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Russian Gazprom offers Japanese a hand in developing the Shtokman field

Publish date: November 22, 2005

According to Alexei Miller, “Liquid natural gas is considered to be a key business for Gazprom. Japanese companies are experienced in transportation technologies. We see possibilities of their participation in the Shtokman project,” he said, according to RusEnergy. Miller has not announced any possible participants for the $20 billion Arctic gas project.


Some months ago Gazprom published a short-list of five foreign companies – possible participants of Shtokman field development. Even with their experience in the building liquefied petroleum gas plants, the Japanese Sumitomo Corporation and Mitsui & Co are not in the short list. Analysts say Gazprom can offer Japanese companies other forms of cooperation in the Shtokman project.

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The role of CCS in Germany’s climate toolbox: Bellona Deutschland’s statement in the Association Hearing

After years of inaction, Germany is working on its Carbon Management Strategy to resolve how CCS can play a role in climate action in industry. At the end of February, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action published first key points and a proposal to amend the law Kohlenstoffdioxid Speicherungsgesetz (KSpG). Bellona Deutschland, who was actively involved in the previous stakeholder dialogue submitted a statement in the association hearing.

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Bellona’s new working paper analyzes Russia’s big LNG ambitions the Arctic

In the midst of a global discussion on whether natural gas should be used as a transitional fuel and whether emissions from its extraction, production, transport and use are significantly less than those from other fossil fuels, Russia has developed ambitious plans to increase its own production of liquified natural gas (LNG) in the Arctic – a region with 75% of proven gas reserves in Russia – to raise its share in the international gas trade.