Saturday, November 17, 2018

Tag: Gas Pipeline

Piped supplies of Russian gas to China start in 4yrs

The Power of Siberia gas pipeline, or the so-called eastern route, which is to deliver Russian natural gas to China, will become operational by 2020, according to China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) Vice President Xu Wenrong. "The Russia-China gas pipeline will be put in operation in 2019, in 2020 at...

Greece, Greek Cyprus, Israel look into East Med gas pipeline

Greece, Greek Cyprus and Israel said on Sept. 28 they would pursue ways of channeling east Mediterranean gas to Europe via a pipeline to Greece. With significant finds reported in the past decade, Israel and to a lesser extent Greek Cyprus are thought to be sitting on vast quantities of...

Israel to supply gas to Jordan in $10 billion deal

The Leviathan reservoir developers aim to complete construction and development of the field, and begin delivering gas to Jordan, in as little as three years, the Noble Energy statement said. Israel will be supplying critical quantities of natural gas to Jordan upon the development of the Leviathan reservoir as a...

Russia Trumps USA Energy War in Mideast

In a fundamental sense the entirety of the five-year-long war over Syria, as well as the entire Arab Spring from Libya to Egypt to Iraq has been about control of hydrocarbon resources—oil and natural gas– and of potential hydrocarbon pipelines to the promising markets of the European Union. Dick...

Assad’s Death Warrant

Secret cables and reports by the U.S., Saudi and Israeli intelligence agencies indicate that the moment Assad rejected the Qatari pipeline, military and intelligence planners quickly arrived at the consensus that fomenting a Sunni uprising in Syria to overthrow the uncooperative Bashar Assad was a feasible path to achieving...

Will Russia and Turkey Change the Energy Map of Europe?

The meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during the G20 Summit in Hangzhou has given fresh impetus to bilateral relations and joint projects. This primarily relates to the construction of the Turkish Stream pipeline, which may become one of the key elements of...

Turkey, Russia Discuss Turkish Stream

Turkey's energy minister Berat Albayrak met the CEO of Gazprom Alexei Miller in Istanbul for talks September 1, to discuss Turkish Stream pipeline and the status of arbitration filed by state gas importer Botas, according to NTV television report. "We will take positive steps in the area of energy in...

What will be Turkey’s toll for a second chance with Russia?

Although he brought together a million people at an Aug. 7 rally in Istanbul, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan still doesn’t feel safe in his own country. He might feel safer in Russia, although the countries were on the brink of war after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet Nov. 24. Fearing an...

Turkish Stream talks strengthen Russia’s positions in gas dialog with Europe

The statements by Moscow and Ankara on the possible restart of the Turkish Stream project have worried officials in the EU. The resumption of Russia-Turkey talks on building the Turkish Stream gas pipeline strengthens Moscow’s positions at negotiations with EU countries, including on Nord Stream-2, although the project of delivering...

Turkey ready to resume pipeline project with Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — Turkey's economy minister says the country is ready to resume work on building a gas pipeline from Russia, a project that was suspended amid tensions between the two countries. The project, called Turkish Stream, would bring gas from Russia to Turkey, from where it could be distributed...

The unknown German branch of Nord Stream 2 will make Germany the key gas...

Despite causing great controversy in the EU, plans to build the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline are steadily being implemented, write Agata Loskot-Strachota and Konrad Poplawski of the Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW) in Poland. What is more, in May preparations were started for a German land leg of...

Here’s Why Erdogan Is Cozying Up to Putin

Turkey is trying to mend fences with Russia to contain Iran, fight the Islamic State, and improve its standing in an evolving Middle East. Turkey's push to make nice with Russia, as it did this week with Israel, is part of Ankara’s drive to shore up as many friendships as...

Foolish Greece Now Joins NATO Gas War

Only eighteen months ago prospects for a major southern Europe natural gas pipeline from Russian gas fields across the Black Sea, into Turkey and on to the Greek-Turkish border was in negotiation between Russian President Putin and Turkey’s Erdogan. Turkish Stream as it was called, was proposed in talks...

China’s New Silk Road Into Europe Is About More Than Money

Beijing is spending billions on new ports and rail lines, but its ambitions for Europe are as much about geopolitics as commerce. China is actively building out the European portion of its ambitious new “Silk Road” plan, with port deals from Greece to the Netherlands, railroad investments in Greece, Serbia,...

The Illusion of Balkan Energy Security

Since strong pressure on the Bulgarian government back in 2014 caused her to stop construction of the Russian gas pipeline, South Stream, that was to have supplied Russian gas to the Balkans and on to Austria and Italy, Brussels has argued that the stop was necessary because of “regional energy...

Can Turkey break its Russian gas habit?

Scrambling to reduce its gas dependence on Russia, Turkey has moved to speed up the construction of the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP), designed to carry Azeri gas to Europe via Turkey, and set up three new liquefied natural gas facilities. According to the Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EPDK), Russia provided...

Turkmenistan starts welding TAPI pipeline’s linear part

Turkmennebitgazgurlushyk (“Turkmenneftegazstroy”) state concern has begun welding the pipes of the linear part of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline’s Turkmen section. More than 100 units of special equipment are being used within current work, a message released by Turkmen Oil and Gas Ministry said March 28. Engineering services of Turkmengas state concern...

TAP gas pipeline to go ahead despite low oil prices

Construction of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) to take gas from Azerbaijan to Europe will go ahead despite low oil prices, but costs will be in sharp focus, a senior executive for TAP said on Tuesday. The 870-km (540-mile) pipeline, which will link Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz II field with Italy, crossing...

Growth in domestic natural gas production leads to development of LNG export terminals

The first export shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) produced in the Lower 48 states on February 24 is a milestone reflecting a decade of natural gas production growth that has put the United States in a new position in worldwide energy trade. With the rapid growth of supply from...

Syria: Another Pipeline War

The fossil fuel industry’s business model is to externalize its costs by clawing in obscene subsidies and tax deductions—causing grave environmental costs, including toxic pollution and global warming. Among the other unassessed prices of the world’s addiction to oil are social chaos, war, terror, the refugee crisis overseas, and the...

SOCAR says no talks on commercial supplies of Iran gas via TANAP

The supplies of Iranian gas via the Trans-Anatolian pipeline (TANAP) were discussed only at the political level, not commercial, Vagif Aliyev, the head of the SOCAR Investment Department, said in an interview with Azerbaijani ANS TV channel. He said that TANAP pipeline is primarily being built for export of Azerbaijani...

Trans Caspian Pipeline project requires effective Russian diplomacy

Trans Caspian Pipeline project requires an effective diplomatic approach to Russia that would encourage Moscow to acquiesce to the supply of Turkmen gas to Europe, Dr. Micha’el Tanchum, a non-resident senior fellow with the Eurasian Energy Futures Initiative and Global Energy Center at the Atlantic Council believes. Tanchum told Trend...

Germany’s Merkel Defends Russian Gas Pipeline Plan

EU and U.S. officials fear project could undermine the economic and political stability of Ukraine. BRUSSELS - German Chancellor Angela Merkel found herself under pressure on Friday from other Europe Union leaders over her government’s support for a natural-gas pipeline from Russia that others fear could further undermine the economic...

Gazprom and CNPC sign Agreement on Power of Siberia cross-border section and other documents...

Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Wang Yilin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of CNPC signed today in Beijing an Agreement to design and construct the cross-border section of the Power of Siberia gas pipeline, including its submerged crossing under the Amur River. Besides, a Memorandum of Understanding in the oil sector was entered into by Gazprom Neft and CNPC. The...

EU leaders to clash over Nord Stream 2 at summit

The issue of Nord Stream 2 will be discussed at the 17-18 December EU summit, but the exchange is unlikely to go very far because the countries opposing the project use legal arguments which are not widely accepted, analysts told EurActiv. At least seven countries from Central Europe have taken...

Russia shelves Turkish Stream pipeline project

Moscow has suspended the Turkish Stream gas pipeline project in response to Turkey shooting down a Russian jet in Syria, according to Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak. "The negotiations on Turkish Stream have been suspended,” said Novak on Wednesday (2 December), according to RT. The pipeline was discussed in the framework...

Trans Adriatic Pipeline gains new shareholder

Snam S.p.A. (Snam) will become a shareholder in Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG by acquiring a 20 per cent stake in the project from Statoil. The news follows Statoil’s announcement that it has agreed to sell its shareholding in TAP, by which it will divest its 20 per cent interest stake...

Western firms primed to cash in on Syria’s oil and gas frontier

US, British, French, Israeli and other energy interests could be prime beneficiaries of military operations in Iraq and Syria designed to rollback the power of the ‘Islamic State’ (ISIS) and, potentially, the Bashar al-Assad regime. A study for a global oil services company backed by the French government and linked...

Why Russia needs China to buy its weapons

Despite intellectual property concerns, Russia recently agreed to sell 24 Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets to China - a deal worth $2 billion. But what is driving Moscow to seek deeper trade ties with Beijing? The deal, announced last week by Russian defense conglomerate Rostec, makes China the first foreign contractor...

The case against Nord Stream 2

By opening up an additional route for cheap Russian gas to Germany, the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project may look like a good deal for Europe. However, its advantages are primarily short term, writes Agata Loskot-Strachota of the Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW) in Poland. In the longer term...

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