20:50 [Zero Hedge] (E)
...lessons from history, and that’s a history of Gazprom, would suggest that the Trump administration`s strategy of energy dominance approach won’t work - not in Europe...
17:09 [RT] (E)
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan have launched the long-anticipated offshore pipeline TurkStream, that will deliver Russian gas to Turkey and further to southern European states.
20:01 [Tass] (E)
Russia and Belarus signed a protocol on gas prices for January-February 2020 and addenda to the contracts for transit and supply of Russian gas to Belarus, extending them until 2021, Gazprom said in a statement. "[Gazprom CEO] Alexei Miller and [ambassador of Belarus to Russia] Vladimir Semashko signed a protocol on gas prices for the Republic of Belarus for January and February 2020," according to the statement. Also, addenda to gas transit and gas supply contracts were signed with Gazprom Transgaz Belarus, extending them until 2021.
9:02 [Tass] (E)
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko instructed the management of the domestic petrochemical complex to ensure oil deliveries from alternative source with the use of the Druzhba oil pipeline in coming days, BelTA news agency reports, citing the chief executive of the Belneftekhim holding.
9:05 [RT] (E)
President Vladimir Putin and Chancellor Angela Merkel have reiterated their support for the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany, the Kremlin says, as the US seeks to curb the project with sanctions.
19:31 [Global Research] (E)
The United States seeks to extract as much Syrian oil as quickly as possible.
16:36 [Xinhua] (E)
With a total installed capacity of 340MW, the project is expected to generate 375 million kWh of electricity annually.
13:35 [New Eastern Outlook] (E)
F. William Engdahl - In early 2014 Washington staged a blatant coup d’etat in Ukraine breaking the historic relationship with Russia and setting the stage for the subsequent NATO demonization of Russia. The one in charge for the Obama Administration of the Ukraine coup was then-Vice President Joe Biden. Today a bizarre Democrat impeachment attempt aimed at President Donald Trump has curiously enough put the spotlight on the dubious role that Joe Biden played in Ukraine affairs in 2014 and after. That Biden-steered coup had the unintended effect of causing a 180 degree geopolitical pivot of Moscow from West to East. The opening of a massive new gas pipeline now is only one of those unintended consequences. On December 2, Russian President Vladimir Putin participated in the official opening of the Power of Siberia natural gas pipeline to Asia, servicing the growing China gas market.
13:34 [TASS] (E)
The Turkish Stream gas pipeline should not be considered as a project that is implemented solely in Russia`s interests, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told RTVI TV channel on Wednesday. "Considering the Turkish Stream as the project in which Russia dominates, is incorrect," Szijjarto said. "Let`s look at the countries involved in the project: Russia, Turkey — NATO member, Bulgaria — EU and NATO member, Serbia — candidate for joining EU, Hungary — EU and NATO member. The majority of countries participating in the project are NATO members. It is dishonest to consider it as a solely Russian project," he added.
19:44 [RT] (E)
The 2020 National Defense Authorization Act just approved by the US Senate includes a bill sanctioning companies involved in building the almost-finished Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany.
8:23 [Strategic Culture Foundation] (E)
Tom Luongo - For all of 2019 December has been a magnet. A number of major geopolitical issues come to head this month and many of them have everything to do with energy. This is the month that Russian gas giant Gazprom was due to finish production on three major pipeline projects – Nordstream 2, Turkstream and Power of Siberia. Power of Siberia is here. It’s finished. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese Premier Xi Jinping christened the pipeline to begin the month. Next month Putin will travel to Turkey to join President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to open the first of four potential trains of the Turkstream pipeline.
11:49 [TASS] (E)
Ukrtransnafta and Transneft have entered into a 10-year agreement to provide oil transit services across Ukraine, Ukrtransnafta said on Facebook.