The Northern Sea Route perspectives and hurdles

The Northern Sea Route perspectives and hurdles

At the end of December 2019 Dmitry Medvedev’s government presented Rosatom with a really nice holiday gift as the “Northern Sea Route development plan for the time period until 2035” was approved. One year before Russian law 525-ФЗ was enacted on December 27, 2018 paving the way for the State Atomic Energy Corporation “Rosatom” to receive commission as the infrastructure operator of the Northern...

A radioactive man in a radioactive world

A radioactive man in a radioactive world

Natural radioactivity has been around for billions of years. It can be found literally everywhere. Ionizing radiation existed on Earth long before the birth of life, and it has been present in space long before the appearance of Earth itself. About a billion years ago, complex chemical processes began on our planet, gradually leading to the formation of various molecules...

The winners and losers in the new OPEC+ agreement

The winners and losers in the new OPEC+ agreement

Oil-producing countries started their “marathon of negotiations” on April 9th, and concluded it on April 12th, around midnight Moscow time. Over the course of these three days, the ministers of the countries that signed the OPEC+ agreement held two videoconferences. Another one was held by the energy ministers of the G20 group. Two phone calls were also made amongst the...

Real oil is more diverse than exchange oil

Real oil is more diverse than exchange oil

After the 6th of March, 2020, when the ministers of countries participating in the OPEC + agreement were unable to agree on the continuation of the deal, thousands of comments burst out on this subject. But surprisingly, several factors have not been taken into account in the numerous analyzing attempts. When considering the situation on the world oil market, one...

Geoenergetics as the basis for the second “cold war”

Geoenergetics as the basis for the second “cold war”

Dear readers, we live in a time which is peculiar indeed. Yet another “cold war” is declared on Russia with no ambiguity or double meaning but we are still unwilling to admit this. Some Russian politicians are telling us stories about opportunities to find common ground with so called “American partners” and on top of that we are lulling ourselves...

China as the USA’s “strategic competitor”

China as the USA’s “strategic competitor”

On January 19th, 2018, was revealed the “public” part of the new USA national defense strategy. It is being regarded strictly as a military document, although we seem to forget that there are actually two postulates that have long been known: “War is an extreme form of political conflict” and “Politics is the most concentrated expression of economics.” The author...

Geoenergetics as a tool for analyzing the reality

Geoenergetics as a tool for analyzing the reality

The development of civilization can be looked at in different ways. Some believe it is defined by the development of philosophy and arts. Karl Marx, for instance, came up with his own theory of evolution in the form of an endless class conflict. Others might say that civilization’s leap forward is due to the fact that various religions kept on...

The importance of oil for the economy and financial market

The importance of oil for the economy and financial market

The interrupted OPEC+ deal and the rapid decline in world demand due to Covid-19 have sparked some real excitement in the world oil market, as new negotiations between the ministers of oil-producing countries have started. The excitement is such that there seems to be no room left in everyone’s attention to recall what really is the significance of this energy...

Russia, an energy superpower

Russia, an energy superpower

The term “energy superpower” is traditionally defined as a state with the two following characteristics: first, its territory has large, proven reserves of at least one type of energy resource (that is, oil, natural gas, coal, uranium). The second characteristic is that said state is the largest exporter of at least one of the abovementioned resources. One could think this...