Putin as carnivore

BERLIN, March 12 (UPI) -- The unfolding Ukraine crisis has become a classic example of the complex nature of power in the modern age.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Poland wary of Russia's energy reach

WARSAW, Poland, March 11 (UPI) -- Germany's dependence on Russian natural gas is indicative of the influence the Kremlin has over European sovereignty, the Polish prime minister said.

Putin: German gas line should run at full steam

BRUSSELS, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said an extension of the Nord Stream gas pipeline through Germany should be able to operate at its full capacity.

Gas through Nord Stream exceeds 800 billion cubic feet

MOSCOW, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Gas deliveries through the twin Nord Stream pipelines from Russia through the Baltic Sea exceeded 800 billion cubic feet last year, the project's operator said.

DeepOcean lands Nord Stream inspection contract

HAUGESUND, Norway, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Norwegian survey company DeepOcean said it secured a contract to conduct inspections for the Nord Stream natural gas twin pipeline system in the Baltic Sea.

EU agrees to Gazprom acquisitions in Europe

BRUSSELS, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The European Commission said it consented to the proposed acquisition by Russian energy company Gazprom of Dutch and German natural gas interests.

Gazprom loses fight to Germany's RWE

MOSCOW, July 10 (UPI) -- Russian energy company Gazprom said it would adjust its gas price contract with German utility RWE within a month following a court ruling.

Gazprom mulls LNG from Gulf of Finland

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, June 24 (UPI) -- Russian energy company Gazprom said it views a liquefied natural gas plant on the Gulf of Finland a step in a new regional direction.

Russia, Britain review energy ties

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, June 24 (UPI) -- The British energy sector is eager to secure more supplies of natural gas from Russian energy company Gazprom, the British energy minister said.

Gazprom reviews Barents Sea developments

MOSCOW, June 19 (UPI) -- Directors at Russian energy company Gazprom said work was under way on designs for liquefied natural gas terminals tied to the Shtokman field.

Exports hurt Russian oil income

MOSCOW, June 10 (UPI) -- Costs associated with oil exports to countries outside the Commonwealth of Independent States hurt profits, Russian crude oil producer Bashneft said Monday.

Gasunie, Gazprom review Nord Stream goals

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia, May 31 (UPI) -- Russian natural gas company Gazprom said it signed an agreement with its Dutch counterpart for pipeline infrastructure and small-scale LNG deliveries.

Poland, Finland seek cleaner Baltic, renewable energy investments

GDANSK, Poland, May 31 (UPI) -- Finland and Poland are looking to cooperate on cleaning up the Baltic Sea and renewable energy investments, Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen says.

Nord Stream puts impact review on display

ZUG, Switzerland, April 11 (UPI) -- Public hearings for a Finnish extension of the Nord Stream natural gas pipeline through the Baltic Sea are scheduled through April, the project consortium said.

Gazprom wants link to United Kingdom

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, April 10 (UPI) -- Russian natural gas markets may connect to the United Kingdom through a possible expansion of the Nord Stream gas pipeline, Gazprom's Alexei Miller said.
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Nord Stream (Russian: Северный поток Severnyy potok, German: Nordeuropäische Gasleitung; former names: North Transgas and North European Gas Pipeline; also known as the Russo–German gas pipeline or the Baltic Sea gas pipeline) is a planned natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany by the company Nord Stream AG. The name of Nord Stream refers usually to the offshore pipeline between Vyborg, Russia, and Greifswald, Germany, but sometimes it may have wider meaning, which includes the onshore pipeline in Russia and further connections in Western Europe.

The project, which is promoted by Russia and Germany, is seen as controversial both for environmental concerns and national security risks in several countries such as Sweden, Poland and the Baltic states, which favour overland alternatives.

The original pipeline project started in 1997 when Gazprom and the Finnish company Neste (later Fortum) formed a joint company North Transgas Oy for construction and operation of a gas pipeline from Russia to Northern Germany across the Baltic Sea. North Transgas cooperated with the German gas company Ruhrgas (later E.ON). A route survey in the Exclusive Economic Zones of Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Germany, and a feasibility study of the pipeline was performed in 1998. Various route options were considered including routes with onshore segments through Finland and Sweden.

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