Tag: Russia


Amidst the deepening war of words over Moscow’s annexation of Crimea, U.S. President Barack Obama on April 28 added more Russian individuals and companies to a sanctions list that already included influential members of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle Read more…


Exxon Mobil’s development of a Russian Arctic oil project valued at nearly $900 billion is at risk following recent U.S. sanctions on Russian officials as a result of Ukraine’s ongoing political crisis, Bloomberg News reports. Exxon Mobil has partnered with Read more…


Luge athletes had an early taste of the pre-Olympics disarray that foreign journalists began cataloguing only last week on their arrival at Sochi. In the middle of luge teams’ November training sessions at Sliding Center Sanki, where they practiced supine Read more…


The Russian national oil company Gazprom has begun drilling for oil at a highly contested site in the Arctic. The oil field, an offshore site in the Russian Arctic known as Prirazlomnoye, drew international attention in September when a contingent of G…


Though Norway in June overtook Russia in total exports of natural gas to Europe, the balance of Russian gas to Europe comes through Ukraine, which itself is dependent upon Russia for 60% of its current gas consumption. While Ukraine controls Read more…


Ecwatech Russia, the largest water technology event in Eastern Europe, took place in Moscow at the beginning of this month, with 700 exhibitors from around the globe and over 12,000 visitors. The Israeli booth at the event drew some of Read more…


Shale oil, known also as kerogen oil or oil-shale oil, is an unconventional oil produced from oil shale by pyrolysis, hydrogenation, or thermal dissolution. These processes convert the organic matter within the rock (kerogen) into synthetic oil and gas. The Read more…


Yesterday, a ceremony was held in Lubmin, Germany to inaugurate the Nord Stream gas pipeline, connecting natural gas in Russia to Western Europe. The new pipeline is unique in that it goes directly to Germany from Russia without passing through Read more…


North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, following a summit meeting with Russian Federation President Dmitry Medvedev in the Siberian city of Khabarovsk, has expressed support for a proposed Russian project to send Siberian natural gas to South Korea through North Read more…


Russia, by far, is the largest producer of gas in the world. The country has commonly relied on coal and natural gas for its growing energy demand. However, because of this, Russia is labeled as the third largest greenhouse gas Read more…


Energy intensity or energy per unit of GDP is gradually declining as the economy changes. We are able to use less energy for growth, which is a good sign. However, differences still remain between countries and different countries have vastly different energy intensities. The future projection, however, shows a continuing declining trend.


Hot on the heels of the announcement of Russia’s first ever electric vehicle hybrid another announcement came about the bolstering of Russia’s green transportation systems. According to the announcement that came from Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, the country is preparing Read more…


The Russian automotive industry is not one that is totally familiar with the green changes towards electric vehicles and other models that have been sweeping other countries throughout Europe or the world. In fact, historically, there has never been much Read more…


Some interesting news recently went unnoticed. Indeed, last month, Russia unveiled a massive energy efficiency plan as the country wastes as much energy as the French economy consumes. Soviet-era buildings and factories completely lack energy efficiency as they were built Read more…

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