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    Post  owais.usmani on Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:25 am

    Austin wrote:
    So total oil reserves including Conventional , Arctic and Shale should be around  56 billion tons of oil or around 400 billion barrel that is a conservative estimate for now.

    And this is just the oil minus the natural gas and condensate, or all the hydrocarbons?
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    Post  Austin on Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:15 am

    owais.usmani wrote:
    Austin wrote:
    So total oil reserves including Conventional , Arctic and Shale should be around  56 billion tons of oil or around 400 billion barrel that is a conservative estimate for now.

    And this is just the oil minus the natural gas and condensate, or all the hydrocarbons?

    We are talking just oil , natural gas should be seperate , not sure of condensate
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    Post  kvs on Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:35 pm



    Bulgaria can't control its back-stabbing urges. They are once again sabotaging the gas link to southern Europe from Turkstream.
    Putin straight out accused the Bulgarian regime of pulling another South Stream farce.

    Now, you can ask why did Russia engage with these Bulgarian clowns after they f*cked over South Stream. And your question
    would be quite correct. Seems like Russian diplomacy is way too generous. But at least this way the world can see that
    Bulgaria didn't just make a one-time mistake with South Stream. It is a two-faced agent of the USA that is trying to sabotage
    Russian gas exports to Europe.

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    Post  GarryB on Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:59 am

    Maybe the pipe needs to go from Turkey to Greece and up to Serbia bypassing Bulgaria and they can have end of line pipes from Greece for Bulgaria and Romania... wonder how Romania will feel about losing transit fees because of the shit Bulgaria is pulling?
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    Post  flamming_python on Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:16 am

    kvs wrote:

    Bulgaria can't control its back-stabbing urges.   They are once again sabotaging the gas link to southern Europe from Turkstream.
    Putin straight out accused the Bulgarian regime of pulling another South Stream farce.  

    Now, you can ask why did Russia engage with these Bulgarian clowns after they f*cked over South Stream.   And your question
    would be quite correct.   Seems like Russian diplomacy is way too generous.   But at least this way the world can see that
    Bulgaria didn't just make a one-time mistake with South Stream.   It is a two-faced agent of the USA that is trying to sabotage
    Russian gas exports to Europe.


    Bulgaria backtracked over NPP construction, the Alexandroupolis oil pipeline, South Stream and now Turk Stream it seems

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.ft.com/content/75564a9e-88e6-11df-8925-00144feab49a

    Their comprador leadership has sabotaged every Russian project, get Putin just loves throwing Russian money at them in a futile attempt at building influence there.

    So no it's not a question, like that video says, of Russia not getting fooled again and having a plan to leave Bulgaria out of the project. Russia did indeed get fooled again and no doubt it and Serbia wasted money on building pipelines to the Bulgarian border instead of to Greece.
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    Post  kvs on Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:37 am

    Putin and his government must be under the delusion that Bulgars even if they are not real Slavic brothers are rational. If
    Turkey can be engaged constructively, then so supposedly can Bulgaria. This is clearly not the case. Bulgaria is one of
    the demented chihuahua statelets blowing off the yanquis 24/7/365.

    Turkstream was supposed to go via Greece, but Greece started demonstratively fellating the yanquis. You can't win with
    these clowns.

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    Post  Austin on Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:23 am

    Bulgarian Stream ready to receive gas from Turkish Stream from January 1

    https://tass.ru/ekonomika/7296715
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    Post  Austin on Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:00 pm

    Aviadvigatel as the basis of Russia's energy security

    https://www.aex.ru/docs/3/2019/9/12/2959/
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    Post  Austin on Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:02 pm

    Pilot operation of the first Russian high-power gas turbine completed

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    Post  Austin on Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:05 pm

    US sanctions won’t stop Nord Stream 2, TurkStream, Lavrov says

    https://tass.com/economy/1098123
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    Post  GarryB on Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:56 pm

    Even if they did manage it... it does not matter... without a contract with the Ukraine the Ukraine has said it will take all gas moving through its pipeline and keep it for itself until there is a contract signed... which means even if Russia continued to send gas through the Ukraine it wouldn't reach its customers anyway.

    If the pipelines bypassing the Ukraine are blocked Russia will have the only option of sending it via ship in LNG form and they will still be much cheaper than the US alternative...

    But even if Putin was replaced and the replacement was an idiot who stopped all gas sales to the west... America doesn't produce enough gas to cover what Europe uses now and expected use over the next decade is expected to grow significantly because nuclear power stations are being closed down and not replaced and the same for coal fired plants...
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    Post  kvs on Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:57 pm



    Since Kiev has succeeded in sabotaging a serious agreement with Gazprom, it looks like no gas transit will occur after
    January 1, 2020. The delusion of the monkeys in Kiev is that

    1) Gazprom will make concessions since it will lose market share of gas exports to the EU.

    2) The Stockholm Arbitration "Court" will cover all of Kiev's losses.

    On both points the delusion is insane:

    1) Gazprom could care less about losing market share since it does not sell commodity gas but contracted piped gas.
    Although the USA has succeeded in dumping LNG on the EU market at 40% price discounts, this will not last and will
    quickly unravel. Gazprom can offset losses of export to the EU by exports to China and South-East Asia via LNG
    tankers.

    2) The Swedish kangaroo court has discredited itself with a ludicrous ruling which invoked Banderastan's poverty as
    a reason to extort money from Russia. Russia will not abide by any such shenanigans and Kiev will have to wait
    until Hell freezes over for its easy money.


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    Post  miketheterrible on Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:28 pm

    That's the thing. The kangaroo court thinks Russian gas is available to all. It isn't.
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    Post  Hole on Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:57 pm

    Also this ridiculous stance that Gazprom has to use banderistan pipelines. Let´s say VW sells cars to customers in Spain and uses the french train company to deliver then and at one point deceides that it is cheaper to use ships, would someone scream foul and insist that VW keeps using the french train company? Nope!
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    Post  GarryB on Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:27 am

    Also this ridiculous stance that Gazprom has to use banderistan pipelines. Let´s say VW sells cars to customers in Spain and uses the french train company to deliver then and at one point deceides that it is cheaper to use ships, would someone scream foul and insist that VW keeps using the french train company? Nope!

    Especially if that train company was known to be stealing VWs being sent for other customers and claiming them for themselves for cars they ordered but did not pay for...

    The financial state of the Ukraine is its own doing and Gazprom is not responsible for bailing them out.

    I rather suspect the gas network in the Ukraine is a bit run down with little to no maintenance anyway... it wouldn't be worth much because of the costs of upgrades needed to make it reliable and efficient...

    What with Gas discounts and the costs of Fracking... the US really is a shadow of what it used to be...
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    Post  miketheterrible on Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:30 am

    GarryB wrote:
    Also this ridiculous stance that Gazprom has to use banderistan pipelines. Let´s say VW sells cars to customers in Spain and uses the french train company to deliver then and at one point deceides that it is cheaper to use ships, would someone scream foul and insist that VW keeps using the french train company? Nope!

    Especially if that train company was known to be stealing VWs being sent for other customers and claiming them for themselves for cars they ordered but did not pay for...

    The financial state of the Ukraine is its own doing and Gazprom is not responsible for bailing them out.

    I rather suspect the gas network in the Ukraine is a bit run down with little to no maintenance anyway... it wouldn't be worth much because of the costs of upgrades needed to make it reliable and efficient...

    What with Gas discounts and the costs of Fracking... the US really is a shadow of what it used to be...

    I would say. The US is wasting its own energy and reduced profits with possible losses to just spite the Russians. In the end, they are screwing themselves over.

    Russia on the other hand should build more LNG plants to increase production and allow options due to Ukraine's stupidity.
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    Post  JohninMK on Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:08 pm

    Moscow will seek a mutually acceptable solution in the gas transit dispute with Kiev, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.

    “I think we will find an agreement with Ukraine on gas,” he said during his press conference, adding “there’s no desire to escalate this situation with energy.”

    According to the president, Russian gas transit through Ukraine will continue despite the construction of alternative pipelines because Moscow itself is interested in keeping the route.

    Putin also called the Stockholm court’s ruling, which awarded the Ukrainian side $3 billion in the gas dispute with Russia, “politically motivated.”

    Justifying the decision by referring to the difficult economic situation in Ukraine is nonsense, Putin added.


    https://www.rt.com/business/476290-putin-ukraine-gas-discount/?utm_source=browser&utm_medium=aplication_chrome&utm_campaign=chrome
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    Post  kvs on Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:16 pm

    JohninMK wrote: Moscow will seek a mutually acceptable solution in the gas transit dispute with Kiev, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.

    “I think we will find an agreement with Ukraine on gas,” he said during his press conference, adding “there’s no desire to escalate this situation with energy.”

    According to the president, Russian gas transit through Ukraine will continue despite the construction of alternative pipelines because Moscow itself is interested in keeping the route.

    Putin also called the Stockholm court’s ruling, which awarded the Ukrainian side $3 billion in the gas dispute with Russia, “politically motivated.”

    Justifying the decision by referring to the difficult economic situation in Ukraine is nonsense, Putin added.


    https://www.rt.com/business/476290-putin-ukraine-gas-discount/?utm_source=browser&utm_medium=aplication_chrome&utm_campaign=chrome

    It is really in Banderastan's hands whether there will be a deal or not. So far the lunatics in Kiev are too busy shooting themselves
    in the head to get around to making a gas deal with Russia. And the clock is ticking.

    Putin does not have to say anything about the Stockhom kangaroo arbitration "court" ruling. It is self-evident nonsense. At no time
    in history have business deals been overridden by charity considerations. Arbitration courts can only rule on the details of a signed
    contract and not on social or environmental impacts. That is beyond their jurisdiction and for obvious reasons. I will bet that this
    ruling will be called special and the precedent will never be applied to any party involving the west. The excuse will be that
    the arbitration court has no jurisdiction. Throwing this kangaroo joke of a ruling into the memory hole is the only thing they can
    do. Otherwise the west will lose trillions of dollars in the long run as assorted economically disadvantaged parties in the 3rd
    world will be able to override any contract. Imagine colonial powers having to actually pay extra for resources!

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    Post  Austin on Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:01 pm

    Russia’s crude oil output could surpass 12 million bpd by 2035

    https://www.rt.com/business/476181-russia-oil-output-growth/

    Why Russia Agreed To Deeper OPEC+ Output Cuts

    https://oilprice.com/Energy/Crude-Oil/Why-Russia-Agreed-To-Deeper-OPEC-Output-Cuts.html
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    Post  kvs on Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:36 pm

    Austin wrote:Russia’s crude oil output could surpass 12 million bpd by 2035

    https://www.rt.com/business/476181-russia-oil-output-growth/

    Why Russia Agreed To Deeper OPEC+ Output Cuts

    https://oilprice.com/Energy/Crude-Oil/Why-Russia-Agreed-To-Deeper-OPEC-Output-Cuts.html

    Russia's oil out can jump well over a million barrels per day if it chooses to put the Bazhenov
    Formation on stream. Currently all of the US production over 5.5 mbd is non-conventional. Russia
    has not even started exploiting its non-conventional plays.

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    Post  Karl Haushofer on Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:19 pm

    Russia agrees to pay Naftogaz $3 billion and is willing to continue use Ukraine as a transit country.

    WTF RUSSIA!!!!??????!!!!!?????
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    Post  PhSt on Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:48 pm



    Russia gas export pipeline in jeopardy as Trump signs sanctions bill

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Swiss-Dutch company Allseas said it had suspended work on building a major Russia-to-Germany natural gas pipeline in order to avoid U.S. sanctions contained in legislation signed by President Donald Trump on Friday.

    The move throws into doubt the completion date of the $11 billion project that Moscow had said would be ready in months, jeopardizing plans to quickly expand Russian sales of natural gas to Europe via pipeline.

    The participation of privately-held Allseas, a specialist in subsea construction and laying underwater pipeline, is integral to the completion of Nord Stream 2, led by Russia’s state energy company Gazprom.

    “In anticipation of the enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Allseas has suspended its Nord Stream 2 pipelay activities,” the company said in a statement dated Dec. 21, seen by Reuters shortly before Trump signed the bill.

    “Allseas will proceed, consistent with the legislation’s wind down provision and expect guidance comprising of the necessary regulatory, technical and environmental clarifications from the relevant US authority.”

    The annual national defense policy bill contains legislation, first sponsored by Republican Senator Ted Cruz and Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen, imposing sanctions on companies laying pipe for the project that will double the pipeline’s capacity to Germany.

    The bill calls on the administration to identify companies working on the project within 60 days to trigger the sanctions. That report will likely be completed faster than that, however, meaning the sanctions could be triggered earlier than expected, two U.S. senior officials told Reuters.

    Nord Stream 2 would allow Russia to bypass Ukraine and Poland to deliver gas under the Baltic Sea to Germany.

    Gazprom is taking on half of the project’s planned costs and the rest is divided between five European energy companies: Austria’s OMV, Germany’s Uniper and Wintershall, Royal Dutch Shell and France’s Engie.

    The Trump administration, like the Obama administration before it, opposes the project on the grounds it would strengthen Russian President Vladimir Putin’s economic and political grip over Europe. Russia has cut deliveries of the fuel to Ukraine and parts of Europe in winter during pricing disputes.

    “We have a degree of consistency, over a decade of opposing this issue, across presidential administrations,” one of the U.S. officials said.

    The United States has become the world’s top oil and gas producer in recent years and is aggressively trying to sell the products abroad. The Trump administration has touted U.S. liquefied natural gas as “freedom gas” that gives Europe an alternative to Russian supply.

    Washington says that Nord Stream 2 would also likely deprive Ukraine of billions of dollars in gas transit fees.

    Germany says it needs the gas as it weans itself off coal and nuclear power.

    Why Russia still doesn’t have the “Know how” to build these pipelines until now is a big blunder on their part. Russia needs to steal Allseas pipeline technology and build the remaining part of the project on their own. Allseas can bitch all they want but it is the price to pay for double crossing Russia and submitting to America like a subverbient whore angry
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    Post  Karl Haushofer on Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:18 pm

    In retrospect the biggest mistake Russia did was to start the Nord Stream 2 project without possessing the technology to complete the project and relying on the Western technology. This made Nord Stream 2 and Russia vulnerable for the sanctions and this vulnerability was exploited.

    Will Russia learn and not start any major project in the future without having the means to complete the project itself without relying on the West? I doubt it.

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    Post  kvs on Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:56 pm

    PhSt wrote:


    Russia gas export pipeline in jeopardy as Trump signs sanctions bill

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Swiss-Dutch company Allseas said it had suspended work on building a major Russia-to-Germany natural gas pipeline in order to avoid U.S. sanctions contained in legislation signed by President Donald Trump on Friday.

    The move throws into doubt the completion date of the $11 billion project that Moscow had said would be ready in months, jeopardizing plans to quickly expand Russian sales of natural gas to Europe via pipeline.

    The participation of privately-held Allseas, a specialist in subsea construction and laying underwater pipeline, is integral to the completion of Nord Stream 2, led by Russia’s state energy company Gazprom.

    “In anticipation of the enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Allseas has suspended its Nord Stream 2 pipelay activities,” the company said in a statement dated Dec. 21, seen by Reuters shortly before Trump signed the bill.

    “Allseas will proceed, consistent with the legislation’s wind down provision and expect guidance comprising of the necessary regulatory, technical and environmental clarifications from the relevant US authority.”

    The annual national defense policy bill contains legislation, first sponsored by Republican Senator Ted Cruz and Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen, imposing sanctions on companies laying pipe for the project that will double the pipeline’s capacity to Germany.

    The bill calls on the administration to identify companies working on the project within 60 days to trigger the sanctions. That report will likely be completed faster than that, however, meaning the sanctions could be triggered earlier than expected, two U.S. senior officials told Reuters.

    Nord Stream 2 would allow Russia to bypass Ukraine and Poland to deliver gas under the Baltic Sea to Germany.

    Gazprom is taking on half of the project’s planned costs and the rest is divided between five European energy companies: Austria’s OMV, Germany’s Uniper and Wintershall, Royal Dutch Shell and France’s Engie.

    The Trump administration, like the Obama administration before it, opposes the project on the grounds it would strengthen Russian President Vladimir Putin’s economic and political grip over Europe. Russia has cut deliveries of the fuel to Ukraine and parts of Europe in winter during pricing disputes.

    “We have a degree of consistency, over a decade of opposing this issue, across presidential administrations,” one of the U.S. officials said.

    The United States has become the world’s top oil and gas producer in recent years and is aggressively trying to sell the products abroad. The Trump administration has touted U.S. liquefied natural gas as “freedom gas” that gives Europe an alternative to Russian supply.

    Washington says that Nord Stream 2 would also likely deprive Ukraine of billions of dollars in gas transit fees.

    Germany says it needs the gas as it weans itself off coal and nuclear power.

    Why Russia still doesn’t have the “Know how” to build these pipelines until now is a big blunder on their part. Russia needs to steal Allseas pipeline technology and build the remaining part of the project on their own. Allseas can bitch all they want but it is the price to pay for double crossing Russia and submitting to America like a subverbient whore angry

    Don't swallow the BS in this article. Gazprom does have a pipe laying ship and stated several times it would complete the project by itself if needed.

    https://sputniknews.com/business/201605211040013151-gazprom-new-ship-sanctions/

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    Post  kvs on Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:57 pm

    Karl Haushofer wrote:In retrospect the biggest mistake Russia did was to start the Nord Stream 2 project without possessing the technology to complete the project and relying on the Western technology. This made Nord Stream 2 and Russia vulnerable for the sanctions and this vulnerability was exploited.

    Will Russia learn and not start any major project in the future without having the means to complete the project itself without relying on the West? I doubt it.


    Stop being such a fake steam media sap.


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