Search: LNG,Sanctions (3 materials)

China’s Energy Policy: Flexible, but Unshakeable

... billion, is to be made in 2020. Today, the situation surrounding the project is unclear. The escalation of the direct U.S.–China trade war is thus bringing greater losses to the US than to China, which can use alternative sources given the oil and LNG supply glut on the global market and oil and gas being offered at acceptable or even lower prices. Yet the US is affecting the freedom of choice between such sources by imposing sanctions, in particular, on Iran and Venezuela. Until recently, these countries were important suppliers of oil to China. US Sanctions against Iran The international agreement known as the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) lifted international ...


The Fight for Nord Stream 2: The Interests of all the Players Involved

... mentioning here that, as oil prices rise, so too do gas prices, which thus makes the European market even more appealing for U.S. LNG suppliers. However, Gazprom is far better equipped to provide discounts in the event of an all-out war breaking out among ... ... It is still unclear whether or not Allseas will pull out of the contract in light of the U.S. ban. In any case, the American sanctions against Nord Stream 2 will be a blow not only to Russia, but (and perhaps more importantly) to Europe itself. After ...


Circumventing sanctions: Yamal LNG becomes a precedent

... the beginning of a trend, which may signal the reorientation of Russian energy companies to Chinese financial markets? Will this be another “nail in the coffin” of the US dollar global dominance? References "Russia’s Yamal LNG gets round sanctions with $ 12 bln Chinese loan deal". Reuters. April 29th 2016. "Up to 80% of Yamal LNG equipment to be manufactured in Chinese shipyards". Interfax. May 5th 2016. "Project Information" and "Resource Base". Yamal ...


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