Natural Gas

Nord Stream 2 road sign in Germany

How to Break the Logjam Over Nord Stream 2

The Russo-German pipeline has zero impact on European security. But Ukraine should be helped.

The Turkish drilling vessel Kanuni arrives for mechanical operations at Haydarpasa Port in Istanbul on Oct. 19, 2020.

What Erdogan Really Wants in the Eastern Mediterranean

Turkey’s adventures abroad are about more than hydrocarbons. They’re a bold and expensive attempt at geopolitical revisionism.

A sign indicates the presence of a pipeline below the ground at the Full Moon and Blue Moon compressor stations in Daisytown, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 22.

Forget a Fracking Ban

The key to greening the energy industry is getting better at pinpointing which natural gas firms and states are acting responsibly—and which aren’t.

A ship in flames is pictured at the port of Beirut following a massive explosion that hit the heart of the Lebanese capital on Aug. 4.

How a Maritime Deal With Israel Could Ease Lebanon’s Woes

Beirut could tap billions of dollars in natural gas revenue if it can resolve the border dispute.

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and French President Emmanuel Macron speak after the closing press conference of the seventh Med7 Mediterranean countries summit in Corsica on Sept. 10.

Turkish Military Maneuvering Pushed Italy and France to Join Forces in the Mediterranean. Now What?

Formerly competitors, Paris and Rome’s Pax Mediterranea may spell Ankara’s final estrangement from Europe.

Finnish President Sauli Niinisto welcomes Russian President Vladimir Putin

Our Top Weekend Reads

Finland’s president carves a diplomatic niche, the coronavirus pandemic sounds alarm bells about genetic engineering, and Donald Trump seeks to actualize his dictatorial dreams.

This pictures shows the Yavuz drillship seen from the Karpaz coast of the northern part of Cyprus, the self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) close to Apostolos Andreas monastery on July 21, 2019.

No Gas, No War in the Mediterranean

Border tensions among Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus are about to boil over—but there’s a simple solution.

The Pioneering Spirit vessel, which will carry out construction of the offshore section of the Turkish Stream natural gas pipeline, passes the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge on the Bosporus in Istanbul on May 31, 2017.

Turkey’s Plans to Become a Regional Energy Giant Just Got a Boost

After the discovery of a large natural gas field, Ankara may have Moscow on the ropes.

A man wearing a hard hat walks by the central facility where the Nord Stream Baltic Sea gas pipeline reaches Western Europe in Lubmin, Germany, on Nov. 8, 2011.

Putin’s Folly

Pompeo may be in an uproar over Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline, but it is hardly the geopolitical masterstroke he imagines.

Protesters man a barricade in support of the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs and the Tyendinaga Mohawks

The Pandemic Is Slicing Away Indigenous Sovereignty in Canada

The Wet’suwet’en ended pipeline protests for safety’s sake, but the police aren’t following the rules.

A pumpjack sits on the outskirts of town at dawn in the Permian Basin oil field on Jan. 21, 2016 in the oil town of Midland, Texas.

Record U.S. Oil Production Is Keeping Crude Prices From Spiking

A shale oil boom has created slack in the global supply chain.

A view of the platform of the Leviathan natural gas field in the Mediterranean Sea from the Israeli northern coastal city of Caesarea on Dec. 19, 2019.

The World’s Next Energy Bonanza

Even more than fracking, tapping oceanic methane hydrates could soon upend the global energy landscape.

A worker walks in front of pipes stacked at the Nord Stream 2 facility in Sassnitz, Germany, on Oct. 19, 2017.

With Gazprom’s Nord Stream 2, Putin Is Getting Ready to Put the Screws on Europe

The new pipeline won’t deliver energy security. It will make the EU more dependent on a capricious Russia.

An employee of GASCADE Gastransport GmbH walks among sections of steel pipe stacked ahead of construction of the Eugal natural gas pipeline at Rietzneuendorf-Staakow on August 29, 2018 near Golssen, Germany.

Maximum Pressure on Germany Is a Big Mistake

New sanctions from the United States risk pushing Berlin firmly into Moscow’s geopolitical corner.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the inauguration of the newly-arrived foundation platform for the Leviathan natural gas field in the Mediterranean Sea on Jan. 31.

Israeli Energy Exports Won’t Make Europe More Pro-Israel

The natural gas discovered in the Eastern Mediterranean is so expensive to bring to market that it might never reach European consumers, let alone change the policies of EU governments.

British soldiers on a Mark IV tank in 1918.

Today’s Environmental Crisis Was Created in 1919

The Paris Peace Conference set the stage for our oil-soaked global society.

Israel's Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz (L) speaks as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) and Noble Energy's Vice President for Major Projects George Hatfield (R) stand by during the inauguration of the newly-arrived foundation platform for the Leviathan natural gas field in the Mediterranean Sea, about 80 miles west of the Israeli city of Haifa, on January 31.

Will an Israeli Energy Boom Make the EU Pro-Israel?

Future dependency on Israeli natural gas could change the political equation for many European countries that are currently critical of Israeli policies toward Palestinians.

A gas flare from an oil well is seen near Williston, North Dakota, on Sept. 6, 2016.

The United States’ Gas Flare-Up

Why an environmental and economic problem that was on the decline is back with a vengeance.

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