US-Sanktionen gegen Russland: Kampf ums Gas

US-Sanktionen gegen Russland: Kampf ums Gas

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 16, 2017

Kanzlerin und Außenminister vereint gegen Washington: Merkel und Gabriel warnen vor neuen Russland-Sanktionen, die der US-Senat in einem Entwurf beschlossen hat. Auf dem Spiel stehen die deutschen Energie-Interessen. Von Florian Gathmann und Severin Weiland mehr... Forum ]

Gas-Pipeline "Nord Stream": EU-Kommission stellt sich gegen Bundesregierung

Gas-Pipeline "Nord Stream": EU-Kommission stellt sich gegen Bundesregierung

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 10, 2016

Die Nord-Stream-Pipeline entzweit Europa. Die EU-Kommission will völlig neu über die umstrittene Gasleitung nach Deutschland sprechen. Vizepräsident Sefcovic warnt vor zu großer Abhängigkeit von Russland. mehr... Forum ]


Europe's Failed Natural Gas Strategy: Gazprom Hopes to Build Second Baltic Sea Pipeline

Europe's Failed Natural Gas Strategy: Gazprom Hopes to Build Second Baltic Sea Pipeline

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 18, 2012

With the planned Nabucco natural gas pipeline in southern Europe hitting snag after snag, Russian natural gas giant Gazprom is considering the construction of a second Baltic Sea pipeline to go with the just-finished Nord Stream. With unconventional natural gas from the US flooding the market, however, the strategy is not without risk. By Frank Dohmen and Alexander Jung more... Comment ]

Controversial Project Launched: Merkel and Medvedev Open Baltic Gas Pipeline

Controversial Project Launched: Merkel and Medvedev Open Baltic Gas Pipeline

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 08, 2011

The leaders of Germany and Russia on Tuesday formally opened the Nord Stream pipeline running 760 miles under the Baltic to pump gas from Siberia to the European Union. The project is aimed at ensuring the long-term security of Europe's energy supplies, but it remains controversial. 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 ]

SPIEGEL Interview with Gazprom Chief Alexei Miller: 'We Are Only Serving Our Customers' Demand for Russian Gas'

SPIEGEL Interview with Gazprom Chief Alexei Miller: 'We Are Only Serving Our Customers' Demand for Russian Gas'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 03, 2011

Gazprom chairman Alexei Miller, 48, discusses the controversial link between oil and gas prices, the question of whether new pipelines to Europe can ever be profitable and his company's international image as the long arm of the Kremlin. more... Comment ]


Making Way for the Pipeline: A Treasure Trove in the Baltic Sea

Making Way for the Pipeline: A Treasure Trove in the Baltic Sea

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 16, 2010

While environmentalists are sharply opposed to the construction of the new Baltic Sea pipeline, archaeologists are delighted. The massive Nord Stream project to bring natural gas from Russia to Germany has uncovered dozens of shipwrecks and other historic artifacts. By Frank Thadeusz more... Comment ]

Countdown on the Baltic Sea: Will Baby Herring and Conservationists Delay Russo-German Pipeline?

Countdown on the Baltic Sea: Will Baby Herring and Conservationists Delay Russo-German Pipeline?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 11, 2010

Preparations are fast taking shape for the construction of the controversial Nord Stream natural gas pipeline between Russia and Germany this spring. But it still faces a legal challenge in Germany from environmentalists, and critics say the project could disrupt the spring spawning of the herring found in the western Baltic Sea. By Christoph Seidler in Rostock more...


Sunken Heritage: Pipeline Engineers Find Historic Shipwrecks in Baltic Sea

Sunken Heritage: Pipeline Engineers Find Historic Shipwrecks in Baltic Sea

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 09, 2010

Engineers surveying the Baltic Sea for a pipeline project have discovered several historic shipwrecks on the seabed, including an ancient Viking longboat and several ships from the 16th to 18th centuries. more...

Who Has the Longer Pipeline? The Eternal Rivalry of Joschka Fischer and Gerhard Schröder

Who Has the Longer Pipeline? The Eternal Rivalry of Joschka Fischer and Gerhard Schröder

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 15, 2010

They used to be the double act at the top of the German government. But now former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder and ex-Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer are on opposing sides -- as lobbyists for two competing pipeline projects. By Ralf Neukirch more... Comment ]