Questions tagged [gas]
Use this tag for questions relating to fuel gases, the most common being the fossil fuel natural gas.
Why is Russia limiting its gas supply to the EU instead of stopping it altogether?
Recently, Russia has markedly reduced gas sold to European nations in their gas pipelines. This seems very strange to me. In my opinion, the only two logical amounts of gas to sell would be "as ...
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 ...
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 ...
Why would Russia damage their own gas pipelines?
Much the West has accused Russia of being behind the damage the pipelines in the Baltic Sea providing gas to Europe. However, why would they do this? If they wanted to deprive Europe of gas, could ...
Which entities do have both a motive and a capability of disrupting Nord Stream?
Although the circumstances of the recent leaks in the North Stream pipelines in the Baltic Sea near Bornholm are still not totally clear, the temporal coincidence of multiple leaks suggest that some ...
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 ...
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 ...
Why does France resist the Midcat pipeline?
Earlier this month we read that the construction of a gas pipeline between Germany and the Iberian peninsula is strongly supported by Portugal, Germany and Spain. This pipeline should, at least in ...
What would be the advantage of launching an UN-led inquiry over the Nord Stream sabotage?
Russian ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said Moscow was presenting a request for an independent investigation in light of doubts about the integrity and transparency of Denmark, Germany and Sweden in ...
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 ...
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 ...
Has Russia, as of August 21st, violated any gas contracts with Germany?
With the looming winter, the question of Russia delivering sufficient gas for power, warmth, and industry is frequently discussed across German media. However, as far as I am aware, only the possible ...
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 ...
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 ...
How are the European countries paying Russia in Rubles?
As far as I understood, for the purchase of Russian gas, European countries can't pay Russia in EUR because of their sanction on Russia. On the other hand, as per Putin's decree, Russia only accepts ...
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 ...
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 ...
How did Turkmenistan "destroy its relationship with Russia’s Gazprom in 2008"?
According to one Carnegie article (seemingly penned by a Uzbek political analyst/scientist): After Ashgabat destroyed its relationship with Russia’s Gazprom in 2008, only China remained as the major ...
Where is the support for remote work based on social and environmental benefits?
Work from home (WFH) vs in-office has been continuously debated since the start of the pandemic. Some articles report better productivity with WFH. Others report the opposite. Setting aside the ...
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, ...
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&...
Why would Gazprom operate (the maintenance of) TurkStream through a Dutch subsidiary?
According to Gazprom (as quoted by RFERL) the Dutch government has suspended the license of South Stream Transport B.V., which apparently is a Gazprom subsidiary registered in the Netherlands. South ...
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 ...
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 ...
Did Saudi Arabia cut in half its oil & gas share of GDP from 2020 to 2022?
I'm seeing vastly different numbers reported for Saudi Arabia's oil & gas share in GDP. One Saudi scholar gives Kingdom of Saudi Arabia owns 17% proven reserves of the world and constitutes 50% ...
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 ...
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 ...
Does Gazprom or Russia confirm that one of the Nord Stream 2 pipes is still (theoretically) operational after the recent pipe breakage incidents? [closed]
According to the New York Times, during the recent mystery events, both pipes of Nord Stream 1 were severed, whereas only one of Nord Stream 2's pair was. Does Gazprom or Russia confirm this state of ...
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 ...
How is Turkmenistan exporting gas to Azerbaijan?
According to the "Turkmen Portal", Turkmenistan was the main gas exporter to Azerbaijan in 2022: Declared gas imports to Azerbaijan in 2022 amounted to 1 billion 16 million 423,6 thousand ...