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The Good Dr. Birol is Stealing My Thunder (Again)

by Dr. Kent Moors | published January 30th, 2014

Something happened this morning that reminded me of a few events from the recent past. So today seems a like good time to tell you a story.

It’s about Dr. Fatih Birol. I have known him for decades.

As Chief Economist of the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris, his views have had some impact in the shaping of worldwide attitudes on energy.

He is also hardly reticent in letting you know exactly what those views are, whether they reflect prevailing opinion or not – sometimes stealing your thunder in the process.

Several years ago, I learned that first hand…

This Spells Big Trouble for the Russians

by Dr. Kent Moors | published December 3rd, 2013

It seems the shoe is on the other foot for a change, making for some interesting developments here in Moscow.

It’s the sixth time in as many years that I’ve been invited to give a briefing during the annual policy meetings held by the Ministry of Energy. This trip, however, is not like all the rest.

Instead of the usual certainty, there is a noticeable indecision in where Moscow plans to move next.  

As an OEI reader, you probably know the reason.  It’s unconventional crude and it’s completely changing the global landscape.

And while North America has been the focus of this new source of crude, it’s the global unconventional reserves that have started to change the dynamics in the cross-border energy balance.

Here’s why that has the Kremlin worried…