EGF Gazprom Monitor, Issue 84, May 2018

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A Snapshot of Key Developments in the External Relations of the Russian Gas Sector

By Dr Jack Sharples, EGF Associate Researcher on the External Dimensions of Russian Gas and Research Fellow on the Natural Gas Research Programme, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

Key points:

  • Main Story: European Commission settles antimonopoly investigation into Gazprom"s activities on the European gas market; Analysing the commitments
  • Gazprom on the European market: Gazprom Export publishes 2017 gas sales by destination
  • Nord Stream: Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) launches proceedings against Gazprom and European partners
  • Southern Corridor: Gazprom and Turkish government sign protocol on the Turkish onshore section of Turkish Stream; Gazprom and Botaş agree to settle long-running price dispute out of court
  • Ukraine: EU Commissioner for Energy Union calls on Russia and Ukraine to begin bilateral talks; Gazprom submits request for complete cancellation of Stockholm arbitration award, and claims "interference" in the award process
  • Asia: Progress on Power of Siberia pipeline continues — Gazprom announces 83% of the pipeline has been laid
  • Other: President Putin suggests that Russian government will consider liberalising Russia"s pipeline gas exports; Total takes 10% stake in Novatek"s Arctic LNG 2 project


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