The Consequences of U.S. Sanctions for Iran’s Oil Industry

by Omid Shokri Kalehsar Iran’s energy sector has often been the target of US-led sanctions, particularly in response to the perceived risk of a nuclear weapons program. However, after a brief thaw in relations and the lifting of certain restrictions,… Continue Reading  

Iranian-Indian Energy Relations Under Sanctions

by Omid Shokri Kalehsar Since it has huge oil and gas reserves and is geographically quite close, Iran is ideally placed to provide energy to India, and thus the country is Iran’s second largest oil market after China. Even at… Continue Reading  

The Effects of U.S. Sanctions on Iran’s Natural Gas Projects

by Omid Shokri Kalehsar Iran holds the second largest natural gas reserves in the world. Despite this advantage, the country controls less than one percent of the world’s natural gas market. Nevertheless, Iran is the third largest gas producer and,… Continue Reading  

The Future of Iran-Pakistan Energy Relations

by Omid Shokri Kalehsar Energy relations form one of the main pillars of Iranian-Pakistani relations. In 1990, increased domestic demand for natural gas led Pakistan to begin negotiations to export gas from Iran. India’s growing energy demand led to joint… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Regional Electricity Hub Plan

by Omid Shokri Kalehsar Despite its huge oil and gas reserves, Iran has been unable to play an important role in regional and international energy market. The limitations placed on its industry, the high growth of annual domestic consumption, and… Continue Reading