Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Have I Mentioned Russian Natural Gas and Nord Stream 2?

Yes, yes I have.
We'll have more tomorrow but for now, here's what we've posted over the last six months, oldest to newest:

"Berlin, Moscow Negotiate New Trade Accord"
-Reading Eagle
Feb. 12, 1940

"U.S., Poland Oppose Gas Pipeline Linking Russia And Germany"
"Europe’s Energy Geopolitics is Getting Dicey"

Natural Gas: "Polish PM: Nord Stream II Would Make Russia Free to act Against Ukraine, So Must Not be Built"
US Afraid of Europe Consuming More Russian Gas– German MP

Oil/Gas and Geopolitics: Keeping the Politicians Warm Edition

"US Threatens Sanctions For European Firms Participating In Russian Gas Pipeline Project"

"Germany’s Pivot From Russian Gas Will Be Costly"
This is what the Poles have been trying to tell the EU for at least the last half-decade.
Poland has an understanding of their neighbor to the east that Brussels (and even Berlin) seems to lack. As noted in the introduction to January's "Poland's Plan to Dominate Europe, Continued", the Poles built their LNG terminal knowing full well the cost of various sources:
—Following the December series of posts* on Poland I had intended something on a gas pipeline or two or geopolitics or the Baltic-to-Black Sea (and Greece) Via Carpathia Highway or the new (security-at-a-cost) LNG terminal but....but...Bambi !!

ICYMI: "No Russia-German pipeline plan without Ukraine role: Merkel"

Europe Continues To Slurp Russian Natural Gas

Trump Gives Merkel An Ultimatum: Drop Russian Gas Pipeline Or Trade War Begins

Natural Gas: "Never Too Late? Bulgarian President Resurrects Idea of South Stream"

"Italy Threatens to Throw Spanner in European Alternative to Russian Gas"

Russia, the West, and Recent Geoeconomics in Europe’s Gas Wars

Natural Gas: "Beyond Nord Stream 2: A Look at Russia’s Turk Stream project"