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Country Reports, Europe, Industry Reports, Innovation, Northern Europe, Technology, Trains

Russian Research & Innovation

Nicholas Newman Russian research and innovation, today, has a great number of past and current technological achievements, of which to be proud. Such Russian achievements include the AK-47 assault rifle, the Soyuz rockets and Eugene Kaspersky’s world beating anti-virus software. However, what is of great concern to the Kremlin is […]

Africa, Exploration and Production, Industry Reports, Oil, Oil Review Africa

Exploration and Production

Scandinavian oil and gas exploration and production companies expanding in Africa Scandinavian oil and gas exploration and production companies as well as oil field service companies (OFS), faced with declining North Sea oil and gas production, have turned not only towards Africa’s traditional north and west   oil and gas  region […]

Energy Policy, Energy Saving, Energy Security, Gas, Oil, Power, Renewables

Britain needs an energy policy

Nicholas Newman Energy has been much in the news recently, including threatened closure of an oil refinery, high energy bills etc. What we are seeing are symptoms of chaos and confusion in British energy policy and markets.  The Grangemouth refinery story, for instance, has been treated in the media as a simple industrial […]

Energy Policy, Energy Security, Gas, Power, Uncategorized

Europe’s Zombie Power Stations

It appears that Europe’s gas generators are in danger of turning into zombie companies,[i]suggests Hugh Sharman Owner, Incoteco (Denmark) ApS.[ii] They finding it increasingly difficult coping with the market created by uncontrolled expansion of “free” but heavily subsidised renewables and the dumping of cheap imported coal from the United States. […]

Gas, Power

Gas Power Generation Portfolio

GE adds to the Turkish spark GE has won an order to supply Frame 6B gas turbines to Spain’s Technicas Reunidas, the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the upgrade of the Izmit refinery.  The order is part of a $2.3 billion investment by refinery owner Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation […]