Search: Energy relations,Natural gas,Interdependence (2 materials)

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

... concerning the issue of cooperation between the two German states, the USSR and West Germany managed to establish the base of the gas interdependence model, which was to become a backbone of the contemporary EU energy security. In a time of severe political crisis ... ... 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 ...

06.06.2016

Germany and Russia Intensify Gas Cooperation Despite Political Tension

... companies: Gazprom, BASF, E.ON, ENGIE, OMV, and Shell signed a special agreement on the creation of a new pipeline with 55 bcm of natural gas capacity per year. The wide consortium aims at satisfying all EU requirements, ecological standards and energy directives,... ... needed, as both countries realize that their cooperation forms the backbone of Europe’s energy security. Reinforcing the energy relations between the two countries adds to the strengthening of the existing interdependence and will prevent future gas crises, transit halts, politicization, and securitization attempts. The dissolution ...

27.05.2016

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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