Energy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel with Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko, in Berlin, Apr. 10, 2018. (Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images)

Is Germany Souring on Russia’s Nord Stream?

Merkel now talks of protecting Ukraine’s interests as Russia’s $12 billion gas pipeline seeks to bypass Kiev.

A hard hat with the slogan "Make America Great Again" printed on it at the newly opened Acosta Deep Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, on June 8, 2017. (Justin Merriman/Getty Images)

Trump Makes American Coal Great Again — Overseas

U.S. coal exports have exploded. Can that continue?

One of Russia’s new icebreaking LNG tankers that are opening up the Arctic to energy shipments, Jun. 3, 2017. (Olga Maltseva/AFP/Getty Images)

Putin and Xi Are Dreaming of a Polar Silk Road

The Northern Sea Route might not be the next Suez Canal, but it’s at the heart of Moscow and Beijing’s play for the high north.

An oil rig in the Tamar field off Israel's coast in 2013. It was the first major find in the Eastern Mediterranean and will supply natural gas for export to Egypt. (Noble Energy)

Curb Your Enthusiasm

The Eastern Mediterranean energy patch is hot — unfortunately, in more ways than one.

A Pakistani currency dealer counts Chinese currency at his shop in Quetta on Jan. 3, 2018. (Banaras Khan/AFP/Getty)

China’s Bid to Upend the Global Oil Market

Could a new oil futures contract mark a seismic shift in Beijing’s efforts to globalize its currency?

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, currently under construction, on May 15, 2016.  (DigitalGlobe via Getty Images)

Egypt-Sudan Spat Muddies Prospects for Deal on Big Nile Dam

Talks are stalled over how to deal with the impact of a $5 billion dam that could threaten Egypt’s lifeblood.

Vladimir Putin and Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller examine a map of the Nord Stream gas project outside Vyborg, Russia on Sept. 6, 2011. (Alexey Nikolsky/AFP/Getty Images)

Congress Weighs Threat of Moscow Wielding the Energy Weapon

The “mere threat of a cutoff gives Russia political leverage” over Europe.

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Trump Stumbles Into Europe’s Pipeline Politics

By lending support to the Three Seas Initiative, Trump wades into a complicated European fight over energy, access, and who calls the shots.

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The Lights Are on at the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, but Nobody Is Home

The committee charged with protecting national security from risky foreign investments is understaffed and besieged by a surge in cases.

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An Auspicious Anniversary for the Marshall Plan

Seventy years after George Marshall’s famous speech built the modern foundation of the transatlantic alliance, Donald Trump seems determined to tear it apart.

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Trump Wants to Sell Half the U.S. Strategic Oil Reserve For More Cash

The U.S. energy boom means America imports less oil — but is selling emergency stocks a good idea?

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China Taps Lode of ‘Fire Ice’ in South China Sea

Beijing might have found a long-term solution to its energy problem — and another irritant for an already-tense flashpoint.

Protesters carry a cardboard mock up coffin reading 'Run Guptas run' and with the names of the people implicated in the Public Protector "State Capture" report as members and supporters of the South African opposition party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), demonstrate against South African president Jacob Zuma and in support of the release of the South African Public Protector "State Capture" report in Pretoria on November 2, 2016. 
South Africa's anti-corruption watchdog on November 2 called for prosecutors to investigate alleged criminal activity as it released a report into President Jacob Zuma that fuelled further calls for him to resign. Zuma, whose presidency has been engulfed by multiple scandals, had fought to block the release of the Public Protector's report, but his lawyers made a surprise U-turn and dropped their legal appeal. The report was released hours later, further undermining Zuma after a series of court rulings that have tarnished his time in office and the ruling ANC party that led the fight to end apartheid rule. / AFP / GIANLUIGI GUERCIA        (Photo credit should read GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images)

This Is What Happens When a Family of Business Moguls Takes Over a Country

The Gupta family’s shadowy business empire is a symbol of all that’s wrong with South Africa.

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Russia’s Controversial European Gas Project Is Under Fire, Again

Environmental violations thrust Nord Stream 2 and its European partners into an awkward position.

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Saudi Arabia Now Controls the Largest Oil Refinery in North America

The move is a huge boon to Aramco before a big IPO, experts say.

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