Tag: Gazprom

  • Danish fleet present near Nord Stream 2 media

    Danish fleet present near Nord Stream 2 media

    A vessel used by military divers was spotted near the sabotaged pipeline after discovering a mystery, national dailies report The Royal Danish Navy is believed to be conducting a diving operation east of the island of Bornholm, not far from the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline that was damaged by an explosion. Berlingske newspaper reported […]

  • Hersh claims Russia’s Nord Stream 1 and 2 blown up on order of Biden

    Hersh claims Russia’s Nord Stream 1 and 2 blown up on order of Biden

    WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Navy’s Diving and Salvage Center can be found in a location as obscure as its name-down what was once a country lane in rural Panama City, a now-booming resort city in the southwestern panhandle of Florida, 70 miles south of the Alabama border. The center’s complex is as nondescript as […]

  • Russian gas exports to Europe reach post-Soviet low

    Russian gas exports to Europe reach post-Soviet low

    LONDON, England: Russian gas exports to Europe through pipelines hit a post-Soviet low in 2022 due to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine and damage to the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines caused by explosions, according to Gazprom data and Reuters calculations. Traditionally, Russia’s biggest consumer of oil and gas, the European Union, has for years […]

  • Putin supports the plan to expand the Russian armed forces to 1.5 million

    Putin supports the plan to expand the Russian armed forces to 1.5 million

    Russian President Vladimir Putin backed a defense minister’s proposal to strengthen the Russian military by more than 30% on Wednesday, as he said Moscow needed to learn from and address the problems it faces in Ukraine. Read our live blog to see how all of today’s events unfolded. All times are Paris time (GMT+1). This […]

  • Gazprom to mothball Nord Stream’s pipelines Kommersant

    Gazprom to mothball Nord Stream’s pipelines Kommersant

    All four strings will be decompressed and machinery preserved at pumping stations, the news agency reported Russian energy major Gazprom plans to shut down Nord Stream’s gas pipelines and compressor stations, Kommersant newspaper reported on Monday, citing company sources. In September, both strands of the Nord Stream 1 and one strand of the Nord Stream […]

  • Fossil fuel projects increase despite warnings from scientists

    Fossil fuel projects increase despite warnings from scientists

    Although scientists continue to insist that the planet must move away from its reliance on oil, gas and coal to effectively combat climate change, hydrocarbon development projects continue to emerge. Several countries, cities and NGOs are calling for a fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty. Within the next few years, multinational companies such as Qatar Energy, Gazprom, […]

  • Multinational companies open new gas plants, despite climate change warnings

    Multinational companies open new gas plants, despite climate change warnings

    Although scientists continue to insist that the planet must move away from its reliance on oil, gas and coal to effectively combat climate change, hydrocarbon development projects continue to emerge. Several countries, cities and NGOs are calling for a fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty. Within the next few years, multinational companies such as Qatar Energy, Gazprom, […]

  • The agreements may oblige Finland to buy Russian pipeline gas or to pay regardless

    The agreements may oblige Finland to buy Russian pipeline gas or to pay regardless

    Finland has not received Russian natural gas through pipelines since Russia’s Gazprom started demanding rubles this past spring. The situation may soon change.

  • The agreements may oblige Finland to buy Russian pipeline gas or to pay regardless

    The agreements may oblige Finland to buy Russian pipeline gas or to pay regardless

    Finland has not received Russian natural gas through pipelines since Russia’s Gazprom started demanding rubles this past spring. The situation may soon change.

  • The Nord Stream explosions were an act of terrorism Putin

    The Nord Stream explosions were an act of terrorism Putin

    The Russian president said that Gazprom was allowed to inspect the pipeline that was damaged by the ?terrorist act? Russian President Vladimir Putin has described the damage to the two Nord Stream pipelines under the Baltic Sea, telling reporters on Monday night what Gazprom investigators saw after being allowed to inspect the site. “It was […]

  • Berlin considers Nord Stream 2 unsuitable for gas deliveries Der Spiegel

    Berlin considers Nord Stream 2 unsuitable for gas deliveries Der Spiegel

    The German government reportedly fears that both strands of the pipeline may have been damaged by explosions in September German authorities doubt that the Nord Stream 2 pipeline can be used for gas supply after the explosions in September that ruptured one of its strands, Der Spiegel reported on Thursday. “It is very likely that […]

  • Moscow demands answers to Nord Stream explosions

    Russia’s Foreign Ministry summons envoys from Germany, Denmark and Sweden for their refusal to provide access to the investigation Russia will not recognize the results of the ongoing investigation into the explosions at the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines in late September unless its experts are allowed to participate in the […]

  • NATO once lost drones during Nord Stream Gazprom

    NATO once lost drones during Nord Stream Gazprom

    An unmanned submarine equipped with an explosive device ended up under the pipeline back in 2015, the Russian energy giant claims The US-led NATO military bloc once managed to “drop” an armed underwater drone just below the Nord Stream pipeline, a Gazprom spokesman has claimed. “On November 6, 2015, a NATO underwater mine destroyer ‘Seafox’ […]

  • NATO once lost during Nord Stream Gazprom

    NATO once lost during Nord Stream Gazprom

    An unmanned submarine equipped with an explosive device ended up under the pipeline back in 2015, the Russian energy giant claims The US-led NATO military bloc once managed to “drop” an armed underwater drone just below the Nord Stream pipeline, a Gazprom spokesman has claimed. “On November 6, 2015, a NATO underwater mine destroyer ‘Seafox’ […]

  • NATO once lost underwater drones during Nord Stream, Gazprom recalls

    NATO once lost underwater drones during Nord Stream, Gazprom recalls

    An unmanned submarine equipped with an explosive device ended up under the pipeline back in 2015, Russia’s energy giant recalled The US-led NATO alliance has been very active in the waters around Nord Stream and once even managed to “drop” an armed underwater drone just below the pipeline, a Gazprom spokesman has said. “On November […]

  • Sweden will not share the results of the Nord Stream probe with the Russian Prime Minister

    Magdalena Andersson cited the confidential nature of the investigation while suggesting that Moscow could conduct its own investigation Sweden will not share the results of its investigation into the explosions that severely damaged the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines in late September with Russia, Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson has said. President Vladimir Putin […]

  • Sweden will not share the findings of Nord Stream’s probe with Russia – PM

    Sweden will not share the findings of Nord Stream’s probe with Russia – PM

    Magdalena Andersson cited the confidential nature of the investigation while suggesting that Moscow could conduct its own investigation Sweden will not share the results of its investigation into the explosions that severely damaged the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines in late September with Russia, Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson has said. The Swedish authorities […]

  • Russia ready to send gas to EU via Nord Stream 2 Minister

    Russia ready to send gas to EU via Nord Stream 2 Minister

    Deliveries are possible through the undamaged pipeline, according to Aleksander Novak Russia can supply gas to the EU through a strand of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that was not damaged by the latest sabotage, Deputy Prime Minister Aleksander Novak has told RIA Novosti. The former energy minister described the attempts to destroy Nord Stream […]

  • Russia ready to send gas to the EU via Nord Stream 2 Moscow

    Russia ready to send gas to the EU via Nord Stream 2 Moscow

    Deliveries are possible through the undamaged pipeline, according to Russia’s deputy prime minister Russia can supply gas to Europe through a strand of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that was not damaged by the latest explosions, according to Deputy Prime Minister Aleksander Novak. The energy official described the explosions on the Nord Stream 1 and […]

  • Russia ready to send gas to Europe via Nord Stream 2 Moscow

    Russia ready to send gas to Europe via Nord Stream 2 Moscow

    Deliveries are possible through the undamaged pipeline, according to Russia’s deputy prime minister Russia can supply gas to Europe through a strand of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that was not damaged by the latest explosions, according to Deputy Prime Minister Aleksander Novak. The energy official described the explosions on the Nord Stream 1 and […]

  • Estonia proposes that NATO expand its missions

    The defense minister says the US-led bloc should carry out underwater policing after the Nord Stream incident Estonian Defense Minister Hanno Pevkur has called on NATO to increase its patrols in the Baltic Sea, not only above but also underwater, following the recent explosions that knocked out the Russian gas pipelines Nord Stream 1 and […]

  • Estonia wants NATO to expand its missions

    Estonia wants NATO to expand its missions

    The defense minister says the US-led bloc should carry out underwater policing after the Nord Stream incident Estonian Defense Minister Hanno Pevkur has called on NATO to increase its patrols in the Baltic Sea, not only above but also underwater, following the recent explosions that knocked out the Russian gas pipelines Nord Stream 1 and […]

  • Italy tightens surveillance of submarine cables

    Italy tightens surveillance of submarine cables

    The move comes in response to sabotage on the Nord Stream pipelines, an official told Reuters The Italian government has stepped up surveillance and controls on underwater energy and telecommunications cables off its coast, a source close to the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. The decision comes in response to the explosions discovered at the […]

  • Ukrainian forces break through Russian lines in key Kherson advance

    Ukrainian forces break through Russian lines in key Kherson advance

    Ukrainian forces on Monday achieved their biggest breakthrough in the Kherson region since the war began, bursting through the Russian front and advancing along the Dnipro River to threaten Russian supply lines. In Zaporizhzhia, the UN nuclear watchdog said the head of the Russian-occupied nuclear power plant had been released. Read our live blog to […]

  • Europe has been indefinitely deprived of the key gas supply route Gazprom

    Europe has been indefinitely deprived of the key gas supply route Gazprom

    The Russian energy giant is looking for ways to get the pipelines up and running, but the timeline can’t yet be estimated? The damage to Russia’s Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines means Europe will be indefinitely deprived of one of its most important gas supply routes, Gazprom spokesman Sergey Kupriyanov said on Friday. “Basically, […]

  • Intentional actions caused the Nord Stream gas leak, says the Danish Prime Minister

    Intentional actions caused the Nord Stream gas leak, says the Danish Prime Minister

    Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said on Tuesday that leaks discovered in Nord Stream’s gas pipelines were apparently caused by deliberate actions and could not have been the result of accidents. “It is now the authorities’ clear assessment that these are intentional actions. It was not an accident,” says Mette Frederiksen to journalists. “There is […]

  • Swedish intelligence initiates Nord Stream’s sabotage inquiry

    Swedish intelligence initiates Nord Stream’s sabotage inquiry

    Sweden’s security service (SAPO) said on Wednesday it will investigate unexplained explosions and leaks on Nord Stream pipelines in the Baltic Sea, calling them “gross sabotage”. SAPO took over the investigation from the police because “it could relate to a serious crime that could be at least partially targeted Swedish interests,” it said. The intelligence […]

  • Live: Fourth leak found on Nord Stream’s pipelines

    Live: Fourth leak found on Nord Stream’s pipelines

    Sweden’s coast guard discovered a fourth gas leak on the damaged Nord Stream pipelines earlier this week. The European Union suspects Russian sabotage was behind the leaks on the underwater Russian Nord Stream pipelines to Europe and has pledged a “robust” response to any deliberate disruption of its energy infrastructure. Follow our live blog for […]

  • EU proposes new Russia sanctions including oil price cap

    EU proposes new Russia sanctions including oil price cap

    The EU’s executive on Wednesday proposed a new round of sanctions on Moscow over its latest “escalation” in Ukraine, including an oil price cap and ban on Russian exports worth seven billion euros. Read our live blog to see how all the day’s events unfolded. All times are Paris time (GMT+2). This live page is […]

  • Sweden considers possible effects of Nord Stream’s “detonation”

    Sweden considers possible effects of Nord Stream’s “detonation”

    Authorities will check whether the gas line explosions affected a power cable connection with Poland Authorities in Sweden are concerned that sabotage on Nord Stream’s gas pipelines this week may have also damaged an important underwater pipeline. SwePol Link delivers electricity between Karlshamn in Sweden and Bruskowo Wielkie in Poland. The cable was shut down […]

  • Mystery leaks from pipelines bubble up in the Baltic Sea

    Mystery leaks from pipelines bubble up in the Baltic Sea

    Washington – European officials say sabotage of the two Nord Stream pipelines in the Baltic Sea is suspected. “There are three leaks, so it’s hard to imagine that it could be accidental,” Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said on Tuesday. “We clearly see that this is sabotage – an act that likely means another step […]

  • Pipeline leaks appear to be the result of deliberate action

    Pipeline leaks appear to be the result of deliberate action

    washington – EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Wednesday that all indications are that leaks from two Nord Stream natural gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea “are the result of a deliberate act”. “We will support any investigation aimed at getting to the bottom of what happened and why, and will take further […]

  • Nord Stream is not leaking the EU by chance

    Nord Stream is not leaking the EU by chance

    The pipeline incidents ?are the result of an intentional act? insisted the diplomat The gas leaks at the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines “are not a coincidence,” the EU’s foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, said on Wednesday, adding that Brussels would support any investigation “aimed at getting full clarity.” “All available information indicates that […]

  • The Nord Stream pipeline leaks appear to be the result of deliberate action

    The Nord Stream pipeline leaks appear to be the result of deliberate action

    washington – European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said Wednesday that all indications are that leaks from two Nord Stream natural gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea “are the result of a deliberate act.” “We will support any investigation aimed at getting to the bottom of what happened and why, and will take further […]

  • Norway deploys troops after suspected pipeline sabotage

    Norway deploys troops after suspected pipeline sabotage

    Oslo says the damage to Nord Stream’s infrastructure looks ?deliberate? The military has been deployed to protect Norwegian energy facilities in the wake of the suspected sabotage attack on Russia’s Nord Stream 1 and 2 underwater gas pipelines, Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere has said. “Military forces will be more present and visible near our […]

  • Putin’s energy war puts pressure on Europe

    Putin’s energy war puts pressure on Europe

    Russia’s actions towards Europe are now increasingly described in terms of an energy war. Gazprom has blamed a lack of spare parts, but this week Russia has also said outright that the gas stop through Nord Stream 1 will remain until the sanctions against Russia are lifted. “Completely new voices within the EU” In Europe, […]

  • Euro drops to 20-year low after shutdown of Nord Stream 1

    Financial markets have been rattled by the shutdown of Russia’s Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline, as energy pressure on European economies intensifies as winter approaches. The euro fell to a two-year low this morning in early Monday trading after Russian energy company Gazprom extended the shutdown of its gas pipeline to Germany on Friday night. […]

  • The new ban can significantly slow down Fortum’s withdrawal from Russia

    The new ban can significantly slow down Fortum’s withdrawal from Russia

    President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed a declaration last Friday that can prevent the sale of Finnish energy company Fortum’s Russian operations for a long time. The decree prohibits communities "unfriendly countries" trading in shares of companies operating in the Russian financial or energy sector. In practice, it temporarily prevents the sale of companies Jaana […]

  • Paper: Putin’s order prevents the sale of Fortum’s Russian operations

    Paper: Putin’s order prevents the sale of Fortum’s Russian operations

    Russia has frozen the sale of Finnish energy company Fortum’s operations in Russia, says a report Russian business newspaper Kommersant. Kommersant’s unnamed sources told the publication that Russian authorities made a decision last month to freeze the sale of Fortum. Fortum’s majority owner is the Finnish state. A similar decision was also made regarding the […]

  • Germany has lessons to learn about reducing gas demand to preserve EU unity

    Germany has lessons to learn about reducing gas demand to preserve EU unity

    On Tuesday, the EU reached a draft agreement that member states will voluntarily reduce gas consumption by 15 percent from August to March. The load will fall unevenly given that some countries are more dependent than others on Russian gas. But beyond what the text says, analysts say countries that failed to heed warnings about […]

  • EU to members: Reduce gas use after new Putin warning

    EU to members: Reduce gas use after new Putin warning

    BRUSSELS, Belgium: After President Vladimir Putin warned that Russian gas and oil sent to Europe could be further reduced and even stopped, the European Union this week called on member states to cut gas use by 15 percent by March. After a 10-day shutdown for annual maintenance, supplies via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, which […]

  • Europe on the brink when Nord Stream’s Russian gas connection is shut down

    Europe on the brink when Nord Stream’s Russian gas connection is shut down

    FRANKFURT, Germany: Russian gas was shut down this week during the annual maintenance work on the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, the largest gas pipeline to Germany. Although maintenance is scheduled for July 11-21, with gas flows expected to stop for 10 days, governments, markets and companies are worried that the shutdown could be extended due […]

  • Finland’s Minister of Ownership is lukewarm about Uniper’s capitalization

    Finland’s Minister of Ownership is lukewarm about Uniper’s capitalization

    Fluffy argued to STT on Sunday that Fortum has shown its commitment to helping the subsidiary survive the natural gas crisis by granting it an eight billion euro credit line, which consists of both a shareholder loan and parent company guarantees. “However, as the majority owner of Fortum, we do not understand how it would […]

  • Russian cessation of gas supply to Germany could mean economic disaster for certain Danish companies

    Russian cessation of gas supply to Germany could mean economic disaster for certain Danish companies

    The largest single pipeline transporting Russian gas to Germany – the Nord Stream 1 pipeline – was shut down this morning for routine maintenance. But while it is scheduled to reopen on July 21, Germany is preparing for a prolonged shutdown of its energy supply. The work on the 1,220-kilometer-long pipeline is an annual event […]

  • European country warns of general energy collapse

    European country warns of general energy collapse

    Gas shortages could put Europe in a position when? Even with money you will not be able to get electricity? The Prime Minister of Montenegro said Disruption of Russian gas supply and mass switchover to electricity will lead to “a general energy collapse” in Europe, Montenegro’s Prime Minister Dritan Abazovi? claimed on Monday. Speaking to […]

  • Europe is returning to coal due to the reduction of Russian gas

    Europe is returning to coal due to the reduction of Russian gas

    AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands: Amid Europe’s response to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent decline in Russian gas supplies, Germany, Italy, Austria and the Netherlands have suggested that coal – fired power plants could help see the continent through the crisis, which has caused gas prices to rise and further intensified increases in inflation. This […]

  • Europe is called upon to be ready for a total cut in Russian gas

    Europe is called upon to be ready for a total cut in Russian gas

    Moscow’s current supply cuts are “focused on avoiding Europe filling up stocks”, says the IEA chief The International Energy Agency (IEA) chief Fatih Birol has warned Europe to be prepared for the possibility of a complete shutdown of Russian gas exports this winter, and calls on EU governments to broaden the range of measures aimed […]

  • Calls on the EU to prepare for a total shutdown of Russian gas

    Calls on the EU to prepare for a total shutdown of Russian gas

    Moscow’s current supply cuts are? Focused on avoiding Europe filling up stocks? says the IEA chief The head of the International Energy Agency (IEA), Fatih Birol, has warned the EU of being prepared for the possibility of a complete shutdown of Russian gas exports this winter, and urges bloc members to broaden the range of […]

  • Russian gas weapon strikes: Danish energy agency declares ‘Early Warning’

    Russian gas weapon strikes: Danish energy agency declares ‘Early Warning’

    The Danish Energy Agency, the Danish Energy Agency, has today issued a warning that the country risks a significantly deteriorating gas supply situation. According to the agency it is a signal to the players in the gas market to prepare for a real supply crisis. “This is a serious situation we are in, and it […]

  • Paper: Fortum will sell its Russian operations by July

    Paper: Fortum will sell its Russian operations by July

    Finland’s largest energy company, the state-owned Fortum, will sell its operations in Russia by the beginning of July, according to a Russian business newspaper. Kommersant. The magazine said on Tuesday, citing sources, that Fortum will accept buyers’ offers until June 21st. Large Russian companies such as Gazprom, a state-owned multinational energy company, and Inter RAO, […]

  • Ukraine’s Interior Minister says Kyiv is in no danger but prepared

    Ukraine’s Interior Minister says Kyiv is in no danger but prepared

    Ukraine’s Interior Minister Denys Monastyrsky has said that even though there is no imminent risk of Russians marching on Kyiv, the capital would not let its guard down. Earlier, the supreme court of the Russian-backed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) sentenced to death two British and one Moroccan captured while fighting for Ukraine. Read about the […]

  • Gazprom cuts off Denmark from Russian energy … but this should not be a situation with “all hands on the pumps”, warn economists

    Gazprom cuts off Denmark from Russian energy … but this should not be a situation with “all hands on the pumps”, warn economists

    Gazprom, the Russian energy company, announced yesterday that it will not supply more gas to Ørsted – Denmark’s largest energy company. A day earlier, the Danish company had reiterated its position that it would not meet Russia’s demand for payment in rubles. The Danish Energy Agency, the Danish Energy Agency, has secured the public that […]

  • Zelenskij besöker Ukrainas öst när Ryssland pressar på Donbas

    Zelenskij besöker Ukrainas öst när Ryssland pressar på Donbas

    Ukrainas president Volodymyr Zelensky gjorde i söndags sin första resa till landets krigshärjade öster sedan inledningen av Moskvas invasion, då ryska styrkor intensifierade sina ansträngningar för att erövra nyckelstäder i Donbas-regionen. Läs vår liveblogg för att se hur alla dagens händelser utvecklades. Den här livesidan uppdateras inte längre. För mer av vår bevakning av kriget […]

  • Live: Finland says Russia will halt natural gas supplies on Saturday

    Live: Finland says Russia will halt natural gas supplies on Saturday

    Russia’s supply of natural gas to Finland will be reduced on Saturday morning, Finnish and Russian energy companies said on Friday, after the Nordic country refused to pay supplier Gazprom in rubles. Follow FRANCE 24’s live blog for the latest developments. All times are Paris time (GMT + 2). 19:21: Russia increases the attack in […]

  • Live: Russia says remaining Azovstal defenders have surrendered

    Live: Russia says remaining Azovstal defenders have surrendered

    Russia’s defence ministry on Friday said the last group of Ukrainian forces holed up in Mariupol’s smashed Azovstal steel works had surrendered, marking an end to a weeks-long siege. Follow FRANCE 24’s liveblog for all the latest developments. All times are Paris time (GMT+2). 8:51pm: Russia says remaining Azovstal defenders have surrendered Russia’s defence ministry […]

  • Russia claims full control of Mariupol after nearly three-month siege

    Russia claims full control of Mariupol after nearly three-month siege

    Russia’s defence chief says the country’s forces have taken full control of the massive steel plant in Mariupol that was the last stronghold of Ukrainian resistance in the city. Read our liveblog below to see how the day’s events unfolded. All times are Paris time (GMT+2). 10pm: Wimbledon stripped of ranking points by ATP, WTA […]

  • Finland signed a 10-year lease agreement for a floating gas terminal

    Finland signed a 10-year lease agreement for a floating gas terminal

    Ministry of Employment and the Economy was revealed that the floating terminal will be commissioned next winter and will be located in the coastal area of ​​Southern Finland. Excelerate Energia is committed to the project schedule, but admits it is challenging according to Saarikko. “Naturally, we will do our best to be ready to receive […]

  • Ukraine warns that only talks can end the war as Russia reduces gas from Finland

    Ukraine warns that only talks can end the war as Russia reduces gas from Finland

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned on Saturday that only a diplomatic breakthrough, rather than a direct military victory, could end Russia’s war against his country, as Moscow cuts gas supplies to Finland. After more than 12 weeks of fierce fighting, Ukrainian forces have stopped Russian attempts to conquer Kyiv and the northern city of Kharkiv, […]

  • Finland will replace Russian gas with the Baltic connection

    Finland will replace Russian gas with the Baltic connection

    The supply of natural gas from Russia to Finland ended on Saturday morning Olli Sipilä, CEO of the gas network company Gasgrid. Sipilä said that gas has instead started to flow to Finland from the Baltics and the transition has gone smoothly. "The Finnish system is currently in balance, commercially and physically. Of course, something […]

  • Russia will cut off gas supplies to Finland

    Russia will cut off gas supplies to Finland

    Gasum’s gas filling stations in the gas network area will continue their normal operations, the company says in a press release. This development is significant, as it will take place a few days after Finland and Sweden formally submitted their letters of accession to NATO. This was seen as a significant moment for two European […]

  • Gasum aims to serve customers as Russia cuts off gas supplies

    Gasum aims to serve customers as Russia cuts off gas supplies

    The import of liquefied natural gas (LNG) into Finland from Russia’s Gazprom Export will end on Saturday at 7 am, the Finnish state-owned company Gasum announced. CEO of Gasum Mika Wiljanenexplained the situation in a statement on Friday afternoon. "It is very unfortunate that the supply of natural gas under our supply contract is now […]

  • Gasum: Russia plans to stop importing gas to Finland this week

    Gasum: Russia plans to stop importing gas to Finland this week

    Imports of natural gas from Russia to Finland are likely to end this week, either on Friday or Saturday, according to a statement released by the Finnish state gas company Gasum on Wednesday. The announcement came after Gasum revealed on Tuesday that it would refuse to pay the Russian gas company Gazprom Export in rubles, […]

  • Deliveries of Russian gas could end immediately on Friday, Gasum estimates

    Deliveries of Russian gas could end immediately on Friday, Gasum estimates

    Gasum has a long-term natural gas purchase agreement with Gazprom, a Russian state-owned natural gas company. Earlier this week, the Finnish company announced that it would take its dispute over the terms of the payment to arbitration, referring to the supplier’s demand that natural gas payments be made in rubles. Gazprom has demanded that its […]

  • Gasum Finland is seeking arbitration in a payment dispute with Gazprom

    Gasum Finland is seeking arbitration in a payment dispute with Gazprom

    “Gasum does not accept Gazprom Export’s request to switch to ruble payments and will therefore not make payments in rubles or in accordance with the proposed payment arrangement. In addition, the companies have a significant dispute over other claims made under the agreement, the company said press release on tuesday. Gazprom has asked Gasum to […]

  • Gasum Finland refuses to pay Gazprom in rubles

    Gasum Finland refuses to pay Gazprom in rubles

    The Finnish state gas company Gasum announced on Tuesday that it would refuse to pay the gas company Gazprom Export in rubles the fees demanded by the Russian company. In its statement, Gasum said it had received a letter from Gazprom Export in April stating that payments should be made in rubles instead of euros. […]

  • US Senator delays $ 40 billion aid package to Ukraine

    US Senator delays $ 40 billion aid package to Ukraine

    US Senator Rand Paul on Thursday blocked a vote on a $ 40 billion aid package to Ukraine, which is slowing down US efforts to quickly provide more aid to Ukraine as it fights a Russian invasion. “We can not save Ukraine by judging the US economy,” Paul said. A unanimous vote in the Senate […]

  • Finland’s leaders support joining NATO

    Finland’s leaders support joining NATO

    On Thursday, Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin expressed their approval to join NATO, a move that would complete a major political shift for the country in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “NATO membership would strengthen Finland’s security. As a member of NATO, Finland would strengthen the entire defense alliance,” they […]

  • Live: Ukraine holds the first war crimes trial against captured Russians

    Live: Ukraine holds the first war crimes trial against captured Russians

    Ukraine’s top prosecutor on Wednesday revealed plans for the first war criminal trial of a captured Russian soldier as fighting raged in the eastern and southern parts of the country. Finland is expected to announce its intention to join NATO with Sweden, which is likely to follow soon, diplomats and officials said, as Russia’s invasion […]

  • Finland is looking for alternatives as Russia’s gas ban approaches

    Finland is looking for alternatives as Russia’s gas ban approaches

    Finnish industry is heavily dependent on natural gas, and companies are looking for alternatives Russia is threatening to shut down Finland’s gas supplies. The Russian state gas company Gazprom has demanded that the Finnish gas company Gasum pay for the ruble by 20 May. Russia has cut off gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria because […]

  • HS: Finland is preparing for a possible suspension of gas supplies from Russia

    HS: Finland is preparing for a possible suspension of gas supplies from Russia

    Gazprom, a Russian state-owned natural gas producer, has stated that compliance with the conditions is a precondition for resuming gas supplies, citing its recent decision to suspend supplies to Bulgaria and Poland. Gasum, the importer and distributor of natural gas owned by the Finnish state, has been asked to provide a response to the payment […]

  • Finland does not agree with the gas payment terms set by Russia, Tuppurainen reiterates

    Finland does not agree with the gas payment terms set by Russia, Tuppurainen reiterates

    Helsingin sanomat newspaper reported yesterday that the stock could lead to a suspension of natural gas supplies due to non-compliance with the payment terms when the next tranche matures, as happened earlier this week for Bulgaria and Poland. Russia has been demanding since the beginning of the month that buyers of natural gas from “unfriendly […]

  • Biden wants $ 33 billion in new Ukraine aid

    Biden wants $ 33 billion in new Ukraine aid

    US President Joe Biden on Thursday asked Congress to approve another $ 33 billion in support of Ukraine to help the country fight Russia’s destructive invasion during the next five months of the war. Just before Biden described the plan in a televised speech, the White House said the new spending would include more than […]

  • The UN chief in Ukraine supports the investigation of war crimes

    The UN chief in Ukraine supports the investigation of war crimes

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday that in war, “the highest price paid by civilians”, when he visited places outside the Ukrainian capital ahead of talks with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The areas that Guterres toured included Borodianka and Irpin, as well as Bucha, where the bodies of civilians were found after Russian forces withdrew […]

  • Fortum confirms its subsidiary Uniper to use the new payment system for Russian gas

    Fortum confirms its subsidiary Uniper to use the new payment system for Russian gas

    The state-owned energy company Fortum has responded to a report that its German subsidiary Uniper believes it is possible to start paying in rubles for natural gas purchased from Russia. According to Fortum, Uniper will continue to pay for Russian gas in euros. The Financial Times said on Thursday that several European energy companies are […]

  • Ukraine is hosting UN chief Guterres, urging Russian oil embargo

    Ukraine is hosting UN chief Guterres, urging Russian oil embargo

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will host UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for talks on Thursday, while Ukraine calls for an embargo on Russia’s energy supply and US President Joe Biden is preparing a proposal for military, economic and humanitarian aid. Guterres arrived in Ukraine with the intention of working to “expand humanitarian aid and secure the […]

  • Tuppurainen: Finland does not accept payment terms for Russian gas

    Tuppurainen: Finland does not accept payment terms for Russian gas

    President of Russia Vladimir Putin prescribed At the end of last month, gas buyers from all the so-called unfriendly countries will have to pay for their imports using both foreign currency and ruble-denominated accounts set up in Gazprombank, Gazprom’s Swiss Economic Department. According to him, the payment will not be considered valid until it is […]

  • According to the European Commission, companies will be allowed to pay for Russian gas under the new system

    According to the European Commission, companies will be allowed to pay for Russian gas under the new system

    March 31 President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed a decree stipulating that all gas supply contracts with companies registered in “unfriendly” countries will be paid in rubles. The measure only applies to Gazprom’s pipe exports, and the company is expected to receive its first ruble payments in the second half of April and May. In […]

  • Business Round-Up: Chairman of the Consumer Council concerned about loan sharks on Facebook

    Business Round-Up: Chairman of the Consumer Council concerned about loan sharks on Facebook

    Anja Philip, chair of the Consumer Council Think’s Consumer Council, wants more measures to prevent consumers from falling victim to loan sharks operating on Facebook. The legislation introduced in 2020 has ensured that loans can only be offered with a maximum annual interest rate of 35 percent, which causes about half of all quick loan […]

  • Putin signed a decree to convert gas tariffs from unfriendly countries into rubles

    Putin signed a decree to convert gas tariffs from unfriendly countries into rubles

    The regulation only applies to Gazprom’s pipeline supplies, and the Russian State’s Foreign Investment Commission can issue permits for non-ruble gas payments. New rules for selling Russian gas to “unfriendly countries” will take effect on April 1, Putin said. “If such payments [in rubles] is not done, we consider this the default of buyers. With […]

  • Thursday Magazines: Larger stocks, a turnaround in the weather and a mathematically challenging oligarch

    Thursday Magazines: Larger stocks, a turnaround in the weather and a mathematically challenging oligarch

    By Janne KänkänenAccording to the CEO of the Security of Supply Center (Nesa), there may be a need for larger warehouses in Finland. The CEO told Kauppalehti that the war of aggression in Russia in Ukraine could have far-reaching consequences for Finland’s security of supply and that the war would affect many different critical sectors. […]

  • Nord Stream 2 files for bankruptcy

    Nord Stream 2 files for bankruptcy

    The Swiss company behind the DKK 75 billion Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline has filed for bankruptcy and fired all its employees after Western sanctions, according to Swiss radio station SRF. Nord Stream 2 AG, which is owned by the Russian state-owned gas giant Gazprom, is seeking to settle its bankruptcy claims ahead of a […]

  • FIFA and UEFA shut down all Russian teams

    FIFA and UEFA shut down all Russian teams

    The ruling means that Russia’s men’s team will be denied the chance to qualify for the 2022 World Cup Football’s governing bodies FIFA and UEFA have banned all Russian teams from their competitions for the time being, as the two organizations issued a joint statement on Monday. “FIFA and UEFA have today decided together that […]

  • Russia faces World Cup exile after “unacceptable” FIFA plan

    Russia faces World Cup exile after “unacceptable” FIFA plan

    PARIS – Russia’s future at the World Cup faltered on Monday after FIFA’s plans to allow them to play in neutral territory were dismissed as “unacceptable” by rivals, throwing the qualifying process for the football showpiece event into chaos. FIFA’s governing body warned that they were considering the ultimate sanction against Russia as a punishment […]

  • Euro backlash when FIFA refuses to expel Russia from football

    Euro backlash when FIFA refuses to expel Russia from football

    LONDON – FIFA received a quick backlash from European nations for not immediately excluding Russia from the World Cup qualifiers on Sunday and only ordered the country to play without its flag and anthem in neutral arenas under the name of its federation – Russia’s Football Union. Poland protested against FIFA’s response to Russia’s invasion […]

  • French football manager questions Russia’s right to appear at the World Cup

    French football manager questions Russia’s right to appear at the World Cup

    The president of the reigning world champions’ football federation came up with the proposal on Sunday The head of the French Football Federation (FFF) has proposed that Russia can be shut down from the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in November and December as a result of the military operation in Ukraine. Russia is currently […]

  • Russian champions Zenit will play a crucial UEFA competitive match

    Russian champions Zenit will play a crucial UEFA competitive match

    Zenit St. Petersburg’s match will continue as UEFA prepares for an extraordinary meeting over Russia’s hosts of the Champions League final Reigning Russian Premier League champions Zenit St. Petersburg’s crucial Europa League match against Spanish Real Betis will continue as planned on Thursday, according to reports amid uncertainty as to whether tournament organizers UEFA will […]

  • Russia’s attackers post war announcement

    Russia’s attackers post war announcement

    Dynamo Moscow forward Fedor Smolov also posted a black square and a Ukrainian flag on his hugely popular Instagram account Russia and Dynamo Moscow star Fedor Smolov has posted a message with the text “no war” on his Instagram account and added a black square instead of a photo, the flag of Ukraine and an […]

  • Finland is preparing for the interruption of natural gas supplies to Russia

    Finland is preparing for the interruption of natural gas supplies to Russia

    Finland is already preparing for a natural gas supply disruption from Russia. Russia’s announcement of Ukraine’s recognition of separatist territories as independent states has already led the EU to impose new sanctions on Russia. Members of the Russian Duma were on the sanctions list. However, the EU has not yet imposed sanctions that could affect […]

  • Europe is facing a cold winter as Russia reduces gas supplies

    Europe is facing a cold winter as Russia reduces gas supplies

    MOSCOW, Russia: Gazprom, Russia’s state-controlled gas company, has reduced gas supplies to Europe, causing prices to rise as the region faces a week of minus degrees. Interfax reported that gas deliveries through the Yamal pipeline, which runs through Belarus and Poland to Germany, were at their lowest level in the past month, with daily shipments […]

  • First time NFT trophy for UEFA’s goal for the tournament, presented on 15 October

    First time NFT trophy for UEFA’s goal for the tournament, presented on 15 October

    Gazprom, an official partner of the UEFA European Championship 2020, today presents the first NFT trophy ever in recognition of the best goal scored at UEFA Euro 2020. The digital award will be presented to Czech forward Patrik Schick live on Gazprom football YouTube channel at 15:00 CET (16:00 Moscow time). The NFT trophy, which […]

  • Information leak reveals secret assets of Putin’s partners – including billion-euro arrangements to the president’s Finnish friend

    Information leak reveals secret assets of Putin’s partners – including billion-euro arrangements to the president’s Finnish friend

    The world’s largest-ever information leak reveals the hidden holdings of dozens of Russian oligarchs. Russia’s energy resources are also used for activities abroad, the professor says Brother-Pekka Tynkkynen. A huge information leak provides new information about the hidden assets of the Russian president Vladimir Putininside. For example, research by Yle’s MOT journalism team reveals how […]

  • CIS students shortlisted for Gazprom’s Football For Friendship Euro 2020 News Bureau young journalist award

    CIS students shortlisted for Gazprom’s Football For Friendship Euro 2020 News Bureau young journalist award

    Nitya Khandelwal, an Indian eighth grader from Copenhagen International School, has been confirmed as the best Danish-based journalist competing in Gazprom’s Football For Friendship Euro 2020 News Bureau initiative. She was chosen by 12 young journalists invited by Gazprom to cover matches at the Park – a jury decision based on the standard of her […]

  • Russian artist behind unique Euro 2020 artwork

    Russian artist behind unique Euro 2020 artwork

    Pokras Lampas has presented an art object that will serve as the first NFT trophy in world football history for the best goal at UEFA EURO 2020 On 11 June, work began on a unique art installation in the UEFA Euro 2020 football village, which will be digitized and transformed into an NFT trophy. Gazprom, […]

  • Are you 12-14 years old?  Do you want to try to be a sports journalist?

    Are you 12-14 years old? Do you want to try to be a sports journalist?

    Mozart composed music from the age of five, Stevie Wonder was a household name at the age of 12 despite being blind, while Doogie Howzer graduated from university at the age of 10 and practiced medicine at the age of 14. Granted, the last one on the list was fictional, but his story was not […]

  • FAQ: How to participate in the Euro 2020 matches in St.  Petersburg

    FAQ: How to participate in the Euro 2020 matches in St. Petersburg

    From June 12 to July 2, 2021, St. Petersburg will host a series of Euro 2020 matches. Brush on the national teams that will participate, the documents you need to visit and the COVID-19 actions in place at the games with our practical guide Who is playing? A mascot poses at the Gazprom football stadium […]

  • Everything about ATV Putin drove in Siberia

    Everything about ATV Putin drove in Siberia

    This off-road vehicle can cross the toughest places in Russia, as well as swim across rivers and lakes. ATV Russian President Vladimir Putin and Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu chose for his latest weekend trip in Siberia called “GAZ-3351” or more commonly the nickname “Elk”. It is a modification of one of the world’s most commonly […]

  • International Round-Up: Development Cooperation on Traditional Aid, Closing Report

    International Round-Up: Development Cooperation on Traditional Aid, Closing Report

    A government-commissioned study by PEM Consult confirms the state’s 2015 decision to change the way it provided aid to developing countries. Instead, it began to invest in development cooperation, thus encouraging sustainable growth by cooperating with the public authorities in the recipient countries. Money well spent Since then, it has spent almost 200 million kroner, […]