Contents tagged with Russian gas

  • Ukrainian Politician: in 2014 Kyiv considered detonating gas transit pipeline connecting Russia to Europe

    The Deputy Minister for Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine, Yuriy Hrymchak, stated on ZIK TV that in 2014-2015, the Ukrainian authorities considered blowing up the Russian gas pipeline that goes through the entirety of Ukraine and brings gas into the countries of Europe.

    “Look at 2014-2015.. Do you think there were no plans to blow up the gas transmission system? <...> I am telling you about the plans at the state level,” Hrymchak said.

    According to …

  • Poroshenko: Ukraine will buy Russian gas on its own terms

    President Petro Poroshenko has said that Ukraine is ready to resume gas purchases from Russia.

    "What has happened in the past two years? We are energetically independent. They [Russia] are knocking: can you take our gas? No, we are all right. If it is cheap and honest, not corrupt, [then] please," he said during a working trip to the Odessa region, writes Interfax-Ukraine.

    At the same time, Poroshenko stressed that, with respect for the above-mentioned conditions, the Ukrainian authorities …

  • US State Department warns of Russian energy domination in Europe

    State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert stated at a press briefing that the implementation of the Turkish Stream and Nord Stream 2 projects will strengthen Russia's dominance of energy in Europe, which will inevitably lead to a security threat for Europe.

    "We know that Europe is working to diversify its energy sector overall. It’s also assessing projects [such as Turkish Stream] that would undermine some of these efforts. We agree with many of our European partners that Nord Stream 2 and …

  • Poland urges Europe to abandon Russian gas

    Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski has said that his country does not intend to extend its gas supply contract with Russia, which is set to expire in 2022.

    In an interview with the Polish Radio, he stressed that Warsaw calls on other European countries to follow its example with regard to the Nord Stream 2 project.

    He cited Croatia as an example, which has the potential to diversify gas supplies to the EU.

    "We want to finish the Russian contract in 2022. Moreover, we urge other …

  • Russian Gazprom supplied 1.5 billion cubic meters of gas to separatist-controlled territories of Donbas

    Russian Gazprom has supplied 1.5 billion cubic meters of gas to the Donbas for 9 months of 2017, as stated in the report of the Russian gas company for the third quarter of 2017, the text of which is available to UNIAN.

    In particular, the document’s section of supplies to the CIS countries indicates that 1.58 billion cubic meters of natural gas were supplied to Ukraine, though Naftogaz stopped purchasing Russian gas in November 2015.

    On October 24, Andriy Kobolyev, the head of the Ukrainian …

  • Medvedev says EU attempting to force Russia to abandon Nord Stream 2

    The EU is expanding the requirements of the Third Energy Package to force Russia to abandon the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, as stated by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev after participation in the ASEAN summit and the East Asian summit in the Philippines, TASS news agency reported.

    “In all likelihood, this is a way of putting pressure on our country to either force us to abandon the construction of the second line of Nord Stream, or somehow complicate this work,” …

  • Gazprom completes Turkish Stream construction on Russian territory

    Russian gas conglomerate Gazprom has completed construction on the offshore sections of the two Turkish Stream lines on the territory of the Russian Federation, and has begun construction of the first line within the Turkish Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ),  Prime news outlet reported, citing South Stream Transport B.V.

    "On November 4, 2017, the first line of the Turkish gas flow entered the Turkish Exclusive Economic Zone. Pioneering Spirit, the world’s largest construction vessel, laid into …

  • Subsidiary of Russian Gazprom spends nearly $1 million on lobbyists in the US

    Between July and September, the Swiss company Nord Stream 2, which is planning the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from the Russian coast to Germany, spent at least $880 000 on lobbying their own interests in Washington with respect to the implementation of the project under the new US sanctions, RBC reports. Nord Stream 2, which is 100% owned by Gazprom, approached three lobbying firms, making contracts with them in July, before US President Donald Trump signed CAATSA, the new …

  • Ukraine increases transit of gas to a new record

    According to 9 months of records, the transit of gas through the Ukrainian gas transportation system amounted to a record 70.4 billion cubic meters of gas, which is 23.5% more than the volume of transit for the same 9 months last year, as reported by Naftogaz of Ukraine.

    As noted, this is the highest level in the last 9 years.

    In addition, according to the company, 8.5 billion cubic meters of gas have been pumped into Ukrainian storage facilities, which is 44% more than last year. As of …

  • Nord Stream pipeline partner: American sanctions will have a major impact on the financing of the project

    New US sanctions against Moscow will impact the financing for the Nord Stream 2 pippeline project, as expressed by the President of the German-Russian Foreign Trade Chamber and the CEO of Austrian energy company, OMV Rainer Seele, DW informs.

    "It will not be possible to organize project financing involving US banks, we will have to work with Asian banks,” he stated.

    According to Seele, the assessment is being conducted to determine the consequences of the new US sanctions on the Nord Stream …