Archive for the ‘Russia’ Category

Gazprom Sign Off Mongolian SPV To Study Gas Supplies To China

Via Russia Briefing, an interesting report on Gazprom’s recent actions to study the potential of gas supply from Mongolia: Gazprom has registered a ‘Special Purpose Vehicle’ (SPV) company in Mongolia to deal with design and survey and the feasibility study for the project of building a main gas pipeline across Mongolia for gas deliveries to […]

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Pakistan-Russia To Build 1,100 KM Gas Pipeline

Via Gulf News, a report on Pakistani and Russian plans to build 1,100-kilometre gas pipeline in summer 2021: Pakistan will start building a 1,100 kilometer pipeline in July with Russia that will allow it to operate more liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals. Pakistan will have a majority share of 51-74 per cent in the project, while Russia […]

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The Secret Scheme To Skim Millions Off Central Asia’s Pipeline Megaproject

Courtesy of The Financial Times, an insightful look at a secret scheme to skim millions off central Asia’s pipeline megaproject: A Gazprom director profited from a secret scheme linked to the construction of a multibillion-dollar gas pipeline between central Asia and China, according to documents seen by the Financial Times. The documents indicate that staff and consultants […]

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Gas War With Russia Drives Turkey In The Caucasus

Via Asia Times, a report on Ankara’s hints that EU allies seeking to diversify from Russian gas should see Karabakh hostilities as a wake-up call: Turkey’s support for the war for Nagorno-Karabakh, a strategic mountainous enclave overlooking two Turkish-backed pipelines, is being propelled by a gas competition with Russia. “Russia is neither an ally, nor an […]

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Iranian-Indian-Russian Push An Alternative to Suez & BRI

Via Global Village Space, a report on an Iranian-Indian-Russian push to establish an International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC): Iran, together with India and Russia, is pushing forward with a sea and rail corridor that could substantially reduce the time and cost of shipping goods from India to Europe. If this Iranian-Indian-Russian push is successful, the […]

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The Prospects for the China-Mongolia-Russia Economic Corridor

Via The Jamestown Foundation, a report on the prospects for a China-Mongolia-Russia Economic Corridor: Mongolia is a landlocked country with a population of roughly 3.3 million people, bordering on only two nations, China and Russia. The country’s primary exports are largely minerals and raw materials, making trade with countries other than its immediate neighbors difficult. […]

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