by Edward Steen. Vienna, March 5, 2022
The latest issue of the specialist magazine World Oil explains some of the more tangled aspects of Russian gas, its pipelines, and the problems created by Russia’s seizure of Crimea in 2014. Bombing and seizing Ukrainian nuclear plants is the latest evidence of an energy war which is affecting the whole world.
The article is a useful factual account of the significance of Nordstream 2, and the links below analyse how Gazprom’s domination of the gas market – whose hub was Ukraine – have become, apart from relentless propaganda and bombs, Russia’s most potent diplomatic and political weapon.
♦ LA Times 04/03/22 Russia bombs Ukrainian nuclear plant
♦ Reuters 24/02/22 Simplified graphic of pipelines – the Russian gas threat to Europe
♦ CNBC 24/02/22 Why Russian gas disruptions could see ramifications round the world.