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06.12.2013 Russia Expected to Revise South Stream Pipeline Plan to Comply with EU Rules

Gazprom's giant South Stream gas project cannot operate on EU territory unless it complies with the bloc's energy law, and it could take years to do so, the European Commission said on December 4, Reuters has reported.

05.12.2013 Russia to Dispute EU’s Third Energy Package

Russia is going to sue the EU over the third energy package, Itar-Tass has cited economic development minister Aleksey Ulyukayev as saying.

05.12.2013 Russia’s Gazprom Opens Office in Brussels

Russia’s gas monopoly Gazprom opened its office in the European Union’s capital - Brussels on December 4, Itar-Tass reported on December 5.

04.12.2013 EU Interested in Belarusian Alternative Energy

The EU has invested EUR 2mn in the construction of a biogas plant in Belarus.

The plant has been built at the Lebedevo agricultural farm and will produce 0.5MW of electricity and heat, Elektrovesti has reported.

04.12.2013 Ukraine Guarantees Gas Transit to EU in Winter

Ukrainian state-run energy company Naftogaz Ukrainy has guaranteed trouble-free Russian gas transit to Europe in winter, CEO Yevgeny Bakulin said on December 3, Prime has reported, citing RIA Novosti.

03.12.2013 Russia May Offer Ukraine Cheaper Gas – Russian Deputy Prime Minister Shuvalov

Russia will offer cheaper natural gas to Ukraine if the government in Kiev opts to join a Moscow-led economic bloc after halting free-trade talks with the European Union, according to First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, Bloomberg reported on December 2.

02.12.2013 EU Regulations May Thwart South Stream Pipeline Project

European Union rules are calling into question the legality of agreements signed between member states and Russian energy monopoly Gazprom relating to the South Stream natural gas pipeline set to deliver fuel to Europe, Budapest Business Journal reported on November 29.

02.12.2013 Turkmenistan, EU to Discuss Trans-Caspian Pipeline

Turkmenistan and the EU will hold the talks on the implementation of the Trans-Caspian gas pipeline construction project from Turkmenistan to Azerbaijan by late 2013 or early 2014, a source close to the negotiations told Trend on November 30.

20.11.2013 Ukraine to Cut Dependence on Russian Gas Thanks to Slovak Route

Pipeline operators in Ukraine and Slovakia are on the verge of signing a deal that will allow the European Union to ship gas through Slovakia to Ukraine, reducing Kiev's dependence on Russia, the European Commission and Ukraine said on November 19, Reuters has reported.

20.11.2013 Conditions for Transcaspian Pipeline Ideal – EU Diplomat

A senior European Union diplomat in the energy-rich nation of Turkmenistan said on November 19 that current conditions are ideal for the construction of a natural gas pipeline across the Caspian Sea, RIA Novosti has reported.