TO CHANCEL SOUTH STREAM
The European Parliament urged European authorities to 'stand up to' Russia, adopting a resolution to stop President Vladimir Putin's energy plans in the continent.
'MEPs call on the EU to regulate third-party businesses in the areas of gas storage, interconnectors and flow-back facilities, and urge the EU countries to cancel planned energy sector agreements with Russia, including the South Stream gas pipeline,' reads a note released by the Parliament on Thursday.
Asking for a political, not a military, solution to the stand-off over Ukraine, MEPs welcomed signs hinting at a stabilisation of the situation in the conflict areas.
'MEPs welcome the newly-passed Ukrainian laws on a special status for the contested districts of Donetsk and Luhansk and the amnesty approved by the Ukrainian Parliament on 16 September as an important contribution to de-escalation.'
On Wednesday, according to Gazprom, Serbia said it will kickstart construction works of the local leg of the South Stream in October despite opposition from Brussels and political confusion over the project in Bulgaria.
|October, 19, 11:30:00|
|October, 19, 11:25:00|
|October, 19, 11:20:00|
|October, 19, 11:15:00|
|October, 19, 11:10:00|
|October, 19, 11:05:00|
PLATTS - Norwegian natural gas exports to the UK jumped to their highest in six months Wednesday as consistently high UK prices incentivized flows normally only reserved for wintry periods.
AZERNEWS - The estimated cost of construction of nuclear power plant of Russian design in Uzbekistan will be about $ 11 billion, the launch of the first power unit has been planned for 2028, the Aide to the President of the Russian Federation Yury Ushakov said.
SHANA - Managing Director of the Iranian Gas Engineering and Development Company (IGEDC) Hassan Montazer Torbati said the supply of one billion cubic meters per day of natural gas by National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) was one of the goals of the company by 2021.
WNN - China and Belgium have signed a framework agreement on cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy. The agreement was one of several accords signed in Brussels yesterday during a meeting between Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel.