Archive for the ‘Gazprom’ Category

Russian Energy Giants: A Rough Road Ahead

Courtesy of STRATFOR (subscription required), interesting commentary on Rosneft and Gazprom: Forecast Rosneft will face difficulty as Moscow prioritizes the government’s financial and political needs over those of the oil firm. Gazprom’s piped natural gas export monopoly will eventually end, spurring competition between the Russian energy firms for customers at home and abroad. Russian President […]

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Russia-China Gas Deal…Maybe Later

Courtesy of The Financial Times, a look at the possibility of a strategic gas deal between Gazprom and the China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC): As the global market for natural gas is transformed, Russia and its national champion Gazprom have found their long-term export strategy challenged. No longer able to rely on their core European […]

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Life Gets More Difficult For Gazprom

Via Bit Tooth Energy, a detailed look at Gazprom: There was a time, not that long ago, when if I was short of a topic for a post, I could Google “Gazprom” and there was sure to be a story out there about another expansion, or take over of a national pipeline – or some […]

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Kyrgyzstan: Future Economic Colony Of Russian Gazprom And China?

Via the Emerging Markets blog, an interesting report on Kyrgyzstan: The sale of Kyrgyzgaz company for a symbolic price of US $1 to Russian gas monopoly Gazprom OAO has been finalized and may represent a landmark of a new type of Russification of Kyrgyzstan. This new deal followed the one related to the military base […]

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Gazprom Takes A Fall

Via Foreign Policy, an interesting article on Gazprom: After years as Eurasia’s energy bully, Russia’s state-controlled natural gas monopoly, Gazprom, is getting a taste of its own medicine. Even as Gazprom seeks to build the tallest skyscraper in Europe as its new headquarters in St. Petersburg, pressure from Russia’s neighbors led to a 15 percent […]

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Gazprom: Russia’s Pipe Nightmare?

Courtesy of The Economist, a detailed look at Gazprom: THE good times for Gazprom once seemed like they would never end. The world’s largest natural-gas producer, founded out of the old Soviet gas ministry, enjoyed sky-high gas prices for years. The gas flowed along pipelines into Europe; the profits flowed back. Gazprom began work on […]

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