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    1. December 5, 2014

      The economics of South Stream have long been nonsensical

      ...been nonsensical. I strongly agree with Riccardo Puliti of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development that it and Nabucco were “pharaonic projects” but the latter could have gone ahead in a more realistic form, as demonstrated by the TAP...

    2. December 2, 2014

      Anger and dismay as Russia scraps $50bn gas plan

      ...carried gas from Azerbaijan into the heart of Europe, called Nabucco, was scrapped. At a meeting in Brussels of EU ambassadors on...Federica Mogherini, the new EU foreign policy chief: “First Nabucco, now South Stream. What are we supposed to do now?” Peter...Christian Oliver — Brussels, Andrew Byrne — Budapest and Kerin Hope — Athens

    3. December 2, 2014

      Demise of South Stream big setback for Putin

      ...supplies, especially once the European economy recovers. The EU should therefore reconsider the recently abandoned plan for the Nabucco pipeline which would bring Azeri gas through the Caucasus to Europe. In his 15 years in power, Mr Putin has often proved resourceful...

    1. December 2, 2014

      Putin loses face with cancellation of ‘pharaonic’ South Stream

      ...Russian riposte to the European-backed Nabucco pipeline project, which was intended to...quantities of Caspian gas to Europe. After Nabucco was officially abandoned last year...Development, said of South Stream and Nabucco. “There are substantial economic reasons...Jack Farchy in Moscow and Christian Oliver in Brussels

    2. beyondbrics

      December 2, 2014

      Could the "cancelled" South Stream pipeline be revived?

      ...have closed access to Western financing. Alternatives to Russian gas have been developing slowly: the proposed US-backed Nabucco pipeline remained on the drawing board for a decade; shale gas exploration has been blocked by political opposition or delayed...Andrew MacDowall

    3. beyondbrics

      October 17, 2014

      Guest post: European energy security is a delicate balancing act

      ...Puliti of the EBRD Until recently the Nabucco pipeline, just like the chorus in Verdi...that runs from East to West. But the Nabucco dream did not become reality, mainly...it forward. The main source of gas for Nabucco would have been Azerbaijan’s Shah...guest writer

    4. beyondbrics

      April 28, 2014

      The South Stream "pipeline" and Bulgarian syntactical gymnastics

      ...problems is that the continent has repeatedly failed to mobilise behind an alternative project supplied by another country. The Nabucco project, to which South Stream was once seen as an upstart rival, is dead in the water. And the Trans Adriatic Pipeline...Andrew MacDowall

    5. March 26, 2014

      Watch industry mourns Raymond Weil who defied quartz crisis to go solo

      ...opera. The Raymond Weil watch range still includes families named after Richard Wagner’s Parsifal and Giuseppe Verdi’s Nabucco among others. The brand is an official partner of the Nordoff Robbins music therapy charity, the Brit Awards and the Albert...By Simon de Burton

    6. beyondbrics

      March 24, 2014

      Guest post: Hungary's blind horseman

      ...South Stream pipeline, favoured by the Russians, and the Nabucco pipeline, supported by the US and EU – the latter was a mere...happiest barrack.” As it turned out, I was proved right – Nabucco is dead, while the South Stream is under construction – though...guest writer

    7. March 20, 2014

      Russia’s gas still a potent weapon

      ...supplying 30 per cent of Europe’s oil and gas. Europe’s most prominent project to diversify gas supplies – the Nabucco pipeline for Caspian Sea gas – proved economically unfeasible. “Gazprom has increased its share in European markets because...By Christian Oliver in Brussels

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