CDU leader Michael Fuchs says that Germany should widen sanctions to Russian gas sales by curbing purchases of Russian gas. Bloomberg reports him giving an interview to radio station Deutschland funk. We should think about what really hits Russia Reduced … Continue reading
Via the UK Telegraph: The Department for Energy and Climate Change is expected to launch the so-called “14th onshore licensing round”, which will invite companies to bid for the rights to explore in as-yet untouched parts of the country Could … Continue reading
Ukraine’s energy minister seems to think so as he says that reverse gas flows from the EU to Ukraine have fallen and Kiev is linking that to Gazprom activity. Since Russia put Ukraine on pre-payment supplying they’ve been relying on … Continue reading
Aside from calling France’s bluff over the ship deal Russia could still twirl the gas tap key around its finger in a threat to Europe. Business Insider has an interesting note from Deutsche bank on the countries that could be … Continue reading
The energy minister is refuting Russian claims that the Ukraine might go on the pinch later in the year. It might be a different story in the middle of winter, when it’s minus 25 degrees and everyone is huddling around … Continue reading
Interfax, via Reuters, says a senior Russian official expects Ukraine to start stealing gas from the European transit lines later this year.
Ukraine needs to cut gas use by 20% if it’s to see out the winter says the CEO of Naftogaz. If the Gazprom cut off lasts they’ll need to cut down on use during the warmer months to get them … Continue reading
A source at Russia’s Gazprom says that supplies have been switched to a parallel pipeline and supplies are unaffected. No news yet on the reason behind the blast. According to Reuters the blast happened in a field between two small … Continue reading
No reports on whether gas flows have been affected and even more importantly whether anyone has been hurt. Headlines on Reuters.
William Hague is criticising Gazprom decision to cut off supplies to Ukraine saying it damages Russia’s credibility on supplying Europe. What a load of rubbish. Despite the ongoing spat with Russia supplies to Europe haven’t stopped or have even remotely … Continue reading