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EU: Russian Oil & Gas

Post by Olligarchy » 10:48:02 Monday, 05 December, 2016

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After exhaustive discussions with the Russian Federation, HM Government has been asked to pitch an offer to the European Union.

The Russian Government has agreed to the idea of an EU wide 'buy in' into some of Russias largest oil and gas companies, wherein the EU as a collective entity would gather money from its member states and purchase substantial shares in those companies to ensure that in case of future troubles the flow of oil and gas would go on unabated, removing the risk of cold winters where oil and gas are cut.

What is the collective opinion of our fellow EU states to this proposal?
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Re: EU: Russian Oil & Gas

Post by scorpion » 21:17:05 Thursday, 08 December, 2016

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While the Russian offer to 'buy in' to Russian energy companies is a step in the right direction, It does little to alleviate Poland's concerns over energy security. My country imports 90% of its Oil from Russia. GAZPROM and Putin have done little to promote Polish faith in this offer. Mainly in reference to GAZPROM's price issues with Ukraine, and the resulting energy cut off; and 'alleged' Russian involvement in the 'Kiev Strike', which some of my Ukrainian contacts say was "Russian hands, in Ukrainian business".

If the EU is to act as a single entity where the acquisition of its energy is concerned, why not continue to expand the Norweigen pipelines as Tony Blair's administration was doing? Surely the money we'd invest in Russian energy companies would be better spent on Norweigen, and North Sea based companies.
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Re: EU: Russian Oil & Gas

Post by Olligarchy » 08:41:11 Friday, 09 December, 2016

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HM Government understands Warsaw's concerns, and indeed in many respects shares them. Even though the UK is not powered by majorly Russian gas or oil, we can fully understand the concerns of those that are when faced with earlier Russian blustering over cutting said sources of heat and power off. HM Government also is determined to continue Mr. Blair's earlier policy of working the North Sea oil and gas into its own, and by extension the European economy.

That said, HM Government does not believe that cutting off Russian gas and oil in the near future is even remotely realistic, nor in policy terms desirable. Large segments of the Russian economy are based on these resources, and ceasing their purchase is a sure way to cause potential damage to the Russian economy which could destabilise the country. This is not now, nor will it ever be desirable, especially as the North sea resources are not quite as vast as those in Russia.

The deal proposed by the Russian government would give the EU a say in Russian gas companies, a say which could be used to ensure there will be no 'economic warfare' in the future. This in turn would lead to a stabilisation of relations with Russia which decreases the risk of conflict, and may in the future tie Russias interests into those of the EU more comprehensively.
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Re: EU: Russian Oil & Gas

Post by MTFD » 02:20:43 Saturday, 10 December, 2016

The French government believes the future of energy and energy security does not lie in fossil fuels, and certainly not Russian gas. Instead of wasting our money here, we ought to invest in sustainable green energy. the ITER project in France is a good example, but we need more serious investment in green energy. Instead we propose that the money that would be used for this project be pooled and invested in massive green energy projects.

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