Archive for the ‘Gazprom’ Category

Can Azerbaijan Help Europe Kick Its Russian Gas Habit?

Via Radio Free Europe, an article on Azerbaijan’s potential to fill supply gaps caused by Russian sanctions and restrictions: Russia may be using missiles and bombs in its invasion of Ukraine, but it has another weapon, less lethal but nevertheless threatening, pointed at the rest of Europe — energy. Amid international outrage over its unprovoked […]

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Moscow’s Race Against Time To Divert Energy Exports From Europe To Asia

Via BNE Intellinews, a report on  Moscow’s efforts to diver energy exports from Europe to Asia:   Europe’s unprecedented push to sever all energy ties with Russia has left Moscow scrambling to re-orientate its vast oil, gas and coal exports to Asian markets. But achieving such a monumental feat would likely take years, not to […]

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Russian Energy Giants Gazprom, Rosneft Fuel Moscow’s State Coffers

Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal, an article on how London-listed Russian energy companies not only finance the Russian government, they have also assisted Putin’s foreign policy: Russia’s financial system was under siege Monday, but the country is still pumping and exporting vast amounts of oil and natural gas to the rest of the world, delivering cash […]

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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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The World’s Largest State-Owned Oil Companies

Via Visual Capitalist, a look at the world’s largest state-owned oil companies: Oil is one of the world’s most important natural resources, playing a critical role in everything from transportation fuels to cosmetics. For this reason, many governments choose to nationalize their supply of oil. This gives them a greater degree of control over their oil […]

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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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