Search: Natural gas (3 materials)

Against the odds: The USSR and East-West Germany energy relations

... Germany and Germany's Democratic Republic showed significant interest in developing the gas industry of the two states. The 1973-1974 surge in oil prices urged many countries to seeks diversification away from oil towards other sources of energy. Natural gas seemed to be the most prospective alternative. During the 1970s natural gas production in the Soviet Union demonstrated a sharp increase, as a result of the opening of giant natural gas fields in Siberia and implementation of large diameter ...

06.06.2016

Germany and Russia Intensify Gas Cooperation Despite Political Tension

... have long-existed under the mutual awareness of interdependence. This perceived paradigm has led to further deepening of the complexity of the relationship through swap deals and favorable transactions, which encompass the entire value-chain of the natural gas sector. The pinnacle of recent collaboration has been the initiation of the Nord Stream-2 project, which has the potential to completely substitute Ukrainian transit routes. On top of that, in 2015 Gazprom has delivered to Germany a record ...

27.05.2016

Circumventing sanctions: Yamal LNG becomes a precedent

... against Russian companies and individuals. Russian, French and Chinese investors have found a way to guarantee the completion of the Yamal LNG project, despite Washington’s eagerness to halt Russian energy companies from developing the arctic natural gas resource base, by imposing technological and financial constrains. What’s more, the LNG plant facility will be realized with the financial help of major Chinese banks, which is another “slap in the face” for the loud-mouthed ...

16.05.2016

Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
 
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