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Les 4 pays formant le Viségrad s’opposent sur la construction du “Nord Stream 2”


Selon Sputnik, le projet Nord Stream-2 prévoit la construction de deux nouveaux tronçons du gazoduc transbaltique dont la capacité sera portée à 110 milliards de m3 par an. Nord Stream —2 devra acheminer le gaz à Baumgarten, en Autriche, pour éviter le transit via l’Ukraine. La construction doit être achevée en 2019. Pourtant la Pologne, la République Tchèque, la Slovaquie et la Hongrie s’y opposent car il y a la peur d’une plus grande influence russe au sein de l’Union Européenne. Continue reading Les 4 pays formant le Viségrad s’opposent sur la construction du “Nord Stream 2”

A Network of Russian Veins of Influence : Gas Pipelines of the European Continent


 

By South Front Global Research, August 22, 2015 , Companies’ sources (data from websites accordingly) and EIA.

Natural gas has limited and expensive transport options. As a result, natural gas pipelines are constantly used as a tool of  political pressure and bargaining.

One of the most notable battlefields is the European continent, where Russia has exerted its influence through an intricate network of pipelines.

This article presents information on fourteen European pipeline networks. Continue reading A Network of Russian Veins of Influence : Gas Pipelines of the European Continent

Reshuffling Eurasia’s Energy Deck — Iran, China, and “Pipelineistan”


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By Pepe Escobar, Asia Times

United_States_of_Eurasia_by_DRLM“Pipelineistan” – the prime Eurasian energy chessboard — never sleeps. Recently, it’s Russia that has scored big on all fronts; two monster gas deals sealed with China last year; the launch of Turk Stream replacing South Stream; and the doubling of Nord Stream to Germany.

Now, with the possibility of sanctions on Iran finally vanishing by late 2015/early 2016, all elements will be in place for the revival of one of Pipelineistan’s most spectacular soap operas, which I have been following for years; the competition between the IP (Iran-Pakistan) and TAPI (Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India) gas pipelines.

The $7.5-billion IP had hit a wall for years now – a casualty of hardcore geopolitical power play. IP was initially IPI – connected to India; both India and Pakistan badly need Iranian energy. And yet relentless pressure from successive Bush and Obama administrations scared India out of the project. And then sanctions…

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