Questions tagged [gas]

Use this tag for questions relating to fuel gases, the most common being the fossil fuel natural gas.

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Difference between Western sanctions and Russia's choice to stop oil & gas

Just to be clear, I am neither in favour of Russia's war nor arguing against punishing it for the invasion. However, I have noticed a difference in rhetoric around what seems to me to be similar sorts ...
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How is Ukraine getting their gas since the Russian invasion?

How exactly is Ukraine getting their gas since the Russian invasion? I've heard news reports that Ukraine is buying Russian gas from Germany after Germany buys it from Russia and pipes it through ...
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How did consumer gas prices change in Latvia relative to Germany, following the substantial reduction of Russian imports in Latvia 2015-2021?

The 3 Baltic countries have announced that they apparently import zero Russian gas now. More interestingly, this was a gradual reduction, e.g. In 2015, nearly 100 per cent of Lithuania's gas supplies ...
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How much natural gas does France import from Russia?

According to the BBC France, like many other European countries, imports much of its natural gas through pipelines from Russia, using it for residential and commercial energy. Of course, "much&...
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US-EU gas deal: has US offered particularly favorable conditions?

One of the major results of the President Biden's latest visit to Europe is signing of the US-EU gas deal, aiming at reducing European dependence on the Russian gas exports: see, e.g., EU signs US gas ...
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Why is Ukraine not stopping the transit of Russian gas in the context of its demand to boycott Russian gas?

As can be seen in this article from Germany, Zelenskyj calls for a gas boycott from Russia. At the same time, there is the transit of Russian gas through Ukraine. So why is Ukraine not stopping that ...
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Can BP still sell its share in Rosneft?

Yesterday, BP announced they would be selling their $14 billion share in Rosnef. The London-headquartered oil firm announced on Sunday that it was offloading its 19.75% voting stake in Rosneft, ...
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What is Russia's plan to cope with invasion-related economic damage to itself?

Russia has been under sanction since 2014 for the annexation of Crimea. Now, the West imposed more sanctions, and the construction work of the NordStream-2 pipelines has also been suspended. What is ...
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Why did EU fail to reduce their dependence on Russian natural gas?

The conflict in Ukraine is escalating and new sanctions are being announced. Some of the news are arguing about the EU's significant dependence on Russian gas. The following graphic indicates that the ...
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Why was Gas Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria delayed so much?

Greece-Bulgaria gas interconnector startup is now set for July 2022 after multiple delays: The Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria, or IGB, -- part of the much-heralded Southern Gas Corridor -- has been ...
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What powers, if any, does POTUS have to ban fracking on private or state owned property?

One of the flashpoints in the current presidential contest, especially in Pennsylvania, is the issue of fracking. I have no doubt that the President and Federal government maintain jurisdiction over ...
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What is the current US Helium recycling policy?

This rather old Nature article argues about the importance of Helium recycling due to its scarcity: (..) scientists rely on to cool superconducting magnets inside nuclear magnetic resonance ...
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How does Nord Stream II project fit with Ukraine-EU relationship?

A local TV short documentary argued that the Nord Stream II project should be finalized by 2019. I cannot find information to support this, but Wikipedia mentions that its construction has begun in ...
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Germany's reaction to the latest US sanction on Russia

On 27 July 2017, The US Senate has passed a bill to slap new sanctions on Russia. Germany was a strong critic of this sanction from the beginning. Germany even threatened retaliation. As this link ...
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Why does Germany seem to not favor EU energy independence (from Russia)?

Following US newest sanctions towards Russia, Germany reacted against this new wave of sanctions: Germany threatened on Friday to retaliate against the United States if new sanctions on Russia ...
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What plans do European countries have if Russia closed gas pipelines to them?

Now that Crimean crisis is at its peak, US and EU are trying their best to force Moscow to pull back from Crimea. But all there efforts seem to have no effect on Russia. But if these situations ...
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Is there anything suggesting NATO is just waiting for the winter to end before acting in Crimea?

One of the strongest "weapons" Russia has is the power to shut down gas, which Europe needs. Is there anything suggesting that the NATO might have decided to procrastinate actions in Crimea for a few ...
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