22 Dicembre 2023

5 spunti per approfondire (51/2023)


La rubrica settimanale con i consigli di lettura di RivistaEnergia.it, dall’Europa e dal mondo. Forse non le notizie più eclatanti, ma proprio per questo interessanti da approfondire. Settimana 51/2023

“An oil tanker hired by Norway’s Equinor ASA that came to a halt in the Red Sea six days ago — when Houthi militants stepped up attacks on merchant shipping — has performed a u-turn and is now sailing back toward the Suez Canal. The Sonangol Cabinda is sailing north toward the Egyptian waterway at a speed of 13 knots, according to tanker tracking compiled by Bloomberg. Its dimensions, depth in the water, and prior movements indicate the tanker is holding about a million barrels of US crude.”

Oil Tanker Hauling US Crude U-Turns in Red Sea to Dodge Houthis
Articolo – Bloomberg

“A huge construction project is rising on the shore of the far northern Ob Bay. The Arctic LNG 2 plant is projected to produce up to 19,8 million tons of LNG per year. All of it is to be exported.It is the be biggest industrial project of its kind in the Arctic, and it will make Novatek one of the world’s major producers of the liquified gas. But troubles are mounting, and the Russian Arctic LNG plans crumbling. Following Russia’s onslaught on Ukraine, international sanctions have hit Putin’s oil and gas industry and Novatek is today not able to meet objectives. According to Reuters, the company recently declared a force majeure over supplies from the Arctic LNG 2. Reportedly, the message has been sent to Chinese companies Shenergy Group and Zheijang Energy, as well as Spanish company Repsol. Both the USA and the EU have targeted the Russian energy sector, and international pressure has mounting on the Russian LNG sector.”

Message to market: Russian Arctic LNG will not be delivered
Articolo – The Barents Observer

“Azerbaijan is on target to double its gas exports to Europe by 2027, according to President Ilham Aliyev. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony for the Bulgaria-Serbia interconnector gas pipeline in Niš, Serbia, on December 10, Aliyev confirmed that Baku will meet its promise to Brussels to double its gas exports to Europe to 20 billion cubic meters a year by 2027. “The numbers already show that we are confidently moving towards this goal,” Aliyev said, explaining that Azerbaijan exported just over 8 billion cubic meters of gas to Europe in 2021 which will rise to “about 12 billion cubic meters” for this year. “This will account for 50 percent of Azerbaijan’s total gas exports,” he said.”

Azerbaijan says on target to double gas exports to Europe
Articolo – Eurasianet

“Throttling back on oil production hasn’t helped OPEC and its allies to push up crude prices lately. At least four times in the past 15 months, members of the alliance known as OPEC+ have slashed oil output, only for prices to soon retreat anyway. A surge near $100 a barrel petered out earlier this year, and crude futures tumbled 10% in the two weeks after the coalition announced a roughly 5% reduction on Nov. 30. Even after shipping disruptions in the Red Sea spurred a recent rebound, Brent crude, the global pricing gauge, traded Friday at around $79 a barrel. That is down from about $85 a barrel when OPEC+ started this round of cuts in October 2022—despite those now amounting to nearly 13% of the group’s 2022 production.”

OPEC Is Losing Its Mojo on Wall Street

Articolo – The Wall Street Journal

“In order to promote a sound basis for considering the role of nuclear in climate change, this review spans the technical topics of social and political debate surrounding nuclear energy with a focus on the objective science of these issues including nuclear waste, accidents and overall risk. Novel aspects include the emergence of nuclear energy as being potentially renewable and the antithesis of Fukushima being an argument for the unacceptable risks associated with the use of nuclear energy. The purpose of this review is to present the facts about nuclear energy divorced from political, social or comparable bias. The results argue nuclear as effectively the most attractive option from almost every possible perspective in which common social discourse would have these painted as unfavourable if not horrific.”

Nuclear energy myths versus facts support it’s expanded use – a review

Ricerca – Clean Energy Systems

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