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Moscow and Beijing will destroy American shale plans

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Kurt Cobb is a writer, analyst, journalist whose materials appear regularly on the web pages of specialized and popular publications: Christian Science Monitor, OilPrice.com, Le Monde, and others. He maintains his own blog, Resourse Insights, from which many media reprints his articles. The topics that the author deals with are energy and ecology. The other day, Comrade Cobb spoke about what awaits American producers of "shale gas."




One of the last articles of the analyst in his блоге It is dedicated to the question of the “death sentence”, which Russia and China have signed to the “American export of liquefied natural gas”.

Kurt Cobb points out that the signing by Russia and China of the two “big gas agreements” over the past six months means that Russia has turned its eyes to the east. This is Moscow’s response to the “sanctioners” from Europe, which is still the largest importer of Russian energy resources.

However, it is not only about Europe.

As is known, American natural gas producers are dreaming about their dream of exporting LNG outside the country. They are interested in the Chinese market. However, with the Russian contracts their dreams came to an end. The Chinese market, which in the future should be the largest and most profitable for LNG exporters, will now take over the Russians!

Exploration specialist Art Berman, who was previously skeptical about the “viability” of US LNG exports, wrote to Cobb via e-mail that Russian gas supplies brought down the price of LNG delivered to Asia to 10-11 dollars per thousand cubic feet (1 cubic foot equals 0,03 cubic meters. This price is too low for the export of American LNG: suppliers will remain without profit.

The expert believes that natural gas producers in the United States are trying to fool the public with tales of the "American energy revival." The basis of this myth is the buildup in the United States of gas supplies produced from deep shale deposits by the method of hydraulic fracturing.

However, inflators have a serious difficulty: along with overproduction, the industry is extremely unstable against the market factor of prices. Today the market does not give 13 dollars per thousand cubic feet, as it was in 2008 year. The financial sustainability of natural gas production is undermined by the market itself. Drilling wells becomes unprofitable!

And the expert explains why.

Natural gas produced from shale (the so-called "shale gas"), as a rule, costs the extracting companies more expensive than "ordinary" natural gas. In fact, the shale market dreams of raising the prices of natural gas to heaven - to become much higher than today. Then the companies will be profitable to liquefy and transport "shale gas."

But at today's price, LNG is already uncompetitive in Europe. Now, due to the Russian-Chinese deal, as a result of which the gas will flow through the pipeline, the American “shale gas” will not be able to be competitive in Asia either.

And Europe and Asia are the two largest markets for LNG. Without them, it’s generally doubtful, the author writes that the United States will export more LNG somewhere. Well, unless at a loss ...

A big problem, the expert writes, is for Americans how to liquefy gas and transport it. All this increases the price of fossil fuels. For transportation, we need special tankers that need to be built, and then these tankers will have to go to Europe or Asia. If the price of gas produced in the United States is approximately 6 dollars per 1000 cube. ft, then the cost of American LNG is calculated by the formula: the cost of gas plus the cost of its processing, loading and transportation. Bottom line: about 12 dollars per 1000 cubic feet.

Here are the latest prices paid by Asian countries on the LNG market (data from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission). 10,10 $ - China, 10,50 $ - South Korea, 10,50 $ - Japan.

But the European market. 9,15 $ is the price for Spain, 6,60 $ is for the UK, 6,78 $ is for Belgium.

Prices probably fell due to lower energy demand. This may be due to a slowdown in economic growth in Asia and Europe, the analyst believes.

This picture gives a visual idea of ​​how the suppliers of American LNG will have to survive in the market.

Prices for the export of gas would be set by the market on the New York Mercantile Exchange, the author believes. They would consist of the original price from suppliers plus the cost of liquefaction and transportation. Kurt Cobb does not believe in export prospects at all. Under the circumstances, he notes, it remains to be seen whether the industrialists will build at least some of the alleged LNG export terminals from 14.

According to the expert, approximately 17% of natural gas supplies to the PRC will go from Russia in the near future. The commissioning of pipelines is likely to fix the price of Chinese LNG imports between the 10-11 dollars mentioned. That is, the price will be too low to promise any benefit for US exporters of LNG.

Moreover, within a few years, low prices for LNG imported by China (not only by China, but also by other Asian countries) may become the norm. If some investors think to finance the construction of terminals, there will be an “epic squandering of capital on the American side of the Pacific Ocean”.

The author finds other reasons for skepticism about the future of America as an exporter of natural gas.

Previous projections of industrialists and the US Department of Energy regarding domestic production of natural gas from shale may be exaggerated. Despite the increase in domestic production of natural gas, the United States is still a net importer of natural gas.

Yes, we can assume that some US export projects on LNG will advance "in any case." Suppliers may conclude with buyers a long-term contract under the “cost plus contract price” scheme, but in the end buyers will face a “big surprise”: after all, the price for gas in the US will certainly increase.

And another interesting thing: the rise in US natural gas prices will be a double-edged sword for those who are concerned about the country's energy future. American producers of natural gas will be happy with the increase in prices: money will flow into their pockets. The owners of companies trading in renewable energy resources are also encouraged; after all, these energy sources will become more competitive if gas prices rise. But environmentalists "will suffocate with horror": an increasing number of gas workers will wander around the American fields, turning them into deserts and disfiguring the landscape.

And those American politicians who are now in favor of exporting LNG may end up at the pillory, concludes Cobb's thought.

Thus, we will add in conclusion, the expert exposes the mythical future of American energy, which is drawn by the strategy hawks sitting in Congress and dreaming to turn Gazprom away from Europe. While they thought (and still think) about Europe, the Kremlin thought about Asia.

Observed and translated by Oleg Chuvakin
- especially for topwar.ru
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  1. ya.seliwerstov2013
    ya.seliwerstov2013 2 December 2014 06: 44
    +17
    Yes, I think there’s nothing to catch America. As Putin said yesterday, we will reorient our flows.
    1. Ruslan67
      Ruslan67 2 December 2014 06: 53
      +6
      Quote: ya.seliwerstov2013
      I think America has nothing to catch.

      An otvetku from their own allies such as Qatar And in such a form that it will become sickening
      1. predator.3
        predator.3 2 December 2014 09: 32
        +7
        And what is this terrain !?
        1. Geisenberg
          Geisenberg 2 December 2014 10: 12
          +12
          Quote: predator.3
          And what is this terrain !?


          Alpha Centauri, Prime ..
          1. demon1978
            demon1978 2 December 2014 11: 56
            +7
            Quote: Geisenberg
            Quote: predator.3
            And what is this terrain !?

            Alpha Centauri, Prime ..


            DREAM is inseparable !!!! yes They would have processed all of Dill under such a landscape !!!! fellow Nafig chernozemy ??? !!! The tower is cooler !!!! good Especially if it is a Baydon tower !!!! yes
            They think: Maybe a piece of fat will fall over to the heroes ??? crying belay
          2. ed65b
            ed65b 2 December 2014 12: 10
            +3
            Planet Pluck.
        2. Turkir
          Turkir 2 December 2014 12: 02
          +1
          It used to be Ukraine.
        3. Mikhal
          Mikhal 2 December 2014 12: 29
          +2
          This is a world after democracy ... laughing
        4. Evil Pole
          Evil Pole 2 December 2014 12: 49
          +13
          Quote: predator.3
          And what is this terrain !?

          This is the largest Bakken Shale shale gas and oil field in the United States. Area-520 thousand sq. Km. And this is a consequence of their extraction stop
          1. demon1978
            demon1978 2 December 2014 13: 38
            +4
            Quote: Evil Chorus
            This is the largest Bakken Shale shale gas and oil field in the United States. Area-520 thousand sq. Km. And this is a consequence of their extraction

            DAAAA what !!!"beauty" belay !!!! And it's scary to even think about the chemical constituent of this "landscape" and the further fate of all THIS !!! belay wassat
            Long live the "bright" future !!! fellow
            1. vvvvv
              vvvvv 2 December 2014 23: 27
              +1
              In addition to chemical, there is radiation ...
              Yes, there are fluids with high radioactivity everywhere in the world, but here it is still about development methods. If radionuclides fall into groundwater and are transported far beyond the field ...
              Here is a little more specific ...
              http://oko-planet.su/politik/politikdiscussions/182647-radioaktivnye-othody-slan
              cevogo-gaza.html
          2. Papakiko
            Papakiko 2 December 2014 15: 07
            +2
            Quote: Evil Chorus
            This is the largest Bakken Shale shale gas and oil field in the United States.

            Comrad, be ashamed of throwing like that!
            This is the province of Alberta in Canada, where oil is extracted from bitumen sands.
            Tar Sand, located around the capital of oil sands - the town of Fort McMurrey.
            Quote: predator.3
            And what is this terrain !?

            The states of the mattress represent areas for Hollywood science-fiction films.
            Here it is more colorfully spelled out and provided:
            http://matveychev-oleg.livejournal.com/1513284.html
            1. Evil Pole
              Evil Pole 2 December 2014 15: 33
              0
              Quote: Papakiko
              Comrad, be ashamed of throwing like that!
              This is the province of Alberta in Canada

              And I don’t argue, but about Bakken is about the picture in the article (prey in Texas), that is, the answer to the predator by the post above, my picture is about Canadian hi
              1. Papakiko
                Papakiko 2 December 2014 16: 23
                0
                Quote: Evil Chorus
                my picture about canadian

                Quote: Evil Chorus
                And this is a consequence of their extraction

                These are not consequences, but a full-time development vokurat.
                Taki ay-ay-ay-th-th. lol
                Bakken is about a picture in an article (mining in Texas)
                This "entertainment" in North Dakota lives, and not as not in Texas.
          3. Myanco
            Myanco 2 December 2014 21: 01
            +1
            Looks like a cancerous tumor!
        5. sergkar
          sergkar 2 December 2014 21: 48
          0
          Quote: predator.3
          And what is this terrain !?

          This is Ternopil region - in 10 years! recourse
    2. Samaritan
      Samaritan 2 December 2014 09: 33
      +4
      And the main thing is that in Russia there is more oil shale than anywhere else! If it comes to drinking, we’ll cut the last cucumber!
      1. Akuzenka
        Akuzenka 2 December 2014 16: 00
        +2
        Why cut an extreme cucumber. We have a LOT of gas hydrates. Only the technology of their extraction is not worked out. Although it’s also a dirty business, there’s no need to create hydraulic fractures.
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    4. siberalt
      siberalt 2 December 2014 19: 10
      +1
      What does Beijing have to do with it? To remove foams on the price difference? State shale oil is the usual wiring for suckers. Moreover, the cost of production is mainly due to the overproduction of drilling equipment within the country while its rental is cheap (leasing). But she does not pick her fingers, but with high-cutting cutting heads. Let's see what happens soon if they and equipment wear out quickly and demand for them grows. Business and nothing personal.
  2. Mainbeam
    Mainbeam 2 December 2014 06: 45
    +7
    American natural gas producers dream their dream of exporting LNG outside their homeland

    My opinion is that the Americans dream of NOT exporting shale gas to Europe, but exporting moronic shale gas production technologies to Europe. Using similar non-ecological technology, gas was extracted in blessed Poland.

    gas produced from deep shale deposits by hydraulic fracturing
    1. WKS
      WKS 2 December 2014 09: 29
      +5
      Russian gas supplies will bring down the price of LNG delivered to Asia to $ 10-11 per thousand cubic feet (1 cubic foot is 0,03 cubic meters).
      The obstinacy of these Anglo-Saxons is phenomenal. It is confirmed even by the inability for 100 years to switch to the SI system, everyone continues to measure with feet and even gas is already only cubic !!! foot.
      1. Papakiko
        Papakiko 2 December 2014 10: 26
        +10
        Quote: wks
        they continue to measure everything with their feet and even gas is already only cubic !!! foot.

        But someone reprints (imitates) does not bother to convert to metric form and introduces the majority of visitors to the resource into fornication. It can be assumed that the author proposes to think independently and by means of tricky estimates to get the understandable cost of the LNG cube.
        1 cc meter = 35.3146667 cc foot
        Here are the latest prices Asian countries pay in the LNG market (data from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission). $ 10,10 - China(356 $), $ 10,50 - South Korea(370 $), $ 10,50 - Japan(370 $).
        And here is the European market. $ 9,15 - price for Spain(323 $), $ 6,60 - for the UK(233 $), $ 6,78 - for Belgium(239 $).

        What we get in practice according to information from open sources and stock prices:
        The difference in cost between liquefied natural gas and “gas from the pipe” is $ 3-4 for 1 million British thermal units, which is very approximately equivalent to 27,93 cubic meters. m of natural gas. That is, the cost of 1 thousand cubic meters. m of gas differs by more than $ 140 not in favor of LNG.
        And the cost of gas, depending on the country where it is sold, varies greatly. The average gas price for Germany in 2013 was, according to official figures, $ 390 1 per thousand cubic meters. m, and for Japan, the figure is almost $ 200 higher and is $ 580 per 1 thousand cubic meters. m

        From where in the article (from which finger did the source suck?) Low prices for LNG come from?
        Oleg correct yourself please. drinks
        1. APASUS
          APASUS 2 December 2014 21: 07
          +1
          Quote: Papakiko
          But someone reprints (imitates) does not bother to translate into metric form and introduces the majority of visitors to the resource into fornication. It can be assumed that the author offers to think independently and by means of tricky calculi to get the understandable cost of the LNG cube. 1 cube. meter = 35.3146667 cc This is the last price Asian countries pay on the LNG market (data from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission). $ 10,10 - China ($ 356), $ 10,50 - South Korea ($ 370), $ 10,50 - Japan ($ 370) But the European market. $ 9,15 - the price for Spain ($ 323), $ 6,60 - for the UK ($ 233), $ 6,78 - for Belgium ($ 239). What do we get in practice according to information from open sources and exchange prices : The difference in cost between liquefied natural gas and “gas from the pipe” is $ 3-4 for 1 million British thermal units, which is very approximately equivalent to 27,93 cubic meters. m of natural gas. That is, the cost of 1 thousand cubic meters. m of gas differs by more than $ 140 not in favor of LNG. And the cost of gas, depending on the country where it is sold, varies greatly. The average gas price for Germany in 2013 was, according to official figures, $ 390 1 per thousand cubic meters. m, and for Japan, the figure is almost $ 200 higher and is $ 580 per 1 thousand cubic meters. m

          What the author forgot to point out in the article is the increase in domestic gas prices in the United States after the start of LNG export. This is what the Americans themselves are afraid of.
      2. Vasek
        Vasek 2 December 2014 18: 15
        +2
        Quote: wks
        the inability for 100 years to switch to the SI system, everyone continues to measure with feet

        Imperial units, i.e. feet, inches, etc., are much more popular among architects and builders, since they more effectively measure the ergonomics of a person in the space he constructed.
        (Le Corbusier's attempts with his "modulator" to combine human proportions with the golden ratio in the form of a system of standard units for construction remained popular only among amateurs and did not linger in real life).
        For example, in Canada, the official system is SI, but construction drawings (especially for the housing sector) are 90% in inches and feet.
        By the way, only 3 countries in the world (USA, Burma and Liberia) have not officially switched to the metric system, unlike the UK - the homeland of feet, inches, pints and miles.
        1. Igorisep
          Igorisep 2 December 2014 23: 14
          +1
          As a practice, it’s more convenient for me in the metric. Only plumbing merchants and drunk plumbers need inches to justify inflated prices.
    2. volgro
      volgro 3 December 2014 01: 40
      0
      The Americans plan was to export gas to Europe from shale in New Russia.
  3. Magic archer
    Magic archer 2 December 2014 06: 54
    +15
    Do not forget that shale gas production is a blow to the environment. I think many will agree that we don’t give a damn if the states get it at home. But mattresses try to impose such production on our side! Therefore, we hope that this barbaric technology will take root only in the USA hi
    1. Turkir
      Turkir 2 December 2014 13: 56
      0
      Therefore, we hope that this barbaric technology will take root only in the USA

      God bless them, Obama, Brzezinski and Madame Clinton.
      With a song ahead.
  4. askort154
    askort154 2 December 2014 06: 59
    +25
    Greenpeace, hey! I can imagine how they would scream if shale gas was developed not by America, but by Russia. Everything is corrupt in our World, and Greenpeace, and the UN, and the OSCE, and NGOs with "human rights defenders".
    Everything is under the Anglo-Saxons.
    1. Venier
      Venier 2 December 2014 11: 09
      +3
      Well, as they say: to be surprised. Impudent Saxons, these huckster-invaders, have long accustomed many to the market, with its sales of everything and everything that many really sold and became corrupt. Such, alas, is a sad reality.sad
    2. Turkir
      Turkir 2 December 2014 12: 04
      +1
      In time, you reminded us all of the "fearless heroes" of Greenpeace.
      Thank you. smile
  5. Koronik
    Koronik 2 December 2014 07: 15
    0
    Yes, I agree that the technology of shale gas production may spread far beyond the United States (with their influence, these are Poland, the Baltic countries, Ukraine, Moldova, etc.) And then prices will go down, like oil today. by no means impossible.
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 2 December 2014 07: 17
    +3
    While the Americans were scratching their turnips on the sidelines, how else to harm Russia, she calmly, without fuss, did what was beneficial to her. As much as the opponents of China frightened the "dire consequences" of rapprochement with Russia, these contracts are beneficial. And further cooperation between Russia and China will only benefit.
  7. sega72
    sega72 2 December 2014 07: 21
    +6
    It seems to me that the geographical location of the United States, which gave them an advantage in many situations, brought two world wars profit, and not ruin like the rest of the world, now plays against amers, it’s far and expensive to carry gas. You see what a squiggle.
  8. shishakova
    shishakova 2 December 2014 07: 21
    +2
    Thank you.
    That's right, the US economy is collapsing. Better The countries of the whole World would learn to respect each other, but alas ...
  9. parusnik
    parusnik 2 December 2014 07: 51
    0
    And those American politicians who are now in favor of exporting LNG may end up at the pillory, concludes Cobb's thought.... We will wait for this event, I really want to see ...
  10. iner
    iner 2 December 2014 08: 04
    +1
    Europe is not particularly worried.
    It is not so big to allow all kinds of experiments with the environment. They have there every meter of fertile land counts.
    as for such states as Moldova, the Baltic states. They have neither money nor technology; they simply cannot afford to build the corresponding infrastructure.
  11. ratfly
    ratfly 2 December 2014 08: 18
    +1
    There is such a pipe from us to China! And it will cover only 17% of the consumption of the Celestial Empire! ... "Waiter! Two more urgently!"
  12. Siberian
    Siberian 2 December 2014 08: 26
    +4
    Back in July, the Institute of Industrial Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan admitted that it had missed the percentage of 94% with its supply of gas from its source gas. Estimates and forecast calculations were not confirmed by trial drilling. So in the media they said that all the reserves would be enough for the US needs for 31 days. There is not even any talk about Europartners. October: there are no desired volumes in Poland, Romania and elsewhere, November is the same story in Ukraine. So the whole of Europe, headed by Bulgaria, has to ride, the Ukrainians will teach (and will earn that way).
    1. ilyaros
      ilyaros 2 December 2014 08: 30
      +3
      Eastern Europe and so life gallops. Small countries with the complexes of the eternal sacrifice of the big Soviet brother.
    2. Vasek
      Vasek 2 December 2014 18: 23
      0
      Quote: Siberian
      So the whole of Europe, led by Bulgaria, has to ride

      laughing ... in order to break the shale formations and to release the longed-for Gas hidden there by evil Muscovites there!
  13. bmv04636
    bmv04636 2 December 2014 08: 41
    0
    And we still pipe and in South Korea we throw our coal has already gone laughing. So against whom does low oil ultimately play?
  14. Nitarius
    Nitarius 2 December 2014 08: 55
    +9
    ours are slowly hammering NAILS into the AMERICA'S Coffin!
  15. anip
    anip 2 December 2014 08: 59
    -2
    Moreover, for several years, low prices for LNG imported by China (not only China, but also the rest of Asia) can become the norm.

    Does this quote say nothing to you? So why rejoice? That cheaply non-renewable resources will be sold?
    1. WKS
      WKS 2 December 2014 15: 53
      +2
      Quote: anip
      That cheaply non-renewable resources will be sold?

      Why "non-renewable"? According to one hypothesis, natural gas and oil are continuously synthesized in the earth's crust.
  16. fzr1000
    fzr1000 2 December 2014 09: 13
    0
    And what does the author say about the production of shale oil? What is the situation at the cost of production?
  17. Archon
    Archon 2 December 2014 09: 43
    0
    it was necessary to wait for the Americans to build their terminals and invest in money to the maximum. and then drive our gas through the pipes in order to throw off the price.
  18. 3vs
    3vs 2 December 2014 09: 57
    +3
    It’s necessary for Miller to give up the idea of ​​dragging a pipe through the Berengov Strait to Alaska,
    from there both Canada and the rest of America, and that the WTO is so WTO, do not have the right to violate
    the competition! laughing
  19. Aeneas
    Aeneas 2 December 2014 10: 42
    +2
    It is extremely difficult for anyone to disrupt the "shale plans" of the Americans. Because the shale revolution is an American story inside. "Shale plans" are the plans of hundreds and thousands of small American mining companies, and the White House Administration can only accompany, not lead, this natural process of capitalism. While it is profitable, they will mine.
    1. Turkir
      Turkir 2 December 2014 12: 08
      +3
      Already chosen for the development of shale gas is not just Ukraine, namely the territory of Donbas and Lugansk.
  20. aszzz888
    aszzz888 2 December 2014 10: 47
    0
    While they were thinking (and still are) about Europe, the Kremlin was thinking about Asia.


    Yes, and at the same time decided on supplies with Turkey. We encircle the mericatos with red flags in a quiet, like a wicked wolf, and still fall under the shot. And it is possible to produce a control one later.
  21. VeteranS
    VeteranS 2 December 2014 11: 31
    +1
    Our country very timely and wisely began to develop the richest deposits of the Arctic, which for many decades will provide their energy needs and foreign market with valuable energy raw materials!
  22. Dan Slav
    Dan Slav 2 December 2014 12: 14
    +2
    Americans only dream about one thing!
    So that no one ever refused dollars !!!
    They are ready to conserve gas and oil, any resources, and to impotate the necessary resources for paper and electronic wrappers-money - for dollars!
    At the same time, pumping prices for resources, like on a swing! )))
    Until Russia understands this, it will be bad! Yes, it is bad and there is a long time! The inflation and degradation of the country is huge.
    Let Nayebulin and Ulyukaev say as much as they like about 7 percent. Now inflation is somewhere around 30-40 percent. Banks already give 12 percent on deposits easily!
    We need to develop our industry, focus on our domestic market, and engage our people.
    For export only products and no raw materials. Even Malaysia understands this, but our unfortunate economists cannot understand this. Or stealing is more profitable.
    I would make out the Nord Stream too! )))
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  24. Ze Kot
    Ze Kot 2 December 2014 12: 30
    0
    Quote: rotmistr60
    While the Americans were scratching their turnips on the sidelines, how else to harm Russia, she calmly, without fuss, did what was beneficial to her. As much as the opponents of China frightened the "dire consequences" of rapprochement with Russia, these contracts are beneficial. And further cooperation between Russia and China will only benefit.



    Well, at the expense of "calmly" I would argue strongly. Gas will go to China at cost price. They also made a discount for Turkey. In my opinion, all these decisions are primarily political rather than economic ...
    1. Hell's Angel
      Hell's Angel 2 December 2014 16: 59
      +1
      A trader enters a new market with his goods, will he raise prices? No, he needs to gain a foothold. Then, if he "crushes" competitors, he can dictate his own terms.
    2. langeron
      langeron 2 December 2014 19: 01
      0
      Well here it is. The produced gas must be put out somewhere. PCH are not dimensionless.
  25. Historian
    Historian 2 December 2014 13: 30
    0
    Quote: demon1978
    Quote: Geisenberg
    Quote: predator.3
    And what is this terrain !?

    Alpha Centauri, Prime ..


    DREAM is inseparable !!!! yes They would have processed all of Dill under such a landscape !!!! fellow Nafig chernozemy ??? !!! The tower is cooler !!!! good Especially if it is a Baydon tower !!!! yes
    They think: Maybe a piece of fat will fall over to the heroes ??? crying belay


    No fat, just liver! .. crying
    1. langeron
      langeron 2 December 2014 18: 59
      0
      by the way, Shell exploration did not find ANYTHING in the south-east of Ukraine.
  26. Turk
    Turk 2 December 2014 14: 47
    0
    Quote: Papakiko
    From where in the article (from which finger did the source suck?) Low prices for LNG come from?
    Oleg correct please

    the cost of shale gas production in the USA for 2012 is at least $ 150 per thousand cubic meters
  27. Prager
    Prager 2 December 2014 15: 05
    0
    it would be good to bury the Amer shale revolution in the bud.
  28. Hell's Angel
    Hell's Angel 2 December 2014 16: 43
    0
    They will find where to put the slate. For example, they will order the French and Germans to buy at the price of a quadrillion per cube, and they will be happy to try.
  29. langeron
    langeron 2 December 2014 18: 57
    +1
    I kept thinking that lowering oil prices was the machinations of the States. No brothers, we ourselves are dumping. I agree with the government that the ruin of all American companies engaged in the production of shale gas and oil is worth the fall of the ruble.
    However, it is a pity for those who will have green candy wrappers. We will arrange for them a small ass, well done GDP.
    1. volgro
      volgro 3 December 2014 01: 51
      0
      I also think. I agree.
  30. Tribuns
    Tribuns 2 December 2014 19: 05
    0
    Let us recall the phrase from the movie "The Diamond Arm:" As my boss used to say, "Strike the iron without leaving the cash register!" ... The "reset" of relations between the West and Russia proposed by the United States grew into an "overload", and, therefore, for relaxation (spontaneous withdrawal internal tensions, for example, with the help of strong drinks) the consequences of this unpleasant process, called "overload", Vladimir Putin carried out an unobvious, at first glance, re-transformation of economic relations of the Russia-East link with priority access to China and Turkey ... then - to the BRIGS countries ... Bravo, to our president! We will continue to "relax" the West against evil!
  31. fa2998
    fa2998 2 December 2014 19: 21
    0
    Quote: wks
    Quote: anip
    That cheaply non-renewable resources will be sold?

    Why "non-renewable"? According to one hypothesis, natural gas and oil are continuously synthesized in the earth's crust.

    Maybe, but they are "continuously synthesized" over hundreds of millions of years. And humanity has pumped out the lion's share in 100 years, and production is growing.
  32. Saninstruktor
    Saninstruktor 2 December 2014 19: 46
    0
    Quote: predator.3
    And what is this terrain !?

    In fact, Yamal from a height also looks like a road and a dump to every bush. And hydraulic fracturing is done at least at our place.
  33. Muscovite
    Muscovite 3 December 2014 01: 26
    0
    And rightly so, as the saying goes, "there will be a quiet cart on the mountain," Russia keeps mum and quietly does its job, and the Americans are always with the botal. They would not say "hop" until they jumped over, khvalbishki.
  34. Marko
    Marko 4 December 2014 03: 54
    0
    then these slates a year ago did not exist, and finally you couldn’t talk about it, now you need to destroy them ... Bravo, until it hits the mountain and they’ll yell about their pipe mantra.