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(World Review)   New EU regulations on energy markets means that Russia's domination of European gas supplies is fast becoming a pipe dream   (worldreview.info) divider line 20
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2013-09-17 08:42:15 AM
Pooty poot seen riding bear to bring back his "I ride bear" smile.
 
2013-09-17 08:46:14 AM
Good. 2 regions of the world where you don't want them to have you by the balls with regards to fuels and energy. The Middle East, and Russia.
 
2013-09-17 09:01:43 AM
Its about farking time.
 
2013-09-17 09:56:18 AM
The real reason why Putin was okay with taking away Syria's chemical weaponse
 
2013-09-17 10:32:05 AM
So, does that mean Putin will fire Schröder?

Gazprom
As Chancellor, Gerhard Schröder was a strong advocate of the Nord Stream pipeline project, which aims to supply Russian gas directly to Germany, thereby bypassing transit countries. The agreement to build the pipeline was signed two weeks before the German parliamentary election. On 24 October 2005, just a few weeks before Schröder stepped down as Chancellor, the German government guaranteed to cover 1 billion euros of the Nord Stream project cost, should Gazprom default on a loan. However, this guarantee had never been used.[17] Soon after stepping down as chancellor, Schröder accepted Gazprom's nomination for the post of the head of the shareholders' committee of Nord Stream AG, raising questions about a potential conflict of interest. German opposition parties expressed concern over the issue, as did the governments of countries over whose territory gas is currently pumped.[18] In an editorial entitled Gerhard Schroeder's Sellout, the American newspaper The Washington Post also expressed sharp criticism, reflecting widening international ramifications of Schröder's new post.[19] Democrat Tom Lantos, chairman of the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs, likened Schröder to a "political prostitute" for his recent behaviour.[20] In January 2009, the Wall Street Journal reported that Schröder would join the board of the oil company TNK-BP, a joint venture between oil major BP and Russian partners.
 
2013-09-17 10:38:21 AM
Not only the EU but the Baltic states as well. They're investing heavily in nuclear power with EU assistance to avoid reliance on Russian energy. The EU has been taking steps for years, especially after 2008, to wean itself off Russian Gas.

Looks like Putin over-played his hand and just got called on the bluff.
 
2013-09-17 11:19:20 AM
Uh oh. How many tank divisions do we have left at the Fulda Gap?
 
2013-09-17 11:43:15 AM
There's more than one way to skin a Putin.
 
2013-09-17 12:03:42 PM

SurelyShirley: Uh oh. How many tank divisions do we have left at the Fulda Gap?


No way, man. That's just not Putin's style.

In the next few weeks there will be a few tragic (but spectacular) industrial "accidents" at a few critical European energy infrastructure sites.  Meanwhile several key government officials will come down with polonium poisoning.

Europe will get the message and back off.

No need for a big,  messy, expensive war.

/Putin is a straight up Bond-type villain
 
2013-09-17 12:19:18 PM
Russia will just use their massive, vastly underpaid military to invade those countries. After they are putting out fires on their subs, that is.
 
2013-09-17 01:13:47 PM
Since the US is now a huge exporter of natural gas, oil, and coal, Russia has already lost a ton of clout. The EU is getting sick of Pooty's shiat and is routing around the damage.
 
2013-09-17 01:17:07 PM

pivazena: The real reason why Putin was okay with taking away Syria's chemical weaponse


So is that Qatari pipleline worth going to war for or isn't it now?
 
2013-09-17 01:25:03 PM

Riche: SurelyShirley: Uh oh. How many tank divisions do we have left at the Fulda Gap?

No way, man. That's just not Putin's style.

In the next few weeks there will be a few tragic (but spectacular) industrial "accidents" at a few critical European energy infrastructure sites.  Meanwhile several key government officials will come down with polonium poisoning.

Europe will get the message and back off.

No need for a big,  messy, expensive war.

/Putin is a straight up Bond-type villain


Dude is a former KGB agent
 
2013-09-17 02:48:57 PM
Geez, you turn off the gas just once during an epic winter snowstorm in order to demand fealty, and all of a sudden people get all skittish.
 
2013-09-17 03:21:19 PM
I have no idea.  I mostly just say words
 
2013-09-17 03:52:46 PM

unyon: Geez, you turn off the gas just once during an epic winter snowstorm in order to demand fealty, and all of a sudden people get all skittish.


He does it like every farking year.
 
2013-09-17 05:23:44 PM
Putin needs to go.
 
2013-09-17 08:05:15 PM
Lithuania's President says Gazprom's pledges to reduce gas price come too late
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U.S.-based company Chevron was declared winner of the tender for shale gas exploration and extraction in Lithuania
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2013-09-18 02:38:51 AM
So when are they going to let Yulia out of prison then, since Putin's gas is the only reason she is there?
 
2013-09-18 01:34:35 PM

SurelyShirley: Uh oh. How many tank divisions do we have left at the Fulda Gap?


Too many, please leave.
 
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