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Energy Tribune: The high stakes pipeline game

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Sep. 19, 2011 22:12
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In the gas pipeline game being played by Russia, the former Soviet satellite states and Europe, everyone appears set on upping the stakes this winter.
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In the gas pipeline game being played by Russia, the former Soviet satellite states and Europe, everyone appears set on upping the stakes this winter. Which explains why the ubiquitous Vladimir Putin, the Russian prime minister, officiated on Sept 6 as the Nord Stream pipeline started pumping ‘technical gas’– necessary to building pressure – in advance of pumping gas directly from Russia to its German destination; bypassing the ‘troublesome’ former Soviet states in the process. Read full story here.
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