The Gudrun oilfield now on stream

August 21, 2014

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The Gudrun oilfield on the Norwegian continental shelf was discovered in 1975 but it is only now that they are beginning to produce oil from the field. The reason is that it is a very complex field. Grudrun yields both oil and gas and they calculate that the combined reserves are 185 million barrels of […]

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OPEC’s 165th meeting: ”Everybody is happy”

August 18, 2014

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On 11 June OPEC held its 165th meeting in Vienna and the organisation’s 12 members decided to maintain its production volume of 30 millon barrels of oil per day (Mb/d). The meeting is reported in the OPEC Bulletin 6/14. They also decided to extend Abdalla Salem El-Badri’s term as general secretary of OPEC until the […]

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Shell’s profitability from fracking can be questioned / Shells lönsamhet från fracking kan ifrågasättas

August 14, 2014

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Activity has been low at my Aleklett’s Energy Mix blog during the summer. However, now it is time to get busy again. Oil & Gas Journal is one of the journals that I regularly follow and today their daily reportage includes an article with the title,” Shell reshuffles US shale assets in two major deals”. They […]

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The EU’s and Russia’s mutual dependence

June 15, 2014

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(This is the English translation of the Swedish blog “EU:s och Rysslands ömsesidiga beroende av varandra”.) On 4 June I participated with Patrik Jotun, (a researcher and analyst at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs), in a symposium organised by the Green Liberals with the theme, “Environmental and Climate Policy in the Shadow of Developments in […]

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Russian Energy Outlook To 2040

June 13, 2014

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Yesterday I received mail from Tatiana Mitrova, Head of Oil and Gas Department, Energy Research Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences. She told that Russia had now released its “Global and Russian Energy Outlook To 2040”, and that it included a detailed study of the Russian energy sector. She concluded her mail with “Your comments and […]

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EU:s och Rysslands ömsesidiga beroende av varandra

June 4, 2014

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(English will come later as a new blog.) Tillsammans med Patrik Jotun, forskare och analytiker vid UD, deltog jag den 4 juni i ett seminarium som Gröna Liberaler ordnade under temat ”Miljö- och klimatpolitik i skuggan av utvecklingen i Ryssland – om miljö, klimat, säkerhetspolitik och energiförsörjning”. Under sträng säkerhetskontroll blev vi deltagare lotsade in […]

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Environment and Climate Policy in the Shadow of Developments in Russia / Miljö- och klimatpolitik i skuggan av utvecklingen i Ryssland

June 2, 2014

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(I will report on this meeting later this week) The world’s emissions of carbon dioxide are rising. The burning of fossil fuels is increasing. Climate change is our era’s greatest environmental issue. But at the same time many nations are dependent on coal, gas and oil. A large proportion of our fossil fuels come from […]

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Europe’s future energy security requires political cooperation with Russia

May 21, 2014

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When production of natural gas from the giant field off the coast of Groningen in Holland began in 1963 the energy supply to the EU’s then 6 member nations was changed markedly. Natural gas began to become an important component of the EU’s energy security. In 1970 the EU’s consumption of natural gas had increased […]

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Europas framtida energisäkerhet kräver ett politiskt samarbete med Ryssland

May 21, 2014

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Då utvinning av naturgas från det gigantiska naturgasfältet utanför Groningen i Holland började 1963 förändrades energiförsörjningen för Europeiska Unionens (EU) dåvarande 6 länder markant. Naturgas började bli en viktig komponent för unionens energisäkerhet. År 1970 hade konsumtionen ökat till 60 miljarder kubikmeter (bcm) och 99 % av gasen utvanns inom dåvarande EU. Idag har unionen […]

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European Energy Horizons 2014

May 7, 2014

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On Thursday 8 October The Economist magazine organized a symposium at Stockholm’s Grand Hotel titled “European Energy Horizons 2014 – The Market, The Consumer, The Politics”. I was very pleased to be invited to attend and discuss the issue “Future Sources of Energy” with a focus on “Where should Europe’s future energy supply come from? […]

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OPEC crude oil production output falls in March

April 15, 2014

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PennEnergy has published an article that claims that OPEC crude oil production output falls in March with 550,000 b/d and that production now is back to the same level as in 2011. It will be interesting to follow what will happen. The giant fields in the Middle East is about to decline. This is the […]

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Europas energiberoende av Ryssland

March 25, 2014

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På onsdag den 26/3 kl 18:00 i Kerstin Ekmansalen i Uppsala Stadsbibliotek har jag en föreläsning med temat: “Oljans roll i Sverige – Om det svenska oljeberoendet idag och i framtiden”. Med tanke på krisen i Ukraina är detta ett högaktuellt föredrag för den som vill förstå underliggande fakta och möjliga utvecklingar. I en debattartikel […]

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