revista presei pe energie 30 septembrie – part II

2010/09/30

inforusia.ro: Aprovizionarea cu gaze naturale este inca un vis pentru multe regiuni din Rusia

Ieri, in Peninsula Kamchatka a fost celebrata punerea in functiune a conductei de gaz Sobolev-Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Participarea la inaugurare a presedintelui Dmitri Medvedev a fost calificata drept eveniment national. Cu toate acestea, pentru multi rusi, gazificarea gospodariei ramane inca un vis. Nivelul de gazificare in Rusia, care este cel mai mare exportator mondial de gaze naturale, depaseste foarte putin 60%, apreciaza Nezavisimaia Gazeta.

Printre participantii la eveniment au fost vice-premierul Igor Secin, trimisul prezidential in Districtul Federal Orientul Indepartat Victor Ishayev, presedintele Gazprom Alexei Miller si guvernatorul Peninsulei Kamchatka Alexei Kuzmitsky, care s-au felicitat intre ei si i-au promis presedintelui Dmitri Medvedev ca vor continua, in mod special, procesul de gazificare a regiunilor din Rusia.

Miller a tinut sa sublinieze: “Pentru prima data, in centrul regional – orasul Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, a fost introdus gazul natural. Originea acestuia fiind chiar Kamchatka. Distributia acestuia de la vest la est a fost posibila datorita conductei Sobolev-Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, care a fost construita de Gazprom”. Insa, gazoductul principal, inca, nu inseamna ca gazul a ajuns la consumatori. Problema principala in Kamchatka este sistemul de gazificare, care ar trebui sa fie creat, practic, de la zero.

Dmitri Medvedev le-a dat Gazpromului, autoritatilor federale si guvernamentale din Kamchatka, 30 de zile pentru a pregati schema sistemului de gazificare a fiecarei locuinte din peninsula. Presedintele a promis sa sprijine financiar si politic acest proiect. “Aceasta campanie de aprovizionare cu gaz n-a fost conceputa pentru a ramane doar la stadiul de constructie a conductei principale”, a subliniat presedintele.

RIA Novosti: Ukraine to cut gas purchase from Russia

Ukraine will buy 41 billion cubic meters of gas from Russia in 2011 instead of the contracted 55 billion, the Kommersant-Ukraina newspaper said on Thursday.

“We have for all intents and purposes agreed to lower the volume to be purchased,” a source in the Russian energy giant Gazprom told the paper, adding however that the corresponding documents were still to be signed.

The paper quoted Ukrainian Energy Ministry officials as saying that Ukraine’s record gas reserves of 27 billion cubic meters had made the government seek to cut gas purchases. The country only needs 20 to 22 billion cubic meters of gas a year, Kommersant-Ukraina said.

Ukraine’s national energy company Naftogaz receives a 30-percent discount for Russian gas in exchange for the Ukrainian government’s agreement to extend the lease on a Russian naval base in the Crimea until at least 2042, which was reached in April.

The Stockholm Arbitration Tribunal ruled in June that Ukraine’s national energy company Naftogaz owes its former gas supply intermediary, Swiss-registered RosUkrEnergo, 11 billion cubic meters of gas, which the trader says was illegally confiscated in January 2009, as well as fines of 1.1 billion cubic meters.

Naftogaz challenged the verdict, but the Kiev Appeals Court rejected the claim. The energy company now wants to appeal against the decision at the Ukrainian Supreme Court.

RIA Novosti: Ukraine to cut gas purchase from Russia

Ukraine will buy 41 billion cubic meters of gas from Russia in 2011 instead of the contracted 55 billion, the Kommersant-Ukraina newspaper said on Thursday.

“We have for all intents and purposes agreed to lower the volume to be purchased,” a source in the Russian energy giant Gazprom told the paper, adding however that the corresponding documents were still to be signed.

The paper quoted Ukrainian Energy Ministry officials as saying that Ukraine’s record gas reserves of 27 billion cubic meters had made the government seek to cut gas purchases. The country only needs 20 to 22 billion cubic meters of gas a year, Kommersant-Ukraina said.

Ukraine’s national energy company Naftogaz receives a 30-percent discount for Russian gas in exchange for the Ukrainian government’s agreement to extend the lease on a Russian naval base in the Crimea until at least 2042, which was reached in April.

The Stockholm Arbitration Tribunal ruled in June that Ukraine’s national energy company Naftogaz owes its former gas supply intermediary, Swiss-registered RosUkrEnergo, 11 billion cubic meters of gas, which the trader says was illegally confiscated in January 2009, as well as fines of 1.1 billion cubic meters.

Naftogaz challenged the verdict, but the Kiev Appeals Court rejected the claim. The energy company now wants to appeal against the decision at the Ukrainian Supreme Court.

RIA Novosti: Turkmenistan set to continue strategic energy cooperation with Russia

Turkmenistan will continue to maintain a policy of strategic cooperation with Russia in the oil and gas sphere, the Turkmen president said on Thursday.

Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov said cooperation would continue despite the negative impact of the global economic crisis on joint projects.

Important documents on priority spheres of bilateral economic cooperation signed in December last year in Ashkhabad demonstrate the two countries’ serious intentions, the president said.

“Among them is an intergovernmental agreement on the expansion of strategic cooperation in the energy and machinery spheres, which stipulates the implementation of joint projects in the oil and gas sphere, including the construction of the Central Asia-Center gas pipeline intended to widen opportunities for Turkmen gas supplies to the north,” he said.

The Central Asia – Center gas pipeline system, controlled by Russia’s energy giant Gazprom, is designed to run from Turkmenistan via Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan to Russia.

Supplying gas to Europe has become increasingly important for Turkmenistan, home to South Yolotan, the world’s fourth largest gas field with estimated reserves of 4 to 14 trillion cubic meters.

Construction on the East-West pipeline to the North-East Turkmen gas fields with the Caspian Sea began in May. The planned Nabucco gas pipeline will later connect the Caspian to Europe via Turkey.

RIA Novosti: Japan may hike LNG purchases from Russia next year

Japan is considering increasing purchases of Russia’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) in 2011 due to Indonesia’s plans to reduce exports, Kohei Nakanishi, managing director of state-backed Japan Bank for International Cooperation, said on Thursday.

“We are supplied by Middle East countries and Indonesia. In 2011, Indonesia is going to decrease LNG supplies to the land of the Rising Sun due to the growth of its own economy,” Nakanishi told an investment conference. “We are expecting very much from Russian oil and gas suppliers.”

The share of Russian LNG supplies to Japan amounts to 4.3 percent of overall imports, while Indonesia’s share stands at 20 percent.

Nakanishi said that the most natural and convenient oil and gas source for Japan was Sakhalin.

“The distance between Sakhalin and Japan is one-sixth of the distance between Japan and Middle East countries and nearly half the distance to Indonesia. This means we can offer our clients a better price due to lower transportation costs.”

RT.com: New energy agreements add to China energy links

Russia and China are strengthening their energy links, with Gazprom and Rosneft concluding energy supply contracts to the booming Asian giant.

Rosneft chief Eduard Khudainatov says that will also be receiving 15 million tonnes of oil produced in East Siberia per year, on the Skovorodino to Mokhe pipeline at a price of 650,000 roubles a tonne.

“We’ve sold the technological oil on good terms for us at a market price.”

The Rosneft chief added that the agreed pricing reflected the of the ESPO pipeline.

“The price is calculated according to the same principle as at Kozmino, the terminus of the Eastern Siberia-Pacific Ocean pipeline.”

Khudainatov also indicated that Rosneft would be interested in cooperating with Gazprom to supply gas to China.

“It would be desirable to go into the market together.”

news.az: Turkish PM complains about Nabucco pipeline delay

The Turkish prime minister has complained about the delay in the Nabucco project, designed to carry Caspian natural gas to Europe.

“We say we are ready for everything, but those playing the coordination role have not yet come up with serious action,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the Black Sea Energy and Economic Forum, organized by the Atlantic Council, yesterday.

The Nabucco project is designed to carry Caspian natural gas through Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary, ending in Austria. Intergovernmental agreements have been signed between the countries and the Nabucco Consortium is working on securing an energy supply as well as financing.

Talking about the supply, transit and consumption dimension of natural gas, Erdogan said the supply dimension of the project was still missing.

“Each day that passes is to the disadvantage of the project,” he said.

The Nabucco project will contribute to the diversification of energy resources and routes of Europe, he said. “The European Union is supporting the project, but we are waiting for implementation.”

He also criticized the European Union for still not opening Turkey’s entry talks on the energy chapter. As a candidate for EU membership, Turkey needs to complete talks in 31 policy areas. Greek Cyprus is blocking talks on the energy chapter. “Some are trying to use opening talks in this chapter as a threat. This is not proper.”

Erdogan asked the forum to take a fair approach to energy issues. “No one is secure unless everyone is secure. This is valid for energy issues as well.” He added that whatever Turkey brought to the agenda, it did for the good of humanity.

“When we said that the issue of the Iranian nuclear program should be solved through dialogue and diplomacy, we did it in the name of global peace,” he said. Turkey voted against UN sanctions against Iran for Tehran’s controversial nuclear program.

Erdogan said Turkey was unable to obtain the necessary support when it raised issues such as Palestine, Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq.

trend.az: Support agreements would be signed in Nabucco project in October – Turkish PM

Turkey‘s prime minister said on Wednesday that support agreements onNabucco project would be signed in October, Anadolu Agency reported.
Speaking at the opening of the “2nd Black Sea Energy & Economy Forum” in Istanbul, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan recalled that the inter-governmental agreement on Nabucco Project had been signed in July 2009.
“We are planning to sign the support agreements of the project in October. This pipeline project, which will have an annual capacity of 31 billion cubicmeters, is also supported by the European Commission. However, we are waiting for its implementation,” Erdogan said.
Erdogan noted that talks also continued on the extension of the Arab Gas Pipeline, whose final destination would be Europe, to Turkey.
“We believe natural gas, together with petroleum, is an important resource that will contribute to Iraq’s restructuring process and prosperity. Therefore, we think that the Iraqi government should start considering natural gas as an export product as soon as possible in order to meet Europe’s growing demand,” the Turkish premier said.
Erdogan said that facilities in Turkey’s southern Ceyhan region constituted a great potential for the Iraqi gas, adding such gas could be transported to European and world markets from Ceyhan.
Noting that Turkey’s Straits were no more capable to carry the Russian and Caspian oil, Erdogan said, “This is a great threat for Turkey. Therefore, we attach great importance to projects that will ease the load over the Straits, particularly the Samsun-Ceyhan project”.
Erdogan also noted that Turkey’s strong economy and geo-strategic position as an energy bridge would soon make it a major global actor in energy.
Pointing to such strategic position’s important role in the country’s EU vision, Erdogan also said, “Unfortunately, those who make Turkey’s EU membership a matter of discussion are not far-sighted enough”.

apa.az: Turkish PM: “Each passed day is against the Nabucco project ”

Apa-Economics. Consensus on Nabuco project was not got yet, Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in the 2nd Black Sea energy and economic forum.


According to him Turkey is ready to support the Nabucco project. “Each passed day is against the Nabucco project”

He also emphasized the importance and usefulness of Nabuco project.

Turkish PM: “Each passed day is against the Nabucco project ”

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