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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announces new European Union energy policies at the bloc’s headquarters in Brussels, on Sept. 7.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announces new European Union energy policies at the bloc’s headquarters in Brussels, on Sept. 7.

With Winter Coming, Europe Is Walking Off a Cliff

Europeans won’t escape their energy crisis as long as ideology trumps basic math.

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (L) and then-Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov take part in the inauguration ceremony of the Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (ICGB) gas pipeline, in Komotini, Greece, on July 8.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (L) and then-Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov take part in the inauguration ceremony of the Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (ICGB) gas pipeline, in Komotini, Greece, on July 8.

Energy Is Pulling Bulgaria Back Into Russia’s Orbit

After a break with Moscow, the new caretaker government in Sofia is poised to realign with the Kremlin by signing a new contract with Gazprom.

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev (right) and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen shake hands after signing a memorandum of understanding on increasing import of Azeri natural gas.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev (right) and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen shake hands after signing a memorandum of understanding on increasing import of Azeri natural gas.

Will a New War Crash Europe’s Azerbaijani Gas Dreams?

Europe needs a serious Azerbaijan policy—and needs it fast.

A signboard for TotalEnergies EP Myanmar is seen past a shuttered gate in Yangon on Jan. 22, after energy giants TotalEnergies and Chevron said they would leave Myanmar following pressure from human rights groups to cut financial ties with the junta since last year's military coup.
A signboard for TotalEnergies EP Myanmar is seen past a shuttered gate in Yangon on Jan. 22, after energy giants TotalEnergies and Chevron said they would leave Myanmar following pressure from human rights groups to cut financial ties with the junta since last year's military coup.

U.S. Eyes New Energy Sanctions on Myanmar After Execution of Activists

Oil and gas are a critical economic lifeline for Myanmar’s military junta.

Indigenous people march toward the Carondelet Presidential Palace in Quito, Ecuador, on June 27.
Indigenous people march toward the Carondelet Presidential Palace in Quito, Ecuador, on June 27.

The Energy Crisis Is Global

It’s not just Europe and the United States—eye-watering prices are wreaking havoc around the world.

International Energy Agency Executive Director Fatih Birol
International Energy Agency Executive Director Fatih Birol

IEA Chief: Europe Has to Cut Gas Use or Face Brutal Winter

Fatih Birol spoke with FP about the current energy crisis, Russia’s use of the energy weapon, and why the 1970s aren’t quite back.

Senegalese President Macky Sall addresses a press conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz at the Palace of the Republic of Senegal on May 22.
Senegalese President Macky Sall addresses a press conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz at the Palace of the Republic of Senegal on May 22.

Africans Decry Europe’s Energy Hypocrisy

Wealthy European countries that sought to halt funding of fossil fuel projects across Africa are now scrambling to secure the continent’s oil and gas.

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks.
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks.

Biden’s Push for Lower Energy Prices Amounts to a ‘Declaration of Bankruptcy’

FP columnist Adam Tooze discusses how fluctuating oil and gas prices are changing the world as we know it.

Protesting high energy prices in London
Protesting high energy prices in London

Europe’s Tiny Steps Won’t Solve Its Energy Emergency

The bad policies that created the crisis are still in place.

The receiving station for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
The receiving station for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

Europe’s Worst Energy Nightmare Is Becoming Reality

Russian outages and record-high prices threaten a “winter of discontent.”

Ones and Tooze Override Photo
Ones and Tooze Override Photo

What Fluctuating Oil and Gas Prices Mean for the World

Plus: a look into the economics of playgrounds.

A view of high-voltage transmission towers in Houston, Texas, on Feb. 21, 2021.
A view of high-voltage transmission towers in Houston, Texas, on Feb. 21, 2021.

Yes, We Need to Talk About Cutting Energy Demand

By focusing only on energy supply, the world is ignoring some of the cheapest and quickest ways to fight the crisis.

An aerial view of an industrial settlement in a blue sea.
An aerial view of an industrial settlement in a blue sea.
The logo of Russia’s energy giant Gazprom is seen in Bulgaria.
The logo of Russia’s energy giant Gazprom is seen in Bulgaria.
Ukrainian coal mine
Ukrainian coal mine

Russia’s Resource Grab in Ukraine

Ukraine’s extraordinary riches in energy, minerals, and agriculture are a prize for the Kremlin.

Gas pipelines at the Enagás liquefied natural gas regasification plant, the oldest in continental Europe, in the port of Barcelona on March 29.
Gas pipelines at the Enagás liquefied natural gas regasification plant, the oldest in continental Europe, in the port of Barcelona on March 29.

Spain’s Energy Ambitions Are Looking Like a Pipe Dream

Madrid wanted to become a European hub for natural gas. Then it reneged on Western Sahara.

A grain harvester in the Russian Federation
A grain harvester in the Russian Federation

Russia’s Invasion Unleashes ‘Perfect Storm’ in Global Agriculture

Curtailed harvests and scarcer fertilizer all but promise hunger and hardship for tens of millions.

A woman walks past a mural showing Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in Tehran on March 9.
A woman walks past a mural showing Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in Tehran on March 9.

Iran Needs a Cushion, and Europe Needs Gas

Politics in Tehran may finally fall into sync with the commercial logic of expanding energy markets.

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