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    Post  kvs Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:52 pm

    Hole wrote:Akademik was send to keep the enemy (partner Wink ) busy.

    So it was one big troll of the USA and its minions by Russia jocolor
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    Post  JohninMK Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:25 am

    I don't think that is correct.

    Initially the Danes refused to certify the Fortuna due to it not having full automatic self powered location positioning. That is why the CH was sent from the FE as it has that feature, as did the Swiss pipelayer before it left. Now the Danes accept the Fortuna, I don't know why the change.
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    Post  GarryB Fri Dec 25, 2020 8:08 am

    Probably the threat that they might just change the path of the pipe so they don't get any transit fees...
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    Post  franco Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:42 am

    JohninMK wrote:I don't think that is correct.

    Initially the Danes refused to certify the Fortuna due to it not having full automatic self powered location positioning. That is why the CH was sent from the FE as it has that feature, as did the Swiss pipelayer before it left. Now the Danes accept the Fortuna, I don't know why the change.

    Perhaps the Danes are more afraid of the Germans then the Americans.
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    Post  GarryB Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:37 am

    The Germans are acting like such pussies... I don't see why they should fear them...
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    Post  kvs Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:41 am

    It is a pecking order. The German betas are alphas to the Danes.

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    Post  Kiko Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:47 pm

    Fortuna has completed one string of Nord Stream 2. And she left, the port of destination is Wismar

    But to go to Wismar is to give up construction.
    Where is she, "Fortune", why?

    We were informed that there are two lines of "Nord Stream-2" in German waters, only 5 km.
    And the pipes must be laid before December 31.

    As of December 26, one line, 2.6 km, has been completed in German waters.
    And "Fortuna" left, declaring Wismar as the port of destination.

    Wismar is quite far from the highway, very to the West.
    The construction of one line took a total of 14 days.
    "Fortune" simply does not have time to walk back and forth, there are only 6 days left until the end of the warning about construction works.

    Even if we take into account that Fortuna was fine-tuning the work during the first days, and by the end of the thread reached a normal rhythm, then in any case it needs more than 3 days.
    What Wismar ?!
    Who will finish?

    Or what, skeptical forecasts came true, and all this was a show, an imitation of activity before summing up the results of the year?
    Did the US poke around and decided to postpone the completion?

    "Academician Chersky", by the way, still stands at the Curonian Spit, no movements.
    "Fortune" goes to Wismar.
    The still incumbent US President Donald Trump vetoed the defense budget with bans on Nord Stream 2, yes.
    However, on December 28, the House of Representatives of Congress will meet and the veto is likely to overcome.
    This means that sanctions against ships, insurance and certification will take effect.
    As for Baden, no one knows now whether he will block the project or allow Europe to finish what he has begun.
    Everyone is racking their brains, but the maximum they have come to is either yes or no.

    True, there was also information that the completion in German waters could be extended until January.
    This is great, but who will build it?
    "Fortune" left, "Academician Chersky" did not come.
    And Nord Stream 2 will not build itself.

    https://zen.yandex.ru/media/vg_saveliev/fortuna-zakonchila-odnu-nitku-severnogo-potoka2-i-ushla-port-naznacheniia--vismar-5fe6d991e5cdbc6a96764933


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    Post  kvs Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:32 pm

    The German posturing at the UN is likely getting a reaction. NS 2 is a favour for Germany. But Germany has been spitting
    in Russia's face in return. Maybe the idiots in charge in Russia have finally woken up and smelled the coffee. Germany needs
    to taught a lesson in proper human manners. If it hates Russia so much, then it can eat Qatari (called US) LNG.

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    Post  Kiko Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:35 pm

    Denmark announced the start of work on Nord Stream 2 on January 15th. Americans are not decree
    23 December

    Work on Nord Stream 2 in the Danish economic zone may begin on 15 January.
    The work will involve the Fortuna barge with anchor positioning and auxiliary vessels.
    A 1.5 mile exclusion zone is being created around the Fortuna pipelayer.
    Do not walk without additional permission, do not fish, do not work on the seabed, do not anchor, do not dive, etc.
    This is exactly the message made by the Danish Maritime Agency.

    In general, the construction of Nord Stream 2 in Danish waters is resuming.
    True, this is a very preliminary announcement, because the updated work schedule has not yet been presented.

    It can be assumed that the message about the ships that will build the Danish section of Nord Stream 2 is also not final.
    "Fortune" is in this message, but "Academician Chersky" is not.
    If "Akademik Chersky" does not make it to the line, then the remaining 130-160 km in two-line version will fit somewhere in 3-5 months.
    That is, they will build it, but not soon.
    And the risks of sanctions are increasing, the Americans will have plenty of time to stop.

    But what's the main thing here?
    Work in Danish economic waters is planned.
    Nobody is going to stop after the completion of the German section.
    The Murman vessel has now entered the Danish zone to explore the bottom, and this is a necessary stage before the start of work.
    The work schedule must be submitted, but this is a notification, not a permissive procedure.
    Denmark has not only allowed the completion of Nord Stream 2, but has already warned that it is inevitable that it will begin in January.

    The Americans do not order us.
    Q.E.D.

    https://zen.yandex.ru/media/vg_saveliev/daniia-soobscila-o-nachale-rabot-po-severnomu-potoku2-s-15-ianvaria-amerikancy-ne-ukaz-5fe36192fc74c84ded92b560
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    Post  kvs Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:30 pm

    These moron journalists are something else. The pipe is going through Denmark's EEZ and not through its territorial waters.
    Are these clowns really primary school dropouts or something? It is like the clowns who report the ADIZ as territorial
    air space.

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    Post  Kiko Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:32 pm

    Laying of "Nord Stream 2" completed at the German section
    20:37 12/28/2020

    https://ria.ru/20201228/ukladka-1591300027.html

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    Post  kvs Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:22 pm



    Lithuania is learning that LNG ain't cheap.   To stick it to Russia these idiots signed an LNG deal for a certain volume
    every year with Norway.   Now they are engaged in a legal battle with Norway because the Norwegian LNG is 1.5
    times the price of the piped gas.  

    EU-tards are actual retards.   They fall for US dumping tricks and think that they will be paying less for LNG than
    for piped gas.   Russia really needs to stop getting in their way.

    The hater bitches in Lithuania have the gall to accuse Russia of a disinformation campaign about Lithuania's
    energy policy retardation.   Yeah, you twerps, Russia so desperately needs you that it would even care about
    staging some info-war campaign.   You retards are already digging your own graves so who needs to help you?

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    Post  LMFS Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:55 pm

    LNG has increased prices more than six-fold compared to this year's lows, these retards are going to eat shit in spades. In fact EU is removing back-fed gas from countries like Ukraine, so these are pumping from their underground reserves like crazy. It is just a matter of time that they demand Russia to supply them again, the idiots.

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    Post  Hole Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:16 pm

    And all the LNG is shipped to Asia because the prizes there are much higher then in Europe.
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    Post  kvs Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:47 pm

    Hole wrote:And all the LNG is shipped to Asia because the prizes there are much higher then in Europe.

    Excellent typo. There are prizes to be won by doing business with Asia. Not so much from doing business with NATzO
    and its competition hating American masters.

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    Post  Hole Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:59 pm

    The Japanese are begging Russia for years now to build a pipeline. After all the BS with NSII they can wait until hell freezes over. Maybe Russia should tell them who is responsible for this.

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    Post  LMFS Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:01 am

    Hole wrote:The Japanese are begging Russia for years now to build a pipeline. After all the BS with NSII they can wait until hell freezes over. Maybe Russia should tell them who is responsible for this.

    They can sign a peace treaty with Russia to start with, and then deposit the money for the construction of the pipeline on a Russian bank in advance, I am sure Putin will honour his commitments thumbsup
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    Post  owais.usmani Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:59 am

    Hole wrote:The Japanese are begging Russia for years now to build a pipeline.

    Do you have a source for Japan's "begging for years"? Japan has a huge infrastructure built up for LNG as they are one of the world's largest importer of it, and they seem to be content with using LNG in the foreseeable future.
    Also, there can be no peace treaty with Japan since they put the condition that Russia surrender 4 southern-most Kuril islands to them first, which is not happening, no matter who is there in the Kremlin.

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    Post  kvs Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:23 pm



    The Power of Siberia pipeline saw daily gas supply volumes between 60% and 81% higher than stipulated by contract in late December.
    The volume of gas shipped in 2021 is forecast to increase by 100%.

    This project was pissed on by all sorts of liberasts, emo-Marxists and turbo-patriots who claimed it would sink in a sea of corruption
    with the profits parked offshore. These retards have the wrong country, their drivel applies to their precious "better west". The
    Power of Siberia had no evidence of corruption since it was finished quickly and within budget. Two things that almost never happen
    in the precious west for such large projects. Project delays are an old trick to siphon money.

    The Power of Siberia pipeline is putting EU-tardia in its place. The clowns in Bruxelles thought that they could blackmail Russia with
    their inane regulations and sanctions. Now they can eat shit.

    If I was Putin, I would deliberately delay the construction of Nord Stream II and never return gas transit through Banderastan.
    Charity for haters and enemies is absurd.

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    Post  calripson Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:50 pm

    kvs wrote:

    The Power of Siberia pipeline saw daily gas supply volumes between 60% and 81% higher than stipulated by contract in late December.
    The volume of gas shipped in 2021 is forecast to increase by 100%.  

    This project was pissed on by all sorts of liberasts, emo-Marxists and turbo-patriots who claimed it would sink in a sea of corruption
    with the profits parked offshore.   These retards have the wrong country, their drivel applies to their precious "better west".   The
    Power of Siberia had no evidence of corruption since it was finished quickly and within budget.   Two things that almost never happen
    in the precious west for such large projects.   Project delays are an old trick to siphon money.

    The Power of Siberia pipeline is putting EU-tardia in its place.   The clowns in Bruxelles thought that they could blackmail Russia with
    their inane regulations and sanctions.   Now they can eat shit.

    If I was Putin, I would deliberately delay the construction of Nord Stream II and never return gas transit through Banderastan.
    Charity for haters and enemies is absurd.


    A few caveats on your comments. There still is insufficient capacity to China to tell take up the slack from the EU. They need to increase capacity with new pipelines to China by 150%. Secondly, having dealt with the Chinese in business, they are cheap as hell and constantly try to renegotiate prices lower. They are also very cagey - they already pump gas from central Asia and are desperately trying to develop their own fields. Bottom line is you do not want to rely on them any more than the EU.

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    Post  kvs Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:07 pm

    Those are important points. But

    1) Gazprom is selling gas to China for much more than it is selling to the EU. Right now the EU price is 170 US dollars per thousand
    cubic meters. The contracted price to China is $350 per tcm.

    2) Gazprom is not planning on stopping supplies to the EU. But it can fully turn off any transit through Banderastan regardless of
    the status of NS II. The capacity of the Power of Siberia is over 60 billion cubic meters per year which is more than Russia
    transfers through Banderastan by a large amount. Turk Stream is already doing its job of diversifying away from transfer
    over Banderite controlled territory.

    3) The Power of Siberia II project is already under way and the combined capacity will be over 120 bcm/year.

    So a fire is being lit under the collective ass of EU-tardia and even the slow part of the Bruxelles idiot decider elite
    is beginning to smell the coffee.

    Good.

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    Post  LMFS Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:24 pm

    They still need to link Western and Eastern fields and gas transport networks, but the writing is on the wall for the EU. Sooner rather than later Russia will have no acute need to sell them cheap gas, so they better start showing some respect and some seriousness.
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    Post  PapaDragon Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:06 am


    Oh my... Cool

    Saudi Arabia Will Cut Its Oil Production, Allowing Russia’s to Grow

    Oil prices rose to levels not seen since February. The two major oil producers had been moving in lock step since an April agreement to cut output.


    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/05/business/energy-environment/opec-plus-oil-prices.html

    By Stanley Reed
    Jan. 5, 2021

    OPEC, Russia and other oil major producers reached an unusual agreement on production quotas on Tuesday, with Saudi Arabia committing to reducing its oil production by one million barrels a day and Russia and Kazakhstan winning relatively modest production increases.

    The effect will be an overall reduction in oil production. The news pushed prices up more than 4 percent, reaching levels not seen since February. Brent crude rose past $53 a barrel, and West Texas Intermediate exceeded $50 as traders welcomed the Saudi willingness to give up some barrels in an effort to stabilize the market.

    The difficulty in reaching consensus at the meeting of the OPEC Plus group appeared to show that cooperation between Saudi Arabia, the de facto leader of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, and Russia is once again under considerable strain. That tension could be a harbinger of difficulties in restraining production in the coming months.

    Finding that they were unable to head off Russia’s demand for a production increase, Saudi Arabia appears to have largely given in to preserve at least a semblance of unity.
    “Instead of letting everything fall apart, the Saudis let the Russians have what they want,” said Bhushan Bahree, an executive director at IHS Markit, a research firm.


    Russia will now be permitted to raise production by 65,000 barrels a day in February and by another 65,000 a day in March, bringing output to over 9.2 million barrels a day.

    At the same time, to prop up the market, the Saudis volunteered to cut production by one million barrels a day — the equivalent of about 1 percent of world supply — to about 8.1 million barrels a day. That pledge came late and was not reflected in quota numbers published by OPEC after the meeting. The Saudis had been producing more than 11 million barrels a day at the peak of a price war with Russia last spring.

    “This was a homegrown idea,” Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, the Saudi oil minister, said during a news conference after the meeting. The prince said Saudi Arabia was making a gesture of “good will.”

    The group met by video beginning Monday to consider an increase in February of around 500,000 barrels a day, following a similar boost this month.
    The Russians wanted more output. They have argued that unless OPEC Plus keeps pace with the recovery of demand, the group will lose market share to shale oil producers in the United States. The Russians also appear to be more sanguine about the world economy and the recovery of demand for oil.

    The Saudis urged caution, with the pandemic still far from under control. They have been wary of easing the production cuts agreed to by the group in April that helped bring prices back from their spring lows.

    Before that deal and facing falling demand for oil amid the first wave of the pandemic, Saudi Arabia and other producers tried to force Russia to agree to a big cut in production. When Russia objected, the Saudis increased production and cut prices, triggering a panic among traders in April that eventually caused the price of West Texas Intermediate to go negative.

    The dynamic, though, had changed with the April deal that ended the price war. Saudi Arabia and Russia had been moving in lock step, with identical production quotas.

    “Do not put all that we have achieved at risk for the sake of an instant but illusory benefit,” Prince Abdulaziz, who also chairs the OPEC Plus meetings, said at the beginning of the conference.

    Unable to come to an agreement on Monday, the big producers, led by the Saudis, figured that they had better reach some compromise on Tuesday or risk spooking traders still wary of the price war.

    The Saudis and other OPEC countries remain worried about the outlook for their oil. OPEC Plus released a statement after the meeting, noting the “shocking impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the world economy and markets.”

    “Rising infections, the return of stricter lockdown measures and growing uncertainties have resulted in a more fragile economic recovery that is expected to carry over into 2021,” the statement said.

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    Post  JohninMK Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:04 pm

    kvs wrote:
    2) Gazprom is not planning on stopping supplies to the EU.   But it can fully turn off any transit through Banderastan regardless of
    the status of NS II.   The capacity of the Power of Siberia is over 60 billion cubic meters per year which is more than Russia
    transfers through Banderastan by a large amount.   Turk Stream is already doing its job of diversifying away from transfer
    over Banderite controlled territory.
    Surely the capacity of the PoS is not more than NordStream 1 and Ukraine combined?

    Are you sure that Turkstream is having an effect on Ukraine pipelines? I haven't seen that the Bulgaria/Serbia link out of Turkey is in action yet but I may have missed it.

    So not sure that Gazprom can stop pumping through Ukraine yet. Also they have an agreed supply deal on that route for a few years yet.
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    Post  franco Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:17 pm

    JohninMK wrote:
    kvs wrote:
    2) Gazprom is not planning on stopping supplies to the EU.   But it can fully turn off any transit through Banderastan regardless of
    the status of NS II.   The capacity of the Power of Siberia is over 60 billion cubic meters per year which is more than Russia
    transfers through Banderastan by a large amount.   Turk Stream is already doing its job of diversifying away from transfer
    over Banderite controlled territory.
    Surely the capacity of the PoS is not more than NordStream 1 and Ukraine combined?

    Are you sure that Turkstream is having an effect on Ukraine pipelines? I haven't seen that the Bulgaria/Serbia link out of Turkey is in action yet but I may have missed it.

    So not sure that Gazprom can stop pumping through Ukraine yet. Also they have an agreed supply deal on that route for a few years yet.

    https://www.rt.com/business/511285-serbia-launches-turkstream-pipeline/

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