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Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

The future of Yamal LNG in the Asia-Pacific market

Claims have been made that Yamal LNG will be directed to the Asian market, however, there are several factors that limit its turn to the Asia-Pacific.

Economics Europe

The U.S. blacklist of Russian oligarchs: what is the real impact?

The blacklist’s signaling effect will be significant – creating perceived risks for US or EU companies in working with listed persons and their companies.

Economics Europe Natural resources and energy

Gas sector reform in Ukraine: unfinished business

Reforming the gas sector remains one of the most crucial pre-requisites to achieving a genuine political transformation in Ukraine.

Europe Security

The EU’s Eastern partnership summit: pragmatism and realpolitik

On 24 November, the 5th Eastern Partnership (EaP) Summit took place in Brussels. Security issues dominated the summit, while EU membership was off the table.

Economics Europe Natural resources and energy

EU divisions and US sanctions to delay Nord Stream 2

Under pressure from US sanctions, legislation in Denmark, and weakening support in Germany, Nord Stream 2 will likely be significantly delayed.

Europe Politics

Ukraine anti-corruption protests signal growing discontent

Pressure is growing on Poroshenko as stagnation of political and economic reform in Ukraine has seen opposition groups once again staging demonstrations in Kiev.

Europe Natural resources and energy

Sanctions aren’t stopping Russia’s LNG ambitions

Despite the US and EU sanctions in the energy sector, new LNG projects continue to flourish in Russia.