Sunday, May 19, 2019

Tag: Gazprom

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...

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...

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...

New Expectations for Turkish Stream and More

Plans to build the Turkish Stream gas pipeline have reappeared on the political agenda of Moscow and Ankara. After the July 26-27 talks between Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich and his Turkish counterpart, Mehmet Şimşek, both parties confirmed their willingness to resume a dialog on issues of mutual...

U.S. imposes sanctions on Putin’s bridge to Crimea

Companies building a multi-billion dollar bridge to link the Russian mainland with annexed Crimea, a project close to the heart President Vladimir Putin, were targeted by the United States in an updated sanctions blacklist on Thursday. The U.S. Department of the Treasury added dozens of people and companies to the...

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...

Poland Takes Aim at Putin’s Pipe Dreams

Warsaw may have finally thrown a wrench into the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, Moscow's controversial plan to double down on its dominance of Europe’s energy supplies. This summer hasn’t seen a lot of setbacks for Russia, not even for its Olympic hopefuls. Crimea has been annexed and fully absorbed, with...

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...

US energy envoy: North Stream 2 could resurrect cold war divisions

The controversial North Stream 2 gas pipeline project has the potential to resurrect cold war divisions in Europe, US Energy Envoy Amos Hochstein said, before calling for greater competition with Russia’s Gazprom through increased LNG imports. Amos Hochstein is US Special Envoy for International Energy Affairs. He spoke to EurActiv...

Putin, Erdogan Mend Ties as Post-Coup Turkey Turns to Russia

Turkey and Russia will seek to speed up the repair of frayed relations when Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets Vladimir Putin for talks in St. Petersburg next month in the wake of the failed military coup against the Turkish president. Russia “isn’t just our close and friendly neighbor, but also a...

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...

For Russia, Natural Gas Is Losing Its Potency as a Political Weapon

There was a time when Russia could manipulate other countries with its natural gas supplies. It still can, but the threat is less effective than it once was. Ukraine's national natural gas company, Naftogaz, confirmed Wednesday that it will consider negotiating direct natural gas purchases with Russian natural gas giant...

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...

The Desperate Plight of Petro-States

With a Busted Business Model, Oil Economies Head for the Unknown. Pity the poor petro-states. Once so wealthy from oil sales that they could finance wars, mega-projects, and domestic social peace simultaneously, some of them are now beset by internal strife or are on the brink of collapse as oil...

Syria Asks Russia for Help Rebuilding Oil Industry

Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak said that Russian companies have received requests from Syria to help rebuild the country’s oil and gas industry. "Syria has asked our companies to participate in rebuilding oil and gas projects, infrastructure development, and pipeline construction...the companies are currently studying the proposals,” Novak said. According to...

Putin’s Decade-Old Dream Realized as Russia to Price Its Own Oil

Russian President Vladimir Putin is on the verge of realizing a decade-old dream: Russian oil priced in Russia. The nation’s largest commodity exchange, whose chairman is Putin ally Igor Sechin, is courting international oil traders to join its emerging futures market. The goal is to increase revenue from Urals crude...

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...

From Feast to Famine in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan's decision to suspend development work on its planned 12bn m3/yr oil, gas, refining and petrochemical project highlights the complexity of getting the gas balance right in the Caucasus both now and in the long-term. While the long-term future for gas supplies from indigenous sources looks promising, right now there...

EU Messes up in Balkan Gas Geopolitics

In their determination to bypass their dependency on Russian natural gas, the bureaucrats of Brussels have approved construction of a trans-Adriatic gas pipeline from Azerbaijan to Greece. It looks workable on paper. There’s only one problem. It isn’t. It’s the latest move in the self-defeating EU pipeline war with...

Russia Under Threat From U.S. Natural Gas

The world focused its attention recently on Cheniere and the United States’ first liquid natural gas export. But the more telling story actually lies behind the scenes and stems from the state-controlled Russian corporation Gazprom. Over the course of the past six months, the company has begun to experiment with...

Bashing Both Iran and Obama, Trump Scores Points at AIPAC

The GOP front-runner told a skeptical audience exactly what they wanted to hear, calming his critics — and winning some new supporters along the way. One of America’s most indelicate men tackled some of the world’s most delicate issues on Monday — and escaped unscathed. In an address to the powerful...

Profits of death: disaster capitalists fan flames of war in Syria

American, European and Russian corporations are the only ones winning from humanitarian disasters of their own making. As a tentative ceasefire continues to hold in Syria, with the next round of peace talks having resumed this week, you’d be forgiven for thinking that there might be an end in sight...

Socar holds talks with Russia, Iran

Azerbaijan's state energy company Socar is planning to buy natural gas from Russia’s gas monopoly Gazprom, the company head Rovnag Abdullaev told journalists March 14. Socar is considering importing up to 3bn m³ this year. "We are interested in purchasing Russian gas still, so we have submitted our proposals to...

Serbia to be left without Russian gas shipped through Ukraine in 2019

Serbia will definitely be left without Russian gas shipped through Ukraine in 2019, "and will by then have to find a way to get gas.", B92.net reports. Director of Serbia's state-owned gas enterprise Srbijagas Dusan Bajatovic said this during Friday's regional Conference "Energy efficiency and perspectives", organized by Color Press...

America’s Natural Gas Exports Won’t Be Enough to Blunt Putin’s Energy Weapon

The United States is shipping gas overseas for the first time in decades, but private companies sell to the highest bidder — and not just to the countries Washington might want for geopolitical reasons. A massive tanker eased into its berth in Louisiana last week and began loading thousands of...

Gazprom revives Poseidon Adriatic link

Gazprom has revived a project that would see an offshore pipeline built to bring Russian gas from Greece to Italy. The new project is named “Poseidon”. What remains unclear is how the Russian gas will reach Greece in the first place, with two options currently on the table ― via Turkey or Bulgaria. A “Memorandum of Understanding”...

Green MEP denounces Gazprom’s bullying tactics over Nord Stream 2

Claude Turmes, a leading Member of the European Parliament for the Greens party, dropped a bombshell at a Brussels event yesterday (24 February) when he made allegations about Gazprom’s tactics to push the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project. The five Western companies co-investing in Nord Stream 2 were told by Gazprom to stop...

With U.S. Gas, Europe Seeks Escape From Russia’s Energy Grip

Gulf Coast exports of liquefied natural gas, or LNG, are expected to loosen Russia’s dominance in the European energy market. ABOARD THE INDEPENDENCE, Lithuania—On the deck of this floating gas terminal, Mantas Bartuska awaits a tanker to pass a narrow inlet on the Baltic Sea with the first natural gas...

Nord Stream 2 will kill EU’s LNG strategy, warns US ambassador

The controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline will wreck the EU's Energy Union strategy and kill off its plans to boost Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in the bloc, a veteran US ambassador has warned. Richard Morningstar said that the Germany-backed project would only worsen the EU’s addiction to Russian gas. “If you...

Europe Seeks Alternatives to Russian Gas Imports

BRUSSELS — European Union authorities on Tuesday stepped up efforts to reduce reliance on Russian natural gas as the two sides face off over a litany of geopolitical disputes, from the conflict in Ukraine to the civil war in Syria. The centerpiece of the proposals, presented by the European Commission,...

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