Tag Archives: Ukraine

Week in Review -February 14 – 22

by Elisabeth Nguebana This week’s issue looks at the North Stream 2 disagreement, the Donbass Blockade, and South Korean refiner SK purchase of Russian Urals crude for the 1st time in a decade. Gazprom’s pipeline ambition faces test in European courts Gazprom’s Nord Stream 2 project faces a test in European courts, as Poland, the main […]

Poland Challenges Gazprom

by Daniel Tsvetanov  Photo by Jerry Mathes II Gazprom plans to expand its presence on the European gas market with the realization of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, aiming to deliver 55 billion cubic meters of Russian natural gas per year across the Baltic Sea to Germany, bypassing Ukraine. This project became a top priority […]

Ukrainian Energy Politics

By Bogdan Polishchuk In many ways, the Ukrainian crisis is a fascinating case study in energy politics. Constant negotiating spats between itself and its primary supplier of energy, Russia, have racked the country. The disagreements are both political and economic, and go back long before the annexation of Crimea and the civil war in the […]

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 […]

International Summit at EUSP: Report

Russia in Changing Global Markets: New Challenges and Opportunities International Summit Saint Petersburg, Russia, 2-3 October 2015   By Irina Mironova and Michael Roh On October 2-3, the International Energy Center at the European University at Saint Petersburg held an International Summit “Russia in Changing Global Markets: New Challenges and Opportunities”. Representatives of international energy expert […]

Energy News Blog

Turkish Stream versus Nordstream-2: What Is This Battle of Russia’s Pipelines About? – Fatma Babayeva Throughout the past year, we witnessed a number of changes in Russia’s priorities concerning its pipeline exports to Europe, and particularly in the context of transit-avoidance strategy. This strategy was developed in the mid-2000s as a reaction to Ukrainian transit […]

The Week in Review (September 14 – 21)

The Monitoring Team: Lina Nagell, Henrik Vorloeper   Gazprom on Top of the News in European Gas Markets Gazprom’s European export estimate (including Turkey) has increased to 158 bcm, compared to earlier predictions of 152-155 bcm made for this year. Exports totalled 159.4 in 2014. The price for the winter season is expected to be […]