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Putin's math of Gas War




October 28, 2019 - (in Russian)

Propaganda Victory: The Real Target of Nord Stream 2

Propaganda professionals are right - repeat any statement often enough and it becomes the truth. It was brilliantly demonstrated once again by the lobbying campaign of Nord Stream 2...

55 billion cubic meters of gas shipped by Nord Stream 2 will replace not coal but the same volume of gas currently shipped to the same customers via Ukraine and Slovakia.


October 7, 2019 - Foreign Policy

With Gazpromís Nord Stream 2, Putin Is Getting Ready to Put the Screws on Europe

There is something Orwellian about the Russian energy giant Gazpromís Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, which will take natural gas from Russia to Europe via the Baltic Sea and Germany. The official rationale for the project is that Europe needs more gas, and this is the best way to get it. Yet the pipeline, combined with other planned projects, will actually reduce Russiaís export capacity.


July 21, 2019 - Bulgaria Analytica

Loss of Ukrainian gas transit does increase the risk of military conflict

Looking at the map of the military conflict in Eastern Ukraine one can note that artillery and small arms were engaged in the vicinity of the abandoned pipelines but never closer than 80 kilometers from the operating export pipeline. Therefore, reduction of the volume of Ukrainian gas transit to zero increases the risk of a large scale invasion of Russian forces to Ukraine.


August 29, 2018 - Bulgaria Analytica

Bulgarian Scapegoat for the Failure of Russian Pipeline Project

By the end of November 2014, the project had growing costs, no financing and a major European shareholder stepping out. It was the end. Whatever was happening with the Bulgarian, Serbian and other land sections in Europe didnít matter because the most important offshore section got stuck. The scapegoat is usually the weakest link, so a week later, when Vladimir Putin announced the termination of South Stream, he put the blame on Bulgaria.

May 29, 2018 - Forbes.Ru

Provisional cost of "Power of Siberia" unaffected by the reduction of pipeline length

My opinion in Forbes.Ru points out peculiarities of the reported investment cost of "Power of Siberia". Specifically, the estimated cost stayed intact when the pipeline length was cut by one third and the installed compressor capacity was reduced by 7 percent.


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