Archive for the ‘Gazprom’ Category

Chinese and Russian Firms Discuss Joint Energy Project Development

Via Reuters, a report that Chinese and Russian energy firms are discussing jointly developing oil and gas fields: China is in talks with Russia’s Rosneft (ROSN.MM), Gazprom (GAZP.MM) and Novatek (NVTK.MM) about the joint development of oil and gas fields and hydrocarbon trade, state-owned China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) said on Wednesday. Russia is counting […]

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The Fall of Russia’s Gas Giant Dulls a Key Tool of Putin’s Power

Via Bloomberg, a report on how Gazprom has lost much of its scare factor and its export ambitions are now chiefly in China’s hands: Russian President Vladimir Putin overplayed his hand by trying to use Gazprom PJSC to bring Europe to its knees, and now his efforts to bolster the state-controlled gas giant are at the mercy of China. After […]

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What Russia’s First Gas Pipeline to China Reveals About a Planned Second One

Via the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a report on how Russia is now in a far worse negotiating position regarding a gas pipeline to China than in 2014, finding itself at the mercy of a monopsonist buyer: A key topic of discussion during the Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s recent visit to Moscow was the […]

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Iran: Regional Energy Hub

Via Mehr news, an article on Iran’s ambitions to become a regional energy hub with Russia’s support: Iran’s oil minister said on Thursday that oil and gas swap between Iran and Russia would turn Iran the hub of energy in the region. Javad Owji, who accompanied Iran’s First Vice-President Mohammad Mokhber in Moscow to attend […]

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Russia’s Energy Game In Asia

Via The Diplomat, a look at how the consistency and reliability of Asian buyers of Russian oil, LNG, and coal are the most important element allowing Moscow strategic space against the Western mobilization: In September, the annual Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok, Russia, and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, once again […]

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Pipeline Politics Prominent at SCO Summit

Via the Asia Times, an article on how China – while it can’t openly support Russia in Ukraine – has lent a hand by vowing to build game-changing Power of Siberia 2 gas pipeline: Negotiations to build a new pipeline designed to transport annually 50 billion cubic meters of gas from Russia to China through Mongolia […]

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