Interconnected ironies

New international responses to expansionism by Russia and China, coupled with an interestingly timed pipeline announcement, highlight the often ironic interconnectedness of modern energy relations. As the European Union and the US tightened sanctions on associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin, US President Barack Obama and Philippines President Benigno Aquino III signed an agreement to position American warplanes in the island nation for the first time in 22 years. Obama fooled no one when he called the move unrelated to China, which has commandeered islands in the South China Sea claimed by the Philippines and other countries, including Japan. EU sanctions, meanwhile, lost potency...

Why Register?

Non-subscribers can only view whitepapers by providing name, home and email address, phone number and other information and comment on/rate articles.

Why Subscribe?

Oil & Gas Journal subscribers with login credentials can access these premium features of OGJ Online:

  • Current Issue – an html version of the current week's issue of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • Past Issues – An Electronic OGJ Archive. A keyword-searchable archive of all issues of Oil & Gas Journal dating back to 1990; also searchable by issue date.
  • Market Journal – a weekly round-up of the oil and gas markets, with observations from leading analysts.
  • Editor's Perspective – a short article of insight and opinion by the Editor of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Industry Stats – quick access to current industry statistics from Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Survey Downloads - quick access to exclusive reports from Oil & Gas Journal.


Subscriber Help or Subscribe

Oil & Gas Journal Subscribers: Have your subscription number (from the mailing label on the cover of your Oil & Gas Journal) and e-mail address ready to set up your online account through Customer Service Assistant.

If you're not an Oil & Gas Journal subscriber, start a subscription and gain access to the subscriber areas of OGJ Online now.

Stay Connected