Gas Anaconda

Translated from Peremogi. Anaconda refers to the Anaconda plan. The Anaconda plan entered Ukrainian discourse in 2014 when Ukrainian forces tried to cut Donbass republics from the Russian border. You may be asking, what do these news have to do with Ukraine? Right,nothing!

1. In two month, Gazprom will finish building the marine section of the Turkstream.

In two months, Gazprom will finish building the marine section of the Turkstream, announced CEO of Gazprom Alexei Miller on an international forum.

“The construction of the Turkstream pipeline is ongoing, very soon the marine section will be completed.”

Late August report said the Turkstream is 80% completed.


2. Russia’s earnings from oil and gas have risen by more than a third.

In eight month of 2018, Russian earnings from the export of oil have risen by 35.5% in comparison with the same period in 2017, totalling  $8.2 billion, according to data of the Federal Customs Service.


3. Gazprom continues to increase gas exports into Europe.

In the period between 1 January and 30 September, Gazprom increased exports to non-FSU countries by 5.8% (by 8.2 billion cubic metres) in comparison to the same period last year. Press release of the holding says 149.2 billion cubic meters were delivered to buyers in Europe.

Export to Germany grew by 12.3% (4.7 billion cubic metres), to Austria 33% (2 billion cubic metres), to Netherlands 40.1% (1.3 billon cubic metres), to Poland 11.7% (0.9 billion cubic metres), to France 9.4 (0.8 billion cubic metres), to Hungary 11.5% (0.6 billion cubic metres), to the Czech Republic 12.3%, to Denmark 8.5%.

Likewise, September was marked by an increase in exports to East European countries: to Poland by 59.1%, to Hungary by 39.3%, to the Czech Republic by 23.4%. Total export of natural gas increased by 8.1% in comparison with the same month of 2017, to 15.9 billion cubic metres.


4. German company Wintershall is ready to provide additional financing to the Nordstream2 pipeline.

German oil and gas holding Wintershall announced its readiness to provide additional funding towards the successful completion of the Nordstream2 project along an alternative route should Danish authorities decide not to provide a permit to lay the pipes in their maritime one, announced Wintershall’s board member, Thilo Wieland.


5. Yamal LNG shipped its fifth million tons of LNG in September.

Since the plant’s launch in December 2017, Yamal LNG exported 5 million tons of liquified natural gas (LNG), NOVATEK announced on 25 September.

Fifth million ton was shipped from the LNG plant on the icebreaker LNG carrier Christophe de Margerie in sixty-eighth shipment from the moment of the first shipment made in December 2017.

[section omitted, too technical, if you are able to give a translation, please send it to]

On 19 July 2018, first load of LNG was delivered to China.

On 24 September 2018, first load of LNG was delivered to Brazil.


6. The dates of the launch of the third line of Yamal LNG became known.

The head of NOVATEK Leonid Mikhelson, at a session of GECF in Sabetta, in the framework of Russia’s gas week, disclosed that the launch of a third line of Yamal LNG will take place in December 2018.

“In December 2017, the first line was launched, in August we launched the second line, that is six months earlier, we have practically doubled the LNG production in Russian Federation. The third line we are planning to launch in December, that is a year earlier than planned.”



In other news, former Ukrainian president Leonid Kuchma recently had an epiphany”

“…Germany perfectly understands that when the Nordstream2 will be completed, our pipeline will not be, it will be empty. Because in 2019, they are also opening Turkstream… We are making 2 billions a year currently but in the future it will be zero…

3 thoughts on “Gas Anaconda

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s