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Vanand Meliksetian

Contributor since: 13 Feb 2018

Vanand Meliksetian

Vanand Meliksetian has extended experience working in the energy sector. His involvement with the fossil fuel industry as well as renewables makes him an allrounder who is not limited to certain topics. Furthermore, Vanand has worked as a management consultant for international energy companies such as Total and Vattenfall where he has gained detailed knowledge of the requirements of the private sector. He has expanded his understanding of the energy sector working for the Dutch government where he worked on the development of the North Sea energy strategy.

Vanand’s articles reflect his personal views and are not connecting to his work. He specializes in geopolitics, innovation, and policy.

Latest articles from Vanand

  • A Storm Is Brewing In Asian LNG Markets

    Published 25 May 2021 | viewed 8,678 times

    Few countries have profited from China’s rise as Australia has over the past decades. The insatiable appetite for raw materials such as iron ore, coal,…

  • Gulf Countries Are Rushing To Unload Non-Essential Oil Assets

    Published 17 May 2021 | viewed 6,828 times

    For decades, evidence has been piling up which proves mankind’s influence on climate change. Although the global economy remains largely driven by fossil fuels, the…

  • Can U.S. LNG Compete In An Increasingly Crowded Market?

    Published 15 May 2021 | viewed 4,878 times

    The global LNG market has witnessed a remarkable period of growth and expansion where the proliferation of liquefaction technology and the rise of renewables has…

  • Asian LNG Buyers Are Preparing For A Harsh Winter

    Published 04 May 2021 | viewed 6,748 times

    Global markets have been hit hard by the economic downturn as a direct consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic. LNG prices were among the commodities which…

  • Egypt Restarts Major LNG Project On Rising Demand

    Published 27 April 2021 | viewed 4,364 times

    In the late 90s of the previous century and early years of this century, Egypt in collaboration with international partners started the development of its…

  • The Biggest Threat To Russia’s Arctic Oil Ambitions

    Published 24 April 2021 | viewed 6,333 times

    The collapse of the Soviet Union was a geopolitical victory for the United States and a disaster for Russia which suffered politically, economically, and socially.…

  • Russia Tightens Its Grip On Europe's Natural Gas Markets

    Published 12 April 2021 | viewed 8,208 times

    A much-used proverb says: a good neighbor is better than a distant friend. Nowhere is it more suitable than the EU’s position vis-a-vis its largest…

  • Why The Suez Crisis Failed To Disrupt LNG Markets

    Published 05 April 2021 | viewed 5,013 times

    On the morning of March 23, the world was shaken by the unfortunate news of the Suez Canal being blocked. At 07.40 local time, the…

  • Novatek Looks To Start Hydrogen Production In Russia’s Arctic

    Published 30 March 2021 | viewed 4,096 times

    Russian energy behemoth Gazprom has dominated the country’s gas sector for decades. Other companies, such as Rosneft, have tried (and failed) convincing the Kremlin to…

  • Turkey Looks To Improve Energy Relations With Egypt

    Published 24 March 2021 | viewed 2,293 times

    Ever since the attempted coup in Turkey of 2016, Ankara has become more assertive regarding its near abroad foreign policy. With the rise of the…

  • China Can’t Resist Iran’s Cheap Oil

    Published 17 March 2021 | viewed 4,877 times

    The source of Iran’s relative independence in international affairs can be attributed to its oil and gas wealth. The country’s massive oil resources have contributed…

  • UAE And Israel Look To Forge Energy Ties Through New Pipeline

    Published 09 March 2021 | viewed 5,767 times

    President Trump’s Middle East policy was highly incoherent and transformative as it didn't continue the long-term strategies set by previous presidents. However, it did achieve…

  • Turkey’s Perfectly Timed Gas Discovery

    Published 03 March 2021 | viewed 33,981 times

    Turkey’s energy import bill has been a major drag on its economy for decades. In 2019, the country imported $41 billion worth of energy among…

  • Qatar's LNG Megaprojects Are Making Markets Increasingly Competitive

    Published 22 February 2021 | viewed 8,662 times

    Qatar Petroleum’s recently set a new record for the largest LNG export project ever. By 2026, the country will once again become the world's largest…

  • Has This Record-Breaking Oil Rally Gone Too Far?

    Published 15 February 2021 | viewed 9,386 times

    The Covid-19 pandemic has ravaged energy markets and decimated demand. Of the three fossil fuels, coal, natural gas, and oil, demand for the latter was…

  • The Rapid Rise Of National Oil Companies

    Published 09 February 2021 | viewed 5,327 times

    The world oil markets are facing a perfect storm which eventually could lead to structural economic and geopolitical changes. While Covid-19 has decimated markets and…

  • Russia Is The Biggest Winner In The OPEC+ Deal

    Published 02 February 2021 | viewed 6,658 times

    OPEC has been the most important actor in global oil markets with the ability to influence prices for decades. The shale revolution in the U.S.…

  • Egypt And Israel Look To Capitalize On Natural Gas Resources

    Published 26 January 2021 | viewed 6,106 times

    The Eastern Mediterranean in a decade went from an 'empty sea' towards one of the most promising new frontiers of the global oil and gas…

  • Rosneft Starts Work On Mega Arctic Oil Project

    Published 18 January 2021 | viewed 6,964 times

    Russia is a country of superlatives. Its energy sector is one of the most important in the world where the country shares the number one…

  • Why Asian LNG Prices Are Going Through The Roof

    Published 11 January 2021 | viewed 17,014 times

    The year 2020 is already unforgettable in many ways. The Covid-19 pandemic brought the world to a standstill. With the economy on hold, energy consumption…

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