Category Archives: Gas

Moscow never uses energy resources for pressure, – Russian Ambassador on Nord Stream 2

Commenting possible sanctions against Russia, the diplomat stated that only the UN Security Council is empowered to resolve such issues The Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United States of America Anatoly Antonov criticized the agreement between the United States and Germany regarding Nord Stream 2, which contains the threat of sanctions if the pipeline is used as a

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Denmark withdraws permit for building Baltic Pipe section

New pipeline’s delay can bring back Poland’s dependence on Russian gas Danish Environment and Food Appeals Committee annulled an environmental permit for the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline, due to possible damage to local bat and mice populations, as DW reports. “The pipeline is planned to link Norwegian gas fields with Polish consumers from October 2022. The move is a setback

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Sen. Portman slams Biden for waiving Russia pipeline sanctions: ‘helps Russia,’ hurts US allies

21 May, 2021 – Houston Keene | Fox News Sen. Portman says Biden’s decision ‘helps Russia while hurting Ukraine and our European Union allies’. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, slammed President Biden’s decision to remove the sanctions on the Russian company building the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, calling it a major boon for the Kremlin and a major bane for Ukraine. Portman, the co-chair of the Senate Ukraine

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Ukraine to face new threat if Nord Stream 2 launches – Naftogaz CEO

21:00, 01.03.21 – UNIAN Everything must be done to prevent increasing Russian aggression, Kobolyev believes. If Nord Stream 2 is completed and launched, Ukraine’s energy security will be under threat, while revenues from gas transit will be lost; however, the government has prepared for such a scenario, says CEO of National Joint-Stock Company Naftogaz of Ukraine Andriy Kobolyev says. “We’ve

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Gazprom accuses the U.S. of trying to oust Russia from EU gas market

Threats of sanctions from Washington against the Nord Stream 2 project are nothing more than attempts to oust Russia out of the European gas market usig non-market instruments, stated the head of Gazprom Export (Gazprom’s subsidiary) Elena Burmistrova, speaking at the Flame online conference. “Unfortunately, there is an additional threat that is increasingly affecting our cooperation – a political confrontation

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Gazprom considers Belarusian protests as threat to gas transit to Europe

The current political crisis in Belarus and uncertainty toward the further development of the situation also increases the risks of the political instability and complications in the relations between Russia and Belarus Russian multinational energy corporation Gazprom is concerned that the protests in Belarus put at risk the gas transit to Europe as RBK reported. “The political unrest in Belarus

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‘Unfair competition’: Moscow blasts US move to enable sanctioning of Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream pipelines

Warning! This article contains Russian propaganda and plenty of whining. The US’ decision to remove sanctions exemption for the two pipelines under construction to deliver gas to Europe and Turkey is a textbook example of “unfair competition” through political means, Moscow has said. The move, which allows the further sanctioning of Russian natural gas projects, has clearly shown the “weakness

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Bill expanding sanctions against Nord Stream 2 filed in U.S. House of Representatives – Naftogaz

19:57, 26 June 2020 – UNIAN This new legislation follows last year’s successful passage of PEESA in the annual U.S. defense budget bill. U.S. House Representatives Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Denny Heck (D-WA), Mike Turner (R-OH), and Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) on June 25 filed a bipartisan House companion bill of the U.S. Senate’s Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Clarification Act. “[The document]

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Ex-Chancellor of Germany Gerhard Schroeder heads Rosneft’s board of directors

17:59, 8 June 2020 – 112 UA German politician is criticized for his work in Russian companies. Former Chancellor of Germany Gerhard Schroeder re-elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Rosneft Russian oil and gas company. Schroeder was re-elected at the annual meeting of shareholders, the press service of Rosneft said. As you know, Gerhard Schroeder has been heading the

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47 people’s deputies ask the Constitutional Court to declare illegal the separation of the GTS from Naftogaz

The Constitutional Court of Ukraine has received a petition from 47 people’s deputies on the constitutionality of the law on unbundling of Naftogaz – the separation of the GTS into a separate company. This was reported by the press service of the court. It is noted that the authorized representatives of the people’s deputies who submitted the petitions are Batkivshchyna people’s

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Russia halts gas supplies to Germany via Poland

Supplies of Russian Gas to Germany via Poland using the Yamal-Europe pipeline have been halted, reported Interfax with reference to the data of the German gas transport operator GASCADE Gastransport GmbH. At 08:00-09:00 am Tuesday, the volume of the gas intake at Malnov station on the Polish-German border fell to zero. The day before, the transit of gas was at

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Turkey cuts purchases of Russian gas by seven times, Germany – by half

Compared to 2018, Russian gas supplies to Turkey fell 14 times. According to the results of March 2020, Russian gas exports to Turkey decreased to 210 million cubic meters from 1.418 billion cubic meters for the same period in 2019. It is reported by Interfax-Ukraine . Compared to 2018, Russian gas supplies to Turkey fell 14 times. Thus, Turkey, previously ranked second among Gazprom’s largest customers,

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Poland receives final permit for construction of Baltic Pipe gas pipeline

The Swedish government has approved the construction of the offshore section of the Baltic Pipe pipeline, through which Norwegian gas will go to Poland, reported the Polish gas pipelines operator Gaz-System, which is building the pipeline together with the Danish company Energinet SOV. About 85 kilometer of pipeline will be in Sweden’s exclusive economic zone. In general, the length of the underwater

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Gazprom blocking gas transit to European companies via Ukraine, GTS operator says

23:50, 08 April 2020 The Ukrainian side has not imposed any restrictions. Russian gas monopoly Gazprom has not allowed a number of European companies to receive gas at the Ukraine-Russia border for its subsequent delivery to Europe via Ukraine. That’s according to the press service of the state-owned Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine, citing CEO Serhiy Makogon. A number

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RFE/RL: Poland state gas distributor says it wins $1.5 bln from Russia’s Gazprom in price dispute

A subsidiary of Gazprom said that it had received the Stockholm arbitration ruling and was analyzing it. Poland’s largest distributor of natural gas has announced it won a years-long energy-supply price dispute with Russia’s state-run Gazprom worth $1.5 billion at an international arbitration court in Sweden. Polskie Gornictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo (PGNiG), itself a Polish state-owned company, said in a

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Naftogaz expects arbitration hearing on Crimea asset losses as early as May

16:10, 15 March 2020 With interest, Naftogaz’s claims against Russia amount to $8 billion. National Joint-Stock Company Naftogaz of Ukraine and six companies that are part of Naftogaz Group are awaiting hearings in May on the amount of compensation for losses as part of the arbitration process launched against Russia regarding the seizure of the company’s assets in Crimea. That’s

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Russia’s Gazprom Says It Will Complete Nord Stream 2 Alone

January 29, 2020 06:41 GMT Russia’s state-owned Gazprom has said it will complete the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project under the Baltic Sea on its own without the help of foreign companies. “The Nord Stream 2 project, which is already 94 percent complete, will be finished by the Russian side,” Gazprom deputy head Yelena Burmistrova reportedly told the European

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Germany Helped Secure Russia-Ukraine Gas Transit Contract

While Ukraine initially wanted a 10 year contract, the signed contract is for 5 years After intensive negotiations, the Russian company Gazprom and the Ukrainian company Naftogaz concluded a new contract for gas transit through Ukraine on December 31, 2019. Gas transit through Ukraine is now secured for the next five years. The German Government, together with the European Commission,

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