Russia & CIS

Saudi-Polish Deal Dents Russian Oil Dominance in Baltic

Saudi Arabia’s planned purchase of Polish refining assets is set to put OPEC's top producer in charge of two thirds of Poland's oil supply, eroding previously dominant supplier Russia's leverage.

Russia Urges European Union, Germany to Not Delay Nord Stream 2

Russia on Monday urged Germany and the European Union not to drag its feet over certification of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which has become a focal point in political disputes.

Yamal Gas Pipeline Flows Eastward from Germany to Poland for 27th Day Running

The Yamal-Europe pipeline, which usually sends Russian gas west into Europe, flowed east from Germany to Poland for a 27th successive day on Sunday.

Gas Flows Reversed Eastward via Yamal Pipeline for 25th Day

The Yamal-Europe pipeline, which usually sends Russian gas west into Europe, flowed east from Germany to Poland for a 25th successive day on Friday, data from German network operator Gascade showed.

Cruz's Nord Stream 2 Sanctions Bill Fails to Pass in US Senate

The U.S. Senate failed to pass a bill to slap sanctions on Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline sponsored by Republican Senator Ted Cruz, a day after Democrats unveiled their own legislation.

Gazprom Quizzed on High Energy Prices, EU's Vestager Says

The EU's anti-trust chief said she asked gas companies including Gazprom about tight supplies after accusations the Russian giant was holding back extra production.

Gas Flows Reversed Eastward via Russian Yamal Pipeline for 24th Day

The Yamal-Europe pipeline, which usually sends Russian gas west into Europe, saw flows move east from Germany to Poland for the 24th day on Thursday, data from German network operator Gascade showed.

Russia Undermining European Gas Supply Amid Ukraine Standoff, IEA Says

Russia is contributing to an undersupply of natural gas to Europe, the head of the International Energy Agency Fatih Birol said on Wednesday.

Gas Flows on Yamal-Europe Pipeline Continue to Move Eastward

The Yamal-Europe pipeline, which usually sends Russian gas west into Europe, instead flowed east from Germany to Poland for the 23rd day on Wednesday.

Potential Russian Invasion of Ukraine Could Kill Off Nord Stream 2, US Says

Moscow's behavior towards Ukraine will play a crucial role in the fate of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, the United States said on Wednesday.

Gas Flows Reversed Eastward via Russian Yamal Pipeline for 22nd Day

The Yamal-Europe pipeline, which usually sends Russian gas west into Europe, instead flowed east from Germany to Poland for the 22nd day on Tuesday.

Climate-Fueled Permafrost Thaw Threatens Up to Half of Arctic Infrastructure

From satellite imagery, scientists estimate at least 120,000 buildings, 40,000 km (24,850 miles) of roads, and 9,500 km (5,900 miles) of pipelines could be at risk.

US Senators Say Cruz Sanctions on Nord Stream 2 Could Harm Relations with Germany

Several Democratic senators said they believe sanctions on Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline backed by Republican Senator Ted Cruz could harm relations with Germany.

Worrying About Moving More Swiftly than Usual

In January 2020, Russia’s government approved a number of acts concerned with rendering new economic benefits and subsidies to businesses or investors willing to engage in projects in the country’s High North.

Russia Making Moves Affecting the Arctic’s Hydrocarbon Future

This is Part 2 of PGJ's article on Russia’s moves under its Strategic Development Act. The strategy gives particular significance to Murmansk Oblast, emphasizing a broad range of complex and multifaceted transformative measures targeting this province.

German Social Democratic Party Official Defends Pro-Nord Stream 2 Policy

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline to bring Russian gas to Germany should not be mixed up with political and human rights disputes with Moscow, a senior official from the Social Democratic Party said.

Gas Prices Rise as Russian Pipeline Stays in Reverse After Three Weeks

A pipeline that usually sends gas from Russia to Europe was stuck in reverse after three weeks on Monday, pushing up prices in Europe at a time of political tension.

Gas Flows Eastward via Russian Yamal Pipeline for 18th Day, Volume Eases

The Yamal-Europe pipeline was flowing east from Germany to Poland on Friday for an 18th successive day, albeit at marginally lower levels than on Thursday.

US Worried Nord Stream 2 Sanction Plan by Cruz Would Undermine United Front

The State Department is worried that a vote to slap sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline would undermine the united front in response to Russia.

European Gas Prices Rise with Russian Pipeline Stuck in Reverse

European gas prices rose on Wednesday as gas flowed eastwards for the 16th successive day along a pipeline that usually sends deliveries from Russia to Europe.

Russian Gas Transit Via Ukraine Fell 25% in 2021

The volume of Russian gas transported via Ukraine to Europe fell 25% last year, reducing a key revenue stream for Ukraine's struggling economy.

Gas Flows Eastward Via Russian Yamal Pipeline Jump

Natural gas supplies via the Yamal-Europe pipeline, which usually sends Russian gas west into Europe, jumped on Tuesday in direction of Poland from Germany.

Russian Gas in Yamal Pipeline Flows East for 14th Day

The Yamal-Europe pipeline which usually sends Russian gas west into Europe was flowing east from Germany to Poland on Monday for a 14th straight day.

Gas Flowing East From Germany Via Yamal Pipeline for 13th Day

The Yamal-Europe pipeline which usually sends Russian gas west into Europe was flowing east from Germany to Poland on Sunday for the 13th straight day.

Putin Says Nord Stream 2 Link Ready to Calm Gas Prices

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the Nord Stream 2 undersea gas pipeline would help to calm a surge in European gas prices and was ready to start exports.

Gazprom Plans Third Line at Ust-Luga LNG Plant

Gazprom said its board has approved signing a memorandum with Linde and RusKhimAlyans to build a third line at an LNG plant at the Baltic Sea port of Ust-Luga.

Russian Gas Flows via Yamal-Europe Pipeline Reversed for 6th Day

The Yamal-Europe pipeline that usually delivers Russian gas to Western Europe was sending the fuel back to Poland for a sixth straight day on Sunday, according to data from German network operator Gascade.

Russia's Putin Lays Europe Gas Price Crisis Blame on Germany

President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Germany was reselling Russian gas to Poland and Ukraine rather than relieving an overheated market.

Russian Gas Flows via Yamal-Europe Pipeline Reversed for 3rd Day

The Yamal-Europe pipeline that sends Russian gas to Western Europe was operating in reverse for a third straight day on Thursday.

Ukraine's Naftogaz Calls for EU Anti-Monopoly Action Against Gazprom

EU competition chief Margrethe Vestager said the bloc asked questions of major energy companies "to understand if there is foul play in the energy market," but it was too early to reach any conclusions.