Tag Archives: Gazprom

What is Wrong with Russian Gas?

By Glenda Pavon-Suriel Photo by Jerry D. Mathes II In the September, 2015 Foreign Affairs article “Europe’s Low Energy: The Promise and Perils of the Energy Union”, Petr Polak argues that the primary aim of the European Commission’s Energy Union is to ensure European gas supplies while avoiding supplies by the Russian gas exporter Gazprom. […]

The Nord Stream Conspiracy: Europe’s Uncritical Condemnation of Gazprom’s Export Strategy

By John Collins Within the context of the deteriorating relationship between Russia and the West, the unceasing debate over the malfeasance of Gazprom business practices rages on. And forgive the author if the tenor of this op-ed is bombastic, vitriolic, and argumentative, but that is exactly the tone taken by European commentators as they ridicule […]

Week in Review – March 29 – April 4

Photo by Jerry Mathes II Monitoring Team – John Collins, Bogdan Polishchuk Saudi Arabia Plans $2 Trillion Megafund for Post-Oil Era In the preparation for the ‘post-oil era’, Saudi Arabia is planning steps to diversify the economy. One of such steps is the IPO and resulting sale of up to 5% in Aramco field by […]

Traditional gas markets are changing in the Baltics

by Aaron Wood The Baltic States traditionally have relied solely on Russian gas, as circumstances of both geography and history have prevented them from finding other sources. However, low gas prices following the North American shale boom have made the relatively fungible and versatile LNG more available to nations in need of options. In the […]

The Week in Review (March 13 – 20)

The Monitoring Team: Aaron Wood, Pierre Jouvellier Rocket Strike. Gas infrastructure out of commission in Algeria. Algerian Gas Infrastructure Suffers Rocket Strike A Statoil and Sonatrach joint venture in Algeria suffered an as of yet unidentified rocket strike. In Sallah suffered damage to its central processing system on March 18th, although luckily no staff have […]

Blog Post – Sergei Komlev of Gazprom Export Gives Presentation at EUSP

by Henrik Vorloeper Oil and gas like apples and pears On 2nd March 2016 ENERPO students of the European University at Saint Petersburg listened carefully, when Sergei Komlev, Head of Contract Structuring and Price Formation Directorate, Gazprom Export explained Gazprom’s problem in finding the right price for its gas on the markets, especially in Europe. These […]

The Week in Review (March 07 – 12)

The Monitoring Team: Michael Roh, Henrik Vorloeper    The European Union Commission Holds Talks with Gazprom on Anti-trust Case The meeting on March 9th between Gazprom’s deputy chief Medvedev and the European Competition Commissioner Verstegen allegedly turned out to be “mutually acceptable” for both parties in the antitrust case imposed by the European Union against […]

News Blog – The EU Releases New Directive on Gas Contracts

by Henrik Vorloeper In February 2016, the European Union Commission proposed a new directive on gas contracts, in which the Commission further extends its control over EU member relations with non-EU suppliers. Even if the new directive might take up to two years, which is according to Platts a normal time exposure to adopt new regulations in […]

Analysis – SOUTH CAUCASIAN FACTOR IN RUSSIA’S SECURITY OF GAS DEMAND

by Konstantin Golub Russia is one of the leaders in the world energy trade and exports almost half of the primary energy produced. Natural gas plays significant role in those exports. Russia is encountering new challenges in the European gas market, which is the central in Russia’s natural gas exports. The challenges can broadly be characterised […]

Energy News Blog

Natural Gas Supply in Europe, A Case Study of Poland by Pierre Jouvellier In the ENERPO Newsletter from September 25, 2015, Lina Nagell and Henrik Vorloeper reported on the progress of the new LNG terminal in Poland: “The LNG terminal at Swinoujscie is likely to reach full capacity in 2018. Jan Chadam, head of state-owned Polskie LNG, […]