Archive for the ‘Russia’ Category

Lukoil’s Strategic Interests in Turkmenisan

Via Times of Central Asia, a report on Lukoil’s strategic interests in Turkmenistan: President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov on February 5 in Ashgabat received Vagit Alekperov, President of the largest Russian private oil company LUKOIL. During the meeting, Alekperov said that LUKOIL has strategic interests in Turkmenistan, which has significant hydrocarbon reserves, the Russian company […]

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Power of Siberia: A Look At The New Russia-China Gas Pipeline

Via CNA, an in-depth look at the Power of Siberia gas pipeline between Russia and China: Marking the opening of the Power of Siberia natural gas pipeline between Russia and China in early December, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the pipeline “brings the Russian-Chinese strategic partnership in the energy sector to a whole new level.” His […]

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Iran’s Largest Clients: China, India, and Russia

Via Silk Road Briefing, an interesting OpEd examining Iran’s relationships with China and Russia: With a Donald Trump ordered assassination of Iran’s most senior General a few days ago, the world was introduced to 2020 with rather more than the traditional balloons and whistles. Just three days into the new decade and a major problem has […]

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Is New Russia-China Gas Pipeline A Threat To Turkmenistan?

Via Eurasia.net, a look at how Russia – with the new Power of Siberia pipeline – is threatening Turkmenistan’s position as China’s largest source of gas: Russia’s mega-project to export its gas to China, the Power of Siberia pipeline, came online December 2. By 2024, the pipeline is expected to deliver 38 billion cubic meters (bcm) annually. […]

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New Silk Road In Action At China-Kazakh Border

Via The Asia Times, an article on the Silk Road in action at the Chinese-Kazakh border: We are cruising on a pristine, 380 km-long four-lane superhighway from Almaty to Khorgos – finished in 2016 for $1.25 billion, 85% of the cost covered by a World Bank loan. And then, suddenly, riding parallel to us, there’s […]

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Russia’s Three Gas Pipelines to China and The West

Via Oil and Gas Daily, an article on Russia’s three gas pipelines to China and the West: Russia, the world’s top gas exporter, is planning to launch three major natural gas pipelines in the near future. – Power of Siberia – Billed by Russian President Vladimir Putin as “the world’s biggest construction project,” the giant pipeline will send […]

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