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Atlantic Council

The Atlantic Council is a nonpartisan institution that promotes global security and prosperity. It brings together a uniquely influential network of North American and European leaders and their allies and partners who share a common interest in addressing international challenges. The Council's Eurasia Center fosters dialogue among regional leaders, as well with counterparts from key neighbors and global leaders to promote an agenda of regional cooperation and integration. The Center's collaborative approach aims to catalyze local, regional, and global strategies to address economic growth, deal more effectively with political issues, and bring about energy development and trade in ways that reinforce economic and political well-being. For more information, please visit.

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The Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies

The Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies explores a variety of global energy issues, including oil and natural gas, energy and cybersecurity, energy and the environment, and electricity policy. We examine energy-macroeconomy linkages and focus on regional energy policy in China, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa. 

Led by senior director Kenneth B. Medlock III, the center's primary mission is to provide new insights on the role of economics, policy, and regulation in the performance and evolution of energy markets. Independently and through collaborations with other Baker Institute programs and fellows, Rice University faculty, and scholars from around the world, the center employs rigorous economic modeling and forecasting in a data-driven approach to understand how local and regional policy and regulations and international geopolitics influence markets — an approach that has established the center as a globally recognized, unbiased resource for policymakers and the energy industry. For more information please visit.

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Caspian Center for Energy and Environment (CCEE)

The Caspian Center for Energy and Environment (CCEE) of the ADA University is a core institution providing policy relevant and academic research, teaching and training, as well as variety of outreach activities in the sphere of energy and environment in the wider Caspian region. Natural Gas Europe is pleased to supports the CCEE’s strong belief that there is a need for a forum in energy dialogue in one of the most consequential energy regions of the world – the wider Caspian Basin. For more information please visit.

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Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA)

The Center for European Policy Analysis is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy research institute dedicated to the study of Central and Eastern Europe. Founded in 2005, CEPA provides a forum for scholarly research, writing and debate on key issues affecting the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, their membership in the European Union and relationship with the United States. CEPA’s mission is to promote an economically vibrant and geopolitical stable Central and Eastern Europe with close and enduring ties to the United States. For more information please visit.

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Centre for European Reform (CER)

The Centre for European Reform is a think-tank devoted to making the European Union work better and strengthening its role in the world. The CER is pro-European but not uncritical. They regard European integration as largely beneficial but recognise that in many respects the Union does not work well. They also think that the EU should take on more responsibilities globally, on issues ranging from climate change to security. The CER aims to promote an open, outward-looking and effective European Union.

The CER is an independent, private not-for-profit organisation. They are not affiliated with any government, political party or European institution. Their work is funded by donations from the private sector. Their annual reports give a good idea of what we do. For more information please visit.

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Energy Horizons (CEPA)

The Energy Horizons program at CEPA provides business leaders and government decision makers with a comprehensive analytical and policy toolkit for responding to the challenges of Central Europe’s 21st Century energy landscape. Drawing on its extensive regional network of Senior Analysts and Fellows, CEPA’s Energy Horizons program engages policymakers and the public with accurate, insightful information on the full spectrum of available energy resources, their strategic and economic calculus and the potential they hold for host nations and the Euro-Atlantic community. The program further assists U.S. and European stakeholders in establishing an advanced understanding of the shared priorities and distinctive characteristics present in the Central European political and investment landscape. 

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Energy Policy Group (EPG)

The Energy Policy Group (EPG) is a Bucharest-based independent think-tank specializing in energy policy and energy strategy, grounded in February 2014. EPG’s regional focus is Eastern Europe and the Black Sea Basin, yet its analyses are informed by wider trends and processes at global and EU levels.

EPG seeks to facilitate informed dialogue between public decision-makers, energy companies and investors, and the broader public. It looks at governmental energy policies and their effects, at market events and tendencies, and at broader geopolitical processes. EPG’s approach is consistently evidence-based. For more information please visit.

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Institute of Energy Economics at the University of Cologne (EWI)

The Institute of Energy Economics at the University of Cologne (EWI) is a non-profit organization (gGmbH). It sees itself as a knowledge factory that aims at creating, disseminating and utilizing new knowledge about increasingly complex energy markets. The energy world is currently undergoing dramatic change, with changing political and social conditions as well as new technologies and innovations. These changes raise complex questions for which EWI is seeking answers: through practical and agenda-neutral energy economics research.
In order to create the greatest possible gain in knowledge for science, energy policy and energy industry practice, the institute applies the latest economic methods. In addition to theoretical economics analyses, a focus is on the use and further development of quantitative methods. These include detailed, computer-aided models of the European electricity and gas industry, but also global energy markets such as coal and oil. EWI produces energy-economic analyses with great practical relevance. EWI’s clients include public institutions such as the Federal Government, the State Government of North Rhine-Westphalia, European authorities as well as private companies such as large energy suppliers, municipal utilities and associations.

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Istanbul Policy Center

Istanbul Policy Center is an independent policy research institute with global outreach. Our mission is to foster academic research in social sciences and its application to policy making. With expertise in a wide range of areas, IPC is firmly committed to providing decision makers, opinion leaders, academics, and the general public with innovative and objective analyses in key domestic and foreign policy issues.  IPC’s value-added contribution to academia and public policy sector stems from its ability to track developments closely and offer insightful evaluations on their meaning for Turkey’s global aspirations in a rapidly-integrating world. For more information please visit.

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Observatoire Méditerranéen de l’Energie (OME)

Based in Paris, France, OME is a nonprofit Association created in 1988. OME presently includes the leading Mediterranean energy companies from twelve Mediterranean countries. For over 25 years now, the energy companies associated within OME have been committed to promoting energy cooperation in the Mediterranean Region. OME serves as both a platform to promote regional dialogue and cooperation in the Mediterranean energy sector and a Think Tank for energy reference in the region. For more information please visit.

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Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM)

The RCEM's Mission is to build a strong proactive partnership between energy corporations, government agencies, and the academic community, in preparation for a new energy era. This is achieved through the promotion of rigorous and objective empirical research on issues related to energy management, finance, and policy, in order to support decision-making by both government and industry.

The results of RCEM's research become available to the public through publications, workshops and conferences, educational programmes and other public outreach activities. Research at RCEM is enhanced through direct cooperation with government agencies, and academic and industry associates from across the globe.

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Center for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SAM)

As a research and policy recommending institution dedicated to innovative studies on national, regional and international issues, Center for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan (known by the acronym SAM in the Azerbaijani language) provides an intellectual forum for international dialogue in order to bring different views together and thereby contributing towards the formation of a common ground. The mission of SAM is to promote collaborative research, enhance the strategic debate and provide decision-makers with high-quality analysis and innovative proposals for action.

SAM was established with the purpose of implementing the coordination of strategic studies carried out in the Republic of Azerbaijan and also providing scientific-analytical information to high-ranking public administrative bodies within the Government of Azerbaijan. The objective of SAM is to produce the most up-to-date and accurate analyses in the fields of politics, economics and security; and to inform policy makers and the public on political, economic, energy, security and development challenges.

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Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV)

The Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV) is a non-partisan, non-profit think tank based in Ankara, Turkey. It was founded in 2004 by a group of businessmen, bureaucrats and academics who believe in the power of knowledge and ideas in shaping Turkey's future. TEPAV is organized into three fields of Economics, Governance and Foreign Policy, and operates nine research institutes in different fields.

Aiming to contribute to public policy design, TEPAV seeks to enrich the knowledge content in Turkey's discussions. What sets TEPAV apart however, is its active involvement in economic and political development.  TEPAV carries out projects, which actively contribute to economic development and bring together key policy and opinion makers to tackle the problems of the day.  TEPAV sticks to academic ethnical principles and quality in all activities. For more information please visit.

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Turkish Policy Quarterly (TPQ)

Turkish Policy Quarterly (TPQ) is an independent, Istanbul-based journal fostering analytical policy debates on Turkey and its neighborhood. The journal has been published on a quarterly basis since 2002. TPQ has a track record of encouraging critical opinions and engaging its global audience with diverse perspectives on topical questions shaping geopolitics, economic development, energy security, governance and human rights and freedoms.  Current and past issues of the journal, as well as further information please visit

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Greek Energy Forum

The Greek Energy Forum (Ελληνικό Ενεργειακό Forum) – founded and headquartered in London since 2013 and currently featuring branch offices in Brussels, Athens, Nicosia, Dubai and Washington DC – is an international energy think tank consisting of Greek energy professionals holding international corporate posts, and sharing a common interest in the broader energy industry in Greece and South-eastern Europe. The expertise of the members of the Greek Energy Forum spans across the energy industry spectrum, benefiting the Greek Energy Forum with a multi-disciplinary skill-set and a holistic approach to its field. The main objectives of the Greek Energy Forum are: 

–To establish an international platform of ideas and dialogue amongst energy professionals to enable change in the energy setting of South-east Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean

–To inform investors and public opinion on the latest energy developments and “best practice” examples successfully applied abroad respectively

–To propose and communicate energy policy proposals and reforms to governments and decision makers

To learn more about the Greek Energy forum, visit our website https://www.greekenergyforum.com/

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Media Partners


Petro Energy Information Network is the official website of Iran's Ministry of Petroleum.

SHANA covers developments in Iran's energy sector in both Persian and English language. For more information please visit.

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Business New Europe

Business New Europe is the only publication that covers business, finance, economics and politics in the 30 countries of Central, Eastern and Southeast Europe. bne’s correspondents have collectively several centuries of experience of writing about their respective countries. bne covers the business, politics, economics and politics  serving a readership of professionals working or investing into the region. of the region. 

While the international press gives the "what" of the news, bne provides the "why" that is so essential for making business and investment decisions. bne is unique in that it brings together the leading international banks, funds, multinationals, and international financial institutions in London, New York, Frankfurt and Vienna, with the local funds, banks and companies in the region. For more information please visit.

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EurasiaNet.org provides information and analysis about political, economic, environmental and social developments in the countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus, as well as in Russia, Turkey, and Southwest Asia. 

Based in New York, EurasiaNet.org advocates open and informed discussion of issues that concern countries in the region. The web site presents a variety of perspectives on contemporary developments, utilizing a network of correspondents based both in the West and in the region. The aim of EurasiaNet.org is to promote informed decision making among policy makers, as well as broadening interest in the region among the general public. 

EurasiaNet.org is operated by the Central Eurasia Project of the Open Society Institute. For more information please visit.

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New Eastern Europe

New Eastern Europe is the exclusive bimonthly news magazine dedicated to Central and Eastern European affairs. The project is a joint collaboration between the City of Gdansk, the European Solidarity Center and the Jan Nowak-Jezioranski College of Eastern Europe in Wrocław, Poland. The mission of New Eastern Europe is to shape the debate, enhance understanding, and further the dialogue surrounding issues facing the states that were once a part of the Soviet Union or under its influence. New Eastern Europe is printed in Poland and distributed worldwide, with subscribers in over 40 countries. For more information please visit.

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Publics.bg is an online media product of “Public Services” Ltd. The website presents news, interviews, and analyses for the following sectors of the economy: Electricity, Natural Gas, Transportation & Fuels, Sustainable Development, Water Services, Heating, Facility Management, IT & Communications, and Education in Bulgarian and English language. The weekly newsletter news@publics.bg is distributed freely to subscribers every Friday afternoon. For more information please visit.

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RusEnergy is an independent privately-run company established in 2000 by a group of Russian experts with a long experience in consulting and publishing business. Based in Moscow, it specializes in monitoring, analysis and consulting on the oil and gas industry of Russia, Central Asia, Azerbaijan and Ukraine. For more information please visit.

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Stratfor is a subscription-based provider of geopolitical analysis. Individual and corporate subscribers gain a thorough understanding of international affairs, including what’s happening, why it’s happening, and what will happen next. Unlike traditional news outlets, Stratfor uses a unique, intelligence-based approach to gathering information via rigorous open-source monitoring and a global network of human sources. Analysts then evaluate events looking through the objective lens of geopolitics. Stratfor goal is simple: to make the complexity of the world understandable to an intelligent readership, without ideology, agenda or national bias. For more information please visit.

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Industry Partners

East European Gas Analysis

East European Gas Analysis (EEGA) is an independent consulting firm based in Malvern, Pennsylvania, USA. It was founded in 1995 by Dr. Mikhail Korchemkin. EEGA specializes in cost-benefit and financial analysis of natural gas projects in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. EEGA has developed a set of models for the analysis of corporate strategies of Gazprom and independent gas producers in Russia.

EEGA puts a special emphasis to projecting the development of the gas pipeline system of the Russian Federation. Using detailed specs of the existing pipelines and regional gas balances, EEGA can calculate annual and maximum daily gas flows in any part of the former Soviet Union. This exercise is performed for the identification of the current and future bottlenecks of the system.  EEGA also provides consulting services on the third party’s access to Gazprom pipelines and on the future production and transmission costs of natural gas in Russia. For more information please visit.

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ESANDA Engineering

Esanda are global upstream training specialists covering G&G; drilling, reservoir and facilities engineering; and Financial, Commercial and Accounting disciplines.

Delivering training, workshops and geology field trips through bespoke programmes and our global open course programme.



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