Xi’s carbon neutral pledge signals sunny days for China’s clean energy sector

President X yesterday pledged to make China carbon neutral by 2026

Ethiopia begins filling GERD dam

Water levels behind the  Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD ) have begun to rise and the…

Tension mounts over Renaissance dam

Ethiopia has alarmed Egypt and Sudan by deciding to start filling the Renaissance dam before signing…

Baltic Pipe Project all set to boost Poland’s energy security

Baltic Pipe Project: The prospect of Poland freeing itself from its dependence on Russia for its…

FTSE 250 welcomes in green, healthcare and social housing funds

FTSE 250: The growing demand for renewable energy, social housing and, of course,  healthcare featured strongly…

Charter rates soar as supertankers drafted in to solve oil glut

Charter rates: In normal times a collapse in oil prices may have seriously negative implications for…

Morocco pledges $30bn to renewable energy

Morocco is planning to invest  as much as $30bn  in its renewable energy industry by 2030,…

Putin pours oil on NS2’s troubled waters amid fears of German power play

Russian President Vladimir Putin moved to allay European fears of a political agenda behind  the controversial…

New North Sea discoveries make UK net oil producer for first time since 2004

The UK stands set on the brink of becoming a net oil producer for the first…

German opposition to Nord Stream 2 grows while  Morawiecki warns of “war”

German energy consumers may end up picking up the cost of a €2.7bn gas pipeline extension…

‘New chapter’ as work starts on Afghan leg of TAPI pipeline

Work on the Afghan leg of the 1,814 km, $8bn TAPI natural gas pipeline that will…

Russia and China set to join forces in Saudi Aramco IPO

A joint Russia-China investment fund  is gearing up to participate in Saudi Aramco’s forthcoming IPO, the CEO of…

Gas standoff in East Mediterranean as Turkey confronts Eni drillship

Tensions between Turkey and Cyprus over ownership of offshore hydrocarbon resources in the Mediterranean flared up…

Future of Chabahar and Farzad B high on agenda for Rouhani visit to India

Progress on the upgrade of the Iranian port of Chabahar and delays over the awarding of…

Russia looks to invest in Saudi Aramco as bonds with Riyadh grow ever deeper

Russian pension funds are considering investing in Saudi Aramco when it lists its stock in a…

China’s thirst for energy drives trade with Russia to new heights

Russia has reached its goal of increasing bilateral trade with China  to $80bn a year ahead…

Realities of Chinese FDI in Russia come home to roost by Baikal

The day-to-day implications of Russia’s pivot eastward are gradually unfolding for its Far Eastern and Siberian…

Russia and Iran look for energy contracts as payback for Assad support

Russia’s support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime throughout his country’s bloody civil war could be …

Odds on Trans Caspian pipeline shorten as littoral states settle their differences

After nearly 30 years of haggling over the legal status of the Caspian Sea, its five…

Crack in Forties pipeline forces UK to turn to Yamal LNG to meet demand

The discovery of a crack in the North Sea’s Forties gas pipeline and its subsequent temporary…

Coals to Newcastle*?: Putin offers to sell LNG from Yamal to Saudi Arabia

In the latest twist in the complex and sometimes bizarre tale of Eurasian geopolitics, Russian President…

Gazprom takes $22bn gamble on growth

In a bid to secure its export markets in Asia and Europe and to ensure its…

Total to forfeit investment if it pulls out of South Pars contract, Tehran warns

French energy giant Total will lose the $66m it has already  committed to the development of…

Ukraine hires Washington lobbyists to help block NS2 pipeline

Ukraine’s state-owned oil and natural gas company Naftogaz has hired a a firm of political consultants in…