Turkey entered the energy war with Russia on the side of the EU

Turkey entered the energy war with Russia on the side of the EU

Ankara refused to renew the contract with Moscow for the supply of natural gas in the so-called. "Western route" - through the territory of Ukraine, Moldova, Romania and Bulgaria. This was stated by the Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz. It was the oldest agreement that is currently implemented by Gazprom, it was concluded before the creation of this monopoly. The contract was signed in 1986 year - in annual volumes 6 billion cubic meters, the term expires in December 2011 year. The main volumes of natural gas that enter the Turkish state via the “western route” satisfy the needs of northwestern Turkey, and above all Istanbul's 12-million (former capital, the largest Turkish city and one of the largest cities on the planet). Then, Ankara signed a contract for the supply of Russian natural gas through the Blue Stream trans-Black Sea gas pipeline.


According to Interfax, the decision of the Turkish state is connected with the fact that the Russian Federation refused to give Turkey a discount on gas in the amount requested by the Turks.

In 2010, Ankara purchased 18 billion cubic meters of natural gas, although it planned 30 billion (14 billion via the Trans-Balkan gas pipeline and 16 billion via the Blue Stream). Due to the effects of the economic crisis, the minimal volumes of purchases by the Turkish state of natural gas were established, and also the right of the Turkish company Botas to reduce the selection of “blue fuel” flowing through the offshore gas pipeline to three-quarters without sanctions from Russia. Currently, the energy balance of Turkey to 64% depends on Russian hydrocarbons. Other suppliers are Iran and Azerbaijan.

Earlier, Ankara has already expressed its desire to adjust the price of gas imported from the Russian Federation, but the parties have not reached an agreement. In March, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev met with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who did not give positive results.

Last week, the Turkish Minister of Energy has already talked about the possibility of not renewing the contract. At the same time, Yildiz said that other agreements with Russia for the supply of natural gas through other transport corridors remain in force. According to him, 3-4 agreements have been concluded with Russia, one will not be extended and “it will not cause problems”. The private sector, which makes part of the purchase of natural gas, if it wants, can negotiate with Russia itself, and the state "no longer wants to do it."

Almost simultaneously with the statement of the Turkish Minister of Energy, since 1 of October 2011, the Turkish company Botas has increased the price of "blue fuel" for the population of the country by 12,28% - 14,35%. And for industrial enterprises, the cost is increased by 13,70% - 14,30%. The Turkish company explained this increase in the price of natural gas by a global increase in the cost of hydrocarbons, as well as a weakening of the Turkish national currency, the lira, Reuters reported.

It should be noted that before the statements of the Turks, on Tuesday and Wednesday, large-scale searches were conducted in the offices of companies associated with Gazprom in 10 European countries. One of the reasons for such actions is that oil has risen in price, and according to the long-term contracts of the Russian state monopoly with consumers, now after the “black gold” natural gas should also become more expensive. These actions were related to the investigation of potential “anticompetitive practices” in the field of Russian gas supplies to countries entering Central and Eastern Europe. In a statement, the European Commission said that such actions do not mean automatic recognition of the guilt of these companies.

According to political analyst Alexander Rahr, given the previous aggressive criticism from the European Commissioner for Energy Gunther Oettinger, the South Stream project, "nerves of the officials in Brussels are passing away." In the European Union, they do not want to depend on Russian gas supplies, the dominance of the Russian Federation on the European energy market, and they are persistently trying to push the Nabucco project. And the Russian Federation "will try to limit all sorts of measures."
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  1. SAVA555.IVANOV
    SAVA555.IVANOV 3 October 2011 10: 13 New
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    AGAIN EVERYONE JOINS FINGERING TO RUSSIA "IT'S GUILTY", HEATING AND WITHOUT HELPFUL RELATIONSHIP, PREPARING FOR 2012 STARTED
  2. Sergh
    Sergh 3 October 2011 11: 49 New
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    All the crap of Russia today is almost directly related to the 2014th Games. They tied us up great here. Until the 14th, if there are no (I doubt this goes) problems, then after you keep your pants dry. Although in the 18th we have football, I doubt for sure.
    It’s clear that the locals will be with whom I don’t understand yet, but judging by the politics, everyone along with merikos is watching us. Pindos only zyukut someone thicker from Europe, but there are none. Themselves, especially alone they won’t go, it’s America’s pitchfork, they know it like mom. Because meat, these are the Balts, Psheks, and even Finns, the Germans in denial, and some more. Old logic, sit out over the ocean and watch, and then pick up the right one !!!
  3. cVM
    cVM 3 October 2011 17: 17 New
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    The Turkmens offered the Turks gas 50-60% cheaper, and so they probably decided in favor of the Turkmens.
    1. Superduck
      Superduck 4 October 2011 00: 43 New
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      But hasn't Gazprom bought all Turkmen gas for 15 years in advance?
  4. prunx
    prunx 3 October 2011 22: 07 New
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    A very significant and important event. A little chronology:
    1. September 24.09.2001, 2012 - Putin announces his intentions to participate in the XNUMX presidential election.
    2. September 26.09.2011, XNUMX - the removal of Kudrin.
    3. 27.09.2011/XNUMX/XNUMX - searches at Gazprom offices in Europe.
    4. September 28.09.2011, XNUMX - BP (British Petroleum) refused to finance a previously agreed project in Skolkovo
    5. Turkey terminates the contract for the supply of Russian natural gas through the so-called "western route" through Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria.
    6. Bulgaria expects to drastically reduce purchases of Russian gas - from the current 2 billion cubic meters to 500 thousand. Croatia has refused to purchase Russian gas since 2011.
    Nekhilo put pressure on Putin. We look forward to continuing.
    1. 3 October 2011 23: 39 New
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      Yes, the panic has already begun, then, probably, it will be even more interesting.
      And where do they go, no one wants to freeze in winter.
      1. prunx
        prunx 4 October 2011 00: 39 New
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        But what a panic, this is war, without guns and guns. On the fronts, not weak maneuvers are coming. The confrontation is ongoing, millennia. And the fact that they don’t want to freeze is understandable, it’s just that for now very symbolic, bloodless actions are underway, but if necessary, they will freeze, believe me. Armed confrontation is the most extreme, gross and primitive measure, used when all other options have been exhausted. Although it is impossible to exclude its possibility, of course.
        1. Superduck
          Superduck 4 October 2011 00: 46 New
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          Well, in general, Europe sat on Russian gas strong, now she looked back and realized that Ukraine’s problems were shining to her as well. Now the movement of kakba has started to get off this needle, but so purely European, by fucking .. so as not to lose anything. However, in some ways I understand them, the monopolist is always bad, and Gazprom sees the gas exchange only in a nightmare.
    2. zczczc
      zczczc 4 October 2011 00: 06 New
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      prunx, according to claim 2, 4 and 5 it is necessary to rejoice. According to claim 6, I am sorry for the brothers that they have a dumb leadership. Wait, winter will be, maybe they will change their minds.
      1. prunx
        prunx 4 October 2011 00: 48 New
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        Clause 2 - I agree. p.4 - what is joyful here? p.5 - I also do not understand why rejoice?
        Clause 6 is not stupidity, it is maneuvers, and Bulgaria has nothing to do with it, it is a pawn, a regional player, and even that is very weak.
  5. zczczc
    zczczc 4 October 2011 03: 28 New
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    item 4. Skolkovo’s effectiveness lies not in science, but in PR. It’s just the entertainment of the authorities on the topic “come from all over the world, look - and everything is civilian with us too”. This is not a science city, but a manager city. Naukograd is Novosibirsk, Zelenograd (it was, but you can return it to its previous status by 25%), Biysk, Obninsk, Dubna, Zhukovsky, Korolev, Pushchino, Reutov, Troitsk, Fryazino, Koltsovo, Michurinsk, Peterhof. Naukograd should be the center of attraction for scientists, and Skolkovo - the center of attraction for the shifts that rule scientists.

    item 5. To get off a hydrocarbon needle, it is necessary to get off it, i.e. stop selling hydrocarbons. At a minimum, you need to limit sales to the amount of profit that the economy can digest. Instead, the government will store the profits in USD, EUR and a little bit in other currencies, calling it pillows, reserves, etc.

    Here is a funny picture:



    In the United States lies $ 130 billion of our (or not ours?) Money. Why is Israel, a friend of the United States, among the outsiders to invest in the United States? How is it - a friend and like that ... Sweden, Norway, where a strong economy is also on a par with Egypt in terms of volume of investments ....

    This is how I sit and see how world oligarchs will react if Putin starts to take dollars from this reserve and builds weapons on them at a normal pace, rather than symbolic. What are they, essentially equipping us, if you can simply not give the money back - and there is no problem. And their image will not suffer at all - they will simply include us in the "axis of evil" and block accounts. And they’ll show us this picture on TV and say, well, we shot it for this, it’s not good, but we have nothing to do with it:



    Remember this face - with his hands our people brought petrodollars to the USA.
  6. prunx
    prunx 4 October 2011 11: 47 New
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    4.p. Suppose this is so, therefore it is more profitable that this project is financed not from the budget. In fact, Skolkovo is not such an unambiguous project as you describe. 5.p. We are not sitting on an oil needle; the share of oil in the budget is 11-15%. Getting off an oil needle is unrealistic in the foreseeable future. In addition, hydrocarbons in our economy are the main way to generate dollars, which ensures the purchasing power of the ruble, without providing the dollar with the ruble - paper. This is only one side. The other, the oil and gas complex, is a powerful geopolitical instrument, comparable in power to nuclear weapons, but more flexible and universal, and, unfortunately, the only one at this stage. "Power is storing profits" is a misnomer. The correct definition is the US Federal Reserve's branch - the CBRF, under the strict guidance of Kudrin, the Federal Reserve's manager in Russia, in the framework of the repatriation following the results of the Cold War and Russia's status as a raw materials appendage, implements the planned scenario in the framework of global politics. I must say that the Fed is just a tool that does not belong to the United States, the Fed - like "our" Central Bank - is a private desk. Kudrin’s resignation is a very serious event and a serious global challenge for us. I plan to write an extensive article covering this and several other topics. In the meantime, read Putin's article published, if not mistaken, in Izvestia. There he openly talks about his plans, a bold step, I must say.!
    1. zczczc
      zczczc 4 October 2011 13: 25 New
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      prunx,
      item 4. There is nothing unequivocal. I’m talking about efficiency - investing in existing science cities, of course, will give more for science. The essence of Skolkovo is a showcase for the West. Or explain why build futuristic houses there? Why even ban hybrid vehicles, only fully electric? Pure PR.

      Here, for example, the city of Sarov (Arzamas-16), where our nuclear weapons were developed, thanks to which we still keep our borders:



      An ordinary Russian city, only people in it are unusual. But is this Swiss squalor for our money exactly helps to invent something?



      And most importantly - what? What specific scientific goals are set for Skolkovo by Russia? None. Some common words. How can loot be given without clear scientific goals?

      item 5. Well, in general, 47,6% (the first two columns) and the two columns on the right are also not a matter of pride:



      About the instrument of blackmail - of course it is, only basically we are not blackmailing the enemies, but the closest, friends and blood brothers. In general, whether repatriation is for the failure of the Cold War or, conversely, the advance for delaying the planned dismemberment, does not change the essence, which is shameful for us.

      Putin marked an article yesterday to read, waiting for time.
      1. opium21 5 October 2011 00: 09 New
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        guess the riddle Muscovite how is the donkey different from a donkey?
  7. prunx
    prunx 4 October 2011 15: 34 New
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    "47%" -
    Well, here, select from this figure the share that comes from the sale of crude oil - taxes on mining - 16.2% of the budget. About blackmail - blackmail in response to blackmail, the outskirts are not only blackmailing, but also sniffing their faces in the face, and bulbashi too. We have to remind at whose expense they live. For our part, it’s just a kick for speed towards integration. As for the fraternal peoples, do you really naively assume that if we give something for free, then it will fall straight into the pocket of ordinary people?
    1. zczczc
      zczczc 4 October 2011 18: 51 New
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      I believe that the dictatorship of the right ideas and actions is useful. I saw a wonderful inscription on a T-shirt: "Do well - it will be good." I do not think that blackmail will be appreciated as a kick to the pool. It only looks like this from our side, and not from them. From them it looks like a strangulation.

      And the second - somewhere since 2008, the problem of the integration of the post-Soviet space has clearly become apparent not in the neighbors, but in ourselves - in Russia. More precisely, in the complete inability to restore cultural, legal, financial and industrial orders. We have a de facto collapse of the economy - a defense order is a clear confirmation of the collapse. Enterprises do not want to work in a single system - they survive as they can, they despise the system, they do not see any benefit in it. With this approach you will not go far. And which of the neighbors, looking at this, wants to go to us under the wing? This is suicide. We have a system called "vacuum cleaner" - to suck out everything and everyone that he has and throw it away.
      1. ytqnhfk
        ytqnhfk 5 October 2011 13: 45 New
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        The disruption of the state defense order lies much deeper than many people try to do (small) in private production (it’s not a fact that they don’t belong to anyone else), they want so many prices that will give them the opportunity to eat beluga caviar every day at a kilo and no less from here and the problem I just read about it and it is so (there were some pens on plastic appliances worth up to 500 r mentioned there; well, no laughter ??
  8. prunx
    prunx 4 October 2011 22: 48 New
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    The right ideas and actions ... strangulation ... Detective salted, or bulboed))) About ideas and actions in more detail, I beg.
    1. zczczc
      zczczc 4 October 2011 22: 56 New
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      Be careful with identification by third-rate signs. It is possible to make a diametrically opposite mistake :)
      1. prunx
        prunx 4 October 2011 23: 00 New
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        But in fact, do not choke me, schemer))
        1. zczczc
          zczczc 4 October 2011 23: 52 New
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          There are two things to do:
          1. Put things in order;
          2. Formulate simple and understandable rules of the game for those who join the Union. It is even better to make two statuses - full and partial.

          I will even say more - point 1 is enough! With paragraph 2, our neighbors themselves will come.

          The USA is a mess, Europe is a mess, Asia is a mess from below, and we must have order. Everyone wants food, warmth, protection, stability and order - we all have one way or another, except order. That's all the ideas. Under these ideas, all adekvaty stretch themselves. The rest is an explanation.
          1. prunx
            prunx 5 October 2011 12: 48 New
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            What is order? How to measure this order in which units? And most importantly, who will measure this order? I have a suspicion that there is no order in your understanding - and never will be. In my understanding, the cause of the disorder is disintegration. Hence all the problems: against the background of sovereign ambitions of fragments of the USSR - energy conflicts, because The Russian Federation is not obligated to subsidize sovereign states, and as a catalyst, violates interethnic cultural ties, up to undisguised Russophobic and Ukrainianphobian aggression; the rupture of production chains by living borders is a direct consequence of the failure of defense orders in the Russian Federation, and the absence, by definition, of those in Ukraine. And also worthless, the crooky interests of local princes. The economies and political systems of Ukraine Belarus and Russia are not capable of sovereign existence, as the head, arm and body are not able to fully exist and compete, against the backdrop of new global challenges, separately from each other. The time is coming that uncertainty begins to threaten the very existence of Russian Civilization. And you propose to take a dependent wait-and-see attitude, wait for Russia to fix something there, and then cling to it. I do not say how it looks from a moral point of view, but objectively, there is simply no time for this. Everyone needs to take and solve problems together, immediately But they don’t want to. Therefore, Putin, as the only competent global politician in the post-Soviet space, took the initiative and responsibility. And he will give everyone this "bitter medicine."
            1. solodova 5 October 2011 13: 20 New
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              This "capable" politician of global scale within two terms of his own and one Medvedev’s failed or did not want to eliminate corruption. Do not make people laugh ...
              1. prunx
                prunx 5 October 2011 17: 33 New
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                Well, call me such a fabulous state in a world where corruption is eliminated. And do not say, they say, the level of corruption in such and such a country is lower compared to the Russian Federation, because no one has conducted such studies, except for some sort of rating paid agencies that do not even have branches in the Russian Federation. Do not give bribes, and do not take, that’s all. Rejection of such a phenomenon as corruption in society - this will be an effective struggle. And then they will give us and go indignant: oh, what a terrible and terrible corruption we have! Corruption around the world is strong, it’s just to focus the attention of the average person on the Russian Federation. You at least take an interest how things are in the same Italy and Greece. I hardly restrained myself, so as not to succumb to you as an adherent (fie, or adherent) of the Communist Party. I consider the current judicial system a great evil.
                1. SAVA555.IVANOV
                  SAVA555.IVANOV 5 October 2011 21: 17 New
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                  BUT AND BEFORE OTHER STATES DO NOT THINK THE THREAT OF DECOMPOSITION OR DESTRUCTION, AND ABOUT SIBERIA AND OTHER RUSSIAN REGIONS ALREADY THOUGHT
            2. zczczc
              zczczc 5 October 2011 13: 38 New
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              Order is the enforceability of leadership decisions and the absence of theft of the African style (i.e., direct and impudent). It is impossible to get rid of theft completely, as well as to achieve absolute fulfillment. But to push the problem to the level at which you can move forward is necessary. Now it is already impossible to move forward, i.e. already the region - new officials from other regions upon taking office first make inquiries "with whom you can be friends." In the early 90s, the period of "acclimatization" of an imperfect thief in office (initially a non-criminal official) was up to 2 years. Now the maximum is 2 months. For some posts purposefully come to steal.

              What you point to is absolutely 100% true, but you must understand that what a commander is, such a platoon. And there is no time to wait for a long time - and in this you are right. And the phrase "the time is coming that uncertainty begins to threaten the very existence of Russian Civilization" - absolutely true, it must be hanged in the offices of someone.

              But to be the center of the unification of others without solving these problems is physically unrealistic - it would be unrealistic to assemble the Roman Empire if Rome itself were like it in the middle period of the collapse of the empire. Need to turn the tide. In terms of time — I think the Communists would return manageability in the country in half a year. We have exactly half a year. If Putin does this, honor and praise be to him. If at all everything that the Communists are oriented to is done by Putin, I personally will erect a monument to him. But so far he has not shown himself in any way in the field of curbing corruption.
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              I’ll even give such a comparison - can a shabbish and / or drinking father, the head of the family, create a strong family? So that the children love him, obey? Unlikely. And Russia claims just the role of the founding father of the Union.
              1. prunx
                prunx 5 October 2011 18: 14 New
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                Yes, you understand, the Communists had a majority in the State Duma in the 90s, and what then changed, they beat and intimidated as a result of the lack of political will of their leader. I myself am a supporter of communist (but not Marxist) ideas, as a kind of standard of social structure on the planet, namely, Stalin, but the Communist Party declined itself in my eyes, in 2000, as well as EdRo, by the way. In addition, the current Communists are carriers of Marxism. They will not defeat any theft and corruption. It will be parallel to me if they get a majority in the Duma. If they cope with corruption and theft - honor and praise, only sitting in the State Duma this problem can not be solved. All my hopes are connected with Putin, I will not hide, I explained why.
                1. zczczc
                  zczczc 6 October 2011 01: 02 New
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                  So how can Putin be separated from United Russia? He created them, taught, defended, led and leads. And he had power and has real power, unlike the Communists in the 90s.

                  It surprises me myself why Zyuganov will not push away the hairy fathers of ideology. Probably because of why Stalin did not recline. But I think that by this time Stalin would certainly have launched ideological evolution. I will vote for the Communist Party only for one reason - that they are closest to the right path. And the percentage of ideological, honest men in them is about half according to my estimation, which gives hope that they will master this way. If the Communists come, I will help them if they consider it useful. It’s a shame to help today's thieves even in a good deed - this, in essence, helps them to become rich, and to get poorer for the rest.

                  Come on you? Consider that we have a national veche here. In the evening you can call both the prince and the serf, and both old and young :)
  9. SAVA555.IVANOV
    SAVA555.IVANOV 5 October 2011 00: 36 New
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    I AGREE TO ALL HUNDRED !!!