«Северный поток 2», являясь исключительно коммерческим проектом, направлен на повышение надежности энергоснабжения Германии и ЕС и обеспечение дополнительных поставок газа.
The Norwegian economy is slowly picking up after a two-year slowdown in its top industry, oil production, due to a halving of crude prices since mid-2014. In recent months, crude prices have risen and stabilised at around $55 per barrel.
В 2016 году «Газпром» экспортировал в Республику 2,68 млрд куб. м — на 35% больше, чем в 2015 году. В январе и феврале 2017 года положительная динамика спроса сохранилась: Греция импортировала российского газа на 20,6% больше, чем за аналогичный период 2016 года.
Highlights • Revenue of $667 million • Operating income of $118 million • EBITDA of $354 million • 99% economic utilization • Reported net income of $127 million and diluted net income per share of $0.26 • Underlying net income, excluding non-recurring items and non-cash mark to market movements on derivatives, was $111 million and earnings per share was $0.24 • Cash and cash equivalents of $1.4 billion • Seadrill Limited order backlog of approximately $2.5 billion
Preliminary production figures for January 2017 show an average daily production of about 2 024 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate. This is 42 000 barrels per day (about 2 percent) less than December 2016.
Nord Stream 2 to play crucial role in EU’s energy security
It was noted that Gazprom’s gas supplies to the German market had reached a record of 49.8 billion cubic meters in 2016. The upward trend in gas demand continues in early 2017. In January, gas exports grew by 23.2 per cent versus the corresponding month of 2016. Between February 1 and February 15, gas deliveries added 37 per cent compared to the same period of last year.
European utilities will not reduce their investments in renewables if U.S. President Donald Trump lowers U.S. climate goals, encouraged by Chinese and EU political commitments to low carbon energy.
Maersk delivered an unsatisfactory loss of USD 1.9bn (profit of USD 925m) negatively impacted by post-tax impairments of USD 2.8bn (USD 2.6bn) primarily relating to Maersk Drilling of USD 1.4bn (USD 27m) and Maersk Supply Service of USD 1.2bn (USD 0m). In line with the latest guidance provided in November, the under lying profit came at USD 711m (USD 3.1bn). The return on invested capital (ROIC) was negative 2.7% (positive 2.9%). The free cash flow was negative USD 29m (positive USD 6.6bn including the sale of shares in Danske Bank of USD 4.9bn).
The European Union, although reliant on Russian oil and gas, says it will never recognize Moscow's 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula and expects the Kremlin to abide by the Minsk peace deal brokered for eastern Ukraine.