Russian Riddle: EU Can't Agree on a Natural Gas Strategy

Russian Riddle: EU Can't Agree on a Natural Gas Strategy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 24, 2014

European leaders agree that the Ukraine crisis has made natural gas supplies from Russia precarious. Yet they are divided over what to do about it. Poland wants a new European energy union, but others seem to be in no hurry. By Frank Dohmen and Christoph Pauly more... Comment ]

Little Love for Sanctions: Ukraine Crisis A Tightrope Walk for German Businesses

Little Love for Sanctions: Ukraine Crisis A Tightrope Walk for German Businesses

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 30, 2014

As Moscow continues to escalate the situation in Ukraine, public and political pressure is turning against German companies who do business with Russia. The countries' economic ties make disengagement next to impossible. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Semicolon Strife: Russia Rejects Court Hearing Over Punctuation

Semicolon Strife: Russia Rejects Court Hearing Over Punctuation

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 06, 2013

Greenpeace activists have languished in a Russian jail for weeks after attempting to board a Gazprom oil rig. The Netherlands, where the activists' ship was registered, has called on the Hamburg-based international marine tribunal to intervene. By Thomas Darnstädt more... Comment ]

Tymoshenko Release: Ukraine's Geopolitical Future Hangs on Deal

Tymoshenko Release: Ukraine's Geopolitical Future Hangs on Deal

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 30, 2013

EU negotiators have arrived in Ukraine to try to secure the release of imprisoned former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. A successful agreement will pave the way for a free trade deal and unprecedented cooperation between the EU and Ukraine -- as well as a new rift with Russia. By Christopher Alessi more... Comment ]


Greenpeace vs. Gazprom: Football Protest Stokes Row with Russia

Greenpeace vs. Gazprom: Football Protest Stokes Row with Russia

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 02, 2013

The ongoing conflict over 30 Greenpeace activists jailed in Russia for an action in the Arctic has taken a new twist. A high-profile football game in Switzerland was marred by a protest targeting Russian state-run energy giant and major soccer sponsor Gazprom. more... Comment ]

Under Pressure: Once Mighty Gazprom Loses Its Clout

Under Pressure: Once Mighty Gazprom Loses Its Clout

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 01, 2013

Energy giant Gazprom is no longer the powerhouse it once was. The company is losing its tight grip on the European market and its rivals are gathering steam. The world's largest producer of natural gas might even lose its export monopoly. By Stefan Schultz and Benjamin Bidder more... Comment ]


Cooperation Talks: Germany's RWE Mulls Gazprom as Major Shareholder

Cooperation Talks: Germany's RWE Mulls Gazprom as Major Shareholder

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 11, 2011

German energy firm RWE and Gazprom, Russia's largest company, have been talking about possible link-ups in the future that could include Gazprom buying a strategic stake in the company, SPIEGEL has learned.   more...

Stepping on the Gas: New Drilling Technologies Shake Up Global Market

Stepping on the Gas: New Drilling Technologies Shake Up Global Market

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 03, 2011

While the world fears a new oil price shock, the entire energy market is on the verge of a revolution. Companies are using increasingly sophisticated technology to tap new sources of natural gas. Drilling is also underway in Germany, where both the potential and the risks seem enormous. By Frank Dohmen, Alexander Jung and Jan Puhl more... Comment ]


In Thrall to Gas: The City Where Gazprom Is King

In Thrall to Gas: The City Where Gazprom Is King

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 03, 2011

A small city in a remote part of Russia is the starting point for a pipeline that will bring natural gas to German consumers. Gryazovets depends on Gazprom to survive, but for some workers it's a desperate life. By Erwin Koch more... Comment ]

The Gazprom Cables: 'Not a Competitive Global Company'

The Gazprom Cables: 'Not a Competitive Global Company'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 05, 2011

Gas giant Gazprom was meant to catapult Russia back into its role as a global superpower. Executives dreamed of the "most valuable company in the world." But secret cables from the US Embassy in Moscow provide a different picture: The Americans consider the mega firm to be chaotically organized and corrupt. By Gregor Peter Schmitz more... Comment ]