Posts Tagged ‘Amber Rudd’

  1. LNG glut vs. Gazprom’s unused capacity


    March 29, 2016 by AK

    The previous two posts may seem an exercise in pedantry: so what if Britain is less dependent on Gazprom than Germany or Poland now? Shouldn’t we look beyond 2016 – beyond 2020, even – to a time when Gazprom becomes the only major supplier of piped gas not facing an irreversible decline? Let’s use 2015 production …
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  2. Not in thrall to Gazprom (yet)


    March 26, 2016 by AK

    A follow-up to Thursday’s post on Gazprom and the UK. Reuters sounded alarmist when it reported in 2015: Russia provides around 30 percent of the EU’s gas and a single supply deal signed last year by Britain’s biggest energy supplier Centrica meant that at the time Russia’s Gazprom would meet 9 percent of the country’s gas needs. …
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  3. Joint resistance to Gazprom not a strong argument against Brexit


    March 24, 2016 by AK

    Amber Rudd, the UK energy secretary, is expected to offer these arguments against Brexit: Relying on energy from abroad is not without risk. We have seen how countries such as Putin’s Russia use their gas supplies as a tool of foreign policy. Threatening to cut off supplies or drastically increase prices… As a bloc of …
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