On 9 November, during President Putin’s visit to Beijing, another package of Russian-Chinese agreements regarding the energy sector was signed.
We cannot rule out the possibility that the gas ‘ceasefire’ will be violated before the date specified in the protocol.
The reservations expressed by the UK regarding Russia taking over RWE DEA’s British assets may cause the whole transaction to fall through.
Chinese CGN will be strategic investor in the project to expand the only functioning power plant in Romania.
The largest Slovak gas recipient, the state-owned Slovenský plynárenský priemysel (SPP) has been receiving less and less gas from Russia for a month now.
After a break of more than three months, and intensive efforts by the EU, trilateral gas talks between Ukraine, Russia and the EU were resumed on 26 September.
Moscow is preparing itself for the ‘long game’ in gas with its European partners.
The construction of the second branch of the Baku–Tbilisi–Erzurum gas pipeline began on 20 September in Baku.
The problems with Russian gas have further increased concerns about the security of supplies.
The contract with Statoil will be the first time an alternative to gas supplies from Gazprom has been made possible.