Roberto Galli

Avoiding the dark
Loosening America’s tight oil

As Europe scrambles to diversify its gas sources, the US is well placed to satisfy that demand – eventually. Technical and political obstacles, however, will keep much of Europe bound to Russia in the short term.

Azerbaijan
Boomtown Baku

Despite an unresolved military conflict and a rather authoritarian regime, Azerbaijan, thanks to oil and gas, is experiencing a steady rise in its standard of living and is growing in importance internationally.