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Russia, China close in on mega gas deal
Agence France-Presse, by Staff

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 9/5/2013 12:45:45 PM

Russia and China on Thursday said that they had made progress towards agreeing a mega deal for the delivery of Russian gas to its energy-hungry eastern neighbour. Russian gas giant Gazprom and China´s state energy firm signed an agreement after a meeting between Presidents Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin ahead of the G20 summit in Saint Petersburg on the "fundamental conditions" for the gas delivery. (Snip) The deal envisages Russia pumping 38 billion cubic metres of gas to China from 2018, a major change from the Russian firm´s current orientation towards European export.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Gordon Mills, 9/5/2013 1:04:07 PM     (No. 9507025)

Freeze the Frehchies

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Reply 2 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 9/5/2013 1:06:28 PM     (No. 9507026)

Wouldn´t a forward looking US trade policy include ramping up US exports of natural gas to Europe and assisting Israel coming on line with its newly discovered huge reserves earlier that 2016?

Israel’s natural gas reserves reshape Middle East dynamics

Financial Post: http://business.financialpost.com/2013/08/29/israels-natural-gas-reserves-reshape-middle-east-dynamics/?__lsa=615b-8a63


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Reply 3 - Posted by: The Advocate, 9/5/2013 1:10:26 PM     (No. 9507033)

Meanwhile Fauxbama stalls on Keystone Pipeline with our Ally Canada.
Putin is pursuing Russia´s interests economically and politically.
Obama is pursuing the Muslim Brotherhoods anti-Christian and Jewish agenda.
Will Congress stop him?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 9/5/2013 2:00:51 PM     (No. 9507104)

Obama logic: Fracking must be stopped because it could jeopardize the Ruskies and China catching up with the USA on energy.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: neanderthal, 9/5/2013 2:23:00 PM     (No. 9507138)

Energy hungry? China? I don´t think so. China´s got at least a thousand year supply of coal. But Russian gas has it´s advantages for China.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: veritas, 9/5/2013 4:50:26 PM     (No. 9507373)

"China-Russia mega gas deal"?

Like they have a hope of matching the gas output of D.C.!

#2: Good points, good post. Great for Israel to have gas coming. The Eunics are in thrall to Russia re gas. Our surplus could help them loads, and knock down Putin´s clout and standing. There´s no rational reason for what Obama´s doing. It hurts the US and Europe across the board, and helps our enemies.

Hmmm.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 9/5/2013 5:04:01 PM     (No. 9507387)

Thanks, #6...link has changed but the one below may work, or one can search using the headline...bottom-line is more Israeli leverage over the sometimes wobbly EU and a new stream of income affording it the ability to give anyone threatening to boycott them the giant royal finger!

http://business.financialpost.com/2013/08/29/israels-natural-gas-reserves-reshape-middle-east-dynamics/?__lsa=4ccc-b651

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