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Gas storage facility blast kills one, injures three in Russia 15 June 2020

An explosion at a liquefied gas storage facility in Kazan, southwest Russia killed one person and injured three others on June 13. Russian state news agency TASS said that the explosion happened at a Gazprom gas distribution facility. ...

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Gazprom ramps up gas production and moves forward with major investment projects 14 April 2020

Russia’s state gas company, Gazprom, has issued an update about the status of its major investment projects and said it will continue to ramp up its gas production and transportation facilities. In a statement released on April 10, Gazprom provided an update on several projects within its Eastern Gas Program....

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German energy minister says Russian gas pipeline necessary to secure European energy supply 01 October 2018

Thomas Bareiss, Germany’s state secretary for energy, told an energy conference in London that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, from Russia to Germany, is important to secure German energy supplies into the future. He also told the Bloomberg NEF Future of Energy summit that Russia was a safe and reliable provider. US President Donald Trump earlier threatened companies working on the project with sanctions....

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Scientist claims Siberian craters could be caused by natural gas exploitation 03 April 2018

Unexplained craters in Siberia that first appeared in 2014 were initially thought to be caused by natural underground methane eruptions in thawing permafrost. But now, Russia's leading authority on the phenomenon claims that many explosions may have been triggered by the large-scale exploitation of natural gas in the region....

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Oil spill catches fire on Moscow river 17 August 2015

On August 12 an oil spill caught fire on the Moskva river in the south of Moscow, according to the Interfax news agency. The smoke from the fire rose over 200 metres into the air over the city and damage to the environment has been estimated at around 30 million roubles ($464,000)....

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Russia scraps massive South Stream gas pipeline project 02 December 2014

On December 1, Russia announced it was scrapping the planned $40 billion South Stream project to supply 63 billion cubic metres (bcm) of natural gas a year from Russia to south-eastern Europe. This would have been equivalent to more than 10% of European demand, and is another casualty of the sanctions the EU has introduced because of Russia's actions in Ukraine....

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Shell suspends GazpromNeft joint venture operations 14 October 2014

GazpromNeft General Director Aleksandr Dyukov told journalists on October 8 that sanctions had prompted Shell to suspend work on its joint venture with Gazprom Neft developing the Bazhenov field in western Siberia, according to Interfax. Khanty-Mansiysk Neftegazoviy Soyuz was set up last year to develop shale oil resources in the field. ...

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Western sanctions could jeopardise security on Russian Arctic platform 03 September 2014

Norwegian news website says Western sanctions against Russia over the latter’s invasion of Ukraine could lead to problems on a number of the country’s Arctic oil & gas projects. Among the worst affected could be the Prirazlomnoye project in the Pechora Sea. ...

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Ukraine gas pipeline blast unexplained 19 June 2014

An explosion ripped through a natural gas pipeline in the Poltava region of central Ukraine on June 17 sending a column of fire 200 metres into the air. Ukraine's state pipeline operator Ukrtransgaz said the fire from the explosion was extinguished in less than two hours. Supplies to Europe were not affected as the gas flow was temporarily shifted to a parallel pipeline....

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EU demands Bulgaria suspend work on South Stream gas pipeline 02 June 2014

The European Commission has demanded that the Bulgarian government freeze construction of Gazprom’s South Stream pipeline until a decision is taken on whether the Gazprom project meets European legislation, Bulgarian television reported on June 2....