Skip to comments.Putin Cuts Off Gas Supply To Six European Countries Without Warning
Posted on 01/18/2015 2:50:54 PM PST by dila813
On January 14, Vladimir Putin ordered Russias natural gas monopoly, Gazprom, to cut back by 60% the natural gas delivered to Europe through Ukraine. His ostensible reason: Ukraine was illegally siphoning off gas for its own usea charge Ukraine denies. Overall Europe depends on Russia for 30% of its gas supplies, and some 80% of Europes Russian natural gas comes via Ukraine. Putins order would leave six countries in eastern and southeastern Europe totally without gas.
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*condescending voice* That’s okay: Europe has plenty of “green” energy. They don’t need the natural gas.
Never rely on the enemy.
The EU shouldn’t have tweaked the bear.
They gonna be cold tonight!
Haven’t they done this like 12 times during the past week, or am I just reading duplicate posts/stories?
It would be amusing if the EU went back to coal, which they've got plenty of.
Repeated posts on the same story ...
Putin is desperate, hopefully this backfires on him. In the mean time, the Euro’s should put on sweaters and snuggle up!
Gazprom announced that it will instead ship gas previously transiting Ukraine to the Greek-Turkish border via a Black-Sea underwater pipeline. Gazproms CEO brushed off European objections that it has no infrastructure to handle such shipments, stating that We have informed our European partners, and now it is up to them to put in place the necessary infrastructure starting from the Turkish-Greek border. In other words, Europe must undertake a massive infrastructure investment to replace a well-functioning transmission system, just for Putins convenience.
Just a stupid question. Is this why Cameron was over here lobbying our senators? Iran = oil?
Or they could take those coal-fired plants out of mothballs.
Sure. Europe should appease Russia.
No, but over the past 8 so years they might have done it 12 times.
But always they were a slow down that they blamed on either under payment or someone stealing massive amounts of gas.
This is the first time it was a gut shot with a face slap.
Linky, Last Putin Gas Story I could find was 10/16/2014, and that was just threats.
I do search before I post.
It is a little premature for the United States and NATO to surrender to the Russians.
Yeh real smart. Your currency is crashing and you cut off your nose to spite your face. Typical 70’s style BS. The Russian public and the 40 or so oligarchs Putey works for are not going to appreciate going back to the 70’s bread lines.. I think he’s going to be toast soon.
Wow, even Forbes got pulled into this old news story brought back from 2009 by a blogger.
The first link showing the source of the news for the cut is a six year old story from the Daily Mail.
This article was written January 6th, 2009.
Click on the Authors name in the original article. He has not written for the Daily Mail in over 5 years.
This was just announced on Jan 14th by Putin, This is a new story and just happened.