13 December, 2016
BREC Director: Kazakhstan an important partner for Europe in many areas outside of energy security
05 December, 2016
BREC congratulates its Global Energy Associate, Anatoly Zolotukhin, for being awarded the EU Gold Medal for exceptional professional achievements
28 November, 2016
BREC supports the case for gas by the Gas Value Chain' in this excellent article
The treaty of „COP21” (21st Conference of Parties under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) is widely perceived as decarbonization — understood as the abolishment of fossil fuels — being a “done deal”. The thrust of the agreement is however directed at the reduction of greenhouse gases (“GHGs”).
21 October, 2016
BREC supports publication on nuclear fuel diversification from Global Energy Associate Tomas Vlcek
he current pressure for the diversification of nuclear fuel for VVER reactors in the EU is traceable to the proposed European Energy Security Strategy of May 2014, and to the recent Euratom call for the licensing of non-Russian fuel for VVER reactors won by a Westinghouse-led group in June 2015. The VVER-440 fuel market is monopolized by Russia's OAO TVEL, and this development indeed is related to the supply security of the EU's VVER-440 fleet. But the evidence shows that only Slovakia's NPPs can effectively diversify the fuel for the VVER-440 fleet, as Slovakia is the only country without long-term contractual obstacles to changing suppliers. The European Commission is thus supporting primarily the diversification activities of the Slovak Republic.
21 October, 2016
BREC Supports international energy groups eyeing Iranian hydrocarbons at the Iran-Europe oil and gas summit in Berlin
The 4th Iran Europe Oil, Gas & Energy Summit, brings together European technology and expertise with the vast potential and opportunity of the reinvigorated Iranian oil & gas sector. IRN will build on the experience of the three previous events and bring together a faculty of high-level speakers who will present on key technical and business issues and welcome investors who are interested in the country's hydrocarbon industry.
26 July, 2016
BREC congratulates the graduates of the 2nd Eurasian Summer School in Cesme, Turkey, under the auspices of the Eppen Institute and the Energy Charter Secretariat
25 July, 2016
Not clear whether cool heads will prevail in EU-UK Brexit talks, says new BREC Global Energy Associate, Ana Stanic
Until 2009 there was no express provision for withdrawing from the EU. Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty expressly provides for this. It leaves a country's decision to leave the EU to its own constitutional requirements.
21 July, 2016
Turkey's coup attempt unlikely to have short term impact on the country's energy markets, BREC Director tells Anadolu News Agency
29 February, 2016
Russian Gas Transit Across Ukraine Post-2019: pipeline scenarios, gas flow consequences, and regulatory constraints
The Russia-Ukraine gas relationship and its impacts on Europe have become substantially more controversial since the Ukraine crisis of 2014 and the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation. European policy discussion tends to focus on the pros but mostly the cons of various pipelines, urging that substantial volumes of Russian gas must continue to transit through Ukraine as a mark of European `solidarity' with that country. Most of this commentary is focused on the politics of the EU, Russia, Ukraine situation with natural gas analysis as a relatively minor factor.
22 February, 2016
Political Risk Index for Iraq Oil Export: Reality and Predictions
BREC supports the new article by Global Energy Associate Ahmed Mousa Jiyad