Game of Stans: Ukraine Seeks Russia Gas Bypass

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European Commission Vice President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic gives a press conference following EU-Russia-Ukraine trilateral gas talks, Brussels, July 1, 2015. Sefcovic said on July 15 that Russia’s refusal to pump gas through Ukraine will change the balance in Europe, which will have a negative impact on EU energy security.

Desperate to reduce its reliance on Gazprom, Kiev turns to Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan


Desperate to reduce its reliance on Russian gas, Ukraine is turning to the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

The Ukrainian government said on July 17 representatives from Ukraine and Kazakhstan would examine the potential for energy cooperation. “The participants of the meeting also agreed to study the issue of supply to Ukraine of Kazakhstan natural gas and transit through the territory of Kazakhstan of Turkmen and Uzbek natural gas,” the Ukrainian gover...


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