Skip to comments.Europe baffled by broken gas promises
Posted on 01/14/2009 1:55:42 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
The bitter gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine descended into near-chaos on Tuesday, leaving European Union diplomats baffled as promises to restart supplies fully were broken and Moscow suggested that the US had meddled in the affair.
In a potentially alarming twist on Tuesday night, Gazprom, the Russian gas company, said it was unable to meet its legal commitments to supply European countries with gas because Ukraine was allegedly blocking the flow across its territory.[snip]............
EU officials said the monitors had, after long delays, been given access to control rooms at gas dispatch centres but they would not predict when flows would resume.
Jonathan Stern, head of gas research at the Oxford Institute of Energy Studies, said Russian and Ukrainian statements were all smoke and mirrors.
We should not be listening now to what Medvedev or Naftogaz tell us. We should be listening to the monitors, he said.
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Peace in our time, right Europies?
Who warned them about this? Reagan.
I wish we had another Reagan. :-(
Ukraine’s desire to join NATO is what this is all about.
They get what they deserve and have subsequently created.
I guess this is just another testimony to the fact that runaway liberalism and socialism is a mental disorder.
Who IN THEIR RIGHT MIND, would believe socialists and/or communists?? Even America is now getting is due lessons in how credible, honest and well-intended these maggots are.
Remember this Euro-weenies. Especially when you are cold in winter — about what great guys the commies/socialists are. Sadly, our country still has to learn a HUGE LESSON which is coming down in spades....big time.
Europe baffled by broken gas promises.
Ruskies swore it wasn’t them.
Oops, I shot too soon.
I thought it was “broke wind” and “passed gas”,
not “broke gas”...
Yup - Things will always be Bush’s fault, even when he and Laura return to Texas as private citizens.
Looks like the New COLD War has started. At least the Euros will have warm thoughts from global warming.
Regardless of who is the unreliable partner, Russia or Ukraine, Europe should take this as a lesson in the need to diversify away from dependence on gas from the east.
Focus on building nukes. Focus on coal. Focus on natgas from the North Sea, from the Caspian, whatever. Build LNG plants so you can get gas from anywhere.
Diversification of supply is the key to energy independence. Since we know that Russia and Ukraine are going to get into a spat periodically, the main thing is to diversify away from them.
not broke gas...
Is way speaks Bork, gas is broke when is finger pulled.
Obama is immune to criticism for a couple of years. His surrogates in the party and the media will see that Bush gets the blame.
The ‘progressives’ would unleash the hounds of hell to go after Reagan. They wouldn’t be as ‘kind’ now as they were then. (If you call it kindness.)
Destruction follows liberal agendas.
When Russia signed an agreement with the EU to pull their occupation forces in Georgia back to pre-August levels, the Russians didn’t do it. They signed the agreement but they lied. They never had any intention of abiding by it. Whatever the Kremlin says, the opposite is the truth. When Putin said the gas flow would resume, the stupid euros should have known that meant the opposite was true.
If we allow the libs to continue to force us not to produce our own energy, it will be even worse for the US.
After all, we will not be dealing with Russia as much as Iran, Venezuela, Saudi, etc........
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