Russia, Southern Gas Corridor
The project of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline will not allow European countries to reduce their dependence on Russian gas.
The input of the planned pipeline on the Black Sea shore in Bulgaria was really regarded as one of the options, but the European partners make the selection and approval of the route, the deputy chairman of "Gazprom" Aleksander Medvedev informs.
On Thursday, the presidential aide Yuri Ushakov stated that the new gas pipeline from Russia to Greece could pass through Bulgaria. In February "Gazprom", the Italian Edison and the Greek DEPA signed a memorandum on deliveries of Russian gas under the Black Sea through third countries to Greece and from Greece to Italy.
The previous record was set 5 years ago in 2010, when the mill produced 943.4 thousand tons of steel.
Unique plate mill 5000 was commissioned in 2009. The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin participated in the ceremony of launching the unit.
BP maps out to continue cooperation with SOCAR on the third stage of development of the gas deposit “Shah Deniz”.
Vice-president of BP for “Southern Gas corridor” J.Murphy said during the Caspian Technical Conference. According to him, the deposit has a great potential for the implementation of the third stage of development.
Gazprom will transfer unwelded pipes, meant for the “South Stream” for the needs of “Nord Stream-2”. While the welded and arranged pipes at 18 billion roubles can not be used, Vedomosti writes.
The sources, close to pipe companies stated that “Gazprom” welded and laid down about 240 km of pipes from the planned 1625 km of the Eastern route of “Southern Corridor”.
The fate of the "Turkish stream" depends on the results of the parliamentary elections in Turkey. However, according to political analysts, now the party of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has little chance of getting a parliamentary majority, and this makes the fate of the "Turkish stream" unpredictable, Gazeta.ru writes.
Agreement with Turkey on gas pipeline "Turkish Stream" was stored, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated on Wednesday. He recalled that the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his visit to Moscow on September 23 confirmed the loyalty of past decisions.
Azerbaijani gas from the deposit Shakh Deniz, is distributed until 2044. Deputy Minister of Energy of Azerbaijan N.Abbasov says.
“Taking into consideration an increase in the number of consumers, Azerbaijan annually makes fuel balance, which takes into account the produced energy, as well as oil and gas. As for the gas to be produced in future and exported, we have already signed contracts for 25 years with nine companies from eight countries.
In 2030, the European Union may need 380-450 billion cubic meters of gas per year, this level is comparable with the current needs of the EU in "blue fuel".
This was stated by the European Commission’s Vice President on Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič at the conference in Paris.
The Europeans believe in "North Stream-2", the Europeans believe in the first two stages of "the Turkish stream", but Europeans do not believe in the third and fourth "Turkish" threads, the article of a teacher of three European universities, economic expert Sergio Mataluchchi posted online by Information Resource Natural Gas Europe informs.
In particular, in his opinion, there are no problems with the first stage of "the Turkish stream", because its construction already has almost everything it needs. But the second phase is more complicated, although there is still a real chance that it will be built.
The Iranian issue further heats up the already tense situation, which takes place in the world and on the international oil and gas market. The country, which prepares for the lifting of sanctions, has high ambitions for the restoration of its position on the international oil market and entry to the European gas market. Though not very soon, but in the long term, all this can become a reality. In the issue of supply of Iranian gas to Europe Azerbaijan and projects with its participation can play a key role. Iran may be able to deliver its gas through the Trans-Anatolian gas pipeline, which is the central element of the Southern Gas Corridor. In addition, urgency of the Iranian issue has created a foundation for the beginning of talks to revive the project of the Nabucco pipeline.
It seems that the lifting of the sanctions against Iran is fairly profitable for Europe itself, which is currently seeking to ensure the security of gas supply to its market and to strengthen its own energy security. Russia remains one of the major suppliers of gas to Europe. However, recently the gas relations between the European Union and Russia deteriorated. The Ukrainian crisis, the threaten to stop the transit of Russian gas through the Ukrainian territory, Russia's refusal from the South Stream gas pipeline project and the intention of Gazprom to build a new pipeline through Turkey have done their job. Now Europe looks for reliable partners, stable gas supplies, as well as a diversified system of sources and routes of the fuel supply to its market.