• WB, Azerbaijan sign TANAP loan

    World Bank and the the government of Azerbaijan January 16 signed a $400mn loan agreement funding the TransAnatolian gas pipeline (Tanap) that will deliver Caspian gas to Turkey and Europe.

  • Secretariat questions legality of Serbia-Russia Intergovernmental Agreement on natural gas supply

    On 12 January 2017, the Secretariat sent an Opening Letter to Serbia in Case ECS-18/16.

  • ‘OPAL’ of Discord. Why the EU supports Gazprom’s anti-Ukrainian plans?

    The recent decision of the European Commission allowing Gazprom to use more capacity of the German OPAL pipelinehas created a swirl in media. Due to this decision,Russia will be able to supply more gas through the Nord Stream pipeline and less through the Ukrainian gas transmission system. Media equally notedthat thisdecision on antitrust case against Gazprom revealsambiguous perspectiveswithin the European Commission. Despite the abuse of its position in European gas market, Gazprom will not have to pay a large fine. Is Brussels preparing a treachery that will damage Ukraine’s interests? Let’s find out!

Publications

  • Weekly analytical report: December 19 - 25, 2016

    In this issue: - Why was the gas "winter" package not signed; - Are reforms in the gas sector enough for creating the market; - What novelties did Verkhovna Rada adopt during the "budget night"; - How will electricity tariffs change for various consumers next year; - Will the "warm" loan program be continued next year.

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