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    Re: Russian Oil and Gas Industry: News

    Post  Rmf on Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:49 pm

    no its not, there is summer gas supply and winter gas supply....in the winter is much bigger quantity.
    this way underused north stream (in summer) will be pumping at full capacity all year round , but during summer the gas will be stored in german storages ,and then they will release it to dumb east europeans with their transit tax during winter....
    So germany instead of paying transit taxes will get cheap gas directly from russia ,store extra of it in summer , use north stream 100% , and then sell gas to russophobic east-euro-idiots with its own transit tax for more profit. east europenas get shafted massively.
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    Post  JohninMK on Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:42 pm

    Rmf wrote:no its not, there is summer gas supply and winter gas supply....in the winter is much bigger quantity.
    this way underused north stream (in summer) will be pumping at full capacity all year round , but during summer the gas will be stored in german storages ,and then they will release it to dumb east europeans with their transit tax during winter....
    So germany instead of paying transit taxes will get cheap gas directly from russia ,store extra of it in summer , use north stream 100% , and then sell gas to russophobic east-euro-idiots with its own transit tax for more profit. east europenas get shafted massively.
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    Not sure that makes sense.

    Nordstream1's 55BCM capacity splits two ways at Rostock, 20 to NEL to the west, including as far as us in the UK, and 35 to OPAL to the south.

    Due to EU rules, only 50% of the Opal pipe capacity was available to Gazprom's Russian gas all year round, the other 50% being reserved under competition rules for other sources. This of course was ridiculous as there were no actual alternatives. So now the EU has seen economic sense and Gazprom can use 90% with 10% for others that is an extra 14BCM.

    As you say, it is likely that at times in the winter Opal will run at full capacity as well as some of the summer when it is filling storage in Germany. Incidentally, an increasing amount of that storage has been bought by Gazprom from the Germans, so rather than Germany benefiting from selling that gas in the winter it will be Gazprom shareholders.

    Only Ukraine makes a point about buying 'non Russian' gas and that only stacks up economically due to them getting the transit fee to net against the reverse flow gas cost. To much of Eastern Europe it probably makes no difference which pipe from Russia their gas comes in on.

    There is possibly still 50+BCM running through Ukraine so OPAL can't cope on its own if Ukraine is to be bypassed, Russia needs South or Turkstream as well or Nordstream2 plus OPAL2 with increased capacity maybe all the way down to the main switching hub at Baumgarten in Austria.
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    Re: Russian Oil and Gas Industry: News

    Post  Rmf on Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:32 pm

    thats the point , both sides control each other... russia has fixed investments in germany , so germany is not affraid to empty its storages of gas ,because now both sides have -leverage.
    even in the end of winter germany who has largest storage cappacity had 30% left in gas tanks for fear of russian cutbacks. north stream was underused and using opal russians will fill those storages during summer and empty to 0% at the end of winter. in case of prolonged winter old pipes can be used but little. but poland and ukraine get owned totaly.

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    Re: Russian Oil and Gas Industry: News

    Post  Austin on Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:11 am

    U.S. SHALE GAS INDUSTRY: Countdown To Disaster
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    Re: Russian Oil and Gas Industry: News

    Post  George1 on Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:57 pm

    Russia increases oil production by 2.5% in 2016

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    http://tass.com/economy/923680


    Gazprom breaks record for Nord Stream gas supplies

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    Re: Russian Oil and Gas Industry: News

    Post  miketheterrible on Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:17 pm

    Russia also surpassed itself in petrol production in 2016 to 40M tons. Issue is, prices of petrol is still going up in Russia due to taxes. Currently average is 34 rubles/L.

    Then again, its over $1/L in Canada.
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    Post  GarryB on Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:05 am

    It hovers at about $2 a litre here in NZ...


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    Re: Russian Oil and Gas Industry: News

    Post  George1 on Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:51 pm

    NOVATEK’s shipyard construction is among Arctic priority projects

    The priority list contains 20 projects, which are of biggest importance for development of the Russian Arctic areas

    MURMANSK, January 19. /TASS/. The project of Russia’s NOVATEK, largest independent natural gas producer, to organize a construction center for large capacity modules is put on the list of priority projects, government of the Murmansk region said after this year’s first meeting of the project office for development of the Arctic’s benchmark zone on the Kola Peninsula.

    "At the meeting, the office members determined which projects are to be off the list, and which are to be put on the list," the government said. "Thus, NOVATEK’s project to make a center in the Belokamenka village was put on the list, like projects of the region’s biggest companies - Kola GMK (Kola Mining & Metallurgical Company) and Apatit (mining and processing enterprise, extracting mineral raw materials for chemicals and fertilizers)."

    The priority list contains 20 projects, which are of biggest importance for development of the Russian Arctic areas.

    NOVATEK’S plan is to build a specialized shipyard to produce unique sea facilities - concrete gravity platforms for LNG plants, drilling and extraction platforms for the Arctic offshore projects and other large structures. Earlier, the project received a status of a strategic investment project, thus offering the company special taxation benefits, which are estimated at more than 32 billion rubles ($532 million).

    In summer 2016, Russia organized a special project office to develop the Arctic area by forming benchmark zones there. The Murmansk region is a pilot project to form the Kola benchmark area. The project office features representatives of the federal and regional authorities, companies working in the Murmansk region, as well as scientific and research institutions.


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    Re: Russian Oil and Gas Industry: News

    Post  Rmf on Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:49 pm

    Austin wrote:U.S. SHALE GAS INDUSTRY: Countdown To Disaster
    usa really tried to bring down russia together with saudis but it backfired.
    they wanted for oil to go low to 20-30$ and keep it there with increased pumping and new fracking oil , untill russia imploded , but they could not keep it for long to have real effect , because the era of cheap oil is over, we are entering peak oil age here new production is slow and expensive. saudi oil fields are geting old and produce less and fracking oil depletes fast and works because so much printed money is thrown at it, so their tactic backfired.
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    Re: Russian Oil and Gas Industry: News

    Post  Project Canada on Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:33 pm

    Russia’s dependence on imported oil and gas equipment drops to 53%

    http://tass.com/economy/929395
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    Re: Russian Oil and Gas Industry: News

    Post  kvs on Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:54 am

    Project Canada wrote:Russia’s dependence on imported oil and gas equipment drops to 53%

    http://tass.com/economy/929395

    I wish they profiled the imports. It is hard to tell how serious this dependence is. Gazprom has been doing its own fracking so obviously
    it has access to the fracking fluid formula and the associated pressurized pumping equipment. I can't see Russia need to import this.
    At the same time the computer related aspect can be handled by Russia as well. Russia has the scientific and mathematical depth to
    produce 3D tomography software and field probing equipment (e.g. blasting and sonar backscatter recorders).

    Perhaps there is equipment rental involved which makes economic sense. I can see such rental companies not being established in Russia.

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