Articles tagged with: natural gas#

Hugh Pope
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on : Tuesday, 17 Sep, 2013

A Way out of the Labyrinth

Israel is quietly challenging Turkey and Cyprus to make a choice: work together to develop Israel’s share of the East Mediterranean’s natural gas riches, or stay on the sidelines and perpetuate their decades-old stalemate over Cyprus. Israel has stated its preference for export pipelines to both Turkey and Cyprus, and is in a strong position to elicit both countries' cooperation: only Israel has big proven reserves, while test drillings are still trying to establish whether Cyprus has...

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Alex Vatanka
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on : Thursday, 2 May, 2013

Problems in the Pipeline

In Pakistan’s feverish election season, politicians in the country are promising an array of solutions to an excruciating crisis: its acute energy shortage. There seems to be a broad national consensus that importing Iranian natural gas via a 1700-mile pipeline could go a long way to lessening the pain of the power shortage. The United States, however, is firmly against this project, which Washington regards as a breach of the sanctions imposed on Tehran. Both Islamabad and Washington are seem...

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Keily Miller
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on : Wednesday, 2 Jan, 2013

Strange Bedfellows

The tumultuous events of the past few months have left onlookers wondering just how natural gas has emerged as the Middle East’s latest rabble-rouser. Once spurned by convent...

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Jenna Marangoni
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on : Wednesday, 10 Oct, 2012

Big Dreams for Iraqi Oil

Iraq could become the second-largest oil exporter in the world by the 2030s, according to a study released on 9 October by the International Energy Agency (IEA). Already the wo...

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Amy Myers Jaffe and Keily Miller
on : Thursday, 17 May, 2012

The Spoils of Oil

It has long been speculated that oil can be a driver for civil conflict, and one needs to look no further for evidence than the sectarian power politics now playing out in Iraq...

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