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04.06.2014 EU asks Bulgaria to suspend South Stream

The European Union has asked Bulgaria to suspend work on the multinational South Stream pipeline project designed to allow Russia's gas deliveries to bypass Ukraine on their way to Europe, The Telegraph said on June 3.

21.05.2014 Advance payments for Russian gas not on agenda for Ukraine

The issue of making an advance payment for Russian gas is not on the agenda, Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said on May 20 in an appeal to the heads of the European Commission and leaders of the European Union states, ITAR-TASS has said.

18.04.2014 Bulgaria pushes for implementation of Russia’s South Stream project

Bulgaria will push for implementation of the South Stream project, the country’s minister of economics and energy Dragomir Stoynev told reporters on April 17, ITAR-TASS has reported.

15.04.2014 Polish minister says European Commission should buy Russian gas

Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski has suggested that the European Commission should be given the authority to buy Russian gas.

10.04.2014 Slovakia, Ukraine continue to prepare reverse gas flow

Legal issues that prevent reverse gas supplies to Ukraine from Slovakia will be removed, Ukraine's Energy and Coal Industry Minister Yuriy Prodan told reporters on April 9, Ukrinform has reported.

27.03.2014 Ukraine can pump more natural gas from EU, prime minister says

Ukraine is technically capable of pumping 25 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas from EU member states, which would be $100 cheaper than Russian gas, Ukrinform reported on March 26.

13.03.2014 Crimean crisis not to affect talks on South Stream - EC spokeswoman

The situation in Crimea has no impact on the talks between European Commission and Russian experts on the South Stream project, said Sabine Berger, spokeswoman to European Commissioner for Energy Gunther Oettinger, Itar-Tass reported on March 12.

06.03.2014 EC expects Southern Gas Corridor to grow swiftly

Azerbaijan is a door opener in the process of joining the Caspian countries to the Southern Gas Corridor, whose further enlargement of the Corridor has the potential to meet up to 20 percent of the EU's gas needs, the European Commission's spokesperson told AzerNews on M

26.02.2014 Gazprom, BASF to close asset swap deal in mid-2014

Gazprom and BASF are expected to close a deal to swap assets with Wintershall, which is 100% controlled by BASF, in the middle of this year. Thus the finalization has been postponed from last year.

27.01.2014 Russia, EU to discuss South Stream, Gazprom on January 28

Russia will discuss a new basic agreement with the E.U.