Matiyeshyn on Europe, through a Ukrainian eye

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“Gazprom” and Bulgaria have concluded the definitive investment agreement about the “South stream”. The document became the last necessary condition for the full coordination of the project of the pipeline with countries-participants. “Gazprom” has predictably overcome the last barriers to the construction in terms of diversification of natural gas export routes. For the realization of… » read more

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The strategic agreement between Rosneft and BP is mutually advantageous. Apart from considerable means, British receive stocks of the Russian oil monopolist and the guaranteed presence in the Russian market. And what’s most important, ВР gets access to the development of the Russian part of the Arctic shelf. After the finalization of the agreement the… » read more

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On September 11 President of the Russian Federation V.Putin signed the Decree which limits the international activity of Russian strategic companies. It became “the Russian answer” to the decision of the Eurocommission which started an investigation in terms of the Russian monopolist on suspicion in violation of the antimonopoly legislation of the EU. In particular,… » read more

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With winter season of 2012-2013 coming closer, “Gazprom” has started to show a more rigid position in relation to certain European consumers of Russian gas. Bringing into service of the Nord Stream gas pipeline provided Russia with additional dividends in negotiation processes with transit countries and consumers. And first of all, it has to do… » read more

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On June 21-23, 2012 the 16-th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum took place. In public participants concentrated on discussion of the Eurozone crisis consequences and scenarios of the world economy development. It was expected that the future of the Shtokman field which is strategic for Gazprom would be disclosed at the forum. We remind that,… » read more

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An idea of LNG-terminal construction has been discussed in Ukraine for a long time already. The government and opposition constantly highlight the necessity of reduction of energy dependence upon Russia. Similar statements can be heard more loudly with electoral campaigns coming closer. However, something always got in the way when it came to realization of… » read more

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Gas became the main topic of the recent session of heads of the governments of the CIS countries. Turkmenistan, as the country presiding in the Commonwealth, paid special attention to gas transportation. Today Turkmenistan, occupying the 4-th place in the world according to the discovered gas reserves, tries to diversify routes of export of its… » read more

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Information concerning possible signing of the gas agreement between Naftogaz of Ukraine and German RWE recently appeared in Ukrainian mass-media. What’s meant is the delivery of spot gas bought in Europe to Ukraine through pipelines of Slovakia. Even in case the short-term contract between Naftogaz and RWE is signed, it won’t reduce dependence of Ukraine… » read more

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It is clear that Russia is interested in inviolability of the gas contracts of 2009. And the longer the negotiating process with Ukraine is protracted, the greater profits “Gazprom” gets. Official representatives of the Ukrainian and Russian authorities constantly declare that the negotiating process is going on. However, Ukraine will hardly get the gas price… » read more

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In conditions of growth of economic risks for the world and Ukraine, the question of attraction of investments acquires a special topicality. World media and international organizations publicly point to challenges and risks linked with investment possibilities of Ukraine in 2012. For example, according to 2011 Forbes rating Ukraine has ended up 105-th among 134… » read more

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