Changing crude oil trade flows and oil diplomacy
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Changing crude oil trade flows and oil diplomacy

30 May 2018 - 13:27
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EU external energy policy-making is predominantly focused on natural gas, while internal energy policy-making is focused on decarbonisation and renewables. Although these might be legitimate long-term views on energy policy, they obscure the attention for short- and medium-term energy interests, where oil still plays an important role. What is the future of EU oil diplomacy?

Read the full article in our dossier: 'Europe’s energy relations: between legacy and transformation'

Authors

Coby van der Linde
Director of the Clingendael International Energy Programme (CIEP)