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Country Reports, Industry Reports, Oil, Transport

A crude oil profile for FSU countries

  Nicholas Newman A look at some of the main components that make up the crude oil networks of the countries of the Former Soviet Union. As of October 2014. COUNTRIES NUMBER OF REFINERIES REFINING CAPACITY PIPELINES PORTS Thousand Barrels per day Armenia 0 0 1 0 Azerbaijan 2 399 […]

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 […]

Design, Shipping, Technology, Trains, Transport

Transport

Getting on the Right Track The question being asked by the region’s football fans is – “Will it be possible to take a train from major cities – such as Kuwait City, Riyadh or Abu Dhabi – to see the World Cup in Qatar in 2022? The Gulf Coast Countries […]

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 […]