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Transneft starts pipeline exploration in Russia’s northwest

Publish date: March 15, 2006

State-owned oil pipeline monopoly Transneft began exploratory work for a new pipeline to link oil-rich parts of Siberia to northwestern Russia.

Exploration is being conducted near the town of Indiga in the northwestern Arkhangelsk Region, where a terminal and a crude storage facility will be built. The pipeline’s capacity is estimated at about 241 barrels per day, and will be over 290 miles long. A feasibility study will be completed in late 2006. Originally the Haryaga-Indiga pipeline was seen as the first phase of a larger Western Siberia-Murmansk oil pipeline to pump oil from Western Siberia to Murmansk, a permanently ice-free port on the Barents Sea, for trans-shipment to Europe and the United States. Later, however, Transneft decided that it would be a separate pipeline, RIA Novosti reported.

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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.