Continue Reading →

Brexit Energy: To Be or Not to Be

We all hear about Brexit and the political and economic consequence of the British withdrawal from the EU but only few discuss the consequences on energy in Great Britain. If there is no deal, the EU rules governing the EU ETS would no longer apply to the UK. The EU ETS limits emissions from more... Continue Reading →

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Oils?

Are big oils up to no good again? If we ever want a transition from fossil fuel to cleaner energies, the oil behemoths need to budge. However, whenever there seems to be a threat to their normal business, the oil supermajors are quick to buy some hush hush. And the seven sisters are notorious for... Continue Reading →

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