Prime Minister Trudeau approved construction of the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project that will triple existing capacity from 300,000 to 890,000 barrels per day. The [...]
Machine learning, Big Data, and automation are revolutionizing global industry – and the energy sector is no exception.
Russia is a petro-state Kleptocracy. In his new book "Russia's Crony Capitalism," my colleague Dr. Anders Åslund describes how Putin and his close comrades have built an economy based on a unique [...]
Hydrogen power is making a splash in countries all over the world, from the U.S. to Japan, thanks to the element’s impressive energy storage potential and low emission profile.
Saudi Arabia and the United States have accused Iran of damaging four vessels in the strategic Strait of Hormuz -- two of them Saudi Flagged. The result has been an increase in crude prices and [...]
Some 700,000 barrels per day of Russian oil bound for Europe via the Druzhba (Friendship) pipeline halted in April due to contamination concerns. The supply shortfall has added upward pressure to [...]
Kazakhstan, the most prolific energy producer in Central Asia, has a new president. Thus far the power transition to president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has been smooth, peaceful, and transparent -- [...]
Advanced Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) represent the next evolution of clean nuclear power. China, Russia, and the United States are now in a race to perfect this transformative technology.
Russia is eyeing the development of vast oil and gas resources locked beneath the Arctic Circle. The costly initiative is part of the Kremlin's plan to establish and control a North Sea Route [...]
Nigeria's aspirations of economic development under newly elected President Muhammadu Buhari continue to be hampered by corruption and weak rule of law, particularly within its oil and gas sector.