Copyright: Adobe Stock / Nr. 484494864 Der Beginn des Krieges in der Ukraine im Februar und die darauffolgenden umfassenden Sanktionen gegen Russland haben zu einer Kehrtwende in der Energiepolitik der EU geführt. Unter dem Druck ihrer Partnerländer und der eigenen politischen Elite erklärte die EU, ab 2027 ganz auf russisches Gas, Öl und Kohle verzichten […]

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Copyright: Adobe Stock / Nr. 235701927 Der Angriff Russlands auf die Ukraine und die darauffolgenden beispiellosen Sanktionen haben Schockwellen auf dem Weltmarkt ausgelöst – jahrzehntealte Handelsbeziehungen stehen möglicherweise kurz vor dem Zusammenbruch. Der Energiesektor ist einer der am schwersten betroffenen Bereiche. Russland läuft Gefahr, den ganzen westlichen Energiemarkt als Abnehmer zu verlieren. Die USA haben […]

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The military conflict in Ukraine that began in February and the extensive sanctions against Russia that have been introduced following this have led to a volte-face in the European Union’s energy policy.  Under pressure from both external partners and its internal political elite, the EU has declared that it is prepared to abandon Russian gas, oil and coal completely by 2027.

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It is no exaggeration to say that the start of Russia’s military action in Ukraine and the ensuing sanctions against Russia have brought about a tectonic shift in the global economy, in which trade relations and links that have existed for decades risk being severed.  One of the areas most affected by the crisis is energy. 

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Despite the ending of the winter peak in fuel consumption in European countries, the situation with gas supplies to Europe via Ukraine remains acute; this is apparent not merely in the fact that from 26 February to 1 March there was a real threat of Ukrainian gas reserves falling below 8 billion cubic metres (bcm), […]

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Since Ukraine stopped buying Russian natural gas in November 2015, it has been importing the fuel under sales contracts with suppliers in Germany, Austria, and Luxemburg. With Moscow and Kiev entrenched in a bitter drawn-out conflict, relations between Ukraine’s Naftogaz and Russia’s Gazprom have degenerated into a state of permanent litigation. The global energy community […]

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