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EXCLUSIVE: Russia’s Gazprom part of secretive natural gas group within UN European unit
FOX News ^ | June 04, 2014 | George Russell editor-at-large of Fox News

Posted on 06/07/2014 6:40:11 AM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com

EXCLUSIVE: The Russian natural gas company Gazprom, which supplies much of Europe’s gas imports, is at the center of a secretive cabal of mostly state-owned natural gas companies that has been operating for two decades under the aegis of the United Nations, according to a first-ever audit of the operation obtained by Fox News.

Even though it is a U.N. entity, the group, known simply as the Gas Centre, runs on a budget funded by its corporate members. Its supervisory Executive Board has never been approved by the U.N. agency of which it is nominally a part, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, or UNECE. The group’s priorities, and its detailed budget, likewise manage to stay below the U.N.’s supervisory radar.

According to the U.N., the Gas Centre’s mandate is purely technical, and related to issues of gas contract methodology, collection of statistical databases, and the promotion and facilitation of foreign investment in the industry.

But in fact its mandate, as gleaned from U.N. documents examined by Fox News, includes the creation and maintenance of a “dialogue” on such issues as “the restructuring and consolidation of the gas sector, facilitation of “the integration of natural gas industries in Europe through greater convergence and harmonization of norms and practices,” and “know-how on legal and regulatory matters [and] gas market liberalization.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: europe; gas; russia; ukraine

1 posted on 06/07/2014 6:40:11 AM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

This is Hugh!


3 posted on 06/07/2014 7:26:59 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

The UN is a global corporate fascist enterprise operating under a facade of democracy.


4 posted on 06/07/2014 8:28:44 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare IS Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com; philman_36
And what do you know but the whole thing is run pursuant to a wad of treaties.
5 posted on 06/07/2014 8:40:31 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare IS Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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