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Russia within 62 miles of finishing Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline -report | Source: Reuters

A road sign directs traffic towards the Nord Stream 2 gas line landfall facility entrance in Lubmin, Germany, September 10, 2020.

The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline led by Gazprom is projected to be completed by the end of this year,” allowing Russia to ship more gas to Western Europe, while bypassing Ukraine, potentially depriving it of lucrative transit revenues at a time when Kyiv is locked in a confrontation with Moscow.

Source: Reuters


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Russia and Pakistan agree deal to build Stream gas pipeline in Pakistan | Source: Eastern Eye

Russia and Pakistan agree deal to build Stream gas pipeline in Pakistan -  EasternEye

Russia and Pakistan have signed an inter-governmental agreement to build the Pakistan Stream gas pipeline for transportation of gas from Karachi to Kasur in the Asian country. The two countries had signed an inter-governmental agreement on the project in 2015, but its implementation got postponed.

Source: Eastern Eye


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Russia resumes gas supply to Turkey | Source: Neftegaz Ru

Russian gas producer Gazprom has resumed supplies to Turkey via the Blue Stream gas pipeline. Turkey is currently importing approximately 50 % of its gas needs from Russia, making Ankara the 2nd most valuable market for Russian gas after Germany.

Source: Neftegaz Ru


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Total Suspends Gas-linked Cash Payments To Myanmar Army | Source: International Business Times

Total suspended cash payments linked to gas pipeline partly owned by the Myanmar military due to “the unstable context” in the country.

French energy giant Total said that Myanmar’s army would no longer receive cash payments linked to a pipeline it operates through a joint venture with the military, following February’s military coup. It added that it “condemns the violence and human rights abuses occurring in Myanmar” and would comply with any potential sanctions against the junta from the EU or US.

Source: International Business Times


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Turkey signals new natural gas discovery in Black Sea | Source: Daily Sabah

Turkey’s third drillship Kanuni is seen off Istanbul en route to the Black Sea, Turkey, Oct. 19, 2020. (IHA Photo)

Turkey signals new natural gas discovery in Black Sea. The field is expected to gradually increase to reach a production plateau of around 15 bcm as of 2025, which is sufficient to meet 30% of the nation’s annual gas demand. The reserve is expected to lessen the country’s dependence on Russia, Iran and Azerbaijan for energy imports.

Source: Daily Sabah


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Middle East

India loses Farzad-B gas field in Iran | SOURCE: NEW INDIAN EXPRESS

ONGC Videsh headquarters in Delhi. (Photo | Facebook\ ONGCVideshLtd)

India lost the ONGC Videsh Ltd-discovered Farzad-B gas field in the Persian Gulf after Iran awarded a contract for developing the giant gas field to a local company.

SOURCE: NEW INDIAN EXPRESS


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EU Considers Training Mission To Quell Mozambique Crisis | SOURCE: VON GOV

The European Union will consider sending a civilian training mission to Mozambique to help the government withstand a growing insurgency. Mozambique’s government has been facing an Islamist insurgency since 2017, putting at risk natural gas projects. 

SOURCE: VON GOV


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EUROPE

NORD STREAM 2:

  • The White House is in talks to appoint a special envoy to lead negotiations on halting the construction of Russia-to-Germany gas pipeline Nord Stream 2, as Washington looks for ways to hinder completion of the pipe set to deliver Russian gas to Europe bypassing Ukraine. The potential appointment of an envoy indicates a new strategic focus by the administration.

SOURCE: UNIAN


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NORD STREAM 2:

  • U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the Nord Stream 2 pipeline being built from Russia to Germany is against the European Union’s own interests and warned Berlin of possible sanctions over the project. Germany is pushing for the pipeline’s completion despite sustained U.S. opposition for over more than a decade. Supporters of the gas pipeline have long accused the United States of undermining the project in order to increase sales of their liquefied gas in Europe.

SOURCE: RFE/RL


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VENEZUELA:

  • Venezuela said that a gas plant belonging to the state-run oil and gas company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) was targeted by a terrorist attack in the northern state of Monagas, which has led to the facility’s disruption. Caracas has repeatedly accused the United States of organizing attacks on communications, energy, and oil and gas facilities in Venezuela.

SOURCE: SPUTNIK


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