Europe’s future energy security requires political cooperation with Russia

May 21, 2014

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Gas statistics Europe

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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Gas statistics Europe

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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OPEC sign

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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Putin eu

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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ENERGY IN THE UKRAINE SANCTIONS EQUATION

March 9, 2014

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brenner

I was just about to write about the Russian oil and gas export and how dependent Europe is when I got a summary of this written by Michael Brenner. I have looked for the text on the web but have not been successful. Michael Brenner is a professor of international affairs in University of Pittsburgh […]

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Seminar: Perspectives on oil production – is fracking our future?

March 3, 2014

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gas-to-oil ratio Eagle Ford

News and comments about an ongoing shale revolution is spreading around the world. Technological advancement and higher prices have made oil and gas production from shale and other tight formations commercial in the United Sates and a dramatic increase in production volumes from these sources has been seen during the last couple of years. But […]

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Russia is Sweden’s largest supplier of oil / Ryssland är Sveriges viktigaste leverantör av olja

March 2, 2014

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sverige_oljeimport_2012

Russia is Sweden’s largest supplier of oil and our dependence is increasing every year. During 2012 42% of our oil imports came from Russia while only 25% came from Norway. If the global export from Russia, 7.5 million barrels per day, should disappear the global economy will crash. Thankfully, we are not dependent on Russia […]

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UK taxes from oil will decline and cost of oil production per barrel to rise

February 28, 2014

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UK offshore

The UK oil and gas industry had a production rate that was 8 percent less last year despite investing a record-breaking 8.9 billion pounds, Reuters reported. A report by industry lobby Oil and Gas UK revealed UK taxes from fossil fuels are expected to decrease to 5 billion pounds from 6.5 billion pounds in the […]

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Clouds on the horizon for fracking companies?

February 24, 2014

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Chesapeake

Today, the Oil & Gas Journal has published an article with the headline, “Chesapeake mulls spinoff, sale of oil field services division“. The article is especially interesting since Chesapeake is one of the largest companies in fracking. On Chesapeake Energy Corporation’s website one can read that they are the second largest producer of natural gas […]

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Future crude oil export from the USA

February 19, 2014

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Raff Three Rivers Valero

A refinery in Three Rivers, a boomtown in central Eagle Ford We regularly read in the newspapers that the USA will become an oil exporter. But at the same time if one reads what the USA’s energy authority, the EIA, publishes then we can count on the USA importing millions of barrels of oil per […]

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Till Minne av Sven Kullander, en god vän och kollega/ In memory of Sven Kullander, a good friend and colleague.

February 13, 2014

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Sven Kullander

(English below) Professor Sven Kullander har lämnat oss och saknaden är stor. Sven föddes den 9 mars 1936 i Karlstad. Han blev 1961 civilingenjör vid Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan i Stockholm och disputerade 1971 vid Uppsala universitet. Han har bedrivit forskning inom partikelfysik vid universitetet i Chicago och vid CERN i Geneve, men hela tiden har […]

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