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About the gas OPEC and the gas secret of Donbass

About the gas OPEC and the gas secret of Donbass

Where there is no place for OPEC

Russia, as you know, is not a member of OPEC, a cartel that unites oil exporters, but has been cooperating with it for a long time and for the most part successfully, especially recently. However, we are in no hurry to join OPEC, fearing direct, if not enslaving, dependence.

With gas, the situation regarding the creation of some kind of analogue of OPEC, on the one hand, is simpler, since there are simply fewer participants with their own interests. And they are all pretty big. But on the other hand, it is much more difficult, because it is difficult to manipulate this market due to very limited transportation options.

It is very difficult to fight against such pipes as several of our streams, including two "Northern" ones, with liquefied gas. But after all, Russia is interested in the development of LNG almost as much as the United States and other potential participants in the gas OPEC.

However, any effective cartel in the gas sector without the same Americans, as is the case with oil, is simply unrealistic. Liquefied gas, unlike pipeline gas, can be obtained even in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, there are already projects, and its flows can be regulated, if desired, almost without problems.

It should be noted here that there is a Russian contribution to the American achievements in LNG exports. Although who will tell you (it seems to us that no one) how much LNG they have recently bought from the Russians one way or another for their purely US exports.

Iraq, Libya, Syria, Ukraine - further everywhere

We wrote about the redistribution of the gas market as soon as there were reports of the upcoming US leadership in terms of gas exports both through pipes and in the form of LNG (So that's why they choked Nord Stream).

So, American gas companies, none of which can compare with the mighty Gazprom by external signs, have received at the moment almost everything they could wish for.

Here you have the volumes of practically guaranteed sales, and extremely favorable prices, and even stock quotes growing by leaps and bounds on the stock exchanges. But the main thing is still not this. They received a very flexible and oversaturated market, poorly controlled in terms of sales channels.

The gas market is increasingly beginning to resemble drug markets, a priori illegal, and weapons, illegal only partially, but quite enough to get rich on them. And all this is a continuation of trends that began to appear not so long ago, but were launched almost immediately after the collapse of the USSR and the socialist system.

For many years now, the United States has been surprisingly consistent in its policy of creating the largest possible number of fluctuation zones around the world. The Arab Spring, the color revolutions, the permanent expansion of NATO, and much more, little by little. Washington clearly operates on the principle of catching fish in troubled waters.

Any stable political regimes are categorically contraindicated for such a player. And wherever such regimes can be undermined, or better, completely eliminated, they are trying to do so. Iraq, assassination of Saddam Hussein, Libya. Didn't pass in Syria? Failed in Afghanistan? But after all, the fluctuation zone both there and there has been for a very long time and, it seems, for a very long time.

How to prevent the transformation of "our Ukraine" into such a zone - who knows. Although I really hope he knows. Do I need to remind you what a colossal market for the illegal trade in weapons and everything around it has now been turned not so much by the NWO zone as by the "square" itself?

There is no doubt that everything is in order there and in terms of the drug market, and even in the food market, now you can “play enough” to your heart's content. And the bombing of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant is not just stupid nuclear blackmail, but direct pressure on the electricity market, which for some reason, in Russia, despite the reform and collapse of RAO UES “according to Chubais”, is much cheaper than in Europe.

The last secret of Donbass

Many knowledge, as you know, only multiply sorrows. Today, this truth, known to ancient philosophers, is more relevant than ever. The percentage of educated people goes off scale not only in developed countries, which greatly complicates the manipulation of public opinion.

However, it is clear that the recipes of Goebbels are not forgotten, and we, by the way, too. In this case, no one even forces the world media to lie directly, it is quite enough to competently dispense portions of the truth. And not necessarily all.

You can simply remind less often that those lands into which two Slavic armies are now biting represent truly colossal wealth. And not only in the foreseeable future - at least the same Zaporozhye NPP is worth something, but also in a more distant future.

And this is not only about water, and not about potential agricultural resources - the main prize should be considered the notorious shale deposits of the Donbass and its environs. Previously, many considered it pointless to write about them because of the very dubious prospects, as well as environmental problems. Production technologies there were generally compared with terrorism.

Today, all this is forgotten, the analysis of the local shale flights was actually carried out not so long ago and on the pages of VO (Shale gas of Ukraine). Pay attention to the "red line" on the map - this is not the border of the republics, but the dividing line, more precisely - the front on February 24th.

With the current almost unbridled rise in prices for hydrocarbon raw materials, the Yuzovskoye field, like its neighboring smaller ones, is turning from unprofitable into profitable, like little else. And as soon as they are taken seriously, new changes in the global oil and gas solitaire will be simply inevitable. In whose favor? We have been waiting for an answer to this question for more than six months.

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  1. Dmitry Karabanov
    Dmitry Karabanov 22 September 2022 11: 12
    Yes, unfortunately "politics is a continuation of the economy."
  2. Myths
    Myths 22 September 2022 11: 23
    Judging by the map of shale gas deposits, it becomes clear why they need the east and Kharkiv so much. But even before that, it was clear that the entire territory was needed, but the inhabitants were not particularly.
    1. Ingushetia
      Ingushetia 22 September 2022 13: 37
      Quote from Mitos
      Judging by the map of shale gas deposits, it becomes clear why they need the east and Kharkiv so much.

      That's how Poltava is full of gas.
      1. Myths
        Myths 22 September 2022 14: 53
        You understand what threatens the extraction of shale on fertile lands. Will you buy bottled water too?
        1. Ingushetia
          Ingushetia 22 September 2022 16: 54
          What about fertile land? There is no slate in Poltava.
  3. rocket757
    rocket757 22 September 2022 11: 29
    You can simply remind less often that those lands into which two Slavic armies are now biting represent truly colossal wealth. And not only in the foreseeable future - at least the same Zaporozhye NPP is worth something, but also in a more distant future.
    . If you think about it, look at all the achievements, technologies that already exist and did not find mass application only because they could not, at first, bring enough profit to those who could implement them !!!
    And what about it now???
    And now, everything is different, because the trend, the rise in prices for generated energy, large, even more expensive technologies are becoming PROFITABLE, PROFITABLE!
    True, there is a nuance ... expensive energy is inaccessible to poor countries, and they use / buy it less, everyone is trying to save!
    In general, we can assume that a more efficient use of fossil fuels will lead to a reduction in its consumption, this is one .... and then there are two, three, four!
    In general, countries that are engaged in the production and sale of such an energy resource should prepare in advance !!!
    In general, the topic is interesting, extensive, IMPORTANT!
  4. Maks1995
    Maks1995 22 September 2022 11: 41
    They wrote for a long time, but quietly like that ...
    The LDNR has the largest shale gas field in Europe.
    And Ukraine was going to develop it with the next price increase in 08, 014 without Gazprom ...
    Who will like this? Naturally, they did not tolerate ...
    Since then, Polite People without insignia began to roam there ...
    Imperialism in the yard, everything is clear

    Now, the stump is clear, all articles about the dangers of shale mining have been forgotten. Gazprom is official, but rumor has it in the LDNR ...
    And the words about the "non-partition" of Ukraine are forgotten. Look how much, according to the article (and others), there are resources ...
    Money doesn't smell, capitalism is in the yard...
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 22 September 2022 15: 36
      In Russia, the method of hydraulic fracturing for gas production has been used for a long time ... not as intensive as it is practiced in minke whales, because there are enough fields where the impact of such intensity is not necessary!
      Just look at what products chemical enterprises produce / supply to Gazprom and everything becomes clear ....
      We release it and everyone who is interested knows why and who uses it. So sho ... "money" smells / stinks, brrr, trust me.
      By the way, the construction of a couple of new workshops / production facilities has begun at the plant! Guess for whom they will produce "chemistry" there.
      1. Maks1995
        Maks1995 22 September 2022 21: 06
        I believe. I believe you.
        You are wrong about money, IMHO. They don't smell in Moscow, or in the Gazpom Towers...
        And with you, just like in some Chelyabinsk, is it really money .....
        1. rocket757
          rocket757 22 September 2022 21: 32
          Moscow, the capital is a concentrate of everything and everyone ... I would say, all kinds of human vices, but this does not differ in any way from other capitals of the same kind!
          I would say that here, on the periphery, the air is cleaner, but, the city of GREAT CHEMISTRY, we smell not of roses and meadow flowers, very often, alas. Only happiness, to escape to the Volga Akhtuba floodplain, interfluve, the land of lakes, rivers and other things !!!
          And at the expense of money, everything is clear here ... they look at our pennies, capital things with a smile, dismissively ... as in other countries, the same thing.
          That's how we live.
    2. gromit
      gromit 23 September 2022 09: 13
      The main reason for the war was the contradictions between the two coalitions of European powers - the Entente (Russia, England and France) and. The Triple Alliance (Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy), caused by the intensification of the struggle for the redistribution of already divided colonies, spheres of influence and markets.

      This has never happened before, and here it is again.
  5. Nikolay Malyugin
    Nikolay Malyugin 22 September 2022 13: 53
    The more talk about lithium, gas in the bowels of Ukraine, the more the justice of military operations is destroyed. Ukrainians think that ours will replace the local oligarchs. And to be honest, many of us also think.
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 22 September 2022 15: 45
      So a whole set / bunch of interest, wishlist ...
      However, the reluctance/fear of having a nearby territory with an aggressive population is also an argument that cannot be bypassed.
      In truth, the liberation wars, the people's liberation wars, are left somewhere in the past.
      Such is the world, such are the interests of states ... I’d better keep silent about the peoples.
    2. Kim
      Kim 23 September 2022 08: 06
      "a marriage of convenience is strong if the calculation is right"
      why not ? The states fought many wars because they profited from all the wars
      why not learn?
      1. Nikolay Malyugin
        Nikolay Malyugin 23 September 2022 09: 16
        kim. From whom we just did not learn. Everything is not for the future. To be like America, you have to start everything, like in America. There, unlike in Europe and Russia, public opinion is zero. If you want to be a god, be. No one is interested in your desire.