Overreaction over California ?UFO? continues: Alien or animal fetus?

Saturday night, just after sunset, the Los Angeles area was in a tizzy after a strange light appeared in the sky. According to media outlets, there were calls to emergency services and social media erupted with photos and videos as well as mad speculation. The official pronouncement, that it was a rocket launch, was not universally acceptable to the conspiracy-minded public. Understandably, the … [Read more...]

Dutch Court To Rule On Groningen Production On November 18

November 12th, 2015 2:38pm Posted In: Recent News, News By Country, More Countries, Netherlands A Dutch court reportedly said on Thursday it would take a final decision on the Groningen natural gas field on November 18, in line with previous declarations indicating that the court would rule by December 1.  The Council of State concluded its investigation on September 11, after hearing 40 groups … [Read more...]

Conflict between Noble Energy and Israel delays Israel-Cyprus Unitisation Agreement

November 12th, 2015 8:03am Posted In: News By Country, More Countries, Israel, Featured Articles, Cyprus, East Med Focus Friday's expected visit of Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades to Israel for a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu might turn out to be a pivotal moment in the natural gas diplomacy between Israel and Cyprus. Five years have passed since the two countries … [Read more...]

Greeks go on general strike; government edges closer to deal with quadriga

The first general strike since Syriza came to power for the first time last January will go ahead on Thursday November 12 as talks between the government and the ?quadriga? of lenders continue in Athens. The strike has been called by the main public and private sector unions, ADEDY and GSEE with most public services coming to a halt on Thursday. Pharmacists, doctors, teachers and bank employees … [Read more...]

The Baltic Course: Lithuania Doesn’t Consider Terminating LNG Supply Contract With Statoil

November 11th, 2015 3:38pm Posted In: Press Notes Amid falling gas consumption, Lithuania is not considering, at least for now, terminating a gas supply contract signed with Norway's Statoil in August 2014, Energy Minister Rokas Masiulis said on November 11st, informs LETA/BNS.  "I think we won't need to (terminate the contract with Statoil). That is not an issue on the table at the moment," … [Read more...]

Russia-Iran: Azerbaijan?s Gas Rivals in Georgia?

November 11th, 2015 12:05am Posted In: Energy Security & Supply, News By Country, Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Featured Articles, Georgia, Baku?Tbilisi?Ceyhan (BTC) , Energy Security, Caspian Focus, NGE Caspian Amidst Georgia's talks with Gazprom over gas transit on the one hand and demanding Iranian gas in other, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has said that his country has enough gas to … [Read more...]

Nord Stream II: “A Realistic Project, Not a ‘Pipeline Dream’”

November 11th, 2015 12:10am Posted In: Energy Security & Supply, Germany, Austria, Featured Articles, Energy Security, Nord Stream 2 In contrast to the various European natural gas transit pipelines that have been introduced and later cancelled, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Austria's OMV Aktiengesellschaft, Mr. Rainer Seele, says the Nord Stream II project, which would expand … [Read more...]

The GOP Debate: How Donald Trump Brought Immigration Back to the Forefront

Even if Donald Trump doesn?t win the Republican primary, he?s already left an indelible mark on the contest by making the issue of immigration the flash point for arguments within the GOP. Immigration was an issue that establishment Republicans wanted to keep under wraps, since it divided the business elite of the party (who favor open immigration) and the much more anti-immigrant base. But Trump … [Read more...]

Sign of the clouds ? it?s cold up here

A woman in Alabama took photos of a strange cloud formation that she said formed into a cross as she was watching. She passed the photos on to the local news. Photo: Judy Smith I contacted Mick West of ContrailScience.com who said they are ?canal clouds?. A plane the flies through the clouds has caused this channel-like anomaly. In this case, the trails crossed leaving this interesting pattern. … [Read more...]

Ataka?s Siderov and Chukolov formally charged with hooliganism and assault

Ataka party leader Volen Siderov and MP Dessislav Chukolov have been formally charged with hooliganism and assault in connection with an October 9 incident at an all-night liquor and cigarette shop in central Sofia. Prosecutors lodged charges against the two on November 10 after the National Assembly agreed to remove their immunity from prosecution as MPs. Further charges are to be laid after, as … [Read more...]