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  1. Gazprom: Russia's strategy

    Lizin, A.M.; Zeisler, N.

    2007-01-01

    Seventeen years after the splitting up of the Soviet empire, Russia is looking again for huge international ambitions. Its main advantage in this power search will is its energy resources. Production area, but also transit area between Asia, central Asia, Caucasus and Europe, Russia is an inevitable partner and wishes to take advantage of this strategic position. Gazprom, the hugest gas company in the world, is totally under the control of the government. Therefore, the Kremlin has made gas its main political and diplomatic weapon. Such an energetic imperialisms has strong economical and political consequences on the rest of Europe as illustrated by the recent Ukrainian crisis. The reconstruction of an energy empire similar to the one of the hottest days of the cold war worries also the USA. This study is a collective work carried out by students of the Sciences Po school of Paris in the framework of the 'international organizations' seminar given by by A.M Lizin, president of the Belgium senate and chairwoman of the human rights commission of the organization for European security and cooperation. Content: Gazprom's international strategy, Gazprom: an omnipotent gas company, Gazprom's international strategy at the service of the Russian foreign policy, Gazprom's energy stake and strategies, Gazprom and Armenia, Gazprom and Azerbaijan, Gazprom and Belgium, Gazprom and Bielorussia, Gazprom and Iberia, French position in energy stakes and in front of Gazprom, Gazprom's difficulties in Hungary, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan in front of Gazprom, Gazprom and the US strategy. (J.S.)

  2. El Lago de Tota

    Borrero H. José I.

    1963-06-01

    Full Text Available Puesto que el lago de Tola constituye hoy en día la única fuente de abastecimiento de agua para nuestra máxima industria nacional, como es Acerías de Paz del Río, porque esta industria depende en un ciento por ciento del lago de Tota para su desarrollo actual y ensanches futuros, según concepto de sus directivas además por ser este un lugar de incomparable belleza al cual debe dársele la importancia que merece, se ha resuelto escribir estas líneas, en las cuales el lector encontrará esbozados en la forma más sucinta posible una serie de hechos que a no dudar todos hemos observado al visitar el lago. No se pretende que este pequeño escrito abarque todo el problema que es de por sí muy vasto y que posiblemente ha sido tratado ya antes con mayor propiedad, pero sí se espera que produzca en cada uno de los lectores una reacción que sea lo suficientemente grande para que logre convertirlos en admiradores de Tota por consiguiente en sus perennes defensores. No tratamos tampoco de inculpar a nadie y menos a ninguna de las entidades nacionales responsables de la conservación de nuestros recursos naturales, sino simplemente de alertar a todos los directivos de esas entidades para que de común acuerdo logremos salvar el Lago de Tota.

  3. Gazprom taganeks leppest

    2007-01-01

    Vene riiklik energiagigant Gazprom palus valitsusel tühistada kokkuleppe, mille järgi hakataks Hiinasse tarnima suurtes kogustes maagaasi Siberi väljadelt, kus tegutseb USA nafta- ja gaasikompanii ExxonMobil

  4. Gazprom tegi valiku

    2006-01-01

    Gazprom valis oma Peterburi peakorteri hoone arhitektiks firma RMJM London, eirates elanike ja muinsuskaitsjate väiteid Peterburi silueti rikkumisest. Võidutöö on keerduv klaastorn, mis kõrguks ligi 400 m linna kohal

  5. Gazprom: the new empire

    Guillemoles, A.; Lazareva, A.

    2008-01-01

    Gazprom is conquering the world. The Russian industrial giant owns the hugest gas reserves and enjoys the privilege of a considerable power. Gazprom edits journals, owns hospitals, airplanes and has even built cities where most of the habitants work for him. With 400000 workers, Gazprom represents 8% of Russia's GDP. This inquiry describes the history and operation of this empire and show how its has become a masterpiece of the government's strategy of russian influence reconquest at the world scale. Is it going to be a winning game? Are the corruption affairs and the expected depletion of resources going to weaken the empire? The authors shade light on the political and diplomatic strategies that are played around the crucial dossier of the energy supply. (J.S.)

  6. Gazprom, Russia's weapon

    Paniouchkine, V.; Zigar, M.

    2008-01-01

    World number one producer of natural gas, Russia owns a third of the proven reserves. Gazprom company, under the control of the government and with a capital close to Microsoft's or Exxon Mobil's one, exploits this fabulous richness. Some highlights of its recent history show the dimension of the stakes: on January 1, 2006, Russia interrupts its gas supplies towards Ukraine. The immediate consequence is a voltage drop in Italy and France: the European Union is dependent at 26% of the Russian gas, Finland at 100%, France at 25%.. In May 2008, Dmitri Medvedev, president of Gazprom's supervisory board becomes the President of the Russian Federations and in August 2008, Russia seizes the opportunity of the Georgian conflict to solve the problem of the gas paths in the Caspian area. Several anecdotes are presented in this book which aim at demonstrating the tight links between the history of Gazprom, who aspires to become one of the very first World companies, and the foreign policy of Russia. (J.S.)

  7. Gazprom koondab Venemaa naftafirmasid / Urmas Tooming

    Tooming, Urmas

    2005-01-01

    Venemaa riiklik gaasikontsern Gazprom ostab 13,1 miljardi dollari eest 72,7 protsenti naftakontserni Sibneft aktsiatest, mis kuuluvad miljardär Roman Abramovitshile ja tema partneritele. Tehingu mõjust Eestile. Lisa: Gazprom ja Sibneft

  8. Gazprom the new russian empire

    Cosnard, D.

    2004-01-01

    The author analyzes the economical and political impacts of the great Gazprom group, leader in the russian energy domain, in Russia. Already number one of the world gas industry, this Group is becoming the right-hand of the Kremlin. Thus the author wonders on this empire transparency and limits. (A.L.B.)

  9. Gazprom gains control over Europe

    Slovak, K.

    2008-01-01

    Although the European Union has been declaring for quite some time its intention to avoid the influence of Russian gas monopoly, Gazprom, no action has been taken. EU members are actually keen on doing business with Gazprom. And the Russian giant is strengthening its position in the EU and elsewhere. With the goal of increasing the share of non-Russian gas in the EU, Brussels has approached Middle Eastern and North African countries. But all the time Gazprom is one step ahead. Any attempts to diversify gas infrastructure are problematic. Announced gas pipelines, Nord Stream and Nabucco, will either be delayed or fail completely. Environmental issues are a problem for Nord Stream in the Baltic Sea and the list of potential suppliers to Nabucco from Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa is getting shorter and shorter, all of which favours Gazprom. The daily paper, Nezavisimaya gazeta, recently published an article stating that Europe would soon be dependent on the Russian giant. (authors)

  10. Gazprom gains control over Europe

    Anon

    2007-01-01

    Although the European Union has been declaring for quite some time its intention to avoid the influence of Russian gas monopoly, Gazprom, no action has been taken. European Union (EU) members are actually keen on doing business with Gazprom. And the Russian giant is strengthening its position in the EU and elsewhere. With the goal of increasing the share of non-Russian gas in the EU, Brussels has approached Middle Eastern and North African countries. But all the time Gazprom is one step ahead. Any attempts to diversify gas infrastructure are problematic. Announced gas pipelines, Nord Stream and Nabucco, will either be delayed or fail completely. Environmental issues are a problem for Nord Stream in the Baltic Sea and the list of potential suppliers to Nabucco from Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa is getting shorter and shorter, all of which favours Gazprom. The daily paper, Nezavisimaya gazeta, recently published an article stating that Europe would soon be dependent on the Russian giant. (authors)

  11. Gazprom, or the inevitable headlong rush

    Locatelli, C.

    2007-01-01

    With 32% of world gas reserves and 644 Gm 3 of gas production in 2006, Russia is the world number one of gas production. 85% of this production is covered by Gazprom company which is the holder of the Russian gas transport and export monopoly. The European Union dependence of Gazprom exports, the links between Gazprom and other gas producers, like Sonatrach, the first steps of Gazprom in European domestic markets and the rough and authoritative relations with its immediate neighbours make the Russian company an inevitable energy actor and the privileged relay of Moscow's policy. But, is Gazprom really this omnipotent giant and how strong is it really inside its own market and own borders? This article tries to answer these questions. It describes the Russian gas market and the specificities of the Russian gas offer, the institutional evolutions of the Russian gas industry, and the gas relations between Russia and the CIS. (J.S.)

  12. Gas industry in Russia. Gazprom supplement 1994

    Anon.

    1994-01-01

    These four papers by senior executives of RAO Gazprom, the Russian state owned but self-financing gas company, highlight the company's key achievements and discuss current priorities. The close involvement between Gazprom and various research organizations through which equipment and technology have been developed is discussed. Details are given of the processing facilities for gas and condensates at four major installations together with their production histories and output projections into the next century. The development of the vast gas reserves on the Yamal peninsular is described. It is planned to link the new fields by pipeline to Europe. Ways in which to operate Gazprom's extensive pipeline network most efficiently are being sought and the findings and recommendations of the ''High Reliability Pipeline Transport'' programme are considered. A comprehensive table of Gazprom's output, exports, processing and development activity for 1994, in which planned levels are compared with currently predicted levels, is appended to the papers. (5 tables) (UK)

  13. Gazprom, the Fastest Way to Energy Suicide

    Paillard, Ch.A.

    2007-01-01

    Russia is an unavoidable actor in world energy geopolitics. It is also the biggest energy partner of a European Union (EU) that is becoming ever more dependent on outside sources for its energy needs. However, the future of Russia's largest company - Gazprom - and the development of its future production capacities are at the center of a complex financial and political game dominated by numerous uncertainties, including Gazprom's actual reserves, its ability to invest in exploration and production, and its very capacity to develop production. Indeed, back in state hands, Russian gas and oil companies - Gazprom included - do not appear to be in a position to meet their future production commitments. Gazprom's ability to honor its contracts with gas companies in the EU is in fact already the subject of numerous interrogations. (author)

  14. Gazprom follows unique course to privatization

    Surovtsev, D.

    1996-01-01

    Unlike the oil industry, Russian gas is dominated by an officially sanctioned monopoly--Joint Stock Society (RAO) Gazprom. The company produces, transports, and exports most of the gas in Russia, the world leader in gas reserves. Two major challenges confront Gazprom as it adapts to existence as a private concern. One is financing of a major pipeline to Europe for export of gas produced in fields under development in the Yamal Peninsula. The other is collection of debts owed it by customers, both in and outside of Russia, for past gas deliveries. While it grapples with those challenges and the strains of operating a huge gas production and transportation system, Gazprom also must deal with questions about whether it should continue as a monopoly--questions not likely to be answered until Russia's political situation is more certain than it is now. This paper reviews Gazprom's production, processing, gas transportation, and marketing businesses. It describes its financing strategies for construction of new pipelines

  15. Focus on Russia. Russia versus Gazprom

    Mehdiyeva, N.

    2008-01-01

    Rising domestic demand and the depletion of traditional natural gas fields mean that Russia will have to make choices as to where to send its gas. But the priorities of Gazprom and the Russian government often conflict, a trend likely exacerbated by the deteriorating relationship between Russia and the West

  16. Gazprom joins scramble for West-Africa

    Ten Hoedt, R.

    2008-03-15

    Gazprom has announced that it wants to become involved in gas production in West-Africa. A normal business decision for a company that wants to be a global player, say some analysts. Others are worried that the Russian move is intended to sabotage Europe's strategy to diversify its supplies.

  17. Gazprom joins scramble for West-Africa

    Ten Hoedt, R.

    2008-01-01

    Gazprom has announced that it wants to become involved in gas production in West-Africa. A normal business decision for a company that wants to be a global player, say some analysts. Others are worried that the Russian move is intended to sabotage Europe's strategy to diversify its supplies

  18. Gazprom looks for means to finance its gas pipelines

    Anon.

    1997-01-01

    The Russian Gazprom natural gas company wants to solve its short range problems in order to develop its activities in Western Europe rapidly. The transportation capacities remain the main problem of Gazprom which is looking for new financing for the development and maintenance of its pipelines network. Several pipeline projects are under study but the occidental banks remain suspicious and wait for the settlement of internal lawsuits between Gazprom and the Russian state. Short paper. (J.S.)

  19. Gazprom tõrjub võimalikku konkurenti / Vahur Koorits

    Koorits, Vahur, 1981-

    2009-01-01

    Eesti põhjarannikule kavandatud veeldatud maagaasi ehk LNG terminali ees seisab rida takistusi, suurimaks probleemiks on Gazprom. Vt. samas: Veeldatud maagaasi terminal annaks sõltumatuse Gazpromist

  20. Gazprom hoiatas euroliitu gaasi kinnikeeramisega / Erkki Bahovski

    Bahovski, Erkki, 1970-

    2006-01-01

    Gazprom manitses Euroopa Liitu mitte blokeerima ettevõtte ärihuve, ähvardades vastasel korral suunata oma gaasitarned mujale, teatas Briti majandusleht Financial Times. Euroopa Komisjon vastas Gazpromi ähvardustele, et kompanii peaks oma lepinguid täitma ning mitte ähvardama Euroopa gaasitarnete ümbersuunamisega. Samas möönis eurokomisjon taas, et euroliit sõltub välismaistest energiahiidudest

  1. Politics or profits? Gazprom, the Kremlin, and Russian energy policy

    Swinn, Eric S.

    This paper adds to the ongoing discussion of Gazprom's role in Russia by placing the debate around Gazprom within the broader contexts of both the increasing prevalence of national oil companies in the world and the changing natural gas landscape. It assesses how the interplay between politics and profits has affected the way Gazprom can adapt to a rapidly changing world natural gas environment and how both the Kremlin and Gazprom are adjusting---or failing to adjust---their strategies accordingly. It concludes that Gazprom and the Kremlin are both adjusting to changes in the world natural gas environment, but they are doing so in their own ways, but given the affects the actions of one has on the other, the pace of adaptation is slower than what we might see with an entirely independent firm. The paper begins with a discussion of the tradeoffs inherent in Gazprom's relationship with the Kremlin. It identifies various factors at work politically that prevent Gazprom from profiting in the domestic economy. Primary among these factors are entrenched rent-seeking interests and philosophies about natural resources, as well as geopolitical interests. The paper identifies the 2006 and 2009 gas disputes with Ukraine as evidence of Kremlin interference in Gazprom's commercial activities and concrete examples of the boundaries between these two entities as well as the seeming blurring of these boundaries. The paper then moves into a discussion of increased volatility and risk in Gazprom's primary export market, Europe. The systemic context of a discussion of Gazprom today must include factors such as increased supply options for Europe that make natural gas a more fungible commodity than in the past and new legislation aimed at promoting energy independence via the development of a competitive natural gas market. This new context threatens Gazprom's ability to mitigate price risk in its export market, which in turn makes providing for the domestic market through gas rents

  2. Gazprom skooris topeltpunktid / Lauri Linnamäe

    Linnamäe, Lauri

    2008-01-01

    Gazprom ja Austria energiakompanii OMV sõlmisid lepingu, mille järgi läheb Venemaast sõltumatu gaasijuhtme lõpp-punktiks kavandatud Nabucco gaasijuhtme Baumgarteni gaasijaotuskeskus Gazpromi kontrolli alla. Gazprom kindlustas samal ajal sõlmitud lepinguga juhipositsiooni ka Serbia riiklikus naftakompaniis NIS

  3. Gazprom Market for energy installations using fuel cells

    Galitskiy, Yu.V.

    1996-04-01

    The Gazprom RAO [Russian joint-stock company] is a major industrial and financial complex whose job is to provide gas for the national economy of Russia, as well as to supply it under international and intergovernmental agreements. The existing capacity of its production structures and high level of scientific potential allow Gazprom to forecast the future with confidence.

  4. Business interest of Gazprom in the EU-27 in 2007

    Meijknecht, J.

    2008-04-01

    Gazprom is an important supplier of gas to the EU. Liberalisation of the EU gas market has also influenced the gas relations with Russia and the way the Russian Gas company Gazprom is securing its interest in this internal EU market. From a relationship of bilateral gas contracts with EU member states and their companies before gas market liberalisation, a new approach to secure its market share is beginning to evolve. The positioning of Gazprom in the EU market has raised concerns of EU policy makers. There is some trepidation that the investment strategy of Gazprom in the EU gas market will lead to a position of market dominance in an increasingly import dependent EU market. The discussion on Gazprom's market strategy needs to be fed with factual information on its activities and it is exactly what this new report is providing because information on the activities of Gazprom in the various member states' gas sector was incomplete. In this factual report in Dutch, the author presents a comprehensive oversight and characterisation of Gazprom's downstream assets in the EU-27. Through four layers - long-term contracts, company stakes, asset swaps and political support - a detailed insight is given in Gazprom's downstream activities in the EU-27. [nl

  5. Russia's huge Gazprom struggles to adjust to new realities

    Korchemkin, M.B.

    1993-01-01

    The Russian joint-stock company Gazprom, successor to Gazprom of the former U.S.S.R. and the world's largest gas company, faces a crisis of direction in the middle years of this decade. With recent memories of annual additions to its transmission pipeline capacity of more than 6,200 miles, Gazprom officials must face the economic and operational realities that call for rehabilitation projects rather than new construction. Additionally, the overall demand for natural gas in the former Soviet Union (FSU) is leveling as the economies and energy use of all customer countries are declining and gas has already supplanted oil nearly energy-where possible. With the European gas market showing limited space for additional gas, Gazprom's major task in the short-term must be to maintain current production and supply levels. The paper discusses reserves and production, the transmission system, gas exports, the costs of Russian gas, Gazprom's prospects, and major obstacles

  6. Spatial temporal determination of phosphorus concentration in Lake Tota

    Cordero, Ruben D; Ruiz, J Efraim; Vargas, Edgar F

    2005-01-01

    The lapse from July to November of 2003 a study was made to determine the spatial and temporal concentration of phosphorus in the lake of Tota (Boyaca, Colombia). Samples were taken with a Van-Dorn bottle of the horizontal type of two-liter capacity in the superficial stratum up to 20 cm in the water column and at 10 m depth. The different forms of phosphorus studied, show that there are significant differences in their concentrations, the highest values being found in the sector known as Lago Chico and the lowest in the area of Lago Grande; this behavior is found to be closely related to the agricultural uses of the land in the littoral zone and additionally with the climatic factors especially the precipitation in the area investigated

  7. Gazprom, Russia's weapon; Gazprom, l'arme de la Russie

    Paniouchkine, V.; Zigar, M

    2008-07-01

    World number one producer of natural gas, Russia owns a third of the proven reserves. Gazprom company, under the control of the government and with a capital close to Microsoft's or Exxon Mobil's one, exploits this fabulous richness. Some highlights of its recent history show the dimension of the stakes: on January 1, 2006, Russia interrupts its gas supplies towards Ukraine. The immediate consequence is a voltage drop in Italy and France: the European Union is dependent at 26% of the Russian gas, Finland at 100%, France at 25%.. In May 2008, Dmitri Medvedev, president of Gazprom's supervisory board becomes the President of the Russian Federations and in August 2008, Russia seizes the opportunity of the Georgian conflict to solve the problem of the gas paths in the Caspian area. Several anecdotes are presented in this book which aim at demonstrating the tight links between the history of Gazprom, who aspires to become one of the very first World companies, and the foreign policy of Russia. (J.S.)

  8. Gazprom, the Fastest Way to Energy Suicide; Gazprom: mode d'emploi pour un suicide energetique

    Paillard, Ch.A.

    2007-07-01

    Russia is an unavoidable actor in world energy geopolitics. It is also the biggest energy partner of a European Union (EU) that is becoming ever more dependent on outside sources for its energy needs. However, the future of Russia's largest company - Gazprom - and the development of its future production capacities are at the center of a complex financial and political game dominated by numerous uncertainties, including Gazprom's actual reserves, its ability to invest in exploration and production, and its very capacity to develop production. Indeed, back in state hands, Russian gas and oil companies - Gazprom included - do not appear to be in a position to meet their future production commitments. Gazprom's ability to honor its contracts with gas companies in the EU is in fact already the subject of numerous interrogations. (author)

  9. Gazprom: internal structure, management principles and financial flows

    Kryukov, Valery; Moe, Arild.

    1996-01-01

    Gazprom is responsible for over 95% of total Russian natural gas production and is one of the largest companies in the world. As well as being of major importance in the Russian domestic energy balance, it is also the largest gas trader in the world, supplying about half the gas imported into western and east-central Europe. The scale of these external activities means that the terms on which it supplies gas to its customers will have an impact on business beyond the gas industry. This study investigates the roots of the company and analyses its current organisation, management structure and financial flows. The main topics covered are: the Russian gas industry in the Soviet era; the organisational structure of Gazprom after privatisation; pricing policy; the company's financial position; Gazprom in relation to the domestic economy and the outside world. (9 figures; 7 tables). (author)

  10. When is a break-up of Gazprom good for Russia?

    Tsygankova, Marina

    2010-01-01

    In the late 1990s, several proposals for a structural reform that would bring competition and market prices to the Russian gas industry were intensely debated. Splitting up Russian gas monopolist Gazprom into several producing companies was a considered option. In this paper, I examine theoretically and numerically how a split-up of Gazprom would affect Russian national welfare. Results show that under the current gas market structures in Europe and Russia, the split-up of Gazprom's monopoly might not be beneficial for Russia. However, analysis in the paper indicates that the market shares that Gazprom has in both Russian domestic and European gas markets are important in determining whether Gazprom's dominance is supported under the national welfare criteria. When Gazprom has small market share in Europe and large market share in Russia, a break-up of Gazprom might plausibly result in increase of Russian national welfare. (author)

  11. Gazprom lõhub Peterburi silueti pilvedeni / Ave Randviir

    Randviir, Ave, 1981-

    2006-01-01

    Gazprom City ärikvartali arhitektuurikonkursil osalejate seas oli kuulsaid arhitekte nagu Jaques Herzog ja Pierre de Meuron, Massimiliano Fuksas, Daniel Libeskind, Jean Nouvel, Rem Koolhaas, Richard Rodgers ja Suurbritannia arhitektuuribüroo RMJM. Peterburi Arhitektide Liidu arvates hävitab kavandatav pilvelõhkuja linna ajaloolise silueti

  12. Gazprom: the European idealism to the test of Russian realism

    Dasseleer, P.H.

    2009-01-01

    This geopolitical book analyses a major element of the future Russian-European relations. Gazprom is not only a giant gas company but a real 'centre of power' complementary to the Russian government. Gazprom is responsible for 86% of the Russian national production of gas and owns 70% of the reserves. It is involved in oil, power generation, and nuclear energy too and employs more than 300.000 people. It contributes to 25% of Russia's budget. This study tries to decipher the temporal and geographical approach of Gazprom with respect to its field of action which is the European continent. This analysis puts forward Gazprom's energy policy, with its logical and rational organization in front of an hesitating and idealistic Western Europe. It offers some paths of reflexion about the future intra-continental negotiations aiming at ensuring the security of gas supplies in Europe. The Russian exports, often considered as a threat, would easily become an opportunity for the geo-political consolidation of the Old Continent. (J.S.)

  13. Gazprom : Kremli rusikas ja rahamasin hoiab haardes poolt Euroopat / Krister Paris

    Paris, Krister, 1977-

    2005-01-01

    Maailma suurimast gaasitootjast Gazprom, mis autori sõnul on kujunemas Vene võimude üheks olulisemaks välispoliitiliseks tööriistaks, kehastades Moskva mõju samal määral kui Vene armee. Lisad: Gazpromi nähtamatu käsi Leedus; Venemaa mõjuvõimsaim; Gazprom paisub veelgi. Diagramm: Veel erakätes. Kaart: Gazpromi haardes. Tabel: Gazprom

  14. EU Gas Liberalization as a Driver of Gazprom's Strategies?

    Locatelli, C.

    2008-01-01

    Russia and Gazprom's natural gas strategies on the European market are the result of the uncertainties (volumes, prices) created by the liberalization of the EU natural gas market. The company's policy of asset acquisition, begun at the end of the 1990's, the multiplication of export networks, as well as the desire to preserve long-term contracts while benefiting from new contractual opportunities are all clear illustrations of this strategy. Yet the industrial and commercial strategies that Gazprom may develop cannot discount geopolitical issues. Therefore, Vladimir Putin's desire to place hydrocarbons at the service of his economic and foreign policies, notably by making use of large, internationalized companies owned primarily by the state, remains in the background. (author)

  15. Gazprom ähvardab hinnatõusuga / Erki Freiberg

    Freiberg, Erki

    2005-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Delovõje Vedomosti 15. juuni lk. 4. Gaasitootja Gazprom tahab kehtestada Eestile ning Lätile gaasi müümisel sama hinnataseme, mis kehtib ka teistel Euroopa Liidu liikmesriikidel, see tähendaks kahekordset hinnatõusu. Lisa: Hinnatõus muudaks gaasikütte elektriküttega võrreldavaks. Vt. samas: Eesti Gaasi juht: hüppelist hinnatõusu ei tule

  16. Gazprom in Europe: a Business Doomed to Fail?

    Bros, Aurelie

    2014-07-01

    The construction of what is nowadays called European energy policy is an ongoing process that officially started with the creation of the European Coal and Steel Community in 1951, and has not yet been entirely finalized. It took several decades to move from a Community composed of six countries to a policy - not fully fledged - intended to strengthen as much as possible cohesion between 28 EU member states in the energy sector. The European gas sector has been progressively liberalized since the 1990's. The leitmotivs of European energy policy have been and continue to be the opening-up of national gas markets, the enhancement of both competition and transparency, and the struggle against monopolies. The Third Energy Package creates, among others, the concept of European network codes, applied throughout Europe. The European Union (EU) has also developed a European energy policy based on three pillars: security of supply, environment, and competitiveness. The history of Gazprom, a long-standing economic partner of Europe, is a series of constant adaptations - with varying degrees of success-to both European market conditions and dialogue with all parties involved in the gas business across the continent. The Russian company thrived during the 1990's and 2000's in an environment where the main characteristics inherited from the 1970's and the 1980's were retained (i.e. long-term contracts with prices indexed to substitute energy prices-primarily oil-and destination clauses in a context of low competition) while any new opportunity, generally offered by the liberalization and opening-up of national gas markets, was constantly sized up. The company has encountered some difficulties; adaptation is not always that easy. Consequently, some Gazprom officials regularly ask whether European energy policy is a policy intended to challenge Russia and Gazprom. Adaptation is challenging as it brings into question the former business model. Furthermore

  17. Assessing the deep drilling potential of Lago de Tota, Colombia, with a seismic survey

    Bird, B. W.; Wattrus, N. J.; Fonseca, H.; Velasco, F.; Escobar, J.

    2015-12-01

    Reconciling orbital-scale patterns of inter-hemispheric South American climate during the Quaternary requires continuous, high-resolution paleoclimate records that span multiple glacial cycles from both hemispheres. Southern Andean Quaternary climates are represented by multi-proxy results from Lake Titicaca (Peru-Bolivia) spanning the last 400 ka and by pending results from the Lago Junin Drilling Project (Peru). Although Northern Andean sediment records spanning the last few million years have been retrieved from the Bogota and Fúquene Basins in the Eastern Cordillera of the Colombian Andes, climatic reconstructions based on these cores have thus far been limited to pollen-based investigations. When viewed together with the Southern Hemisphere results, these records suggest an anti-phased hemispheric climatic response during glacial cycles. In order to better assess orbital-scale climate responses, however, independent temperature and hydroclimate proxies from the Northern Hemisphere are needed in addition to vegetation histories. As part of this objective, an effort is underway to develop a paleoclimate record from Lago de Tota (3030 m asl), the largest lake in Colombia and the third largest lake in the Andes. One of 17 highland tectonic basins in Eastern Cordillera, Lago de Tota formed during Tertiary uplift that deformed pre-foreland megasequences, synrift and back-arc megasequences. The precise age and thickness of sediments in the Lago de Tota basin has not previously been established. Here, we present results from a recent single-channel seismic reflection survey collected with a small (5 cubic inch) air gun and high-resolution CHIRP sub-bottom data. With these data, we examine the depositional history and sequence stratigraphy of Lago de Tota and assess its potential as a deep drilling target.

  18. Gazprom teeb reformi: Ukrainal on aeg gaasipliidid nurka visata / Heiki Suurkask

    Suurkask, Heiki, 1972-

    2009-01-01

    Autor leiab, et Ukraina pole 2006. a. kriisist midagi õppinud, maagaasi tarbimine on veelgi suurenenud. Gaasihinna tõusu korral hakatakse Ukrainas ilmselt üha enam loobuma gaasipliitidest ja -boileritest ning niimoodi kaotaks Gazprom ühe oma suurema turu. Gazprom üritab kõrgemat gaasihinda saavutada ka SRÜ maades. Diagrammid

  19. Gazprom vs. other Russian gas producers: The evolution of the Russian gas sector

    Lunden, Lars Petter; Fjaertoft, Daniel; Overland, Indra; Prachakova, Alesia

    2013-01-01

    The non-Gazprom gas producers (NGPs) doubled their share of the Russian domestic gas market between 2000 and 2010 and have continued growing since then. For several years especially Novatek expanded. More recently, Rosneft has emerged as a key player, not least through its purchase of TNK-BP. This article begins with an overview of the companies in the Russian gas sector, their resource bases and capacities, and subsequently examines whether differences in field development costs and export market access may make it rational for Gazprom to continue ceding market share to the NGPs. With rising costs of Gazprom's queue of greenfield developments, any delays in Gazprom's investment program may be compensated through increased NGP production. The article argues that the NGPs are ready to fill the gap, may be allowed to do so and are already increasing their market share in an increasingly competitive market. The stage may now be set for a continued gradual transformation of the Russian gas market, in which the interests of Gazprom and the NGPs may be complementary or may be pitted against each other, but those of the Russian Federation are in any case likely to be better fulfilled than in the past. - Highlights: • Other Russian gas producers, especially Novatek and Rosneft, are taking market shares from Gazprom. • Gazprom has a monopoly on exports and has had a de facto monopoly on the domestic pipeline grid through its control over trunk pipelines. • Gazprom's greenfield projects are more expensive than those of other producers. • Gazprom's loss of market shares to other producers in the domestic market may actually be in Gazprom's interest

  20. Gazprom lõpetab energiat nõudva sõpruse Valgevenega / Krister Paris

    Paris, Krister, 1977-

    2006-01-01

    Gazprom kavatseb tõsta Valgevenele müüdava gaasi hinda maailmaturu tasemele, sellel võivad Valgevene majandusele ja poliitikale olla ebameeldivad tagajärjed. Lisa: Paariale läheb hinnatõus kalliks

  1. EU commissioner says Gazprom won't be exception to trade rules

    2007-01-01

    EL-i konkurentsivolinik Neelie Kroes hoiatas, et Gazprom võib loovutada oma osakud Baltimaade energiaettevõtetes ja Läänemere gaasijuhtmes, kui EL-i liikmesriigid võtavad vastu uue strateegilise energiaplaani, mis edendab konkurentsi

  2. Anonimo, “Totas honors e tuig faig benestan” (BdT 461.234

    Marco Grimaldi

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available This paper will examine an anonymous ‘planh’, “Totas honor e tuig faig benestan”, for the death of Manfred of Swabia, illegitimate son of Frederick II, who was killed in the battle of Benevento in 1266. The text is copied in a section of the ‘twin’ chansonniers I and K which contains mainly lyric laments (an exception in the troubadour manuscript tradition and for this reason will serve as a basis for a discussion of the concept of ‘documentary series’. The paper will also consider the author’s origin, probably Italian on the basis of the linguistic and metrical evidence, and attempt to place the planh more precisely within the context of the struggle between Charles of Anjou and Manfred, as well as illustrate the role played by political troubadour poetry at the Italian court of the last Swabians.

  3. Estimation of waste generated by the production of rainbow trout in Lake Tota, Colombia

    Nixon Hernán Torres-Barrera

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available In this study, the total waste from the production of rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss ( Wa l b a u m (Salmoniformes: Salmonidae in Lake Tota freshwater ecosystem, located in the Department of Boyacá, Colombia, and its potential impact on the lake was estimated. This economic activity has been carried out intensively since 2005 using submerged cages in the lake. With data obtained from the National Authority for Aquaculture and Fisheries (Aunap, the Autonomous Regional Corporation of Boyacá (Corpoboyacá, and the Chamber of Commerce of Sogamoso, fish farmers, their geographical location on the lake, production by these farms were identified, and with this information the amount of waste produced, including the amounts of nitrogen and phosphorus generated in this process was calculated. The results indicate that the lake is polluted due to intensive trout production. It is recommended to improve or modify trout production methods that will minimize water pollution.

  4. Evaluación del movimiento de plaguicidas hacia la cuenca del lago de tota, Colombia

    Andrea Mojica

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available The Tota lake catchment is a major onion-producing area in Colombia. Conventional agricultural practices use pesticides to control diseases that attack the crop, and in onion- production in this area fungicides are most commonly used due to the Paramo weather conditions and its location, 3015 meters above sea level (masl. These factors are conducive to the proliferation of fungi in the soil and in crops. In order to evaluate the movement of pesticides to Lake Tota, water samples and suspended sediments were taken for seven months in several channels that traverse the area and flow into the lake. In surface waters, malathion, tebuconazole, difenoconazole and chlorothalonil were detected and even quantified in some samples. In suspended sediments, malathion was detected at concentrations between 1.90 mg/kg and 4.38 mg/kg, and chlorothalonil ranged from 0.27 mg/kg to 1.29 mg/kg. To determine concentrations of fungicides in surface water closer to the source water samples from a runoff plot located in the study area were monitored for tebuconazole and difenoconazole. In dissolved form, tebuconazole was found at a concentration of 4800 ng/L and difenoconazole at a concentration of 330 ng/L. The Pesticide Impact Rating Index (PIRI was used to assess the risk of surface water contamination by pesticides commonly used in onion production. Index values indicating high to very high risk of surface water contamination were found for tebuconazole, malathion and chlorothalonil. These results agree with the experimental evaluations.

  5. There Will Be Gas: Gazprom's Transport Strategy in Europe

    Bros, Aurelie

    2015-10-01

    The key role played by Ukraine in the transport of Russian gas and the underground gas storage facilities are a legacy of the Soviet era. The collapse of the USSR forced the Russian Federation to formulate its own national energy strategy after the Soviet Republics and satellite states went independent, to readjust it over time and to define new relationships with these countries regarding the gas sector. The collapse also had the effect of complicating gas transport after 1991 - a reality that had never been a thorny issue before since Ukraine had been formerly integrated into the territory of the Soviet Union. From the mid-1990's onwards, Gazprom has repeatedly tried to control gas transit through Ukraine and other infrastructures from the Soviet era. This effort has been double-pronged: the acquisition of shares in the Ukrainian transit sector (100% owned by the Ukrainian state) and the creation of a joint venture in order to exercise indirect control over the network. Neither of these resulted in success. During the 2000's, especially after the 2004 Orange Revolution, most of the arguments between Ukraine and Russia were based on transit contract, supply agreements, gas debts and management of the transit network. Such a situation led Gazprom-with the support of the Russian government-to adopt a more assertive stance toward Ukraine, i.e. cutting off gas flows intended for Ukraine. The two most serious crises of this nature occurred in 2006 and 2009. Gazprom developed major projects in collaboration with European energy companies to diversify gas supply routes at a time when it anticipated a major increase in European gas demand and the import needs of Russian gas. The Nord Stream pipeline is certainly the best illustration of Gazprom's bypassing policy. From a Russian perspective, transporting gas through the Nord Stream pipeline is much more attractive than Ukraine as Gazprom thereby avoids political tensions, keeps control of the situation and

  6. Aves ocasionales en la Sabana de Bogotá y las Lagunas de Fúquene y de Tota

    Borrero José Ignacio

    1947-12-01

    Full Text Available En números anteriores de esta misma revista publiqué algunas listas preliminares anotando la presencia ocasional de ciertas aves en la Sabana de Bogotá y la Laguna de Fúquene. A continuación hago mención de otras especies que he encontrado en las mismas localidades o también en la Laguna de Tota, Boyacá, a 3015 metros de altitud. Por considerarlo de importancia desde el punto de vista de la distribución geográfica, doy también datos referentes a la presencia de un ave migratoria norteamericana (Colymbus niqricollis californicus en la Laguna de Tota.

  7. Descripción sistemática del "Pez Graso" del Lago de Tota (Boyacá

    Miles Cecil

    1942-11-01

    Full Text Available La especie P. totae se distingue fácilmente de los demás miembros conocidos de la familia Pygidiidae por sus anillos grasos, que semejan una serie de llantas de automóvil, y especialmente por las dos ampollas occipitales de forma peculiarísima; por su apariencia repugnante; por su olor a manteca; y por la posición adelantada de la unión de las membranas branquiales.

  8. Russian Gas for Europe. Creating Access and Choice. Underpinning Russia's gas export strategy with Gazprom's infrastructure investments

    Smeenk, T.

    2010-07-01

    This study deals with Gazprom's investment strategy regarding Russia's gas exports and export market behaviour, with a focus on European infrastructure projects, in a the geopolitical context. Because of its large gas reserves, Russia is well-positioned to take advantage of gas exports even as it faces possible competition from other gas suppliers and uncertain gas demand. Gas export earnings are an important source of income for Russia. As a government-controlled firm, Gazprom depends to a large extent on Europe for its hard-currency income. For Russia and Gazprom, the stream of income from gas exports and its expansion are economically vital. In this regard, gas export infrastructures such as Nord and South Stream could act as important instruments to expand Gazprom's market share in current markets and in growth markets. This study uses a real-option game model to assess the overall value of gas infrastructures in the face of demand uncertainties and potential competition. The result of this approach illustrates the strategic-economic character of Gazprom's infrastructure investments in possibly creating a first-mover's advantage. Yet, the model is of a highly stylised nature. Therefore, other aspects should be taken into account in assessing gas infrastructure investments. Besides the goal of possibly expanding Gazprom's market share, infrastructure investments could serve to mitigate overall transit risks. However, Gazprom's organisational constraints in realising gas infrastructures could put into question the rationale of such investments. In addition, Gazprom's position as well as that of Russian gas may be pressured by European (regulatory) policy in favour of alternative gas and other energy sources. The desired market outcomes for Gazprom have an impact on the prioritisation of Russian investments in the gas value chain.

  9. Gazprom vibutas valimisjärgse Ukraina suunas energiarelva / Krister Paris

    Paris, Krister, 1977-

    2007-01-01

    Gazprom nõuab Ukrainalt väidetavat 1,3 miljardi dollari suurust võlga. Lääne analüütikute arvates on tegemist Moskva näpuviibutusega: kui võimule tuleb Julia Timoshenko, võib Ukrainal halvasti minna. Lisa: "Oranzhid" napilt võidukad

  10. Euroopa Liidus firmasid kahmav Gazprom teisi Venemaa turule ei lase / Krister Paris

    Paris, Krister, 1977-

    2006-01-01

    EL tahab, et Venemaa ratifitseeriks energiaharta, mis võimaldaks Euroopa kompaniidel hakata ise Venemaa gaasi eksportima, Venemaa aga välismaist konkurentsi ei soovi. Samas on Gazprom huvitatud Suurbritannia suurima gaasivarustaja Centrica ostust ning tahab sisenenda ise gaasi tootva Hollandi turule. Lisa: Venemaa teine energiahoob: riiklik Rosneft. Vt. samas: Gaasitoodangu kasvatamine pole veel Gazpromi huvides

  11. Eesti vetesse trügiv Gazprom saab suure relvastatud üksuse / Lauri Linnamäe

    Linnamäe, Lauri

    2007-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Postimees : na russkom jazõke, 17. apr. 2007, lk. 5. Vene gaasimonopol Gazprom saab Vene riigilt ilmselt volitused Läänemerre plaanitava gaasijuhtme kaitsmiseks tuhandeist võitlejaist koosneva hästirelvastatud eraarmee loomiseks, riigiduumas algatatud vastavast seaduseelnõust. Parlamendiliikmete Igor Gräzini ja Marko Mihkelsoni arvamused sõjalis-poliitilistest ohtudest. Skeem: Gazprom võib tuua eraarmee Vene-Saksa gaasijuhet kaitsma

  12. The Gazprom-Naftogaz Stockholm Arbitration Awards. Time for Settlements and Responsible Behaviour

    Eyl-Mazzega, Marc-Antoine

    2018-01-01

    The signing in January 2009 of the gas supply and transit contracts between Gazprom and Naftogaz marked a turning point in Russian-Ukrainian gas relations: yearly intergovernmental, last minute and non-transparent winter deals were replaced by a predictable, long term commercial relationship. Naftogaz quickly turned into Gazprom's most profitable customer, taking the largest gas volumes at the Russian border and paying a higher price than German customers for example,[1] while Naftogaz obtained a satisfying gas transit tariff. At least, the January 2009 gas crisis had resulted in this key improvement for the security of Ukrainian and European gas supplies. Yet almost ever since then, the contract terms had been disputed as the Ukrainian economy could no more afford the high gas prices, the high mandatory yearly purchase volumes and as transit volumes were below contract provisions especially when the Nord Stream pipeline was commissioned. Several temporary pricing or flexibility arrangements in the form of political or patronage-type concessions had been made under President Yanukovych. But following the 2014 regime change in Ukraine and payment arrears by Naftogaz, Gazprom sought to recover unpaid debts and the new reform and business-minded Naftogaz management filed a case at the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (hereafter, the Institute) as the parties did not agree on a review of the contract terms. Claims and counter claims quickly reached sky high levels, leading to the most sensitive European gas arbitration involving Gazprom. Mutual claims amounted to about USD 125 billion and had the potential to bankrupt both Gazprom and Naftogaz. At the same time, Gazprom and Naftogaz proved responsible in agreeing to winter package agreements brokered by the European Commission that enabled continued temporary Russian gas exports to Ukraine and safe transit to Europe. Following four years of procedure, the Institute has finally made two

  13. CONTRIBUCIÓN DE UN AFLUENTE TRIBUTARIO A LA EUTROFIZACIÓN DEL LAGO DE TOTA (BOYACÁ, COLOMBIA

    Johanna Abella

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio fue caracterizarfisicoquímicamente la corriente LasCintas, afluente al lago de Tota, ubicadoen el departamento de Boyacá. Se determinaronlos parámetros de temperatura,pH, conductividad, oxígeno disuelto,DQO, DBO5, concentración de especiesde nitrógeno (nitratos y nitritos y concentraciónde especies de fósforo (fósforototal, fósforo hidrolizable total, ortofosfatototal y fósforo orgánico total,para lo cual se efectuaron seis muestreosentre septiembre y noviembre del 2009,en cinco puntos seleccionados sobre lacorriente. Estos análisis se realizaron siguiendometodologías normalizadas parael análisis de aguas. En los resultadosse observan comportamientos de pocavariabilidad en los parámetros de temperatura,pH, conductividad y oxígenodisuelto; en cuanto al aporte de nitratos,se determinó que el desarrollo de cultivosen las proximidades de la corrienteaumenta la concentración de estos iones,que pueden ser arrastrados al lago. Respectoa las diferentes especies de fósforoevaluadas permiten establecer la escasacontribución de fósforo orgánico haciael cuerpo de agua, además del aportesignificativo de fósforo por detergentesvertidos en la corriente. Basándose en lacaracterización efectuada, se puede establecerque la actividad agrícola aportanutrientes que probablemente favorecenel desarrollo del proceso de eutrofizaciónen el lago de Tota.

  14. High-resolution paleoclimate records of Holocene hydroclimatic variability in the Eastern Colombian Andes from Lago de Tota

    Ahmed, M. N.; Bird, B. W.; Escobar, J.; Polissar, P. J.

    2017-12-01

    The Northern Hemisphere (NH) South American Monsoon (SAM) is a significant source of precipitation for the North Andes (north of 0˚) and has major control over regional hydroclimate variability. Holocene-length histories of NH SAM variability are few compared to the Southern Hemisphere (SH), limiting understanding of how these systems are connected on orbital and shorter timescales. Here, we present multi-proxy lake-sediment-based paleoclimate and paleohydrologic reconstructions from Lago de Tota, Colombia, using sedimentological, geochemical and leaf-wax hydrogen isotopic indicators from radiometically dated cores. The results indicate periods of wet and dry climate phases during the past 9000 BP with an average Holocene sedimentation rate 33cm/kyr. An increase in total organic matter (TOM) content and finer grain-size distributions was observed from 8000 to 3200 BP, suggesting a period of high lake level. This was followed by lower TOM and coarser grain sizes, suggesting lower lake levels from 3200 BP to the present. Although Tota's lake level pattern is antiphased with other lake level reconstructions from the NH and SH Andes, it is consistent with hypothesized changes in atmospheric convection over the Andes during the Holocene and the way in which they would be modified by the so-called dry island effect in the Colombian Andes. This suggests that a common forcing mechanism can be invoked to explain differing millennial-scale Andean hydroclimate changes, namely atmospheric convection. Orbital and Pacific atmosphere-forcing are therefore likely to have played a significant role in driving pan-Andean hydroclimate variability based on their inter-hemispheric influence on Andean convection.

  15. DETERMINACIÓN ESPACIO-TEMPORAL DE LA CONCENTRACIÓN DE FÓSFORO EN EL LAGO DE TOTA

    Rubén Coredero

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Durante los meses de julio a noviembre del año 2003 se llevó a cabo el estudio sobre la determinación espacio-temporal de la concentración de fósforo en el Lago de Tota (Boyacá, Colombia. Las muestras se tomaron con la botella Van-Dorn tipo horizontal de dos litros de capacidad en el estrato superficial hasta 20 cm en la columna de agua y a 10 m de profundidad. Las distintas formas de fósforo estudiadas demuestran que existen diferencias significativas en sus concentraciones; los mayores valores se encontraron en el sector denominado Lago Chico y los menores en el área de Lago Grande; este comportamiento se encuentra muy asociado con los usos agrícolas del suelo en la zona litoral y con los factores climáticos, especialmente la precipitación en el área de estudio.

  16. Design of an automatic sprinkler irrigation system for the Welsh onion growing, in La Puerta farm (Tota-Boyacá

    Jorge Armando Pinto-Medina

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the design for automating sprinkler irrigation system in a Welsh onion growing, which poses the required parameters, establishes the differences, advantages and results related to the traditional irrigation system used in this region (Tota, Boyacá. Starting from the resources owned by the farming unit, calculations of water requests of the plant, taking into account the crop evapotranspiration, the irrigation planning with certain factors on the basis of effective storage of soils. Two different technologies for the design are presented: hard-wired and programmable logic. The hard-wired logic system is developed as an automatic cyclical sequence with four work timed stages; on the other hand, the programmable logic controller PLC used, is the Easy-512-DC of Moller, which is provided with eight digital inputs and four relay outputs, programmed in Ladder according to the sequence of the process.

  17. Gazprom on the European Market: In Search of the Balance between the Principles of Competition and Energy Security

    Valery I. Salygin

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The article analyses the position of Gazprom on the key export market - the market of the European Union. Situation on the EU gas market changed considerably because of an imbalance between supply and demand. Gazprom had to make price concessions for almost all of the main consumers of Russian gas in Europe, and also had to allow European consumers to break one of the key provisions of long-term contracts - "take or pay" clause. Besides disputes at the corporate level significant differences still remain about the well-known Third energy package, which effectively prohibits Gazprom to own and operate gas pipelines on the territory of the EU, as well as binding it to provide a third party access to gas pipelines. The implementation of Third package provisions on function unbundling by some EU Member States in the most rigid version may contradict bilateral international agreements of Russia with the EU Member States, primarily agreements on investment protection. Possible reasons underlying the investigation initiated by the European Commission against Gazprom in connection with a possible violation ofEU competition rules are examined. The paper investigates legal, political and economic aspects of contemporary regime of gas cooperation, particularly restriction of reexport, linkage between gas and oil prices, pricing based on long-term contracts and spot markets. The paper concludes that Russia and the EU need to elaborate a comprehensive document that would ensure the stability of the regulatory environment of energy cooperation and would reflect the balance of interests of producers and consumers. This document should equally ensure highly competitive environment and guarantees of security of supply in the short and long term.

  18. Rosneft, Gazprom and the Government: the Decision-Making Triangle on Russia's Energy Policy

    Baev, Pavel

    2014-03-01

    Russia finds itself exposed to many risks in the fast-moving global revolution in energy affairs, and cannot avail of its opportunities despite its unique combination of natural resources and experience in their exploitation. It has entered the phase of economic stagnation, and the under-performance of the energy sector is one of the key determinants of the durability of this trend. Energy export can no longer be wielded as a heavy-impact instrument of foreign policy, and the squabbles for shrinking oil and gas revenues form a key driver of the evolving crisis of the petro-authoritarian regime built by President Vladimir Putin. Escalating problems in the Russian energy sector are caused by the system of decision-making on oil and gas matters, in which Putin acts as a supreme arbiter in the flexible triangle formed by the government and two super-large state companies-Gazprom and Rosneft. It is the imperative of checking the decline of budget revenues that determines the priority in government policy of greater confiscation of profits and heavier taxation of the energy business. This squeeze on the interests of energy 'oligarchs' provokes them to appeal to Putin for tax breaks, which he is increasingly reluctant to grant, given the need to pursue an active social policy. The constant flow of insoluble issues makes Putin irritable and generally less engaged with the energy business than he used to be. Gazprom's notorious inefficiency in its core business emboldens competitors to capture greater shares of the domestic market and to demand exemptions from its export monopoly. Putin is loath to carry this political liability but remains reluctant to contemplate reforms that would amount to un-bundling of this conglomerate. Rosneft under the control of Igor Sechin has become the champion of the Russian oil industry, executing a series of acquisitions and signing a series of deals with Western 'majors'. Putin's benevolence is the key to the

  19. Aislamiento e identificaci?n de diez cepas bacterianas desnitrificantes a partir de un suelo agr?cola contaminado con abonos nitrogenados proveniente de una finca productora de cebolla en la Laguna de Tota, Boyac?, Colombia

    Ostos Ortiz, Olga Lucia; Benavides L?pez de Mesa, Joaqu?n; Quintero, Gladys

    2006-01-01

    Este articulo presenta los resultados de la versatilidad adaptativa y tolerancia de una consorcio bacteriano constituido por 10 cepas bacterianas end?micas de un suelo agr?cola contaminado, proveniente de una finca productora de cebolla ubicada en la laguna de Tota en Aquitania, Boyac?, Colombia, expuesto al uso incontrolado de fertilizantes nitrogenados. La consorcio bacteriano aislado del suelo est? conformado por: Bacillus megaterium, Bacillus licheniformis, Pseudomonas stutzeri, Acinetoba...

  20. CAMBIOS EN LA ESTRUCTURA DE LA POBLACIÓN DE Boeckella gracilis (CRUSTACEA, CENTROPAGIDAE EN EL PLANCTON DEL LAGO DE TOTA, BOYACÁ - COLOMBIA

    ADRIANA DEL PILAR GONZÁLEZ ANGARITA

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un seguimiento a la población de Boeckella gracilis Daday, 1902 en el lago de Tota, Boyacá, Colombia, durante seis meses con periodicidad quincenal a partir de mayo de 2004. La densidad poblacional fue de 11.968 Ind.m-3 en promedio y expresó un incremento progresivo hasta el final del estudio que corresponde a época de fuertes lluvias en la zona y aguas altas en el lago. Los machos adultos dominaron en densidad y biomasa, constituyendo el 32,5% y el 35,8% de la población, respectivamente. La fecundidad promedio se estimó en 0,32 huevos por hembra. En la época de aguas altas se presentó un aumento de la actividad reproductiva evidenciado por el incremento de la fecundidad y el mayor número de copepoditos. Con base en el análisis de componentes principales, la transparencia, el pH y el oxígeno disuelto fueron las variables determinantes de la expresión temporal del hábitat. El comportamiento de la biomasa de la población se asoció positivamente con la variación de la densidad de los adultos y copepoditos y negativamente con la concentración de oxígeno disuelto en el lago.

  1. Estudios ecológicos en la Cordillera Oriental colombiana III. - La vegetación de la cuenca del lago de Tota (Boyacá Estudios ecológicos en la Cordillera Oriental colombiana III. - La vegetación de la cuenca del lago de Tota (Boyacá

    Rangel Ch. Orlando

    1986-12-01

    Full Text Available In the river basin of the Tota lake (Boyacá there are two differents zones related to the geomorphology, soil and climate. In the noreast zone the ecological conditions allow that the vegetation shows a greater cover; in the norwest zone on the other hand these conditions are very drastic, the floristic composition of vegetation is poor and generally speaking the landscape is of "arid type".  The distribution of vegetation in the river basin is caused by topographic variations (altitude, reIief and by differences of climate (temperature and solar radiation. Around the lake, the soil-content of water and nutrients, the physiography and the wind-action in some cases determine of the arrangement of plants-associations. These units of vegetation (associations are described following the Zurich-Montpellier school and the rules and recomendations of the Code of Phytosociological Nomenclature (BARKMAN et at.. 1976.  Among these units are the: forest of Alnus acuminata subsp.  acuminata which grow on moist and marsh places around the lake and the sparse scrub with Hypericum ruscoides and Plantago monticola ond dry places.  In the "Páramo-región", the dense scrub with Brachyotum striqosum and Celamaqrostis effusa and the stemrosette communities with Espeletia lopezii were studied.  The "life-form" spectrum (RAUNKIAER, en BRAUN-BLANQUET, 1979 and the leaf characters (size, consistency, indumentation for each association also are provided. En la geomorfología y en el clima de la cuenca del lago de Tota, se diferencian dos regiones: nor-oriental y nor-occidental. En la primera las condiciones ecológicas son favorables y permiten una mayor cobertura y diversidad de la vegetación; la región nor-occidental por el contrario, esta sujeta a condiciones ecológicas drásticas, muestra una vegetación muy pobre y en general el paisaje es de tipo "árido".  La preliminar caracterización de los suelos, indica que en su mayoría, estos son bastante

  2. Gazprom prirutshil ministra / Sergei Tushin

    Tushin, Sergei

    2006-01-01

    Peaminister Fredrik Reinfeldti juhitav uus Rootsi valitsus läheb ajalukku kui kõige ebastabiilsem valitsus Euroopas. Välisminister Carl Bildt on keerulises olukorras, kahtlustatakse, et tuntud poliitik ei suuda Moskvaga suheldes jäika joont pidada, kuna seoses naftaäriga omab majanduslikke huvisid Venemaal

  3. Gazprom pani Lukashenkole silmuse kaela / Krister Paris

    Paris, Krister, 1977-

    2007-01-01

    Gazpromi ja Valgevene sõlmitud leppe kohaselt tõuseb gaasihind kaks korda ning hinnatõus jätkub, kuni 2011. a hakkab Valgevene tasuma Euroopaga võrdset hinda, Gazpromi käsutusse läheb pool Valgevenet läbivast gaasijuhtmest

  4. Gazprom alustas Euroopa vallutusretke / Tõnis Arnover

    Arnover, Tõnis, 1952-

    2006-01-01

    Venemaa presidendi Vladimir Putini ajal on Gazpromist kujundatud erakordselt võimas kontsern, mis on alustanud Euroopa avaneval energiaturul tõelist vallutusretke. Vt. samas: Lääne-Euroopas abiks partnerid; EL nõuab gaasimonopolilt kokkuahnitsetud varade jagamist; Ida-Euroopas teise relvaga

  5. Nash tshelovek v "Gazprome" / Virkko Lepassalu

    Lepassalu, Virkko, 1971-

    2006-01-01

    Vene ajaleht Komsomolskaja Pravda avaldas infot, miks Eestile müüdi aastate jooksul jätkuvalt Euroopa tasemega arvestades odavamat gaasi. Ajaleht Vesti Dnja kontrollis Komsomolskaja Pravda andmete paikapidavust. Gaasihinna, põlevkiviõli hinna tõusust Eestis

  6. Gazprom – Kremls forlængede arm?: Gazprom – A political tool for the Kremlin?

    Etzerodt, Clemens Ørnstrup; Wessberg, Elisabeth Retz; Crillesen, Emilie Lykke; Hansen, Lasse Friis; Grønborg, Rasmus; Krogh, Astrid Emilie Lavlund; Raun, Julie; Nørgaard, Mads Frid

    2011-01-01

    This project explores to what extent and how Russia can exploit their natural gas as a power-resource in regard to foreign policy toward the nations of the European Union. Our further analysis is based on the following theories: Realism, neo-realism, Nye’s definition of power and Keohane & Nye’s theory of complex interdependence. Following our analysis we have been able to conclude, that Russia’s supply of natural gas can be defined as a source of power dominated by the term hard power. A...

  7. Gazprom jätkab gaasitüli Bulgaariaga

    2006-01-01

    Bulgaaria majandus-ja energeetikaminister Rumen Ovtsharov teatas 6. jaanuaril, et Bulgaaria keeldub Vene gaasifirma Gazpromi nõudmistest vaadata üle gaasitransiitlepe Bulgaaria riikliku gaasifirmaga Bulgargaz

  8. Gazprom - lõks Venemaale endale / Kaarel Tarand

    Tarand, Kaarel, 1966-

    2006-01-01

    Hans Rebase Euroopa Instituudi korraldatud konverentsil tõdeti muu hulgas, et mida ulatuslikumalt Venemaa ainult ühele kaardile - maagaasile - mängib, seda hukatuslikum see talle on. Julgustades ja finantseerides laenudega Gazpromi arendamist, ehitatakse Venemaast multifunktsionaalset riiki, mille kogu elu sõltub ühe tööstuse tegevusest, ütleb autor

  9. Vene elektrivõrk : Gazprom on ebakindel gaasitarnija / Raimo Poom

    Poom, Raimo

    2007-01-01

    Tallinnas toimunud rahvusvahelisel energiajulgeoleku konverentsil räägiti energia- ja keskkonnateemadel. Vene elektrivõrkude esindaja Marina Liborakina hoiatas Gazpromi vigade eest gaasi tarnimisel. Kommenteerib Briti nõustamisfirma E3G juhataja Nick Mabey

  10. Gazprom pani Euroopas jala tugevalt maha / Krister Paris

    Paris, Krister, 1977-

    2006-01-01

    Venemaa ja Saksamaa suurkokkuleppe kohaselt kasvab Gazpromi osalus BASF-i energiaüksusega loodud ühisfirmas Wingas ligi pooleni, tugevdades Vene kontserni haaret Euroopa tarneturul. Kantsler Angela Merkeli ja president Vladimir Putini kohtumine Tomskis. Lisa: Venemaal endal ei jagu energiat

  11. Gazprom sai loa ehitada Peterburi pilvelõhkuja / Kaivo Kopli

    Kopli, Kaivo

    2009-01-01

    Kuberner Valentina Matvijenko andis UNESCO vastuseisust hoolimata loa ehitada Peterburisse 403 meetri kõrgune pilvelõhkuja. Gazpromi torni ehk Ohta keskuse projekteeris Briti arhitektibüroo RMJM. Viieküljeline hoone peaks muutuvas päikesevalguses värvi vahetama

  12. Tota depicta picturis grecis. The style and iconography of religious painting in medieval Kotor (Montenegro

    Valentina Živković

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the paper is to render a basic review of the circumstances of the setting up, recognition, duration and dissolving of religious painting in late medieval Kotor, which is in various sources and studies called pictura graeca. This involves a specific metod which can be seen correspondingly in the style as well as the iconography, and thus it is necessary to perceive and analyse this occurance as a well-rounded and complex phenomenon with a historical, social, economic, religious and cultural context. Thus the emergence and duration of Kotor`s pictura graeca can be examined in regards to the public for which it had been founded, that is, as an expression of the preference of the milieu and the patrons, formed in certain historical context. The special character of the form and contents represents a basic trait of Kotor's religious painting corroborated by the preserved fragments of the wall paintings which emerged in the period from the beginning of the 13th to the end of the 15th century. The studiyng of Kotor`s pictura graeca in a historical context in which it emerged and endured inspires the contemplating of the course which Kotor took, from a distinctive cultural and diplomatic centre within the framework of the Serbian medieval state to a border town at the edge of the Venetian Republic. Lo scopo di questo saggio è quello di fornire una revisione generale delle circostanze della costituzione, del riconoscimento, della durata e della dissoluzione della pittura religiosa nella Cattaro tardo medievale, che in varie fonti e studi è chiamata pictura graeca. Questo comporta uno specifico metodo che può essere messo alla prova corrispondentemente nello stile così come nell’iconografia, consistente nel considerare e analizzare tale evento come un fenomeno complesso all’interno del contesto storico, sociale, economico, religioso e culturale. Così la nascita e la durata della pictura graeca di Cattaro possono essere esaminate dal punto di vista del pubblico, per il quale tale pittura è stata realizzata, cioè come espressione del gusto del milieu e dei committenti, costituitosi in un determinato contesto storico. Il carattere speciale della forma e del contenuto rappresenta un tratto fondamentale della pittura religiosa di Cattaro, corroborata da frammenti superstiti di dipinti murali realizzati nel periodo che va dall’inizio del XIII alla fine del XV secolo. Lo studio della pictura graeca di Cattaro, nel contesto storico in cui è emersa e perdurata, invita a considerare il ruolo che la stessa città di Cattaro ha avuto, da caratteristico centro culturale e diplomatico nel quadro dello stato medievale serbo a città di confine alla periferia della Repubblica di Venezia.

  13. Gazprom v Alpahh : novõje perspektivõ / Vassili Zubkov

    Zubkov, Vassili

    2007-01-01

    Venemaa-Austria riigijuhtide läbirääkimistel arutati võtmeküsimusena gaasitranspordiga seonduvaid probleeme. President Vladimir Putini Austria visiit tugevdas kahe riigi transiidialast koostööd

  14. Ukrainat süüdistav Gazprom omastab Türkmenistani gaasi / Heiki Suurkask

    Suurkask, Heiki, 1972-

    2006-01-01

    Venemaa taastas maagaasitarned Euroopasse ning süüdistab Ukrainat gaasi varastamises. Ukraina eitab vargust ning väidab, et Venemaa pole gaasitransiidi eest alates aastavahetusest maksnud. Venemaa püüab seisata Türkmenistani gaasi müüki Ukrainale. Kaart: Venemaa gaasieksport

  15. Gazprom kasvab ja koos temaga tugevneb ka Venemaa mõjuvõim / Urmas Kiil

    Kiil, Urmas

    2006-01-01

    Gazpromi gaasitarnete suurus ulatub 545 miljardi kuupmeetrini aastas, kompaniil on domineeriv roll Lääne-Euroopa varustamisel maagaasiga. Hiljuti omandas gaasifirma 25% Sahhalini saarel asuvatest nafta ja gaasi leiukohtadest, lisaks sellele on kompanii alustanud Barentsi meres asuvate maagaasi leiukohtade ekspluatatsiooni

  16. Gazprom as a Predictable Partner. Another Reading of the Russian-Ukrainian and Russian-Belarusian Energy Crises

    Guillet, J.

    2007-01-01

    The recent crises over oil and gas deliveries from Russia to Ukraine and Belarus have triggered alarm and virulent criticism in the West. This article describes how these conflicts are in fact not very different from those that took place in the early 1990's and reflect behind-the-scene conflicts between powerful factions inside the Kremlin and in Ukraine rather than the exercise of an 'energy weapon'. In the context of a European energy policy driven by Britain's panic at becoming a gas importer and by the ideological zeal to liberalize, the West should worry less about the exercise of a purported aggressive geopolitical strategy and more about Putin's lack thereof, and his inability to control his warring lieutenants. Above all, the West should stop considering that Russia owes Europe any gas beyond its contractual obligations, which it fulfills with alacrity. (author)

  17. Uus Ignalina tuumajaam ripub niidiotsas, mängu võib tulla ka Gazprom / Andres Reimer

    Reimer, Andres

    2007-01-01

    Uuringute tulemusena selgus, et Lietuvos Energia ei ole suuteline uue tuumajaama projektis osalema ning peab alles looma uue teovõimelise energiaettevõtte. Vt. samas: Reaktorite hulk kasvab plahvatades; Energia: lähinaabrite tuumajaamad

  18. Lea Endrikson - läheksin Venemaale tagasi, kui tööle kutsuks Gazprom või Lukoil / Lea Endrikson ; interv. Aive Antsov

    Endrikson, Lea, 1964-

    2007-01-01

    Ilukaupluste keti TKM Beauty juht ning endine Venemaa Stockmanni kaubamajade turundusjuht Lea Endrikson vastab juhitööd, oma karjääri ning tööpakkumisi puudutavatele küsimustele. Lisa: TKM Beauty; Lea Endrikson

  19. Ekspert: Nord Stream on kaheldav / Jaanus Piirsalu

    Piirsalu, Jaanus, 1973-

    2009-01-01

    Konsultatsioonifirma East European Gas Analysis direktor Mihhail Kortšemkin arvab, et Gazprom hülgab Nord Streami projekti, kui ta ei saa Rootsi ja Soome nõusolekut ehitamiseks 2010. aasta jooksul. Tema hinnangul riskib Gazprom pankrotiga, kui hakkab korraga ehitama gaasitoru läbi Läänemere ja Musta mere

  20. The Russian gas roads to the Western Europe

    Rezunenko, V.I.

    1996-01-01

    In order to meet with the increasing demand of natural gas, Gazprom thinks non only to develop the existing roads but also to open new ones in the north and the south of Europe. In this future prospect, Gazprom plans to actively participate to the electric power production from natural gas. (O.M.)

  1. 78 FR 59663 - Combined Notice of Filings

    2013-09-27

    ... Paso Marketing Company, L.L.C., Gazprom Marketing & Trading USA, Inc. Description: Joint Petition for... Provisions of El Paso Marketing Company, L.L.C. and Gazprom Marketing & Trading USA, Inc. Filed Date: 9/17/13...: Discovery Gas Transmission LLC. Description: 2013 Tariff Revisions--Kinetica Interconnect to be effective 10...

  2. Gaasisõja teine vaatus Valgevenes / Heiki Suurkask

    Suurkask, Heiki, 1972-

    2006-01-01

    Valgevene ja Gazprom pole jõudnud kokkuleppele Valgevenele tarnitava maagaasi hinna tõusus. Gazprom ähvardab järsult vähendada Valgevenesse tarnitava maagaasi kogust, Valgevene ähvardab tõsta maagaasi transiiditasu. Lisa: Kaukaasia valmistub samuti külmaks talveks

  3. Great oak trees from small acorns grow

    Bogle, Sally.

    1997-01-01

    The history of Avalon Oil is briefly outlined. The company has become the first foreign company to sign a joint venture oil deal with Russia's Gazprom. Topics covered include new drilling skills, building relations face-to-face with Gazprom assigning responsibility to the venture partners, tax breaks and political risk. (UK)

  4. EU Policy. A Debate on EU Energy Policy

    Cohen, R.; Kjoelbye, L.; Aaslund, A.; Zwitserloot, R.

    2008-01-01

    Views from four experts in the field of energy on the EU's energy policy, as laid down in the Third Package, are presented. Kjoelbye and Cohen argue about the pros and cons of unbundling, Aaslund defends the policy of reciprocity towards Gazprom, and Zwitserloot warns that Europe's anti-Gazprom policy endangers security of supply

  5. A modified Cournot model of the natural gas market in the European Union: Mixed-motives delegation in a politicized environment

    Jansen, Thijs; Lier, Arie van; Witteloostuijn, Arjen van; Boon von Ochssée, Tim

    2012-01-01

    With Gazprom gaining prominence as the major supplier of natural gas in the European Union, the European gas market becomes more politicized. We assume that Gazprom's interest as a state monopolist is not only to maximize profit, but also to seek market power, presumably because this contributes to the geopolitical power of Russia at large. We introduce a modeling tool, so-called strategic delegation games, to analyze the implications of Gazprom's operation in the EU. By way of illustration, we model the case where Gazprom competes against two profit-maximizing rivals: Algerian Sonatrach and Norwegian Statoil. We prove that if Gazprom serves any of a comprehensive type of nonprofit objectives, the outcome is beneficial for the EU's consumers, as Gazprom's behavior shifts volumes up and brings prices down. - Highlights: ► We model the natural gas market in the EU. ► The fact that the major gas supplier Russia/Gazprom has nonprofit incentives is beneficial for EU's consumers. ► The nonprofit incentives increase Russia's market share and decrease the profits of its rivals.

  6. Russian natural gas policy and its possible effects on European gas markets

    Quast, O.; Locatelli, C.

    1997-01-01

    There is a growing perception among Western European gas experts that Russia has developed a considerable gas surplus - the Russian gas bubble. Thus, the question clearly arises how much gas is available for export and how much gas, over the next 15 to 20 years, can the Russian quasi-monopolist Gazprom market in Western Europe. We consider that Gazprom's export strategy mirrors the approach of Russia's natural gas policy towards the Western European market. In this paper, we will focus on the characteristics of Gazprom's export strategy, its underlying logic, and its impact on Western European gas markets. As a consequence of Gazprom's export strategy, the Russian gas company faces today a price quantity dilemma. Gazprom's problem is to place as much gas as possible in the growing Western European gas market, without destroying downstream gas prices. We argue that Gazprom has adopted a market share expansion and downstream vertical integration strategy, aimed at capturing a part of the downstream gas rent. Although this strategy appears to have initiated a form of gas to gas competition in a number of European consumer markets, this strategy is not based on an aggressive price policy. However, in order to live up to its ambitions, there is a chance that Gazprom will have to somewhat relax traditional contract clauses, such as contract length, indexation terms and take or pay conditions. (author)

  7. Drainage facility management system : final report, June 2009.

    2009-06-01

    This research project identified requirements for a drainage facility management system for the Oregon Department of Transportation. It also estimated the personnel resources needed to collect the inventory to populate such a system with data. A tota...

  8. 78 FR 17413 - Announcement of the Award of an Urgent Single-Source Grant to the Center for Survivors of Torture...

    2013-03-21

    ... CONTACT: Kenneth Tota, Deputy Director, Office of Refugee Resettlement, 901 D Street SW., Washington, DC... Disease Control (CDC) to assess this situation. The CDC recently published a study recommending enhanced...

  9. Scavenger Receptors and Resistance to Inhaled Allergens

    2010-02-01

    throughput manner which will enable future studies. We plan to continue two especially interesting aspects of these studies. First, the epigenetic control...directs mod- ified proteins to antigen presentation. Eur. J. Immunol. 29: 512–521. 30. Granucci, F., F. Petralia, M. Urbano , S. Citterio, F. Di Tota, L...11 Suppl:S32-6. 50. Granucci F, Petralia F, Urbano M, Citterio S, Di Tota F, Santambrogio L, Ricciardi-Castagnoli P: The scavenger receptor MARCO

  10. Hea on elada Venemaal rahas supleva Gazpromi töötajana / Jaanus Piirsalu

    Piirsalu, Jaanus, 1973-

    2010-01-01

    Gazpromi kontserni suurimast tütarettevõttest Jamali Neenetsi ringkonnas Gazprom Dobõtša Urengoist, töötajate palgast, nn. põhjatoetusest, puhkusest; ringkonna-poolsest noorte edasiõppimise toetamisest. Urengoi linnast

  11. Brüssel lasi Eesti Gaasi hoone läbi otsida / Gert D. Hankewitz

    Hankewitz, Gert D.

    2011-01-01

    Euroopa Liidu konkurentsiametnikud korraldasid läbiotsimise Vene energiaettevõttes Gazprom ja selle klientide kontorites, kahtlustades turu kuritarvitamist, läbiotsitud firmade seas on ka Eesti Gaas

  12. CONTROLLING AS A MECHANISM TO INCREASE THE EFFICIENCY OF MANAGEMENT ENTERPRISES OF FUEL-ENERGY COMPLEX

    M. A. Ostashkin

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This article discusses the possibility of application of controlling as mechanism of increasing the efficiency of management of enterprises of fuel- energy complex. The research was conducted on the materials of the JSC «Gazprom».

  13. Bolshoi vopross : Dolzhnõ li mõ bojatsja kontrolja Kremlja nad energetitsheskim snabzhenijem Jevropõ?

    2006-01-01

    Venemaa valitsuse poolt kontrollitav Gazprom kuulub maailma suurimate maagaasi tootjate hulka ning rahuldab 20 protsenti maailma nõudlusest, kontserni tähtsusest Lääneriikide ja Venemaa jaoks. Gazpromi huvist Suurbritannia firma Centrica vastu

  14. Gazpromile oli eelmine aasta rekordiliselt hea / Andrus Karnau

    Karnau, Andrus

    2007-01-01

    Vene riikliku gaasifirma Gazprom eksporditulud kasvasid 2006. aastal 43%, kasvas ka kodumaine gaasimüük. Eesti Gaasi käibe kasvust ja gaasihinna tõusust. Riigikogu väliskomisjoni aseesimehe Marko Mihkelsoni hinnang

  15. Gazpromi hiidprojekt käivitub / Sirje Rank

    Rank, Sirje, 1966-

    2007-01-01

    Venemaa gaasikontsern Gazprom kaasas Shtokmani maardla hõlvamisse Prantsuse kütusefirma ning seega on kindlustatud ka Läänemere gaasijuhtme ehitus. Lisa: Gazpromi Shtokmani gaasimaardla kuulub maailma suuremate sekka; Number. Vt. samas: Paindlik gaasifirma; Tootmine vindub

  16. Latvijas Gaze buyback likely to flop

    2003-01-01

    Veerandi Läti gaasifirma Latvijas Gaze omanik Itera kavatseb lähiajal lõpule viia üheksa protsendi Läti firma aktsiate müügi ettevõttele Gazprom. Gazprom'i kontrolli all on praegu 25 protsenti, Ruhrgas'il 28,66 ning E.ON Energie AG-l 18,06 protsenti Latvijas Gaze aktsiatest

  17. The Iran Sanctions Act (ISA)

    2009-06-04

    billion4 contract (September 1997) for Total SA of France and its partners, Gazprom of Russia and Petronas of Malaysia to develop phases 2 and 3 of the 25...companies. On July 12, 2008, Total and Petronas , the original South Pars investors, pulled out of a deal to develop a liquified natural gas (LNG...do not exceed the $20 million in one year threshold for ISA sanctionability. Since the Total/ Petronas /Gazprom project in 1998, no projects have

  18. Kremlis pannakse paika maagaasi hinnatõus Eestis / Vallo Toomet

    Toomet, Vallo, 1960-

    2005-01-01

    Vene riigiduuma esitas 8. juulil peaminister Mihhail Fradkovile pöördumise, milles palutakse vaadata üle Eestisse, Lätisse, Leedusse, Ukrainasse ja Moldovasse tarnitava gaasi hind. Lisa: Eesti Gaasil on üle 120 000 kliendi. Vt. samas: Gaasitrass Saksamaale. Kaart: Gazprom osaleb uue gaasitoru rajamisel; Gazprom - Vene riigi rahasalv. Vt. samas lühiintervjuud Eesti Gaasi müügiteenuste ettevõtte direktori Raul Kotoviga

  19. Valgevene sai Gazpromilt nädala hingetõmbeaega võla tasumiseks / Kaivo Kopli

    Kopli, Kaivo

    2007-01-01

    Valgevene maksis Venemaa gaasiettevõttele Gazprom poole kogunenud võlast, kuid Vene ettevõte nõuab kõigi võlgnevuste tasumist nädala jooksul. President Aljaksandr Lukashenka sõnul püüab Venemaa gaasivõlga kasutades sundida Valgevenet oma väärtuslikemaid varasid müüma sellistele ettevõtetele nagu Gazprom

  20. Gas-workers not wonts by only carriers

    Hirman, K.

    2003-01-01

    Paper deals with the own production of the co-owner of the Slovensky plynarensky podnik, a. s. (SPP). Gas de France mines gas in North Sea shelf. Algeria and Egypt should become the important source in next years. Ruhrgas also mines in North Sea. It owns 6.5% part in Gazprom. Ruhrgaz is interested in gas production directly in Russian Federation. Preliminary discussions are going hand in hand with Lukoil and Sevmorneftegaz companies. Lukoil supposes that possible attendance of Ruhrgas should help to get necessary capital of 1.5 billions Euro. Ruhrgaz is interested in gigantic Shtokmanovskoe deposit in Barents Sea shelf of Sevmorneftegaz Company. Total capital costs are estimated to 18 billions USD. But one of the problems remaining is closed statute of this part of Russian Arctic. Gazprom is also interested in new sources. Gazprom signed contract with Turkmenistan. Gazprom will purchase two trillions m 3 of gas until 2028 in accordance with it. In present time the export to Europe represents 135 billions m 3 annually, but according to signed long-term contracts this capacity will increase up to 180 billions m 3 after 2008. Because the domestic Russian mining is descending or stagnating, Gazprom is unable to start exploitation of new gigantic deposits in Yamal, company is forced to cover threatening deficit of gas by deliveries from Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. So the possible competition of these countries is simultaneously eliminated in international markets. (Author)

  1. Russian natural gas exports-Will Russian gas price reforms improve the European security of supply?

    Sagen, Eirik Lund; Tsygankova, Marina

    2008-01-01

    In this paper we use both theoretical and numerical tools to study potential effects on Russian gas exports from different Russian domestic gas prices and production capacities in 2015. We also investigate whether a fully competitive European gas market may provide incentives for Gazprom, the dominant Russian gas company, to change its export behaviour. Our main findings suggest that both increased domestic gas prices and sufficient production capacities are vital to maintain Gazprom's market share in Europe over the next decade. In fact, Russia may struggle to carry out its current long-term export commitments if domestic prices are sufficiently low. At the same time, if Russian prices approach European net-back levels, Gazprom may reduce exports in favour of a relatively more profitable domestic market

  2. Focus on Russia

    Van Koningsbrugge, H.

    2008-01-01

    A few articles in this magazine focus on the developments and policies in Russia. The titles of some of the articles are 'Between state power and liberal reform' on the task of the new Russian president to find a new balance between government interference and market economy; 'Green light for green energy' on the willingness of the Russian government to stimulate renewable energy; 'Russian power play' on the role of Gazprom in the liberalization of the Russian power market; 'Gazprom's risky strategy' on it's pricing strategy

  3. Lichens of sub-Antarctic Heard Island

    Øvstedal, D.O.; Gremmen, N.J.M.

    2006-01-01

    A tota1 of 71 lichen species in 42 genera are listed for the island. Three species are described as new: “Arctomia” latispora Øvstedal, Fellhaneropsis subantarctica Øvstedal and Stereocaulon heardii Øvstedal. More than half of the species are restricted to the southern cold zone (Antarctica and

  4. On the pathway of photoexcited electrons: probing photon-to-electron and photon-to-phonon conversions in silicon by ATR-IR

    Karabudak, Engin; Yüce, Emre; Schlautmann, Stefan

    2012-01-01

    Photoexcitation and charge carrier thermalization inside semiconductor photocatalysts are two important steps in solar fuel production. Here, photoexcitation and charge carrier thermalization in a silicon wafer are for the first time probed by a novel, yet simple and user-friendly Attenuated Tota...

  5. Enzymatic and fluorometric determination of triacylglycerols in cow milk and other opaque matrices

    Larsen, Torben; Larsen, Mette Krogh; Friggens, Nic

    2011-01-01

    The fat content of milk is an important indication of quality, both economically and physiologically. Existing analytical methods of milk fat are based on physical determination, i.e. gravimetric determination or near infrared spectroscopy (IR). Triacylglycerols (TAG) constitute up to 98% of tota...

  6. LHCb: Ageing Phenomena in the Straw Tube Tracker (Outer Tracker) of the LHCb experiment

    Bachmann, S

    2009-01-01

    The outer tracking system of the LHCb spectrometer is built in the straw tube technology. In tota it consists of 53760 straw of 2.5m length. Thorough investigations have been performed to study the detector performance under long-term irradiations. Problems occuring caused by ageing are discussed and solutions are presented.

  7. Furin is a chemokine-modifying enzyme

    Hensbergen, Paul J; Verzijl, Dennis; Balog, Crina I A

    2004-01-01

    Chemokines comprise a class of structurally related proteins that are involved in many aspects of leukocyte migration under basal and inflammatory conditions. In addition to the large number of genes, limited processing of these proteins by a variety of enzymes enhances the complexity of the tota...

  8. Race or vitamin D: A determinant of intima media thickness in obese adolescents?

    Carotid intima media thickness (IMT), a predictor of cardiovascular events, is reported to be higher in African-American (AA) vs. White (AW) individuals. We investigated whether racial differences in IMT in obese adolescents could be explained by differences in 25 hydroxy-vitamin D [25(OH)D]. A tota...

  9. perceptions of the environmental education programme

    bility indicator and to pursue the issue in greater depth (see under .... Where aspects of the food chain occurred in films shown to the pupils ... usually found near the water. They are ..... (Ke eng selo sea o tota o rata o go se dira?) 10. How do ...

  10. Fonts documentals referents al moltó tarragoní recopilades per Emili Giralt i Raventós

    Giralt, Mireia; Giralt i Esteve, Olga

    2008-01-01

    Aquest article recull tota la informació sobre el moltó tarragoní recopilada per Emili Giralt i Raventós: notes històriques sobre aquesta espècie animal i les possibles causes de la seva extinció; bibliografia; il·lustracions, i una taula resum amb dades sobre diverses races de moltons.

  11. Food sources of total energy and overconsumed nutrients of public health concern among US adolescents: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2011-2014

    There is high intake of energy and overconsumed nutrients of public health concern in adolescents' diet. Overconsumed nutrients are sodium, saturated fatty acids (SFA), and added sugars. Our objective was to identify the most commonly consumed foods by adolescents as percentage of total energy, tota...

  12. Longitudinal study of alcohol consumption and high-density lipoprotein concentrations: A community-based study

    Background: In cross-sectional studies and short-term clinical trials, it has been suggested that there is a positive dose-response relation between alcohol consumption and HDL concentrations. However, prospective data have been limited. Objective: We sought to determine the association between tota...

  13. Det legale opioidforbrug i Danmark

    Jarlbaek, Lene; Kehlet, Henrik; Sjøgren, Per

    2010-01-01

    To identify users and use of opioids in Denmark three databases were combined. The latest fifteen years an increase in users has been noted, and the costs of opioids have increased from 175 million DKK (1994) to 540 million DKK (2008). Oxycodone and transdermal fentanyl constitute 60% of the tota...

  14. EBRD accelerates funding of energy projects in former USSR and East European countries

    Anon.

    1997-01-01

    In the period mid November 1996 to mid January 1997, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development announced involvement in seven projects. The largest was a 220 million loan to Gazprom. The financial arrangements for each of the seven projects are detailed. (author)

  15. Alliances - Another Way to Access the Market

    Komarov, Yuri A.

    1999-01-01

    The late 1990s were a difficult period for the world economy: decreased economic growth rate, dropping prices for energy and other raw materials, dropping import prices of natural gas. Companies involved in the energy business are currently at the stage of survival. High-priced projects with increased risks are postponed until better times. Consequently, Gazprom had to cut investments by two thirds. For Gazprom, the problems have been aggravated by the transition from authoritatively planned economy to market economy. Alliances are one of the most effective current methods of operation in the natural gas market. Alliances between Gazprom and leading Western oil and gas companies are beneficial both to the participants and the consumers because such alliances will provide for creation of a service package of the 21th century. The importance for Gazprom of cooperation with its alliance partners is that it makes it possible to implement cost-cutting measures that benefit both producers and consumers. It also makes it possible to ensure reliable distribution of the gas

  16. Iraq: Oil and Gas Sector, Revenue Sharing, and U.S. Policy

    2010-03-03

    Statoil (Norway) 1,800,000* Majnoon Shell, Petronas (Malaysia) 1,800,000* Halfaya CNPC, Total (France), Petronas 535,000 Gharraf Japex (Japan... Petronas 230,000 Badra Gazprom (Russia), Petronas , TPAO (Turkey) 170,000 Qayara/Najmah Sonangol (Angola) 230,000* Select KRG Production Sharing

  17. IRAN SANCTIONS: Impact in Furthering U.S. Objectives is Unclear and Should be Reviewed

    2007-12-01

    three foreign companies—Total (France), Gazprom (Russia), and Petronas (Malaysia)–in the development of Iran’s South Pars gas field were sanctionable...report stated that Petronas had only limited connections to the United States and Total had divested many of its U.S. assets prior to entering into

  18. Berliinis räägiti NordStreami venimisest / Raavo Raadik

    Raadik, Raavo

    2008-01-01

    Financial Times Deutschland (FTD) ajakirjanikud vahendasid Vene gaasikontserni Gazprom juhatuse liikme Valeri Jassevi kinnitusi, et gaasijuhtme esimene osa peaks valmima 2011. aastal ja 2012. aastal peaks algama esimesed gaasitarned. Seni oli NordStream lähtunud varasematest tähtaegadest

  19. Gaas on paksem kui veri / Andrei Hvostov

    Hvostov, Andrei, 1963-

    2010-01-01

    Muutustest rahvusvahelisel gaasiturul. Poola energeetikaettevõte PGNiG on loomas koos Gazpromiga konsortsiumi maagaasi ühiseks tootmiseks Siberis. Poola hakkab saama maagaasi odavamalt kui ülejäänud Euroopa riigid, Gazprom saab arvatavasti vastutasuks juurdepääsu Poola torutranspordile

  20. The feasibility of the liberalization of the russian gaseous industry

    Locatelli, C.

    2002-11-01

    This paper deals with the main lines of the russian gaseous industry reform, Gazprom. The historical aspect and the objectives are discussed. After this presentation the author analyzes the uncertainties of the reform implementing, the constraints and the liberalization feasibility. (A.L.B.)

  1. Aastavahetuse gaasi-deja vu / Igor Taro

    Taro, Igor

    2006-01-01

    Venemaa gaasiettevõtte Gazprom ja Valgevene gaasiläbirääkimised gaasihinna ja transiidilepingu üle on ummikusse jooksnud, mistõttu võib 2007. aasta algusest Euroopa gaasita jätta. Kaart: Gaasitransiit Euroopasse

  2. Photophysics of trioxatriangulenium ion. Electrophilic reactivity in the ground state and excited singlet state

    Reynisson, J.; Wilbrandt, R.; Brinck, V.

    2002-01-01

    . The physical and chemical properties of the excited singlet state of the trioxatriangulenium (TOTA(+)) carbenium ion are investigated by experimental and Computational means. The degeneracy of the lowest excited states is counteracted by Jahn-Teller-type distortion, which leads to vibronic broadening...... of the long wavelength absorption band. A strong fluorescence is observed at 520 nm (tau(n) = 14.6 ns, phi(n) = 0.12 in deaerated acetonitrile). The fluorescence is quenched by 10 aromatic electron donors predominantly via a dynamic charge transfer mechanism, but ground state complexation is shown...... triphenylenes is studied separately. Phosphorescence spectra, triplet lifetimes, and triplet-triplet absorption spectra are provided. In the discussion, TOTA(+) is compared to the unsubstituted xanthenium ion and its 9-phenyl derivative with respect to the excited state properties....

  3. UNICOAT. Development Laboratory Characterization and Field Evaluation

    1990-03-30

    PROBLEMS 4bD 4E2UIRED AIhTE4HANCE THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS MATERIAL IS T4aT IT WILL PROVIDE AN ALTERNATIVE SOURCE FOR A FLEVIBLE PRiMER. THIS PRiMED IS...ICCA’- on tiis 9-!4 i𔃿 was e:Lfflient. NADEP Norfolk personnel tD . Cddmani iriiortei NAD (C..-eu oi ttog snort out 1,+e. tor. CcidMAn ,totaed that

  4. Investigation of the physico-mechanical properties of electrospun PVDF/cellulose nanofibers.

    Issa, A.A.; Al-Maadeed, M.; Luyt, A.S.; Mrlik, M.; Hassan, M.K.

    2016-01-01

    The electro-activity and mechanical properties of PVDF depends mainly on the b-phase content and degree of crystallinity. In this study, cellulose fibers were used to improve these characteristics. This could be achieved because the hydroxyl groups on cellulose would force the fluorine atoms in PVDF to be in the trans-conformation, and the cellulose particles could act as nucleation centers. Electrospinning was used to prepare the PVDF/cellulose (nano)fibrous films, and this improved the tota...

  5. “Brave Men” and “Emotional Women”: A Theory-Guided Literature Review on Gender Bias in Health Care and Gendered Norms towards Patients with Chronic Pain

    Samulowitz, Anke; Gremyr, Ida; Eriksson, Erik; Hensing, Gunnel

    2018-01-01

    Background. Despite the large body of research on sex differences in pain, there is a lack of knowledge about the influence of gender in the patient-provider encounter. The purpose of this study was to review literature on gendered norms about men and women with pain and gender bias in the treatment of pain. The second aim was to analyze the results guided by the theoretical concepts of hegemonic masculinity and andronormativity. Methods. A literature search of databases was conducted. A tota...

  6. Estimating the Broad-Sense Heritability of Early Growth of Cowpea

    Xu, Nicole W.; Xu, Shizhong; Ehlers, Jeff

    2009-01-01

    Cowpea is an important tropical crop. It provides a large proportion of the food resource for the African human population and their livestock. The yield and quality of cowpea have been dramatically improved through traditional breeding strategies for the past few decades. However, reports of heritability estimates for early growth of cowpea are rare. We designed a simple experiment to estimate the broad-sense heritability of early growth. We randomly selected 15 cowpea varieties among a tota...

  7. Use of illicit drugs by adolescents and young adults of an urban settlement in Brazil

    Guimarães, Rafael Alves; Souza, Márcia Maria de; Caetano, Karlla Antonieta Amorim; Teles, Sheila Araujo; Matos, Marcos André de

    2018-01-01

    Summary Objective: To estimate the prevalence and factors associated with illicit drug use by adolescents and young adults of a formal urban settlement. Method: Cross-sectional study including adolescents and young adults 12-24 years of an urban settlement in the Midwest Region of Brazil. Data were collected using a structured questionnaire and analyzed using Stata, version 12.0. We used Poisson regression model to estimate the factors associated with illicit drug use. Results: Of the tota...

  8. Trihydroxytrioxatriangulene - An Extended Fluorescein and a Ratiometric pH Sensor

    Westerlund, Fredrik; Hildebrandt, Christoffer Boli; Sørensen, Thomas Just

    2010-01-01

    Fluorescein ver. 2.0: A new, highly fluorescent, pH-sensitive trihydroxytrioxatriangulenium dye (H-TOTA) has been synthesised and characterised. The dye is closely related to fluorescein and may be considered to be a two-dimensional extended version. This new dye can exist in four different proto...... protonation states (see graphic) depending on the pH, and its use as a sensitive fluorescent ratiometric pH probe in a physiological buffer is demonstrated....

  9. OPPORTUNITY COST OF EDUCATIONAL HUMAN CAPITAL INVESTMENT. APPLICATION FOR THE POSITION OF BENEFICIARY-INVESTOR

    Florea Voiculescu

    2009-01-01

    The present paper focuses on providing a model of applying the opportunitycost concept on investments in human educational capital. In the first part we haveshown that the real costs of educational capital investment does not involve direct andindirect educational costs only but also the opportunity costs, i.e. the earnings that arelost by choosing to invest in education (and not in something else). From our researchthere results the fact that the share of the opportunity cost within the tota...

  10. Accounting standards and investor perception of earnings quality: IAS/IFRS vs. German Gaap

    Ferrari Mascia; Momentè Francesco; Reggiani Francesco

    2011-01-01

    We analyze the earnings quality under the IAS/IFRS and German GAAP by evaluating the earnings management degree in IAS and HGB adopters and by investigating what is the level of uncertainty (reliability) that investors perceive from the earnings announced. Our results show that IAS and HGB adopters do not present any significant differences in earnings management, if we examine the working capital accruals, while IAS/IFRS sub-sample is less engaged in earnings management, considering the tota...

  11. Geophysical research results of buried relief and distribution groundwater runoff of the Aragats massif

    V.P. Vardanyan; A.H. Hovhannisyan

    2017-01-01

    Based on the synthesis and reinterpretation of long-term data of geophysical studies together with the hydrology - hydrological materials it has been received new data about the buried topography and spatial distribution of groundwater runoff of the Aragats massif. First of all, it requires to determine the structure of its buried relief, which is basically a regional relief aquitard. The underground water sources are considered to be precipitation on the massif (approximately 83% of the tota...

  12. KI Sawyer AFB, Gwinn, Michigan. Revised Uniform Summary of Surface Weather Observations (RUSSWO). Parts A-F

    1979-04-26

    I SAVYFR AO MA4 -97; AG 1 { ’..WET BULB TEMPERATURE DEPRESION (F) TOTAL TOTA -20,-2l1 14 o241-25 ................ -32/-33...PAGE 2 0o00--900! MOLOS (L. $. ,. - T..p. WET BULB TEMPERATURE DEPRESION (F) I TOTAL 1 TOTAL (F) 0 1-2 3-4 5-6 7-8 19-10 11- 12:13. 1415- 16117

  13. Distribution and abundance of the West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus) in the Panama Canal

    Vianna, Juliana; Muschett, Giselle

    2015-01-01

    The present study was carried out to assess the distribution and current status of the West-Indian manatee Trichechus manatus, in Lake Gatun, the main body of water in the Panama Canal. We used four different methodologies: interviews, revision review of documents, aquatic and aerial surveys. Forty-four interviews carried out between March and July 2007 revealed 59 manatee sightings. Official documents revealed 19 manatee deaths between 1995 and 2008, while three aerial surveys yielded a tota...

  14. Content and chemical composition of Hyptis marrubioides essential oil in function of seasons - doi: 10.4025/actasciagron.v32i3.3415

    Botrel, Priscila Pereira; UFLA; Pinto, José Eduardo Brasil Pereira; UFLA; Ferraz, Vany; UFMG; Bertolucci, Suzan Kelly Vilela; UFLA; Figueiredo, Felipe Campos; Campus-Pesquisa

    2010-01-01

    Essential oils are odorous principles stored in special plant cells. The essential oil in the Hyptis genus is traditionally used as an anesthetic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, and can induce abortion in high doses. The purpose of this work was to evaluate the influence of seasons in essential oil content and chemical composition of species H. marrubioides. A completely randomized complete design was used with four treatments (winter, spring, summer and autumn) and six replications, tota...

  15. Success of electromagnetic shock wave lithotripter as monotherapy in large renal calculi—Our experience

    K.S. Meitei; S Gupta; A.K. Singh

    2013-01-01

    Objectives: To evaluate the success of shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) as monotherapy for solitary renal stones larger than 2 cm without ureteral stenting. Hence, if our study result demonstrates acceptable success and safety, we can recommend ESWL as a treatment option for patients with large renal calculi. Subjects and methods: This is a prospective study conducted in the Department of Urology, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal, India, from January 2011 to December 2012. A tota...

  16. Demonstration of a PC 25 Fuel Cell in Russia

    John C. Trocciola; Thomas N. Pompa; Linda S. Boyd

    2004-09-01

    This project involved the installation of a 200kW PC25C{trademark} phosphoric-acid fuel cell power plant at Orgenergogaz, a Gazprom industrial site in Russia. In April 1997, a PC25C{trademark} was sold by ONSI Corporation to Orgenergogaz, a subsidiary of the Russian company ''Gazprom''. Due to instabilities in the Russian financial markets, at that time, the unit was never installed and started by Orgenergogaz. In October of 2001 International Fuel Cells (IFC), now known as UTC Fuel Cells (UTCFC), received a financial assistance award from the United States Department of Energy (DOE) entitled ''Demonstration of PC 25 Fuel Cell in Russia''. Three major tasks were part of this award: the inspection of the proposed site and system, start-up assistance, and installation and operation of the powerplant.

  17. Europe’s Dependence on Russian Natural Gas: Perspectives and Recommendations for a Long-Term Strategy

    2008-09-01

    Ukraine, Poland, and the  Slovak  republic. 64 As part of the gas deal  with Belarus, over the next several years, Gazprom will gain 50% of the equity of...reference=IP/08/1099&format=HTML&aged=0& language =EN&guiLanguage=en  (accessed July 14, 2008).]  110  Stephen Boykewich, “St. Petersburg Mining Institute...trillion m 3 (which Gazprom  labels  its  key strategic asset), the Sakhalin Island projects  in the Sea of Okhotsk, estimated at 2.7 trillion  m 3 ,  and

  18. Liberalization of Russian gas exports: benefits and challenges

    Yakunina Alla

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Russian gas export liberalization has been discussed throughout the post-Soviet period. Recently, the number of Gazprom’s export monopoly advocates has been diminishing as a result of dramatic changes in both European and Russian gas markets, which are: increasing international trade in liquefied natural gas; the EU movement from long-term contracts to the commodity markets and hub pricing; substantially increased share of the non-Gazprom gas suppliers at the Russian domestic market. Although there is a potential risk of price decrease in the EU gas market in the case of the Gazprom export monopoly abolition, the benefits of the Russian gas export liberalization would be greater than losses. The gas resource base and the cost of pipeline gas production would allow Russia to improve its positions in the world market.

  19. Associated petroleum gas in Russia: reasons for non-utilization

    Roeland, Tonje Hulbak

    2010-10-22

    This report studies the factors hindering increased utilization of associated petroleum gas (APG) in Russia. The issue of flaring versus utilization is studied from a Technology Innovation System (TIS) perspective, seeing the non-utilization issue as a problem of technology diffusion. There are many technological options available for APG utilization, but a main blocking mechanism in the Russian case is the Gazprom monopoly on gas transportation via their pipelines. A commonly discussed solution is policy to ensure third party access, but this study finds that this solution holds little potential, as its ramifications are too extensive and unacceptable to the key actor Gazprom. More promising solutions may be found in small, emerging engineering companies. (Author)

  20. Should DoD be Concerned with Potential Petroleum Supply Shortage and What Could It Do to Stimulate Alternative Fuels Development?

    2007-12-01

    barrels of oil equivalent 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 Saudi Aramco Gazprom INOC Qatar Petroleum PDVSA ADNOC Sonatrach Libya NOC Rosneft Petronas ...trouble competing in the open market. The inhibitor to investment in ventures with higher costs than competitors ’ is risk that market prices will fall...investigate in detail the probable validity of these figures and projections themselves. An independent broker’s analysis of this debate may help

  1. Italian mission. Found a consortium with Italgas and win a Greek tender

    Matejovic, R.; Kinces, P.

    1999-01-01

    In this interview two projects of the company Slovak Gas Industry (SPP) are discussed. The first project is SPP's joint participation in the international tender on introduction of gas in Greece. The second project regards the construction of a steam-gas power plant nearby the town of Lucenec. This project has already entered a certain stage of solution and a third partner that has been approached - Russian gas company Gazprom - is to become involved in it. (authors)

  2. Disputes between Russia and its neighbours concern also transit through Slovakia

    Hirman, K.

    2004-01-01

    In this paper the problems with transit of natural gas from Russia to European Union and the possibilities of its solution are presented. Main problems are in Ukraine and Belarus and they are discussed. These disputes concern natural gas transit through Slovakia. Gazprom considers a construction of new pipelines from Russia to Germany under Baltic Sea. The investments for its realisation are estimated to 5 billion USD

  3. The energy sector abroad. Part 12. The Czech Republic. Spider in the European natural gas web

    Holwerda, B.

    1998-01-01

    The natural gas industry in the Czech Republic is one of the oldest in Europe. In the past, natural gas has played a modest role in the Czech energy supply: coal and town gas from coal and lignite were the major energy sources. However, more and more use is made of natural gas, imported from Russia (Gazprom) and Norway. Besides, the Czech natural gas distribution, transportation and storage system occupies a key position in the Central-European natural gas network

  4. Leading Players of the Global Oil and Gas Industry. Overview of Groups - SWOTs - Benchmarking - Company Profiles and Financials

    2017-07-01

    This study presents: The medium-term and mega trends of the industry market developments and geographical segments; The competitive landscape and the main corporate rankings; The main conclusions of the report, summarised in 10 analytical slides. Content: 1. Overview: The Sector, Ranking, Performance Analysis; 2. Company Profiles: Sinopec, PetroChina, Shell, ExxonMobil, BP, Total, Chevron, Gazprom, Lukoil, Eni; 3. Sources; 4. Annexes

  5. Soviet Union: priority development of gas industry forecast

    Chernomyrdyn, V.S.

    1991-01-01

    The development of gas production and utilization in the Soviet Union is outlined, and the substantial contribution of the gas industry in restraining negative processes in the economy during the transition to a market economy is highlighted. The state owned Gazprom concern which is responsible for gas supply, the large ringed Integrated Gas Supply Systems, exports, underground gas storage, potential reserves, and the growth in gas productions are discussed. (UK)

  6. Eesti gaasiküsimustes : õnnis nagu palderjani nuusutanud kass / Virkko Lepassalu

    Lepassalu, Virkko, 1971-

    2008-01-01

    Kehtiva Euroopa Liidu nn gaasidirektiivi 55/2003 järgi soovitatakse gaasi tootmine ja levitamine viia eraldi ettevõtete kätte, praegu ettevalmistatav regulatsioon muudaks selle kohustuslikuks. Seega peaks Gazprom oma 37% -lise osaluse Eesti Gaasis maha müüma. Eesti Gaasi kui sisulise monopolisti hoidmine Gazpromi filiaalina Eestis ohustab otseselt meie julgeolekut. Vt. samas: Välisminister Urmas Paeti kiri Nord Streamile; Nord Streami kaanepoisid

  7. Účtování finančních investic dle ruských účetních standardů

    Filippova, Elena

    2017-01-01

    This bachelor thesis focuses on the accounting principles for financial investments under Russian accounting standards. The theoretical part defines financial investments for the accounting purposes, on the process of their recognition, the initial and subsequent measurement, the decommissioning of these assets. The practical part consists of a short financial analysis of the "Gazprom" corporation and the detailed study of its accounting policy. In conclusion, it occurs that the company "Gazp...

  8. Today or not today: Deregulating the Russian gas sector

    Grigoryev, Yuli

    2007-01-01

    Although Russia is the world's biggest producer of natural gas, its ability to maintain timely and reliable supply to meet the growing global demand has come under question in recent months. The gas war with Ukraine notwithstanding, concern has been raised by a number of observers that underinvestment in the gas sector will lead to a systemic failure of the state monopolist OAO Gazprom to increase or even maintain current levels of production. Yet with a quarter of European gas coming from Russia, and with increasing presence of Gazprom in European downstream operations (such as Germany, Hungary, and other CIS states) as well as seemingly closer ties with Algeria, another major supplier of gas to Europe, there has been a strong reaction from Europe's policy-makers to decrease dependence on Russian gas. Deregulating and liberalising the gas sector would see the lifting of restrictions to foreign or independent investors wishing to gain access to Russian reserves, as well as the unhindered access to the pipeline infrastructure and export markets. It would also signal the unbundling of Gazprom and an end to the artificially low price of gas to the domestic consumer. This paper discusses whether deregulation is the optimal way to raise capital, attract investment and increase supply security for Russia's Western neighbours. In doing so, the paper identifies the objectives of the EU as the importer whilst trying to align them with the objectives of the Russian Federation as the exporter, in the current political context

  9. The natural gas industry in Russia: reforms in debate

    Locatelli, Catherine

    2014-07-01

    Due to the emergence of shale gas in the USA, Russia has become the second world producer of natural gas but this industry remains one of the most important sectors of the Russian economy as natural gas exports are an essential component or the Russian economic policy. Addressing this industry, the author first comments the evolutions of gas production since 1960 and its perspectives by 2020 and 2030. He also outlines the importance of the cost issue associated with the choice between mega projects and smaller ones. In a second part, the author comments and discusses the evolutions of gas exports towards Europe and of the export strategy. He evokes the possibility of arbitration between price and quantity in Gazprom's strategy, the possibility of a strategy of downstream integration on European gas markets, the possibility of a diversification of export markets (notably LNG markets as several LNG projects are planned). In the third part, the author describes the Gazprom model, comments the recurring debate on a reform of this holding, and discusses its quantity-based management and the issue of Gazprom's efficiency. He briefly evokes the issue of reform of the Russian gas industry, the progressive emergence of new actors

  10. Russia needs a strong counterpart

    Slovak, K.; Marcan, P.

    2008-01-01

    In this paper an interview with the head of OMV, Wolfgang Ruttenstorfer is published. There is extract from this interview: Q: There have been attempts to take over MOL for a quite long time. Do you think you can still succeed? Since the beginning we kept saying that this would not happen from one day to another. But it may take two to three years. But we are positive that it is justified. Q: Resistance from MOL and the Hungarian government is strong. We have tried to persuade the Hungarian government. We offered them a split company management. A part of the management would be in Budapest. We would locate the management of the largest division - the refinery, there. And of course only the best could be part of the management. We would not nominate people according to their nationality, it would not matter whether the person was Austrian, Hungarian or Slovak. We want a Central European company, not Hungarian, Romanian or Slovak company. Q: Would the transaction still be attractive if, because of pressure exercised by Brussels, you had to sell Slovnaft or your refinery in Szazhalobatta? We do not intend to sell any refineries. Q: Rumours are spreading that the Commission may ask you to sell a refinery? We do not want to speculate. Let us wait and see what happens. We do not want to sell refineries. Q: It is said that OMV is coordinating or at least consulting its attempts to acquire MOL with Gazprom. There are many rumours in Central Europe. But I can tell you this is not true. We are interested in this merger because we feel the increasing pressure exercised by Kazakhstan and Russia. We, of course, have a good relationship with Gazprom which we have had enjoyed for over forty years. As indeed Slovakia has. Q: A few weeks ago Austrian daily Wirtschaftsblatt published an article about Gazprom's interest in OMV shares. That is gossip that is more than ten years' old. Similarly to the rumours that Gazprom is a shareholder of MOL. There are no negotiations with Gazprom

  11. L'energia nuclear: pot resoldre el problema de l'escalfament global?

    Puig, Josep

    2006-01-01

    Sovint es diu que l'energia nuclear pot ser la solució pel problema de l'escalfament global: l'article presenta dades i raonaments per concloure que, si tota l'electricitat mundial fos d'origen nuclear, l'escalfament global es reduiria tan sols en un 12%. També s'analitzen els subproductes militars de la indústria de l'energia nuclear "civil" i la problemàtica dels residus radioactius de l'energia nuclear de fissió. També s'analitza l'alt grau de dificultats que presenta l'energia nuclear de ...

  12. Prevalence of Immediate-Type Food Allergy in Korean Schoolchildren in 2015: A Nationwide, Population-based Study

    Kim, Minji; Lee, Ji Young; Jeon, Hyun-young; Yang, Hea-kyoung; Lee, Kee-Jae; Han, Youngshin; Kim, Yang Hee; Kim, Jihyun; Ahn, Kangmo

    2017-01-01

    Purpose This study aimed to determine the prevalence of immediate-type food allergy (FA) among schoolchildren in Korea. Methods A nationwide, cross-sectional study was performed in September 2015. A stratified random sample of 50,000 participants was selected from children and adolescents aged 6-7 years (n=17,500), 9-10 years (n=17,500), 12-13 years (n=7,500), and 15-16 years (n=7,500). Parents were asked to complete a questionnaire on the detailed history of immediate-type FA. Results A tota...

  13. Condiciones de trabajo y morbilidad percibidas entre mineros de carbón en Guachetá, Colombia

    Jimenez Forero, Claudia Patricia

    2014-01-01

    Introducción: En Colombia la investigación sobre condiciones de trabajo y salud en minería carbonífera es escasa y no considera la percepción de la población expuesta y sus comportamientos frente a los riesgos inherentes. Objetivo: Determinar la asociación entre las condiciones de trabajo y morbilidad percibidas entre trabajadores de minas de carbón en Guachetá, Cundinamarca. Materiales y métodos: Se realizó un estudio transversal con 154 trabajadores seleccionados aleatoriamente del tota...

  14. Effect of alginate/carboxyl methyl cellulose composite coating incorporated with clove essential oil on the quality of silver carp fillet and Escherichia coli O157:H7 inhibition during refrigerated storage

    Jalali, Nastaran; Ariiai, Peiman; Fattahi, Esmaeil

    2015-01-01

    The effects of alginate/carboxyl methylcellulose composite coating incorporated with clove essential oil on quality of silver carp fillet chilled storage (4 + 1 °C) were examined over a period of 16 days. The control samples (c), alginate/carboxyl methylcellulose coating (C-A), alginate/carboxyl methylcellulose composite coating incorporated with clove essential oil (with different concentration 1 and 1.5 %) (C-A + CEO1 % and C-A + CEO 15 % respectively) were analyzed by bacteriological (tota...

  15. An investigation of the impact of total reward packages on employee job satisfaction in a particular fast food industry: a case of McDonald’s, Pakistan

    Santosh, Jaishaal

    2017-01-01

    2017 dissertation for MSc in International Business Management. Selected by academic staff as a good example of a masters level dissertation. Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of total\\ud reward packages and their components, offered by McDonald’s in Pakistan\\ud to its employees, on employee job satisfaction. The study explored the\\ud factors that influenced the job satisfaction of employees in the sample. The\\ud study also examined the relationship between tota...

  16. Luminescence chronology of a second millenium BCE settlement near Porbandar on the Gujarat coast, India

    Gaur, A.S.; Thomas, P.J; Vora, K.H.; Sundaresh

    and grey ware. Varieties of bowls of different sizes are the major attraction of the excavation besides a large numberofshards ofjars, lids, basins and other pots (Table 1, Fig. 4).Th~shape, size and paintings are very similar to the pottery reported from... 1. Number of identified shapes ofpottery from Bokhira Type ofvesse' Tar Bowl Lid Dish Miniature pot BKR-I 39 41 3 7 BKR-IlI 32 37 3 5 BKR-IV 44 38 3 8 Tota' 115 116 9 20 80 I JOURNAl OF INDIAN OCF.AN ARCHI\\EOIOG' No.4. 2007 2 2 l (\\~~ l ( J ~;f~ I...

  17. Measurement of the cosmic ray and neutrino-induced muon flux at the Sudbury neutrino observatory

    Aharmim, B; Peeters, S J M; SNO Collaboration,

    2009-01-01

    Results are reported on the measurement of the atmospheric neutrino-induced muon flux at a depth of 2 kilometers below the Earth's surface from 1229 days of operation of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO). By measuring the flux of through-going muons as a function of zenith angle, the SNO experiment can distinguish between the oscillated and un-oscillated portion of the neutrino flux. A total of 514 muon-like events are measured between $-1 \\le \\cos{\\theta}_{\\rm zenith} \\le 0.4$ in a tota...

  18. Adherencia al tratamiento y autoeficacia en hombres con VIH/Sida de la ciudad de Cali

    Benavides Ponce, Magda Fernanda

    2017-01-01

    Esta investigación tuvo como objetivo general caracterizar la adherencia farmacológica y no farmacológica, y su relación con la autoeficacia en hombres con VIH/SIDA de la Ciudad de Cali. El diseño de esta investigación fue de tipo transversal correlacional. La muestra estuvo conformada por 26 hombres, entre 21 y 62 años, con edad promedio de 39 años. Aunque todos los participantes estaban actualmente en tratamiento, se encontró que solo cuatro personas (15,38%) fueron adherentes (puntaje tota...

  19. Estudis sobre els derivats del 3-(N-fenilamino)-1,2-propandiol (PAP), compostos relacionats amb la síndrome de l'oli tòxic

    Escabrós Cuberes, Jordi

    2007-01-01

    [cat] Les malalties de transmissió alimentària, especialment les que posen en perill la vida, incideixen en un dels requisits bàsics per a la salut i el benestar de les persones: la necessitat d'aliments innocus i exempts de contaminació. Aquestes tipus de malalties han estat presents durant tota la història i en la societat actual han en alguns casos esdevingut un important problema de salut pública. El principal factor que ha contribuït a aquesta problemàtica és la globalització, la qual pe...

  20. Total cross-section measurements progress in nuclear physics

    Giacomelli, G; Mulvey, J H

    2013-01-01

    Total Cross-Section Measurements discusses the cross-sectional dimensions of elementary hadron collisions. The main coverage of the book is the resonance and high energy area of the given collision. A section of the book explains in detail the characteristic of a resonance region. Another section is focused on the location of the high energy region of collision. Parts of the book define the meaning of resonance in nuclear physics. Also explained are the measurement of resonance and the identification of the area where the resonance originates. Different experimental methods to measure the tota

  1. An evaluation of canonical forms for non-rigid 3D shape retrieval

    Pickup, David; Liu, Juncheng; Sun, Xianfang; Rosin, Paul L.; Martin, Ralph R.; Cheng, Zhiquan; Lian, Zhouhui; Nie, Sipin; Jin, Longcun; Shamai, Gil; Sahillioğlu, Yusuf; Kavan, Ladislav

    2018-01-01

    Canonical forms attempt to factor out a non-rigid shape’s pose, giving a pose-neutral shape. This opens up the\\ud possibility of using methods originally designed for rigid shape retrieval for the task of non-rigid shape retrieval.\\ud We extend our recent benchmark for testing canonical form algorithms. Our new benchmark is used to evaluate a\\ud greater number of state-of-the-art canonical forms, on five recent non-rigid retrieval datasets, within two different\\ud retrieval frameworks. A tota...

  2. La telaraña invisible

    Cuenca Ortiz, Alberto

    2016-01-01

    En el marc de la tercera fase de l’Operació Aranya, una iniciativa del Ministeri de l’Interior amb la intenció de perseguir l’enaltiment del terrorisme a les xarxes socials, detenen a César Strawberry, vocalista de Def Con Dos. En primera instància, el jutge va absoldre a Strawberry, defensant que el jutjat es trobava en el seu dret d'expressar-se lliurement, però el fiscal va sol·licitar la reobertura del cas. Des de molts sectors, tota l'operació va ser considerada una campanya de màrquetin...

  3. Estudi de models matemàtics aplicats a la predicció d'epidèmies de la cendrosa de l'ordi

    Almacellas Gort, Jaume

    2010-01-01

    La cendrosa de l'ordi, causada pel fong Blumeria graminis (D.C.) E. O. Speer f. sp. hordei Em. Marchal, sin. Erysiphe graminis D.C.: Fr. f. sp. hordei Em. Marchal, anamorf: Oidium monilioides (Nees) Link, és la malaltia aèria més important en aquest conreu a Catalunya. El 1987 es van iniciar les investigacions sobre l'etiologia de les principals malalties dels cereals. Es realitzà una prospecció per tota la l’àrea cerealícola de la geografia catalana, que va permetre estimar la distribuci...

  4. Atmospheric Effects of Chemical Rocket Propulsion

    1991-10-01

    Tsyklon Baikonur 14.0 Cosmos Baikonur 10.0 Proton Baikonur 11 .0 Molniya Baikonur 9.0 50 Zenit Baikonur 2.0 * 0 4Vostok Baikonur 1.0 Energia 1 0 * 4...Total) 45,515 H2 (Total) 23,376 H20 (Tota. 202,854 N2 (Total) 112,740 HCI (Total) 119.984 OH (Total) 286 H (Total) 286 A12 03 286,100 Energia CO 1,242,940...Earth’s surface, through roughness and solar heating, and (2) the large-scale structure of the troposphere; e.g., inversions. Typically the boundary

  5. Analysis of Field Activity Perspectives of Centralized Non-Appropriated Fund Accounting, Banking, and Payroll Procedures within the Department of the Navy.

    1982-06-01

    4 aN U N J G - @ N 4 0 49 "f*U’ aW ..- fta .0* IAU = 0 6~ U) x 3. -- a- - U N N j w .0 46FANU an4 U 4 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ l UN 4 . E r- a , a- X a.I IL0.2.a’ a...Planning and Management 204 1I 3 374%A622 USEPIES OF THE FMD SOL==C SECTION OP E!WAS BAIA= M AID E Tota Number of Acti.ities for Wbhch Basponws Were ftn

  6. Facebook històric

    Valverde Galceran, Eva

    2018-01-01

    El projecte Facebook històric, pretén ser un aplicatiu web amb l'objectiu principal de mostrar d'una manera intuïtiva i gràfica tota la informació que s'ha obtingut fins al moment dels nostres avantpassats. També serà un aplicatiu que permetrà a qualsevol persona poder fer una publicació (text, fotografia, vídeo, document digital·litzat, etc), per així poder anar construint d'alguna manera el lifelogging dels nostres avantpassats i saber la manera en com estaven relacionats uns avantpassats a...

  7. El camí a través del caos: el paper futur de la biblioteca universitària com a creadora de coneixement

    Line, Maurice B.

    1994-01-01

    Les biblioteques universitàries es troben amb la necessitat de satisfer una demanda d'informació cada vegada més alta en una gran varietat de formats sense un increment dels recursos que afecta a tota la universitat. El desequilibri creixent entre el nombre d'estudiants i docents portarà cap a un aprenentatge autodirigit que serà possible gràcies al desenvolupament de software educatiu, i que requerirà l'accés tant ais materials impresos com a les fonts d'informació electròniques. La bi...

  8. Total down to work for Chtokman's gas

    Labeyre, J.

    2008-01-01

    In the framework of the exploitation contract signed with Gazprom, Total group, partner of the project with StatoilHydro, has started the feasibility study for the huge Chtokman gas field in Russia (Barents sea). A definitive investment decision should be given within less a year. The pre-project phase started in summer 2008 but nothing has been decided yet. Russia has two big projects in competition: Chtokman and Kharasavey in Yamal province. Considering the extreme climate conditions and the technical challenges, Russia will need the experience of foreign partners. (J.S.)

  9. The Opacity of Russian-Ukrainian Energy Relations

    Dubien, A.

    2007-01-01

    Energy issues lie at the heart of Ukraine's economic, political and strategic challenges. A year after the 'orange revolution', the 'gas war' served to highlight the country's vulnerable position, being 80% dependent on imports of gas and having the world's most energy hungry economy. The 2005 crisis also highlighted the extreme opacity of the country's bilateral relations with Russia, which are governed as much by the interests surrounding Gazprom's relations as by those of the state. Yanukovich's return to power in the summer of 2006 coincided with a relative appeasement of relations with Moscow and a new division of spheres of influence in the Ukrainian energy sector. (author)

  10. Russia's parliamentary elections and energy

    Matveeva, Anna [Royal Institute of International Affairs, London (United Kingdom)

    1999-11-01

    This article examines the effects of Russia's parliamentary elections on the Russian energy sector and gives details of Russia's legislation concerning Production Sharing Agreement (PSA). The importance of party politics, use of the energy sector as a ready source of cash for electoral campaigns, the government's strengthening of its representation on the board of Gazprom, the role of foreign investors, the bankruptcy of the Siberian Far Eastern Oil Company (Sidanko), the postponement of reforms, and the wait-and-see attitude of investors especially with the forthcoming presidential and Duma elections are discussed. (UK).

  11. Designing economic and legal mechanism of land management in oil and gas companies

    Tsibulnikova, M R; Pogharnitskaya, O V; Strelnikova, A B

    2015-01-01

    The article deals with the problem of economic and legal relationship in the sphere of land management provided by Russian government. The gas pipeline construction serves as an example to analyze the problems connected with leasing of both federal and privately owned lands. Comparative analysis of costs made by Gazprom to lease the lands at the stage of construction has been conducted. It has been concluded that the government should regulate relationships within the land sector to harmonize the interests of the Federation and private landowners

  12. Successes and Challenges of Emerging Economy Multinationals

    Successes and Challenges of Emerging Economy Multinationals investigates a broad variety of cases presenting clear evidence of fast successful internationalization of emerging economy multinationals originating not only from big economic players such as China, India and Russia but also from other...... successfully internationalizing emerging countries, namely South Africa and Poland. In terms of size, the firms vary from huge multinational firms such as Huawei, Tata and Gazprom, to really small high technology firms. The in-depth analysis conducted in this book leads to the indication of numerous novel...

  13. Integrated diagnostics of northern gas pipelines; Diagnostic integre des gazoducs septentrionaux

    Volsky, E.; Dedikov, E.; Ananenkov, A.; Salchov, Z.; Yakupov, Z. [Joint-Stock Company, Gazprom (Russian Federation)

    2000-07-01

    The main part of gas joint - stock company 'Gazprom' extracts from the northern deposits, which are situated in the permafrost zone. Ensuring of gas transporting pipeline's safety operation is a very complex and priority problem. On the basis of usage of this complex of methods the problem to ensure the safety operation is solved systematically: gas-mine - plant IV - derivation pipelines (condensate pipeline Yamburg Novy Urengoy, gas pipeline IV - GCS with negative temperature of transported products) taking into account 'co-ordination' dynamics of changes in pipeline GTS and technological modes of equipment operation. All researches was executed on the high professional level. (authors)

  14. Gas Hubs. South Stream. A grand geopolitical gamble

    Michaletos, I.

    2008-01-01

    June 2007, the Russian energy company Gazprom and the Italian oil company Eni, signed a momentous accord for the building of a 8,200 km long gas pipeline running from the Black Sea port of Beregovaya to various points in western and eastern Europe. The project, South Stream - the sister pipeline to the Nord Stream pipeline that is being built from Russia to Germany - has far-reaching economic and political ramifications, and will influence energy policies on a Pan-European scale

  15. Cooperation between Russia and Vietnam in Oil and Gaz Industry

    К S Karapetyan

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available The article deals with the problems and prospects of Russian-Vietnamese strategic partnership in the oil and gas industry as an example a 30-year practice of «Vietsovpetro». Exploration and production of oil and gas remains to be the most important part of economic and trade relations between two countries. Signed agreement extends the activities of «Vietsovpetro» until 2030, and projects of Russian companies Lukoil, Gazprom and TNK-BP suggests that Russia has managed to interest the Vietnamese side to continue the mutually beneficial cooperation. However, current international realities require the ongoing development of promising new projects, including investment.

  16. Russia set to dominate global gas supplies. Special report

    Skrebowski, C.

    1996-01-01

    This series of linked articles offers an historical prespective on the development of the gas industry in Russia as July 1996 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the completion of the Saratov-Moscow pipeline, marking, as it did, the start of that industry. The highly successful Gazprom, the leading Russian full supplier, looks set to dominate the European and even global market via exports of gas from Russia's huge natural gas reserves. With Western investment becoming available, the industry is likely to see a new era of expansion and development. Natural gas, as a possible alternative fuel for automobiles and aircraft, is considered. (UK)

  17. The viability of deregulation in the Russian gas industry

    Locatelli, C.

    2003-01-01

    The reform of Gazprom has triggered much discussion in Russia and at an international level, because the aim of the reform exceeds the sectorial economic interests. On one hand, its success depends to some extent on the level of progress made by economic reforms overall. On the other hand, it depends on the structure of the industrial system which has resulted of the mass privatisation programmes and the non monetization of the economy during the 1990. Having set out the main aspects of the planned reforms, this paper looks at their attractiveness and feasibility. (A.L.B.)

  18. Money matters. Financial world looks at oil companies with Argus eyes

    Van Gool, M.

    2008-01-01

    The financial markets foresee high risks in the energy sector for the big, private oil companies such as ExxonMobil, Shell and BP. It appears that these companies are undervalued, In contrast, financial backers are justifiably positive about companies providing services to the oil sector, such as Schlumberger and Halliburton, and 'utilities', such as Eon and EDF, which still have considerable room for growth, The relatively high valuation of state-controlled oil and gas companies such as Gazprom is somewhat more speculative

  19. Hyped up. Energy policy in Europe

    Sapper, Manfred; Weichsel, Volker

    2013-01-01

    The volume covers the following issues: Russia's promotion to an energy super power - history of a European interlocking; the large uncertainty - The US shale gas boom, EU and Russia; natural gas in central Asia and the Caspian area; natural gas - price and modernization, price policy and energy efficiency in Russia; the partners Winterhall - Gazprom; the regulation of the petroleum boom in the post -Soviet region; nuclear energy in Eastern and Western Europe, reactions following Chernobyl and Fukushima; renewable energies in Russia; Hiroshima from the Soviet view; debate: cooperation is required, German policy concerning Russia.

  20. Russia's parliamentary elections and energy

    Matveeva, Anna

    1999-01-01

    This article examines the effects of Russia's parliamentary elections on the Russian energy sector and gives details of Russia's legislation concerning Production Sharing Agreement (PSA). The importance of party politics, use of the energy sector as a ready source of cash for electoral campaigns, the government's strengthening of its representation on the board of Gazprom, the role of foreign investors, the bankruptcy of the Siberian Far Eastern Oil Company (Sidanko), the postponement of reforms, and the wait-and-see attitude of investors especially with the forthcoming presidential and Duma elections are discussed. (UK)

  1. Cruising round the Caspian

    Thomas, Paul

    1997-12-31

    The combined offshore potential of Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan, could result in the Caspian becoming one of the world`s most important oil and gas producing regions. Foreign companies are committed to investing over 30 billion dollars in various oil and gas developments in the region over the coming decades but Russian policy aims could create problems. Difficulties are already being experienced over pipelines for the export of oil and gas from the region. The conflict in Chechnya has thrown doubt on the export of oil from Baku via the Russian pipeline and an alternative route using a refurbished pipeline through Georgia to the Black Sea is becoming an increasingly important option. Turkmenistan, the world`s fourth largest natural gas producer, relies on a pipeline owned by the Russian Gazprom to supply its main customers in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Ukraine but on a number of occasions in recent years Gazprom has refused to carry the gas. The provision of alternative pipelines to Iran and Pakistan has attracted the support of foreign investors. Further problems could arise over arguments as to whether the Caspian is an inland sea or a lake. The resolution of this question will determine exploitation rights of the five littoral states with Russia, backed by Iran, having a major stake in the outcome. (UK)

  2. Cruising round the Caspian

    Thomas, Paul.

    1996-01-01

    The combined offshore potential of Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan, could result in the Caspian becoming one of the world's most important oil and gas producing regions. Foreign companies are committed to investing over 30 billion dollars in various oil and gas developments in the region over the coming decades but Russian policy aims could create problems. Difficulties are already being experienced over pipelines for the export of oil and gas from the region. The conflict in Chechnya has thrown doubt on the export of oil from Baku via the Russian pipeline and an alternative route using a refurbished pipeline through Georgia to the Black Sea is becoming an increasingly important option. Turkmenistan, the world's fourth largest natural gas producer, relies on a pipeline owned by the Russian Gazprom to supply its main customers in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Ukraine but on a number of occasions in recent years Gazprom has refused to carry the gas. The provision of alternative pipelines to Iran and Pakistan has attracted the support of foreign investors. Further problems could arise over arguments as to whether the Caspian is an inland sea or a lake. The resolution of this question will determine exploitation rights of the five littoral states with Russia, backed by Iran, having a major stake in the outcome. (UK)

  3. Russians and Ukrainians plan new gas line

    TREND

    2003-01-01

    Paper deals with the building of new gas line between Russia and the Ukraine. In September 2003 Gazprom and Naftohaz Ukraine signed protocol about conditions of Russian gas transit through Ukrainian area for 2004. There is guaranteed quantity of transported gas on the level of 127,8 billions cubic meters by Russian side, 110 billions of it should next lead to Europe. Treaty refills long-term contract between Naftohaz and Gazprom about gas transit through Ukraine for period 2003-2013. Both countries and its companies plan to accept particular capital decision about building of new gas line Novopskov-Uzgorod till end of this year, which will be parallel with gas line Soyuz. It will allow to enlarge transportation system capacity by 28 billion cubic meters. Construction of about 1600 km long ducting system will require 1.6 billion USD by annual capacity about 15 billion cubic meters. If capacity would be doubled by construction of another compressor stations, capital expenses rise to 2.2 billions USD. It can be completely built in 7 years. Its linear part with one compressor can be already built in 3 years. Slovensky Plynarensky Podnik (SPP) would certainly have advantages from possible realisation of new gas line and from consequential transit increase. (Author)

  4. The Russian strategy of gas export: Europe against Asia?

    Locatelli, C.

    2005-01-01

    Can we say that today's gas strategy of Russia is the continuation of the one implemented by the former USSR? Three factors have to be taken into consideration: the liberalization of the European gas market is a major stake with lot of constraints but also lot of opportunities. This deregulation may lead to sensible evolutions of the organization of Russia's gas industry since the question of gas supply costs has to face the competition that should develop in the European market. Also, the possible integration of some Central and Eastern Europe countries to the European Union, which are important transit ways for the Russian gas exports towards Western Europe, but which are also markets where Gazprom has been the quasi-exclusive gas supplier so far. Finally, Europe is no longer the only goal of Russian gas exports: Gazprom clearly shows its will of defining a global export strategy. With about 40% of the world gas reserves, Russia definitely has a master card to play on the international energy markets. (J.S.)

  5. Europe's thirst for Russian gas increases fears over security of supply

    Shepherd, John [nuclear 24, London (United Kingdom)

    2014-10-15

    A new report from Russian Gazprom indicates that Europe is becoming increasingly reliant on gas from Russia. In 2013 the volume of Gazprom Group's gas sales to countries beyond the Commonwealth of Independent States amounted to 174.3 billion cubic metres, which accounts for one-third of the total gas consumption in Europe. Europe might normally welcome the increasing free-flow of gas to the continent, but the fact that this rising dependency on Russia comes at a time of even greater political tensions should be a wake-up call to policymakers. Policymakers should focus more on what is practical than what is politically correct. If one nation wants to tilt at windmills and abandon the security of energy supply offered by modern, safe and technological solutions of the future, such as baseload nuclear, it does not mean everyone has to follow suit. Europe's collective political leadership would do well to remember that you do not cast out or effectively demonise tried and tested solutions to keeping nations safe, warm, productive and economically vibrant at a time when very real threats to energy supply loom on the horizon.

  6. AcEST: BP912125 [AcEST

    Full Text Available YMU001_000015_D07 558 Adiantum capillus-veneris mRNA. clone: YMU001_000015_D07. BP912125 - Show BP91212...is mRNA. clone: YMU001_000015_D07. Accession BP912125 Tissue type prothallium Developmental stage - Contig I...ein database search programs, Nucleic Acids Res. 25:3389-3402. Query= BP912125|Adiantum capillus-veneris mRN...A, clone: YMU001_000015_D07. (558 letters) Database: uniprot_sprot.fasta 412,525 sequences; 148,809,765 tota...copeptide repeat-containing protein At1g08070 OS=Arabidopsis thaliana GN=PCMP-H12

  7. Tècniques de maneig de pomera (Malus domestica Borkhausen) en agricultura ecològica

    Alins Valls, Georgina

    2009-01-01

    En la darrera dècada, la superfície en agricultura ecològica a Europa ha experimentat unfort augment, però la producció de fruita dolça encara no arriba a l'1% de la producció totaldegut a les dificultats tècniques que comporta. La producció de pomes en agricultura ecològica planteja tota una sèrie de reptes com l'elecció de la varietat, el control de plagues, malalties i flora arvense i l'aclarida, entre altres. El treball realitzat en aquesta tesi ha tingut com a objectiu incrementar el con...

  8. TotalFina+Elf, how to fight against the evidence?; TotalFina+Elf, comment lutter contre l'evidence?

    Marion, G. [Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines, 69 - Lyon (France)

    2000-09-01

    TotaIFina's successful bid for taking over Elf represents the victory of a certain type of 'discourse'. The strategist's ability to market his views resembles the marketer's ability to promote a product through packaging and advertising. Analyzing the publicity war between these two firms during the summer of 1999 sheds light on the strategist's ability to 'make strategy with words'. Out of the variety of explanatory factors and arguments for the success of such a takeover bid. 'managerial discourse' is not to be overlooked as a means for 'enacting' a strategy. (author)

  9. Effects of water stress on germination of Pinus nigra Arnold. seeds

    Topacoglu, O.; Sevik, H.; Akkuzu, E.

    2016-01-01

    Climate change, global warming and the deterioration of related environmental conditions cause an important problem for forest tree species. For this reason, it is necessary to determine the response of trees to these conditions. The Objective of this study was to investigate the effects of water stress on seed germination of fifteen Pinus nigra Arnold. provenances in Turkey. For this purpose, the water stresses between 0 and -8.0 bars were obtained using polyethylene glycol-6000 (PEG) solutions. Seeds were kept for 35 days at 20 ± 0.5 degree C. In this study, significant variations between the provenances were found. Ankara Uluhan ( percent 95, 08) and Isparta Tota ( percent 85, 41) provenances at -8.0 bars having the highest cumulative germination percentages were the most resistant provenances against the water stress. This study has shown that the water stress reduced the germination speed, germination percentage and germination value. (author)

  10. An Investigation of the Sound Generated by an Axisymmetric Jet Interacting with a Diffuser

    1980-09-01

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  11. Memòria final : Practium I de psicologia clínica al Centre de Salut Mental d'Adults del Segrià (CSMA) de l'Hospital Santa Maria de Lleida

    Sansa Foixench, Rosa

    2005-01-01

    En aquest treball es recull tota una sèrie d'experiències pràctiques i teòriques que permeten que ens endinsem en l'aprenentatge del rol del psicòleg clínic en un centre de salut mental d'adults, com també en una unitat sociosanitària, i veure les diferents eines d'avaluació i intervenció emprades en diferents psicopatologies. Este trabajo contiene toda una serie de experiencias prácticas y teóricas que permiten que nos adentremos en el aprendizaje de la función del psicólogo clínico en un...

  12. Relació entre la falsa creença de segon ordre i la memòria de treball: recerca bibliogràfica

    Ramírez Berengué, Ramon

    2014-01-01

    Aquest treball de recerca bibliogràfica fa un recull de totes les publicacions realitzades entre els anys 2000 i el 2013. L'objectiu és el de recavar tota la informació possible que relacionin la memòria de treball i la falsa creença de segon ordre. El treball recull una explicació dels conceptes i la seva posició actual en la literatura científica, més tard realitza un anàlisis cronològic dels articles per extreure unes conclusions d'aquests i fer un recull cap a on apunten les publicacions ...

  13. Morfometría de semillas en la cactácea amenazada de extinción Astrophytum myriostigma Lemaire

    Jaime Sánchez-Salas

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta un estudio morfométrico y microestructural en semillas de una población de la cactácea amenazadaAstrophytum myriostigmaLem., removida en su tota- lidad en el sitio por saqueo. Se incluyen resultados que separan tamaños de semillas y embriones (grandes y pequeños así como promedios para ambos. Se realizó una descripción de características en la semilla obtenidas mediante estereoscopía. Se incluye una descripción detallada de la forma y color, así como microestructural del funículo, capa funicular y otras estructuras que le acompañan.

  14. A implantação da metodologia TPM num equipamento piloto na Adria Alimentos do Brasil Ltda.

    Roberto José Possamai

    2002-01-01

    A melhoria nos sistemas de manutenção é cada dia mais importante para o aprimoramento das atividades de uma empresa, tanto na área de produção como em outros setores. Pode-se afirmar, então, que uma boa sistemática de manutenção colabora para que a empresa cumpra suas funções em relação à confiabilidade, flexibilidade, rapidez, qualidade, mantendo custos competitivos. O presente trabalho analisa, de acordo com um prisma teórico e prático, um esforço de implantação da Manutenção Produtiva Tota...

  15. La seriedad en la obra de Sören Kierkegaard

    Rivas Carreras, Víctor Rafael

    2015-01-01

    A La seriedad en la obra de Kierkegaard, “obra” es diu de dues maneres: obra primera, obra en sentit estricte, la producció literària (pel que fa a la serietat) de K.; i obra segona, la serietat de K., aquella que, sense excloure l’obra primera, constitueix la vida tota de K. Obra viscuda i vida en obra, ambdues inescindibles. És el propi d’autor per a qui no pot donar-se l’admirar sense imitar allò admirat (sense perdre amb això la pròpia primitivitat), la doctrina sense l’acció de les obre...

  16. Tròpics de Shakespeare : orígens i originalitat del Hamlet català

    Buffery, Helena

    2009-01-01

    Hamlet és una de les obres que més ha inspirat autors, actors, directors i dramaturgs catalans. De fet, es podria dir, com en altres cultures europees, que és l'obra que determina tota traducció i representació posterior de Shakespeare, i que marca els orígens de la seva influència en la tradició cultural europea. Aquest article presenta la història retòrica del Hamlet català mitjançant les traduccions, les adaptacions i altres formes de reescritura de l'obra, a més de la seva representació t...

  17. Airport Activity Statistics of Certificated Route Air Carriers.

    1983-12-31

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  18. Single Molecule Study of Photoconversion and Spectral Heterogeneities of Fluorophores

    Liao, Zhiyu

    of conformational changes and dynamics. The photophysical properties of organic dyes directly determine the quality of the experiments. So the better understanding of the photophysical properties of organic dyes, the better we are able to design the experiments and interpret the data, especially in single molecule...... important criteria for a good fluorophore. Improving the photostability of organic dyes by designing the structure is always a difficult task for organic chemists. It requires a comprehensive understanding of the mechanism of the photobleaching behavior of fluorophores. It is the aim of this work...... to understand the mechanisms of photobleaching behaviors of organic dyes, terrylene diimide (TDI) and amino-trioxatriangulenium dye (A3-TOTA+). Photobleaching is usually seen as permanent loss of fluorescence. In this work, we show that organic fluorophores can be converted into another chemical compound after...

  19. L'auptòsia psicològica en l'homicidi d'autor desconegut (el vincle víctima-victimari: la rellevància del perfil victimològic per confeccionar el perfil criminal de l'homicida desconegut)

    Moré Rodríguez, Rubén

    2017-01-01

    Històricament, la majoria de la recerca en la investigació criminal s'ha focalitzat en el victimari i l'iter criminis en detriment de l'estudi de la víctima i l'iter victimae. No obstant, atenent a l'auge de la victimologia forense, la Psicologia Criminal en l'àmbit del perfil criminològic ha pres més atenció al perfil victimològic, el qual constitueix l'estudi exhaustiu en termes retrospectius de tota la informació disponible de la víctima, en aquest cas no supervivent i d'homicidi d'autor d...

  20. Direct conversion of graphite into diamond through electronic excited states

    Nakayama, H

    2003-01-01

    An ab initio total energy calculation has been performed for electronic excited states in diamond and rhombohedral graphite by the full-potential linearized augmented plane wave method within the framework of the local density approximation (LDA). First, calculations for the core-excited state in diamond have been performed to show that the ab initio calculations based on the LDA describe the wavefunctions in the electronic excited states as well as in the ground state quite well. Fairly good coincidence with both experimental data and theoretical prediction has been obtained for the lattice relaxation of the core exciton state. The results of the core exciton state are compared with nitrogen-doped diamond. Next, the structural stability of rhombohedral graphite has been investigated to examine the possibility of the transition into the diamond structure through electronic excited states. While maintaining the rhombohedral symmetry, rhombohedral graphite can be spontaneously transformed to cubic diamond. Tota...

  1. El uso del concepto “totalitarismo” en la ensayística antiperonista. El caso de Frente al totalitarismo peronista, de Reynaldo Pastor

    Andrés Bisso

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo analiza el libro de Reynaldo Pastor, Frente al tota- litarismo peronista , en tanto producto tardío de la literatura de ensayo antiperonista, en el que se intenta conjugar parte de la tradición antifas- cista de cuño liberal-conservador en el marco de la renovada prédica antitotalitaria de la Guerra Fría. A partir de este análisis se tendrá en cuenta el lugar que la taxonomización política cumple como estrategia de verosimilitud en el intento que hace el autor de equiparar la experien- cia peronista con los fenómenos totalitarios –entre los que se incluye al comunismo– mediante el uso, en su texto, de columnas comparativas.

  2. Clasificación de piezas mediante robótica y visión

    Moro Muñoz, Santiago

    2011-01-01

    El propòsit d’aquest projecte és dissenyar i implementar un sistema de classificació de peces mitjançant robòtica i visió artificial. Aquest sistema classificarà peces segons tres característiques bàsiques: el color, la forma i l’àrea o mida. El projecte està constituït per tres elements essencials: una webcam, un PC i un robot. La webcam serà l’encarregada de fotografiar la peça, el PC processarà tota la informació de la fotografia per a determinar quin tipus de peça és ...

  3. Compliance Testing of Grissom AFB Central Heating Plant Coal-Fired Boilers 3, 4, and 5, Grissom AFB, Indiana

    1989-06-01

    Occupational and Environmental Health Laboratory (AFSC) Human Systems Division Brooks Air Force Base, Texas 78235-5501 89 8 28 48 UNCLASSIFIED SE(t"cr...IIiZ .nQ ,P %.6 PO 9𔃼 TOTA I’A53O0 1~~jy &~J7 52c’ f.-~O Qri,_00i -Loc o I I or 0QQ~i -5mcI) 0 c 4003 -5 3 -00o ) Ivf 2 ’?00 13, 1-4I __ -0-31. rA4...The laboratory data sheets were not suitable for reproduction ; therefore, the coal analysis results are presented in the following table. AS RECEIVED

  4. De la Inmaculada a la Mujer Águila del Apocalipsis, imágenes marianas novohispanas 1555-1648

    Nathalie Augier de Moussac

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available The mid XVI th century marian frescoes of the Franciscan convents of Huejotzingo, Puebla, are visual proves of the Immaculist devotion of the first missionaries. Amongst the numerous engravings from Northern Europe, which invaded New Spain via the Spanish port of Seville from the Conquest onwards, one image depicts the Virgin as the Tota Pulchra. Within the evangelisation of the New world and the intensive reproduction process it involved to impose Christian iconographies onto the American landscape, the type of the Tota pulchra was reinterpreted with an apocalyptic point of view. The Historia de los Indios de la Nueva España written by one of the first Franciscan friars who came to preach in New Spain, Toribio de Benavente, known as Motolinia, lays the principles of the Franciscan utopia derived from the millenarian theories of Joachim of Fiore, announcing the advent of the Age of the Holy Spirit and the reign of the New Eve. This particular context fostered new epiphanies around 1555, amongst which the image of the Mexican Guadalupe stands first. However it would not be until the publication, nearly a century later of Miguel Sánchez’s « Imagen de la Virgen María, Madre de Dios de Guadalupe…»(1648, whose text, largely inspired by the Augustinian exegesis identifies the Virgin of the Guadalupe with the Woman of the Revelation, that the image of the Tepeyac would acquire its canonical status of acheiropoieta and reveals itself as the living symbol of the New American Church.

  5. Russian Gas Market: Entering New Era

    Mitrova, Tatiana; Molnar, Gergely

    2015-04-01

    After a period of extensive growth in the 2000's, the Russian gas industry is now facing numerous challenges. Mounting competition by independent producers and the development of new production by Gazprom, combined with stagnating domestic demand and weakening export markets, have created a situation of overproduction, made worse by western sanctions and low oil and gas prices. Expansion to the East thanks to the recent China deal is not expected to provide much relief before 2024. The coming decade will be critical for the industry and its outcome will largely depend on the government's pricing and institutional policies but the role of the state should remain essential. This document presents the key findings of the New CEDIGAZ report 'Russian Gas Market: Entering New Era'. The report analyses the ongoing changes in the Russian industry and the challenges to be met

  6. Poland wants to thwart Russian gas

    Barbaux, Aurelie

    2013-01-01

    The Polish authorities are doing everything in their power to block Nord Stream 2, the Russian natural gas pipeline project that will double (by 2019) Nord Stream 1 through the Baltic Sea. Gazprom's Nord Stream 2 (in which European companies such as Engie (France), Uniper and Wintershall (Germany), OMV (Austria) and Shell are involved) will poses a risk, according to Poland, to the gas supply of central European countries (and notably Ukraine). Poland also intends to stop all its gas imports from Russia after 2022 (end of the Yamal contract): the country is therefore developing its capacity to increase its own natural gas production and has just inaugurated a liquefied natural gas terminal on the Baltic Sea. A gas pipeline is also in project, that will link Norway to Poland. For power generation, the nuclear energy option is also studied

  7. The energy sector abroad. Part 5. Norwegian energy sector large exporter of natural gas

    Van Gelder, J.W.

    1997-01-01

    Some facts about the Norwegian natural gas and oil industry are presented. In 1995 the industries took 12.5% of GNP and no less than 47.6% of export revenues. The use of natural gas in Norway is low. In 1996 Norway exported 37.9 billion m 3 of natural gas. It is planned to double that volume within the next 10 years. Therefore, a strategic alliance between two major foreign competitors (Gasunie in the Netherlands and Gazprom in the Russian Federation) was not met with enthusiasm. The three most important companies in the Norwegian oil and gas industry are Statoil, Norsk Hydro, and Saga Petroleum. Overall turnover of the sector in 1994 was 40.6 billion Dutch guilders. Some 17,500 people are directly employed by the sector. 5 ills., 5 tabs

  8. Rhetoric versus reality: Russian threats to European energy supply

    Goldthau, Andreas

    2008-01-01

    European gas demand will rise from presently 540 billion cubic meters (bcm) to around 800 bcm in 2030. As more than 50 percent of overall European imports originate from Russia, fears have been expressed that the Kremlin could use energy resources as a foreign policy tool. A thorough assessment of domestic consumption, production and investment volumes however reveals that Russian supply will have difficulties in matching growing domestic and European demand. Hence, as the author argues, the threat to European gas supply does not lie in geopolitics, but rather in a lack of investment in the Russian upstream sector. Higher domestic Russian gas prices, enhanced energy efficiency and increases in non-Gazprom production would however make it possible for Russia to meet domestic demand and its export commitments for natural gas

  9. Russian gas exports have potential to grow through 2020

    Fernandez, Rafael

    2009-01-01

    This paper analyzes the potential for Russian gas export growth through the next decade and concludes that supply for exports will continue to grow, albeit moderately. The greater or lesser intensity of that growth will depend on the evolution of both production and internal consumption. From the production side, the pace of growth depends on the status of gas reserves and, more importantly, on the investment program pursued by the State-owned gas giant Gazprom. From the demand side, evolution depends on the way Russia's wide potential for gas savings is managed. Through this analysis, we find three likely scenarios for Russian gas exports. In the most positive, diversification of exports will be possible. In the most negative, Russia will have scant opportunity to develop an export diversification strategy.

  10. Europe gas security. From dependence to interdependence

    2010-01-01

    This report proposes a diagnostic and draws perspectives for Europe's gas dependence. In a first part, and considering gas as an energy source facing the challenges of the struggle against climate change, it outlines the rather high level of gas resources, their concentration in few countries, and therefore the need to reinforce partnership with these countries. It also outlines the uncertainty about future gas consumption due to new environment policies. The wide spectrum of scenarios entails needs to be reconsidered. The second part deals with the implications of the relationship between Gazprom and the Russian Federation. The third part discusses the European energy policy which tries to combine competition and energy security. Then, four scenarios are proposed and studied for the future of the interdependence between the European Union and the Russian Federation: energy crisis (producer's power), status quo (under-capacity), solidarity between the UE and Russia, and agreement on the climate (globalization of energy exchanges)

  11. The Creation of an Energy Security Society as a Way to Decrease Securitization Levels between the European Union and Russia in Energy Trade

    Olga Khrushcheva

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available The energy trade between the European Union and Russia is securitized due to a combination of factors. First, there are securitizing agents within the European Union. Second, the domestic consolidation of the energy sector under governmental control, the Gazprom monopoly on transportation networks linking Central Asian gas with European markets and the state imposed-limits on foreign direct investment may also raise concerns in the European Union. Finally, Russia is also securitizing the energy sphere by claiming that the EU is trying to impose its values on Russia (for example through the Energy Charter Treaty, which contradicts Russian interests. This article combines securitization theory and the English School of thought and argues that the creation of an Energy Security Society could help de-securitize energy trade between the European Union and Russia.

  12. Price war or instrumentalization of price uncertainty: which strategy for a dominant provider on the European gas market

    Boussena, Sadek; Locatelli, Catherine

    2016-03-01

    The objective of this article is to try to assess which strategy could be implemented by a European dominant provider (or a group of big providers) during the current phase of transition of the European gas market in order to keep (or increase) his market shares and maximise his revenues. The authors aim at exploring possibilities of strategic actions on the long term other than those of defence of volumes through a price war, or the possibility of a strategy similar to that of Saudi Arabia which instrumentalises uncertainty on future prices. This last type of strategy is defined for the case of natural gas. The authors show that it could be implemented on the EU gas market, provided some specific conditions. They show that Gazprom has not enough power to become a price maker, and explore which kind of strategy of uncertainty could be implemented by this actor

  13. Features of the marketing strategy of oil and gas companies in exploration drilling

    Sharf, I; Kamynina, L; Malanina, V

    2014-01-01

    The implementation of national and regional programs for the development of new oil and gas provinces of Eastern Siberia poses the challenge of increasing geological exploration. The current drilling service companies' market structure, as well as the strategic task of search and exploration effectiveness requires qualitatively new approaches for choosing a contractor. The proposed strategy to select a contractor based on comprehensive analysis of certain groups of industrial, financial, infrastructural criteria allows not only to optimize the costs of exploration activities, but also to minimize preventively the risks of a poor geological exploration. The authors' SWOT- analysis of the marketing strategy of ''Gazprom neft'' for choosing a contractor outlined the problem of imperfection of the Russian legislation in the sphere of activities of service companies in the oil and gas sector

  14. The struggle for energy. How the growing need for oil and gas will cause a world crisis

    Op het Veld, R.

    2008-07-01

    Due to the rapid and continued economic growth of China and India, energy demand is increasing rapidly. At the same time, the Western world is facing decreasing oil and gas reserves. As a result, it becomes increasingly dependent on the Middle East and countries such as Russia and Venezuela. Shell and ExxonMobil, who were once dominant oil giants, are losing territory to state energy companies such as Saudi Aramco and Gazprom. The author analyses all these developments, also based on a series of interviews with various experts from trade and industry and the government in the Netherlands and abroad. The author states that the only solution for the energy issue and the climate issue is the development of alternative energy sources. However, for the present this will not suffice to meet growing demand. The battle for energy ultimately paints a picture that is not rosy, involving a crisis and an increasing international rat race for energy. [mk] [nl

  15. PRE-INVESTMENT ASSESSMENT OF ACADEMIC SCIENCE DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE: CASE VMNK YAMAL

    Chechetkina E. V.

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available In the article the author analyzed the possibilities of effectiveness evaluation of an innovative project at the pre-investment stage, systematized approach to such analysis. In addition, general procedure algorithm for an assessment of scientific project’s potential efficiency is suggested. The specifics of the paper is to try to overcome the factors of uncertainty and information incompleteness, typical for the innovative projects, ranging the key indicators depending on time and a place of their occurrencein different activity fields of the company, analyzing of potential and prospects innovation using, and also other factors influence process of carrying out the pre-investment analysis. Experience of effectiveness evaluation of scientific projects, which is proposed for implementation in OAO «Gazprom», in collaboration with the IPGG SB RAS, is presented.

  16. Shale Gas in Poland: an Analysis of Tax Mechanisms and Dynamic Interactions

    Dawid Walentek

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available This is a preliminary research into possible taxation mechanisms for firms that will be operating in the shale gas industry in Poland and potential market interactions between the incumbents and the entrants. The study places focus on the level of welfare and it includes a static and a dynamic analysis. The result of the former is that the lump sum tax is the first best of all considered tax mechanisms for the Polish shale gas from the welfare perspective. The second best option for taxation is a combination of the current CIT rate and a windfall profit tax. In respect to the dynamic analysis, the results suggest that Gazprom can remain the market leader in Poland even if the shale gas producers start to operate, due to the sequential character of the competition in the Polish natural gas market. Counterintuitively, it will not come at the expenses of the consumers in Poland and it can bring potential welfare gains

  17. Which energy perspectives for Europe?

    Delaporte, P.

    2011-01-01

    After having noticed that wood will always be welcome but will remain marginal, coal is too dirty, oil too expensive, nuclear raises acceptability problems in some regions, and renewable energies are much too expensive to produce electricity, the author discusses the only remaining source: natural gas. On a medium term, he outlines and comments the dominant position of the Russian provider, Gazprom, but also France's dependence on few providers (Norway, Russia and Algeria). Then, while considering the targeted threshold (30% of the total consumed energy), he identifies actions to be performed regarding gas supplies. As gas, as a fossil and polluting energy, may not and will not hold this leadership position, other perspective will have to be explored

  18. Features of the marketing strategy of oil and gas companies in exploration drilling

    Sharf, I.; Malanina, V.; Kamynina, L.

    2014-08-01

    The implementation of national and regional programs for the development of new oil and gas provinces of Eastern Siberia poses the challenge of increasing geological exploration. The current drilling service companies' market structure, as well as the strategic task of search and exploration effectiveness requires qualitatively new approaches for choosing a contractor. The proposed strategy to select a contractor based on comprehensive analysis of certain groups of industrial, financial, infrastructural criteria allows not only to optimize the costs of exploration activities, but also to minimize preventively the risks of a poor geological exploration. The authors' SWOT- analysis of the marketing strategy of "Gazprom neft" for choosing a contractor outlined the problem of imperfection of the Russian legislation in the sphere of activities of service companies in the oil and gas sector.

  19. ASSESSMENT OF SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASTRAKHAN REGION AND ITS DISTRICTS

    Almina B. Eldyaeva

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The results of statistical analysis of socio-economic development of Astrakhan region and its districts for the period 2008-2013, on the basis of which it was revealed the strongest economic inequality between the regions and the Krasnoyarsk region, where «Gazprom» that leads to huge imbalances in socio-economic development. Multivariate analysis to identify problem areas and priority directions of socio-economic development of municipal districts of the Astrakhan region was conducted.Application of the results of the analysis can enhance the effectiveness of actions of Executive bodies of various levels in the process of regulation of socio-economic development of society.

  20. Loss of energy business

    Beer, G.

    2010-01-01

    Russian PM Vladimir Putin, euphoric about the signing of the 25-year contract for the use of Ukrainian seaports by the Russian Navy, announced several new strategic bilateral projects. The new partnership between the two countries might be a disappointment for those who were hoping for new Slovak energy business development in cooperation with Moscow. Representatives of the Russian company TVEL frequently visited the Slovak Ministry of Economy last year, discussing the idea of a nuclear fuel production plant in Slovakia. The factory was supposed to make fuel for the growing number of Russian reactors throughout Europe and utilize the recently discovered uranium deposits near Kosice. However, since Mr. Putin unveiled the idea of creating a Russian-Ukrainian nuclear holding at the site of the Khmelnitskaya Nuclear Power Plant, Slovakia will probably not become the gate to the EU for Russia's atomic business. Owners of the Slovak uranium deposit site are losing business too. And not only does the Slovak-Russian nuclear cooperation seem to be completely lost, but the gas transfer business is unclear too. Last week, the Russian gas company Gazprom showed that its selling prices are a matter of political bargaining rather than fair market value. Similar to low prices for the extremely friendly Belarus, Ukraine earned a $100 discount and in exchange for the Black Sea deal it will be paying only $236 per thousand cubic meters of the commodity. Russia thus gave up roughly $3 billion this year. Slovakia has nothing to offer in exchange for such a deal. Not only price creation but also the construction of gas pipelines through Europe remains a political issue for Russians. With plans to bypass Ukraine and Slovakia, the only safe future for the local transit system can be the result of an idea to pool Gazprom and Ukrainian Naftohaz transit assets together with a stock swap. (author)

  1. The dynamics of industrial organisation in economies in transition: the example of the Russian gas industry

    Locatelli, C.

    1999-10-01

    The question of the emergence of a new organisational model based on the firm is at the heart of the reform in the Russian energy sector, as it is at the heart of the structural changes that the planned economic systems are undergoing. The reform has given rise to one main observation: the firm, as currently defined in Western economic writings, does not exist because of the essentially non-monetary nature of the planned economic systems. Eight years after the creation of Gazprom, however, one can be asked questions about the organisational model that has actually emerged. It is evident that the reform in ownership rights that was its initial objective has not created a private enterprise, even though the reform arose in a modification of ownership rights. Gazprom, given the essentially non-monetary economic relations amongst which it finds itself, remains in essence an organisation that is not subject to a ''hard budget constraint''. Instead of the private enterprise, we have an original and stable type of organisational model that has still to be fully defined. This specific ''vertical integration'' model is the model that allows the distinctive characteristics of the Russian economic environment to be managed best, whether they be non monetization of exchange and the salaried contract inherited from the planned economy. Some aspects of which have been retained in the post-communist transformation. In the case in point, this model shows that the firm is an organisation but also much an institution, a place where various interests and conflicts are managed. (A.L.B.)

  2. Problems of placement of industrial wastes in landfills in the industrial city

    STEPANOV Evgeniy Georgievich,

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available The article shows that the anthropogenic transformation of the environment increases when production wastes and consumption are placed in landfills. Hygienic condition of the areas with high population density and developed industry is determined by the increased amount of household and industrial waste, mainly deposited in the numerous landfills. This situation is studied on the example of landfills used for industrial wastes produced by the enterprises JSC «Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat», JSC «Salavatsteklo», located in the city of Salavat of the Republic of Bashkortostan. The sources of industrial pollution in Salavat have been analyzed. One should note that the city-forming enterprise is the JSC «Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat» which share of the total amount of wastes generated in the city per year is 80%. Another company which contributes significantly to this process is the JSC «Salavatsteklo». To study the possible migration of contaminants to the aquifer an observation well has been made at the landfill site. The research of the water obtained from the observation well at the polygon identified maximum allowable concentrations for chemical oxygen demand (COD, phenol and oil products. The groundwater occurrence modes have been studied. The migration of the chemicals contained in the body of the landfill, to groundwater, has been revealed. That leads to contamination of surface water. Laboratory studies of water objects in the zone of influence of industrial waste landfill in Romodanovskomu career have been performed. It was determined that excess of maximum permissible concentration of benzene, and the presence of toluene, lead, phenol indicates the pollution of groundwater by substances stored in landfills Romanovskogo career, both by infiltration and subsequent migration to groundwater of adjacent aquifers and through surface runoff and infiltration from snowmelt and rainwater.

  3. THE EFFICIENCY OF GAS-PUMPING UNITS

    E. I. Kupreev

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available . The reliability of the gas transmission network of the JSC “Gazprom Transgaz Belarus” depends on the efficiency of gas compressor units. Pipeline transport takes the first place among all the other ways to deliver gas because it ensures a uniform and uninterrupted supply of gas at minimum costs. The main objects of main gas pipelines include process areas, including several compressor stations and sections of the pipeline between them. Currently, a significant part of the main equipment of the gas industry is approaching its deadline of operation, which causes decrease in energy efficiency and reliability of the transmission system. At compressor plants of the JSC “Gazprom Transgaz Belarus” there are more than 4000 gas compressor units in operation including about 80% ones with gas turbine drives. It is clear that the drives of these units take a significant proportion of the pumped gas. For many years the company invests and actively participates in the creation of modern gas-pumping units practicing the wide use of conversion potential of the CIS countries. In recent years, a comprehensive approach to the assessment of the reliability and efficiency of objects of gas pipelines on the basis of mathematical modeling is actively applied. Together with the development of computer supervisory and control this opens up opportunities to improve energy efficiency in pipeline transport of gas on the basis of mathematical models and processes. The real effect obtaining is based on the actual performance of the equipment that needs to be monitored over time and to clarify.

  4. The organizational model of Gazrom; Le modele organisationnel de gazrom

    Locatelli, C

    1999-12-01

    The question of the emergence of a new organisational model based on the firm is at the heart of the reform in the Russian energy sector, as it is at the heart of the structural changes that the planned economic systems are undergoing. The reform has given rise to one main observation: the firm, as currently defined in Western economic writings, does not exist because of the essentially non-monetary nature of the planned economic systems. Eight years after the creation of Gazprom, however, one can be asked questions about the organisational model that has actually emerged. It is evident that the reform in ownership rights that was its initial objective has not created a private enterprise, even though the reform arose in a modification of ownership rights. Gazprom, given the essentially non-monetary economic relations amongst which it finds itself, remains in essence an organisation that is not subject to a ''hard budget constraint''. Instead of the private enterprise, we have an original and stable type of organisational model that has still to be fully defined. This specific ''vertical integration'' model is the model that allows the distinctive characteristics of the Russian economic environment to be managed best, whether they be non monetization of exchange and the salaried contract inherited from the planned economy. Some aspects of which have been retained in the post-communist transformation. In the case in point, this model shows that the firm is an organisation but also much an institution, a place where various interests and conflicts are managed. (A.L.B.)

  5. The dynamics of industrial organisation in economies in transition: the example of the Russian gas industry

    Locatelli, C

    1999-10-01

    The question of the emergence of a new organisational model based on the firm is at the heart of the reform in the Russian energy sector, as it is at the heart of the structural changes that the planned economic systems are undergoing. The reform has given rise to one main observation: the firm, as currently defined in Western economic writings, does not exist because of the essentially non-monetary nature of the planned economic systems. Eight years after the creation of Gazprom, however, one can be asked questions about the organisational model that has actually emerged. It is evident that the reform in ownership rights that was its initial objective has not created a private enterprise, even though the reform arose in a modification of ownership rights. Gazprom, given the essentially non-monetary economic relations amongst which it finds itself, remains in essence an organisation that is not subject to a ''hard budget constraint''. Instead of the private enterprise, we have an original and stable type of organisational model that has still to be fully defined. This specific ''vertical integration'' model is the model that allows the distinctive characteristics of the Russian economic environment to be managed best, whether they be non monetization of exchange and the salaried contract inherited from the planned economy. Some aspects of which have been retained in the post-communist transformation. In the case in point, this model shows that the firm is an organisation but also much an institution, a place where various interests and conflicts are managed. (A.L.B.)

  6. The organizational model of Gazrom

    Locatelli, C.

    1999-12-01

    The question of the emergence of a new organisational model based on the firm is at the heart of the reform in the Russian energy sector, as it is at the heart of the structural changes that the planned economic systems are undergoing. The reform has given rise to one main observation: the firm, as currently defined in Western economic writings, does not exist because of the essentially non-monetary nature of the planned economic systems. Eight years after the creation of Gazprom, however, one can be asked questions about the organisational model that has actually emerged. It is evident that the reform in ownership rights that was its initial objective has not created a private enterprise, even though the reform arose in a modification of ownership rights. Gazprom, given the essentially non-monetary economic relations amongst which it finds itself, remains in essence an organisation that is not subject to a ''hard budget constraint''. Instead of the private enterprise, we have an original and stable type of organisational model that has still to be fully defined. This specific ''vertical integration'' model is the model that allows the distinctive characteristics of the Russian economic environment to be managed best, whether they be non monetization of exchange and the salaried contract inherited from the planned economy. Some aspects of which have been retained in the post-communist transformation. In the case in point, this model shows that the firm is an organisation but also much an institution, a place where various interests and conflicts are managed. (A.L.B.)

  7. The organizational model of Gazrom; Le modele organisationnel de gazrom

    Locatelli, C

    1999-12-01

    The question of the emergence of a new organisational model based on the firm is at the heart of the reform in the Russian energy sector, as it is at the heart of the structural changes that the planned economic systems are undergoing. The reform has given rise to one main observation: the firm, as currently defined in Western economic writings, does not exist because of the essentially non-monetary nature of the planned economic systems. Eight years after the creation of Gazprom, however, one can be asked questions about the organisational model that has actually emerged. It is evident that the reform in ownership rights that was its initial objective has not created a private enterprise, even though the reform arose in a modification of ownership rights. Gazprom, given the essentially non-monetary economic relations amongst which it finds itself, remains in essence an organisation that is not subject to a ''hard budget constraint''. Instead of the private enterprise, we have an original and stable type of organisational model that has still to be fully defined. This specific ''vertical integration'' model is the model that allows the distinctive characteristics of the Russian economic environment to be managed best, whether they be non monetization of exchange and the salaried contract inherited from the planned economy. Some aspects of which have been retained in the post-communist transformation. In the case in point, this model shows that the firm is an organisation but also much an institution, a place where various interests and conflicts are managed. (A.L.B.)

  8. Energy institutional and organisational changes in EU and Russia: Revisiting gas relations

    Boussena, S.; Locatelli, C.

    2013-01-01

    This article tries to shed light on why gas relations between the EU and Russia, which were previously stable, have deteriorated since the introduction of institutional changes in the two regions. After identifying the areas of divergence in the context of European gas market liberalization, we then attempt to examine them in the context of the differing approaches to structuring this sector. The model of vertically unbundled network industries promoted by the EU is no longer the one that Russia intends to implement in its gas sector, despite the big changes taking place in its domestic market. All this is happening in a context where the economic stakes are very high. For the EU and its gas companies, access to Russia’s hydrocarbon resources is a key question. For Gazprom, the question is whether or not it can define strategies that are flexible enough to adapt to the changing conditions in the European gas market. - Highlights: ► In this study, we analyse the evolution of EU–Russia gas relation since the 1990s. ► The problems of defining new gas relations between the EU and Russia stem from a clash of values. ► The problem: Russia’s rejection of the EU’s power to enact rules for the gas industries and markets. ► For the EU and its gas companies, access to Russia’s hydrocarbon resources is a key question. ► For Gazprom, the question is whether it can define flexible strategies on the European gas market

  9. Uranium Exploration in Paipa and Iza Area, Colombia: A Preliminary Report of New Contributions

    Gonzalez-Oviedo, L., E-mail: leogonza@ingeominas.gov.co [Mineral Resources Area — INGEOMINAS, Bogotá (Colombia)

    2014-05-15

    This paper shows the preliminary results from uranium exploration of the Boyacá Department, for the first survey conducted by the Colombian state after 26 years. The exploration was carried out this year and the zone covers an area of 460 square kilometers divided into three sectors, located in the municipalities of Sogamoso Paipa, Iza, Tota and Pesca, Chivata and Tuta. The area is dominated by Cretaceous-Tertiary sedimentary rocks Quaternary sediments. Paipa and Iza exposes outcrops volcanic and sedimentary rocks; and the major structural features are Arcabuco anticline, Los Medios syncline and Boyaca and Soapaga faults. The sedimentary formations from the oldest to most recent in the area are: Tibasosa Formation; Une Formation, Conejo Formation; Plaeners Formation; Los Pinos Formation; Labor y Tierna Formation, Guaduas Formation Socha Formation; Picacho Formation an Concentration Formation; in the area outcrops also, volcanic rocks (rhyolites porphyrites and andesites); and explosive (pumices). In the Paipa Area, three anomalous sites (Durazno, Quebrada Honda and Casa Blanca) were found with values ranging between 440 and 7 500 counts/s, the highest values were reported in the Durazno area. The host rocks are volcanic rocks (tophus) and tectonic breccias with thin strips of coal from the Guaduas Formation. In 1979 the studies by ENUSA (Spain) reported values up to 3 800 counts/s. In Iza, five anomalous zones (El Crucero, San Miguel, Cuitiva — Iza, Erika and Tota — Pesca) was found with values ranging between 480 and 4 480 counts/s. Host rocks are igneous rocks in Erika sector; and phosphates in El Crucero sector with a maximum value of 2 100 counts/s. In shot holes made in Iza the values went up from 1 200 counts/s in surface to 4 480 counts/s in depth (1.60 m). In Paipa, the values incerased from 4 500 in surface to 7 500 counts/s at 1.50 meters. Chemical analysis, of samples from “El Durazno” records values between 200 and 5 345 ppm so that this year

  10. Russian LNG: The Long Road to Export

    Mitrova, Tatiana

    2013-12-01

    On December 1, 2013 a law on liquefied natural gas (LNG) export liberalization came into legal force in Russia. The law grants two categories of companies other than Russia's state gas giant Gazprom and its subsidiary companies the right to export LNG: (1) users of mineral resources that have a license to construct an LNG plant or to send their gas production for liquefaction, and (2) companies that are more than 50% owned by the Russian government, for gas produced from Russian offshore fields or under production-sharing agreements. This is-without exaggeration-a historic decision for the Russian gas industry, the path to which was certainly not easy. Recent years have seen a radical change in the global economic climate, which has changed the dynamics of the European gas market (gas demand decline and Russian gas import reduction, changing pricing mechanism for a much higher share of spot indexing, European Commission anti-trust investigations against Gazprom, etc) and is increasingly pushing Russia to diversify its gas exports. However, diversifying exports through the development of LNG has proven to be not so simple. Over the past 20 years, with the exception of the Sakhalin-2 project, structured under a project-sharing agreement (PSA) rather than in the framework of national legislation, all other projects failed to come close to completion. The Kharasavey and Baltic LNG projects were abandoned in the early stages of project evaluation, while the Shtokman project progressed to the point of the operating company being created, but in the end was postponed indefinitely. The first stage of LNG development in Russia ended in failure. However, the Russian government considers the development of LNG exports to be a priority, which can be evidenced in all official policy papers. It is believed that LNG will help in achieving a set of objectives, namely: increasing the absolute volume of exports, allowing the country to enter into previously inaccessible markets

  11. The Conundrum of the Southern Gas Corridor: What are the Risks for Europe and Azerbaijan? The viewpoint of an insider

    Livanios, Anthony

    2013-04-01

    For more than ten years harsh negotiations among different oil majors and pipeline consortia have been taking place about the Southern Gas Corridor, all of them seeking to transit 10 bcm/year of natural gas that will be produced from the Shah Deniz giant gas field of Azerbaijan to the European Union. As of today, no Final Investment Decision (FID) has been reached neither for the preferred pipeline route to Europe, nor for the production of the second phase of Shah Deniz. Yet a decision has to be made. Europe will remain a major gas importer as clearly shown by the International Energy Agency's scenarios for 2035. Even if shale gas may be a game-changer as far as Chinese needs for gas imports are concerned, many uncertainties remain regarding the risk of the EU competing with China in the global market for natural gas imports. Consequently the EU needs to secure its gas supplies. What is at stake is nothing but its competitiveness in the world economy. In the words of EU Commissioner for Energy, Guenther Oettinger, 'globally, demand growth poses a threat to security of supply and, with its impact on prices, our economic competitiveness'. In this context, the EU has to quickly make a decision regarding the Southern Gas Corridor unless the three major risks for the realization of the Southern Gas Corridor become too heavy. First, the delay of the FID of the Shah Deniz Consortium in Azerbaijan causes an acceleration of the economic and geopolitical costs which threaten the energy security of Europe. Associated with that risk is the potential internal disagreement between SOCAR, the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan, and BP, the two most important shareholders of the Shah Deniz consortium. Second, the development of South Stream poses a risk for the delivery of Azerbaijan gas to Europe via the Southern Gas Corridor. Gazprom is indeed already ahead of the geopolitical rivalry, since the construction of South Stream was officially inaugurated, last December 2012, by

  12. The European Gas Market Looking for its Golden Age?

    Aoun, Marie-Claire; Cornot-Gandolphe, Sylvie

    2015-10-01

    The EU gas policy has to deal with a new landscape on the supply and demand sides. This study examines five major recent evolutions of the EU gas market: the relations with Russia, LNG coming back to Europe, the decrease of Groningen production, the contrasted evolutions of shale gas and the perspectives of EU natural gas demand. The European energy market has to face numerous challenges to achieve a successful energy transition, preserve its competitiveness and ensure its security of supply. While the EU Communication on Energy Union published in February 2015 has today given new impetus to Europe's gas policy, this policy has to deal with a new environment both in terms of supply and demand. On the supply side, the new strategy must henceforth deal with complex relations with Russia. Tensions between Russia and Ukraine along with economic sanctions against Russia have led Gazprom - the EU's leading supplier - to review its strategy towards Europe. While the 'Power of Siberia' project is already underway, Russia's own pivot towards Asia as announced by Vladimir Putin is turning out to be more difficult than expected: China and Russia have still not been able to find an agreement on the Western route. For some time, Gazprom seemed to want to cut its involvement in European gas assets significantly, due to problems with market liberalization rules. Today, Moscow is sending mixed messages to Europe, first by announcing the Turkish Stream project to deliver gas to Europe's gates, and then by extending the Nord Stream pipeline. The renewed interest in the EU market by Gazprom is indicative of the importance of this market, which provides the Russian company with the bulk of its gas revenues. Europe also has to deal with faster than expected declines in its own output. The Groningen field in the Netherlands, the EU's main gas producer, has suffered major restrictions since January 2014, due to significant earthquake risks. The Dutch government has to ensure the safety

  13. Royal-Dutch Shell in Russia and Western Sanctions

    Konstantin Kurilev

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available This article reports on research based on three crucial aspects of the current global economic situation. First is the role of transnational corporations (TNCs in establishing and constructing international cooperation at the supranational level. Second is the policy of sanctions against Russia in connection with the situation in Ukraine. And third is the cooperation of Royal Dutch Shell with Russia’s Gazprom despite the political, economic and technological sanctions imposed on Russian companies and economic sectors.Analyzing Shell’s policy on the Russian energy market should reveal some kind of the managing principle that not only Shell but most TNCs follow in taking the political atmosphere into consideration, while striving to avoid any related restrictions. The research methodology uses analytical, ultimate analysis and functional methods. The analytical method helped to lay the theoretical foundation of the research. Modern TNCs are deeply engaged in the process of economic globalization. To expand their influence, such companies create economic conditions for organizing international production with local markets and for international markets for capital, labour, and scientific and consulting services. The ultimate analysis method revealed the following pattern: in struggling for the global market, TNCs raise the level of competition, which creates a permanent need for technical innovations and scientific progress. The functional analysis method demonstrated a casual relationship in modern economic development: by assisting capital turnover and labour and transport mobility, TNCs contribute significantly to economic growth and development. The first part of the article focuses on the history and methodology of the genesis and development of TNCs as actors in global economic relations. It also reviews the current role of TNCs in the global economy. The second part of the article examines the cooperation between Shell and Gazprom

  14. Experimental and numerical investigation of contact-area-limited doping for top-contact pentacene thin-film transistors with Schottky contact.

    Noda, Kei; Wada, Yasuo; Toyabe, Toru

    2015-10-28

    Effects of contact-area-limited doping for pentacene thin-film transistors with a bottom-gate, top-contact configuration were investigated. The increase in the drain current and the effective field-effect mobility was achieved by preparing hole-doped layers underneath the gold contact electrodes by coevaporation of pentacene and 2,3,5,6-tetrafluoro-7,7,8,8-tetracyanoquinodimethane (F4TCNQ), confirmed by using a thin-film organic transistor advanced simulator (TOTAS) incorporating Schottky contact with a thermionic field emission (TFE) model. Although the simulated electrical characteristics fit the experimental results well only in the linear regime of the transistor operation, the barrier height for hole injection and the gate-voltage-dependent hole mobility in the pentacene transistors were evaluated with the aid of the device simulation. This experimental data analysis with the simulation indicates that the highly-doped semiconducting layers prepared in the contact regions can enhance the charge carrier injection into the active semiconductor layer and concurrent trap filling in the transistor channel, caused by the mitigation of a Schottky energy barrier. This study suggests that both the contact-area-limited doping and the device simulation dealing with Schottky contact are indispensable in designing and developing high-performance organic thin-film transistors.

  15. Leaching of oxadyxil and tebuconazole in Colombian soil.

    Aldana, M; De Prado, R; Martínez, M J

    2011-01-01

    Lake Tota (Boyaca, Colombia) supplies water for human consumption, agriculture and industry for more than 500.000 people. Oxadixyl and Tebuconazole are fungicides used in onion crops in the lake catchment area. The mobility of pesticides in soil, bioavailability and transfer to other environmental compartments depend on sorption and desorption kinetics and mechanisms. An understanding of these processes is essential for transport modeling and the rational design of corrective measures against pollution. A displacement study was performed on a hand packed soil column in laboratory conditions. A pulse of 0,01 M CaCl2 solution, containing a tracer (Bromide) and the fungicides Oxadixyl y Tebuconazole, was injected. Column experiment was performed at 0.078 cmh(-1) flow rate under unsaturated conditions. Eluates were collected in flasks at constant intervals and the volumes of eluate were recorded. After rainfall simulation, the soil from the column was sliced into six successive sections (5 cm). Methanol extraction was used to determine the fungicide in each soil section. Samples were measured by HPLC. Only Oxadixyl was recovered in leachates. Unlike bromide breakthrough curve, Oxadixyl was asymmetrical, with early breakthrough and increased tailing. The percentage eluted was 96.7% after ten pore volumes. Tebuconazole showed the highest retention in the first five cm of soil layer. The results suggest that oxadyxil presents highs risk to leachate through the soil profile and that Tebuconazole is strongly absorbed in Colombian soil.

  16. Results on B physics from UA1

    Tuominiemi, J

    1991-01-01

    New result s o n B-physic s fro m th e UA 1 experimen t a t th e CER N proto n -antiproto n collide r ar e reported . The y ar e base d o n th e dat a collecte d i n 1988-89 , correspondin g t o a tota l o f 4. 7 pfcr 1 integrate d luminosity . Th e B°B ° mixin g paramete r X ha s bee n measure d t o b e 0.144±0.037 . Uppe r limit s fo r th e branchin g ratio s o f th e rar e decay s B - » u+u" , B- » u+u"X s an d B d u+u " K* ° hav e bee n determined . Som e result s o n th e searc h fo r th e exclusiv e decay channel s B~>Jyy+K* ° an d B->JA |/-Hj > ar e presented .

  17. Dalt del tren

    Jaume Subirana

    2001-11-01

    Full Text Available Ens consta que la saviesa popular hi toca més del que a aquest temps d’enquestes, telèfons mòbils i targetes de crèdit li ve de gust admetre, per això em fa gràcia, en veure la pausada però continuada intrusió de la cultura catalana a Internet, recordar les cançons de quan era petit: “Dalt del tren, tots anem-hi dalt del tren, hi ha lloc per tota la gent”, dèiem, i “El tren pinxo de Banyoles és el més bonic que hi ha, ple de llaunes i cassoles i barrets de capellà”. I resulta que per una vegada a la vida hem pujat, efectivament, dalt del tren que passava per l’estació de Catalunya i en cinc anys hem passat de gairebé res a prou pàgines amb un contingut, a més, apreciable i, sobretot, a un petit teixit de persones i institucions que han entès la importància de la revolució comunicativa que Internet representa i que hi teixeixen i projecten webs amb el convenciment dels conversos.

  18. Mathematical modeling of oxadixyl transport in onion crop soil

    María José Martínez Cordón

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Pesticides used in crop production are the most important source of diffuse pollution to groundwater, and their discharge into surface water may be a contributing factor towards the decline of living resources and the deterioration of ecosystems. In this work, we studied the movement of oxadixyl through soil columns (30 cm length and 14 cm diameter in laboratory conditions using onion soil from Lake Tota (Boyacá, Colombia. A solution of 0.01 M CaCl2, containing a tracer (bromide and oxadixyl was sprayed onto the surface of the soil column, and then simulated rainfall was applied at an intensity of 0.034 cm h-1. After 30 days, and 2.13 relative pore volumes, oxadixyl percentages recovered at the bottom of the column were 92.1%. The oxadixyl experimental elution curve was analyzed using the Stanmod program (inverse problem to obtain transport parameters. The non-equilibrium chemical model described the experimental elution curve well. The tail of the elution curve was particularly well captured. The retardation factor calculated for the fungicide was 3.94 and the partition coefficient, kd, was close to 1 kg L-1, indicating low adsorption in this soil. Under the experimental conditions, it could be concluded that oxadixyl is mobile in this soil, and therefore presents a risk of potential groundwater contamination.

  19. Agronomic Evaluation of Bunching Onion in the Colombian Cundiboyacense High Plateau

    Carlos H. Galeano Mendoza

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available Bunching onion (Allium fistulosum L. is a strategic crop for Colombia due to its economic relevance within fresh and processed food markets, and therefore, there is a demand for high yielding genotypes adapted to specific regions. For this reason, after carrying out a clonal selection process including 62 genotypes, ten of these, including a regional control, were evaluated for six different traits in Boyacá (Colombia during 2012 and 2013. These traits were grouped into agronomic, yield, and processing categories. In general, these showed significant differences (p≤0.01 for genotypes, location, and genotypes × location interaction. Compared with the regional control and based on the multienvironmental analysis the genotypes Clone 30 and Clone 38 were the most promising new cultivars identified in this study. These two clones showed comparative advantages on earliness and yield, and they moreover showed some level of resistance to downy mildew and root rot, the most limiting diseases for Boyacá’s bunch onion farmers. Therefore, Clone 30 and Clone 38 were registered as new bunching onion cultivars for the Cundiboyacense High Plateau region under the names Corpoica Aquitania-1 and Corpoica Tota-1, respectively. Finally, further approaches and initiatives on bunching onion breeding are discussed.

  20. Feasibility of labile Zn phytoextraction using enhanced tobacco and sunflower: results of five- and one-year field-scale experiments in Switzerland.

    Herzig, Rolf; Nehnevajova, Erika; Pfistner, Charlotte; Schwitzguebel, Jean-Paul; Ricci, Arturo; Keller, Charles

    2014-01-01

    Phytoextraction with somaclonal variants of tobacco and sunflower mutant lines (non-GMs) with enhanced metal uptake and tolerance can be a sustainable alternative to conventional destructive decontamination methods, especially for stripping bioavailable zinc excess in topsoil. The overall results of a 5-year time series experiment at field scale in north-eastern Switzerland confirm that the labile Zn pool in soil can be lowered by 45-70%, whereas subplots without phytoextraction treatment maintained labile Zn concentrations. In 2011, the phytoextraction experiment site was enlarged by a factor of 3, and the labile 0.1 M NaNO3 extractable Zn concentration in the soil was reduced up to 58% one period after harvest. A Mass Balance Analysis confirmed soil Zn decontamination in line with plant Zn uptake. The plants partially take Zn from the non-labile pool of the totaL The sustainability of Zn phytoextraction in subplots that no longer exceed the Swiss trigger value is now assessed over time. In contrary to the phytoextraction of total soil Zn which needs a long cleaning up time, the bioavailable Zn stripping is feasible within a few years period.

  1. Optimising Russian natural gas - reform and climate policy

    NONE

    2006-07-18

    The world's largest gas producer and exporter, Russia has an enormous energy saving potential. At least 30 billion cubic meters, a fifth of Russian exports to European OECD countries, could be saved every year by enhanced technology or energy efficiency. As the era of cheap gas in Russia comes to an end, this potential saving is increasingly important for Russians and importing countries. And, as domestic gas prices increase, efficiency investments will become increasingly economic - not to mention the incentive for Gazprom to enhance its efficiency against a backdrop of high European gas prices. The book analyzes and estimates the potential savings and the associated reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in the oil extraction (flaring), gas transmission, and distribution sectors. Achieving these savings will require linking long-standing energy efficiency goals with energy sector reforms, as well as climate policy objectives. The book also describes Russia's emerging climate policy and institutional framework, including work still ahead before the country is eligible for the Kyoto Protocol's flexibility mechanisms and can attract financing for greenhouse gas reductions. Stressed is the need for Russia to tap the full potential of energy savings and greenhouse gas emission reductions through a more competitive environment in the gas sector to attract timely investments.

  2. Demand powers ahead [Gas in Europe

    Potter, N.

    1994-01-01

    Natural gas demand in Europe has been growing steadily for many years and is likely to go on increasing in the domestic sector, the industrial sector and in power generation. In this review a number of features of the market supply situation are reported. Potential new markets for Norwegian gas in eastern and central Europe are being evaluated. Other exporting countries are also keen to obtain a greater share in the expanding European market. Among them are Russia, Algeria and Nigeria, but political uncertainties in each of these countries are a cause for concern. Algeria has new pipelines to supply Italy, Spain and Portugal. The Russian company, Gazprom, has launched the construction of a pipeline to link new gas fields in northern Siberia with western Europe and has set up contracts with German companies which are facilitating the sale of Russian gas in Europe. Supply potential also exists in some of the other countries of the former Soviet Union, such as Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. A group of leading European gas utilities are exploring the feasibility of imports from Iran either via a pipeline link or as liquefied natural gas. The United Kingdom hopes to export North Sea gas into Europe through the proposed Interconnector pipeline from Bacton to Zeebrugge, in th long-term, though, the pipeline may be used for imports into the UK. A controversial proposal to introduce third-party access to European pipelines could alter the whole structure of the market. (UK)

  3. Iran in the European gas market: a Russian point of view

    Tomberg, I.

    2009-01-01

    Behind Iranian diplomacy lies the continuing hope for an easing of tensions between America and Iran, with its consequences, which have not yet been worked out satisfactorily, both for Russian interests in the sphere of energy and from the point of view of preserving the fully-formed configuration of Eurasia's gas market. After this introduction of the political context, the document discusses the energy constituent of the 'Iranian question', the difficult choice between pipelines and LNG, the expansion of contacts of European companies with Iran, the issue of Nabucco pipeline that could be a bone of contention in the anti-Iranian coalition and the fact that Azerbaijan alone cannot save Nabucco, the complex situation in Central Asia (with the gas troika - Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan), the increased war risks of gas transportation, the necessary participation of Iran in the Nabucco project, the appealing prospects for Gazprom in the area, the possible market sharing with the supply of gas from Iran towards the East (China, Pakistan and India)

  4. Geopolitics of European natural gas demand: Supplies from Russia, Caspian and the Middle East

    Bilgin, Mert

    2009-01-01

    This paper addresses issues of natural gas which raise questions about European energy security. It first focuses on the rising gas demand of the EU27 and elaborates alleged risks of dependence on Russia such as Gazprom's disagreement with Ukraine, which became an international gas crisis in January 2006 and also more recently in January 2009. Incentives and barriers of Europe's further cooperation with selected Caspian (Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan) and Middle Eastern (Iran, Iraq and Egypt) countries are discussed. Supplies from Caspian are analyzed with a particular focus on Russia's role and the vested interests in the region. Supplies from the Middle East are elaborated with regard to Iran's huge and Iraq's emerging potentials in terms of natural gas reserves and foreign direct investments in the energy sector. The geopolitical analysis leads to a conclusion that the best strategy, and what seems more likely, for the EU is to include at least two countries from Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Iran and Iraq within its natural gas supply system.

  5. Nucleaire et Energies Nr 67 - December 2015. COP21: diplomatic success, a first step

    Lenail, Bernard; Ducroux, Guy; Salanave, Jean-Luc; Seyve, Claude; Simonnet, Jacques; Justin, Francois; Salanave, Jean-Luc; Darricau, Aime; Raisonnier, Daniele; Deleigne, Francoise; Lepine, Gerard; Witkowski, Didier; Knoche, Philippe

    2015-12-01

    After a first article which comments the results of the Paris Climate Conference (COP21), two articles address recent evolutions in the energy sector: an overview of recent evolutions (perspective for oil reserves, relationship between Gazprom and the EU, news about wind and solar energy in Europe, India, and in France with the most powerful European photovoltaic installation near Bordeaux, electricity prices, reduction of taxes on solar and wind energy foreseen for 2017), and a comparison between renewable energies and the EPR in terms of investment profitability. Three articles concern nuclear activities: recent events about reactors (IAEA forecast, situation and debates in France, Belgium, UK, Sweden, Romania, Slovenia, Russia, Ukraine, Iran, Emirates, Egypt, China, South Korea, Japan, and USA, cooperation between Argentina and China), about the back-end of the fuel cycle and decommissioning activities (activities and situation of different French facilities, activities and contracts in Japan, UK, USA, Taiwan, China, Finland, India and Spain), and the content of the IAEA report on the Fukushima accident. Articles comment issues concerning the relationship between nuclear and society: a comment about the use of the term 'green' and on what is green in nuclear, the recent evolutions negotiations on the issue of the Iranian nuclear industry with respect to non-proliferation, and a comment of the perception of climate change by French people as expressed by different surveys. A last article outlines that Areva will remain a world leader on the long term

  6. Russia - An elephant in the china shop? Russian gas relations with Ukraine; Russland - En elefant i glassmagasinet? Russiske gassrelasjoner med Ukraina

    Johansen, Roger

    2009-11-15

    This report looks into the question of whether Russia uses gas as a means of solving political conflicts in its bilateral relations with Ukraine. The report explores both gas relations and central political conflicts between the two countries. All relations are followed from the end of 1991 to the beginning of 2009. Neoclassical realism and complex interdependence are used to separate political and economic motives. The main part of the empirical material supports complex interdependence and the contention that Russia struggles to keep the gas sector and political conflicts separated. Ukraine has throughout the period been heavily indebted partly as a consequence of excess consumption of gas which the country has had problems paying for. Gazprom has clearly had an economic incentive to demand payment for this gas. However, due to Ukraine's position as a transit country for the bulk of Russian gas export, Russia has been very vulnerable. In instances when supplies to Ukraine have been reduced, Ukraine has compensated by diverting some volumes intended for Europe, which again has led to financial loss for Russia, and a dent in the image of Russia as a reliable gas provider for Europe. This vulnerability can explain why Russia has used much time and effort on negotiations and compromises with Ukraine within the gas sector during the period considered in this report.

  7. Energy polarization and popular representation: Evidence from the Russian Duma

    Grigoriadis, Theocharis N. [Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, 210 Barrows Hall, Berkeley, CA, 94720-1950 (United States)], E-mail: thgrigoriadis@berkeley.edu; Torgler, Benno [The School of Economics and Finance, Queensland University of Technology, GPO Box 2434, Brisbane, QLD 4001 (Australia); CREMA Center for Research in Economics, Management and the Arts (Switzerland); CESifo Munich (Germany)], E-mail: benno.torgler@qut.edu.au

    2009-03-15

    In this article we introduce the term 'energy polarization' to explain the politics of energy market reform in the Russian Duma. Our model tests the impact of regional energy production, party cohesion and ideology, and electoral mandate on the energy policy decisions of the Duma deputies (oil, gas, and electricity bills and resolution proposals) between 1994 and 2003. We find a strong divide between Single-Member District (SMD) and Proportional Representation (PR) deputies High statistical significance of gas production is demonstrated throughout the three Duma terms and shows Gazprom's key position in the post-Soviet Russian economy. Oil production is variably significant in the two first Dumas, when the main legislative debates on oil privatization occur. There is no constant left-right continuum, which is consistent with the deputies' proclaimed party ideology. The pro- and anti-reform poles observed in our Poole-based single dimensional scale are not necessarily connected with liberal and state-oriented regulatory policies, respectively. Party switching is a solid indicator of Russia's polarized legislative dynamics when it comes to energy sector reform.

  8. Energy polarization and popular representation. Evidence from the Russian Duma

    Grigoriadis, Theocharis N. [Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, 210 Barrows Hall, Berkeley, CA, 94720-1950 (United States); Torgler, Benno [The School of Economics and Finance, Queensland University of Technology, GPO Box 2434, Brisbane, QLD 4001 (Australia)

    2009-03-15

    In this article we introduce the term 'energy polarization' to explain the politics of energy market reform in the Russian Duma. Our model tests the impact of regional energy production, party cohesion and ideology, and electoral mandate on the energy policy decisions of the Duma deputies (oil, gas, and electricity bills and resolution proposals) between 1994 and 2003. We find a strong divide between Single-Member District (SMD) and Proportional Representation (PR) deputies High statistical significance of gas production is demonstrated throughout the three Duma terms and shows Gazprom's key position in the post-Soviet Russian economy. Oil production is variably significant in the two first Dumas, when the main legislative debates on oil privatization occur. There is no constant left-right continuum, which is consistent with the deputies' proclaimed party ideology. The pro- and anti-reform poles observed in our Poole-based single dimensional scale are not necessarily connected with liberal and state-oriented regulatory policies, respectively. Party switching is a solid indicator of Russia's polarized legislative dynamics when it comes to energy sector reform. (author)

  9. The gas crisis and South-East Europe. Review (in english) of the 'Mardi de l'IFRI' with Olivier Silla in Brussels, 10 March 2009

    Nardon, L.

    2009-01-01

    In the gas crisis of January 2009, South-East Europe (SEE) was probably the region most impacted. It was therefore interesting to analyze how the region's energy sector and policy makers reacted and which lessons can be drawn from these days. It is pointed that SEE has a relatively low utilization of gas, but most countries in the region are highly dependent on one single supplier, Gazprom. Overall gas consumption in SEE is very limited in absolute terms and gas use is limited to industry and district heating in most cases. With the exception of Greece, and for a small part Croatia, gas is not used for electricity production in SEE, lessening the impact of the supply disruption for the region. Gas reaches the region via three main pipeline branches that all go through Ukraine but are not inter-linked (hence no possibility to bring gas from one branch to another). For the overall coordination and cooperation in the energy sector, the Energy Community plays an important role in SEE. Set up in 2006, it provides a flexible framework and helps reforming the region's energy sector. In the context of the Energy Community, SEE countries are obliged to introduce the EU attainments on energy. Moreover, the Energy Community also foresees ambitious goals for regional solidarity

  10. Gas market is today strategical; Le marche du gaz est aujourd'hui strategique

    Darricarrere, Y.L. [Total, 92 - Courbevoie (France)

    2006-07-01

    The energy market, and in particular the gas market, is today seething with excitement. In France, in Europe and in the rest of the world, the energy stakes are in the center of preoccupations. This article is an interview of Y.L. Darricarrere, general director of the gas and electricity division of Total group, who explains his opinions about the opening of European and French energy markets, presents the ambitions of Total group on these markets, and comments some recent events of the European energy scene: concentration between gas and electric utilities, the Suez and Gaz de France (GdF) project of merger, the risks linked with the coming in of national companies from producing countries, like Gazprom and Sonatrach, on the European market, the restriction of access of foreign companies to hydrocarbon reserves in Russia and Latin America (come back of the 'energy nationalism'), Total's policy for anticipating the increase of the world energy demand and the depletion of fossil fuel reserves. (J.S.)

  11. Nord Stream, the German-Russian oil pipeline under the Baltic Sea from the Swedish point of view

    Crone, Olivier

    2007-01-01

    Nord Stream is a 1.200 km long gas pipeline project between Russia and Germany through the Baltic Sea. It crosses the Swedish, Danish, and Finnish economic zones, and, at mid-way, comprises a control platform about which any traffic will be forbidden within a radius of 500 m. After having recalled some design aspects of this project, the author discusses whether it results in some energetic benefits for Sweden where the project has been a matter of debates on environmental and safety issues. It appears that Sweden is not interested at all in importing fossil energies, and that politicians are opposed to this project, but have no influence on it as the pipeline does not cross Swedish territorial waters. After having evoked the role of Gazprom as energetic weapon of the Russian foreign policy, the author discusses safety issues related to this pipeline and its control platform, and environmental risks as they are perceived by Sweden. Sweden indeed perceives the project infrastructure as being possibly used as a spying tool. As far as environmental issues are concerned, Nord Stream is to submit an environmental impact assessment to Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Germany and Russia. As a Swedish law could constrain and even impede the project, some alternate tracks are already envisaged and studied for the pipeline in order to minimise the environmental impact

  12. The EU internal market - a stake or a tool in European-Russian gas relations. The case of new member states gas

    Loskot-Stachota, Agata; Ramsay, William C.

    2011-06-01

    Since 2010 we have observed a new quality in EU energy policy. It is related to the European Commission's more or less direct engagement in the bilateral gas relations of a part of the new member states - Poland, Bulgaria and Lithuania - with Russia. Although the long term outcome of this activity of the EC is as yet unclear it seems to be important for several reasons. Firstly it might increase the possibilities of the enforcement of the EU's directives liberalising the internal gas market and specifically their implementation in individual gas agreements with suppliers from third countries (Gazprom). The consistency and determination of the EC in this field may be decisive for the future direction and depth of the liberalization of the EU gas market. Furthermore, present developments may lead to an increase in EU and specifically EC competence in the field of energy policy, especially its external dimension. So what lessons can we draw from recent Commission activities on the following issues: - Implementing EU gas market 2. and 3. liberalization packages and their main provisions - EU energy policy and its external dimension - recent developments and the EU's role - EU-Russia gas relations - where Russian and EU interests diverge. (authors)

  13. CHANGE OF PARADIGM IN UNDERGROUND HARD COAL MINING THROUGH EXTRACTION AND CAPITALIZATION OF METHANE FOR ENERGY PRODUCTION

    Valeriu PLESEA

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Besides oil and gas, coal is the most important fossil fuel for energy production. Of the energy mixture of our country, the internal production gas share is 80% of the required annual consumption, of about 14 billion cubic meters, the rest of 20% being insured by importing, by the Russian company Gazprom. The share of coal in the National Power System (NPS is of 24% and is one of the most profitable energy production sources, taking into account the continuous increase of gas price and its dependence on external suppliers. Taking into account the infestation of the atmosphere and global warming as effect of important release of greenhouse gas and carbon dioxide as a result of coal burning for energy production in thermal power plants, there is required to identify new solutions for keeping the environment clean. Such a solution is presented in the study and analysis shown in the paper and is the extraction and capitalization of methane from the coal deposits and the underground spaces remaining free after mine closures. Underground methane extraction is considered even more opportune because, during coal exploitation, large quantities of such combustible gas are released and exhausted into the atmosphere by the degasification and ventilation stations from the surface, representing and important pollution factor for the environment, as greenhouse gas with high global warming potential (high GWP of about 21 times higher than carbon dioxide.

  14. Knotted pipeline

    Beer, G.; Slovak, K.

    2006-01-01

    It is too early to speculate on where the Transpetrol shares will end up. The bankruptcy trustee of Yukos, Eduard Rebgun, has so far received three offers from Gazprom, the Rusneft oil company and the Penta private equity group via its Cyprian company. All three would like to gain control over the Slovak oil transporting company. As yet, no formal request from the Slovak Republic has been delivered to Moscow. By Trend's deadline, President Ivan Gasparovic and the Minister of Economy, Lubomir Jahnatek, were still negotiating in Moscow with the Russian President, Vladimir Putin. One of the topics on the agenda was the future of the company which transports Russian oil to Europe. Both Slovakia and Russia aim to gain control over the stock and the situation is locked in stalemate The stock in question is owned by the Dutch company, Yukos Finance. And although this company is owned by the bankrupt Yukos, the property rights are in the hands of foundation, Stichting Administratiekantoor Yukos International. Yukos Finance is not in bankruptcy and it is therefore difficult to detach the Yukos shares from the company assets. (authors)

  15. EGYPT AND RUSSIA - PROSPECTS FOR COOPERATION UNDER PRESIDENT ABDEL FATTAH EL-SISI

    Саад Ибрахим Халаф

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available In this article the author examines the dynamics of the evolution of the Egyptian policies following the "Arab Spring Revolutions" of 2011 especially after the inauguration of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and the new trends of the Egyptian Policies in both the domestic and the international Affairs. As the main focus of this article will be the special nature of the bilateral co-operation between both countries and the prospects of its development in the key areas. Over the past years, Egypt proved to be one of the biggest trade and economic partner of Russia in the Middle East. About 100 of vital industrial projects were built in Egypt with the assistance of the Soviet Union, as these projects nowadays play an important role in the Egyptian economy. The Russian-Egyptian relations have reached a qualitatively new level, establishing an active political dialogue at all levels including the contacts on the Presidential Level which led to the bilateral governmental agreements concerning a number of major projects including the modernization of the projects that were built by the assistance of USSR expertise, including the Aswan Hydropower stations, the creation of special industrial zones for production of Russian agricultural machinery and equipment’s for the Middle East and North Africa Countries on the Egyptian Land, increasing the grain deliveries to Egypt including wheat, delivery of liquefied natural gas by "Gazprom", construction and operation of the first nuclear power plant by the State Corporation "Rosatom" in northern Egypt.

  16. Gas-export potential will grow until domestic economies hike local demand

    Carson, M.; Stram, B.

    1993-01-01

    Prospects appear good for near-term growth of exportable natural-gas supplies for some member countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (C.I.S.). These conclusions are a result of Enron Corp.'s recent investigations in the C.I.S. and other former Soviet republics. They are based on data obtained in cooperation with Vinigaz, the research arm of the Russian state gas concern Gazprom, and from various other research and consulting groups. These studies indicate that gas-export potential will grow as local demand for gas shrinks in the C.I.S. (as the energy needs of the individual republics decline during the period of economic transition) and while the C.I.S.-area countries continue to require foreign currency to help fund redevelopment and reduce debt. This concluding of two articles reviews the economic outlook for outside investment in the oil, gas, and gas-liquids infrastructure and the role of natural-gas supply and price in the development of domestic and export markets

  17. Report on progress in creating the internal gas and electricity market. Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions

    2010-01-01

    In late 2008 and 2009, the world was hit by the financial and economic crisis. This had a direct impact on the demand for energy, causing unpredicted falls in the price of oil on the international markets. This, in turn, impacted on gas and electricity prices. A dispute between two companies outside the EU (Gazprom of Russia and Naftogaz of Ukraine) led to an unprecedented crisis in the EU's gas supply. Between 6 and 20 January 2009, gas flows from Russia to the EU via Ukraine were interrupted, affecting several Member States. 2009 was also an important year because the third internal energy market package was adopted on 13 July 2009. The third package strengthens the regulatory framework that is needed in order to make market opening fully effective, in the interest of achieving the lowest possible energy prices, better energy security and sustainability. This report discusses how the developments described above have impacted on the EU electricity and gas markets over the past year and how they are likely to affect market developments in the future.

  18. The European gas market at the 2008 prospects

    2004-11-01

    Because of the opening of European energy markets to competition and to the dynamism of gas consumption, the natural gas market has become very attractive. In parallel, the development of infrastructures (in particular for the LNG industry) offer setting up possibilities to newcomers. Moreover, the synergies linked to the gas/electricity convergence diminish the boundary between electricity and gas markets. In this context, the historical operators of European gas markets have to face the offensive of oil and electric power companies. This study tackles the following questions: what are the gas demand evolution prospects? What are the most attractive consumption areas? How gas prices will change in mid-term? What is the competitive intensity of national markets? Which commercial positioning is to be adopted? What future for dual offers? What is the advantage of regulated activities for operators? Who are the best positioned actors? What will be the mid-term role of Gazprom? What are the mid-term prospects of European market reconfiguration? This study analyses the strategy and positioning of the main European gas operators and shows their forces and weaknesses. It includes a financial comparison of the 20 main groups present in the European natural gas market. This analysis allows to propose 4 scenarios of mid-term evolution for this market. (J.S.)

  19. The strategies of development of electricity and natural gas providers in France. High gross prices, tariff maintenance...: how do alternate operators come through?

    2008-11-01

    This article presents the content of a market study which aimed at gathering and analysing key figures of the electricity and natural gas markets, at assessing the actual degree of opening to competition of these French markets, at comparing the position and offers of providers, at identifying the best commercial and marketing practices, and at assessing the impact of the GDF Suez merge and of the arrival of E.ON and Enel in France. A first volume addresses the strategic perspectives for electricity and natural gas providers on the French market: current status and perspectives of the French markets of electricity and natural gas, strategic orientations of operators, scenarios of reconfiguration of French markets of electricity and natural gas by 2012. The second volume proposes a deep analysis of position and perspectives of 22 electricity and natural gas providers: Alterna, Atel Energie, Direct Energie, Distrigaz, EDF, Electrabel, Electricite de Strasbourg, Enel, Enercoop, E.ON, Endesa, Gas Natural, Gaz de France, Gazprom, Gaz Electricite de Grenoble, HEWenergies, Poweo, Soregies, Tegaz, Usine d'Electricite de Metz, Vialis

  20. Russia's and the European union's gas interdependence. What balance between the market and geopolitics

    Finon, D.

    2006-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to review the interdependence relation-ship between Russia and the European Union in the area of gas, by distinguishing the Russian seller's power risk from the issue of short term security, which are often mistaken one for the other The goal is to measure the economic risk associated with the seller's dominant position in the European market to appreciate the relevance of responses that can be made by European countries or the European Union. Firstly, the basically different nature of Russia and of the European Union is described, as well as the role played by its energy resources in the assertion of Russia's political power Secondly there is an analysis of the Russian seller's elements of dependence on the European market, before reviewing, thirdly, the risk of exercising Gazprom's market power in Europe. In closing is a review of the relevance of possible actions by the European Union and member countries to reduce that risk by facilitating the densification of the Pan-european Network, the establishment of entry points and market integration. (author)

  1. Gas Exports in Turkmenistan

    Vasanczki, Luca Zs.

    2011-01-01

    The Caspian region has been at the center of attention since Europe began seeking alternative routes to natural-gas resources. Turkmenistan has the potential to become an important gas exporter to Europe. As a landlocked country, Turkmenistan until recently has relied on post-Soviet pipeline infrastructures. The Central Asian republic has been at the mercy of Moscow's energy policy, which overlaps its foreign policy. At the same time, the revenue from gas exports is an essential part of the Turkmen national budget. This prompted Ashgabat to look for energy partners bypassing Russian territories. It started to convey natural gas first to Iran and then to China. This gave Turkmenistan strong leverage vis-a-vis Moscow. Ashgabat has not decided to export every gas molecule eastward, but, in jeopardizing its relations with Moscow, it expects more than empty pledges from Europe. On the other hand, a simple question emerges: Does Europe really need alternative sources? The answer is in the hands of Gazprom and Russian policy-makers

  2. The gas crisis and South-East Europe. Review (in english) of the 'Mardi de l'IFRI' with Olivier Silla in Brussels, 10 March 2009; La crise gaziere et l'Europe du Sud-Est - Compte-rendu (en anglais) du mardi de l'Ifri autour de Olivier Silla a Bruxelles le 10 Mars 2009

    Nardon, L.

    2009-07-01

    In the gas crisis of January 2009, South-East Europe (SEE) was probably the region most impacted. It was therefore interesting to analyze how the region's energy sector and policy makers reacted and which lessons can be drawn from these days. It is pointed that SEE has a relatively low utilization of gas, but most countries in the region are highly dependent on one single supplier, Gazprom. Overall gas consumption in SEE is very limited in absolute terms and gas use is limited to industry and district heating in most cases. With the exception of Greece, and for a small part Croatia, gas is not used for electricity production in SEE, lessening the impact of the supply disruption for the region. Gas reaches the region via three main pipeline branches that all go through Ukraine but are not inter-linked (hence no possibility to bring gas from one branch to another). For the overall coordination and cooperation in the energy sector, the Energy Community plays an important role in SEE. Set up in 2006, it provides a flexible framework and helps reforming the region's energy sector. In the context of the Energy Community, SEE countries are obliged to introduce the EU attainments on energy. Moreover, the Energy Community also foresees ambitious goals for regional solidarity

  3. Geopolitics of European natural gas demand: Supplies from Russia, Caspian and the Middle East

    Bilgin, Mert, E-mail: mert.bilgin@bahcesehir.edu.t [Bahcesehir University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Political Science and International Relations Department, Ciragan Caddesi Besiktas, 34353 Istanbul (Turkey)

    2009-11-15

    This paper addresses issues of natural gas which raise questions about European energy security. It first focuses on the rising gas demand of the EU27 and elaborates alleged risks of dependence on Russia such as Gazprom's disagreement with Ukraine, which became an international gas crisis in January 2006 and also more recently in January 2009. Incentives and barriers of Europe's further cooperation with selected Caspian (Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan) and Middle Eastern (Iran, Iraq and Egypt) countries are discussed. Supplies from Caspian are analyzed with a particular focus on Russia's role and the vested interests in the region. Supplies from the Middle East are elaborated with regard to Iran's huge and Iraq's emerging potentials in terms of natural gas reserves and foreign direct investments in the energy sector. The geopolitical analysis leads to a conclusion that the best strategy, and what seems more likely, for the EU is to include at least two countries from Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Iran and Iraq within its natural gas supply system.

  4. Geopolitics of European natural gas demand. Supplies from Russia, Caspian and the Middle East

    Bilgin, Mert [Bahcesehir University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Political Science and International Relations Department, Ciragan Caddesi Besiktas, 34353 Istanbul (Turkey)

    2009-11-15

    This paper addresses issues of natural gas which raise questions about European energy security. It first focuses on the rising gas demand of the EU27 and elaborates alleged risks of dependence on Russia such as Gazprom's disagreement with Ukraine, which became an international gas crisis in January 2006 and also more recently in January 2009. Incentives and barriers of Europe's further cooperation with selected Caspian (Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan) and Middle Eastern (Iran, Iraq and Egypt) countries are discussed. Supplies from Caspian are analyzed with a particular focus on Russia's role and the vested interests in the region. Supplies from the Middle East are elaborated with regard to Iran's huge and Iraq's emerging potentials in terms of natural gas reserves and foreign direct investments in the energy sector. The geopolitical analysis leads to a conclusion that the best strategy, and what seems more likely, for the EU is to include at least two countries from Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Iran and Iraq within its natural gas supply system. (author)

  5. Should the Nabucco pipeline project be shelved?

    Barysch, K.

    2010-05-01

    It is easy to be pessimistic about the prospects of Nabucco, a pipeline designed to bring Caspian and possibly Middle Eastern gas to the EU. The financing is not yet secure, European gas demand is down, and the question of where Nabucco's gas will come from is open. Russia, meanwhile, is pushing hard for its rival South Stream pipeline. Nabucco would be good for the EU in various ways. It would make Central and East European countries a lot less dependent on Gazprom and increase the energy security of the EU as a whole. It could help reduce intra-EU divisions over Russia. It would underpin stronger ties between the EU and potential supplier countries such as Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan. It could help improve EU-Turkey relations. Many of the benefits that Nabucco would bring do not accrue to the companies that are trying to build it or the banks that lend the money for it. Therefore, the EU and its governments should back Nabucco more strongly, both politically and financially.

  6. Gas market is today strategical

    Darricarrere, Y.L.

    2006-01-01

    The energy market, and in particular the gas market, is today seething with excitement. In France, in Europe and in the rest of the world, the energy stakes are in the center of preoccupations. This article is an interview of Y.L. Darricarrere, general director of the gas and electricity division of Total group, who explains his opinions about the opening of European and French energy markets, presents the ambitions of Total group on these markets, and comments some recent events of the European energy scene: concentration between gas and electric utilities, the Suez and Gaz de France (GdF) project of merger, the risks linked with the coming in of national companies from producing countries, like Gazprom and Sonatrach, on the European market, the restriction of access of foreign companies to hydrocarbon reserves in Russia and Latin America (come back of the 'energy nationalism'), Total's policy for anticipating the increase of the world energy demand and the depletion of fossil fuel reserves. (J.S.)

  7. Russian-Estonian Economic and Investment Cooperation During the Crisis: Dynamics and Possibilities

    Nevskaya Anastasia

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The article deals with the development in Russian-Estonian relations during the crises of 2007 and 2014, taking into consideration the balance between political and economic factors in the decision-making by Estonian government. A number of special aspects, trends and problems in trade and investment ties are detected. The aim of the study is to uncover key motivation behind the actions of both Russia and Estonia, to identify the drivers for economic and political development in the region, and to work out recommendations to adjust them. The questions put forward by the authors of this article could not be more topical at the time, when Russian economic situation is obviously getting worse and capital flight (to the neighboring EU Member States is likely to increase. The method of the study is comparative analysis of the impact on economic ties made by Russian-Estonian crisis of 2007 and the current international tension around Ukraine. The regional fossil fuel market and the possibilities of Gazprom involvement in its development are also analyzed. It is concluded that political motives are still important for Estonian decisionmaking, though they are balanced out by measures of business support (despite some of these measures being taken by the EU bodies. The role of political factor for the Russian side is increasing. It is acknowledged that there is a growing number of missed economic opportunities in the Russian Northwest.

  8. Dinamika i perspektivy torgovo-jekonomicheskogo i investicionnogo sotrudnichestva Rossii i Jestonii v uslovijah krizisa

    Nevskaya A.

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available The article deals with the development in Russian-Estonian relations during the crises of 2007 and 2014, taking into consideration the balance between political and economic factors in the decision-making by Estonian government. A number of special aspects, trends and problems in trade and investment ties are detected. The aim of the study is to uncover key motivation behind the actions of both Russia and Estonia, to identify the drivers for economic and political development in the region, and to work out recommendations to adjust them. The questions put forward by the authors of this article could not be more topical at the time, when Russian economic situation is obviously getting worse and capital flight (to the neighboring EU Member States is likely to increase. The method of the study is comparative analysis of the impact on economic ties made by Russian-Estonian crisis of 2007 and the current international tension around Ukraine. The regional fossil fuel market and the possibilities of Gazprom involvement in its development are also analyzed. It is concluded that political motives are still important for Estonian decisionmaking, though they are balanced out by measures of business support (despite some of these measures being taken by the EU bodies. The role of political factor for the Russian side is increasing. It is acknowledged that there is a growing number of missed economic opportunities in the Russian Northwest.

  9. Razvitie gazovoj infrastruktury zarubezhnyh stran Vostochnoj Baltiki kak sposob povyshenija ih jenergeticheskoj bezopasnosti [Gas infrastructure development in the countries of East Baltic as a way to increase energy security

    Golyashev Alexander

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available In the context of regional gas infrastructure development this paper considers the issue of energy security of the countries of East Baltic, which depend heavily on a single energy supplier — Russia. In recent years, the countries of the region have announced several LNG terminal construction projects. The European Union will provide political and financial support to only one of these projects. The paper explores the role of gas and energy in the economy of the Eastern Baltic countries. The author concludes that the countries mostly dependent on Russian gas are Lithuania and Latvia. The announced LNG terminal projects are being reviewed in detail. Their necessity is estimated from the perspective of the current and future demand for natural gas, including the terms and conditions of contracts concluded with OAO Gazprom. Different scenarios and prospects for individual LNG terminal projects and associated pipeline infrastructure are evaluated. It is shown that the inability of countries to find a political compromise on this issue and the terms of existing contracts for Russian gas, as well as low domestic demand for gas hamper the implementation of a regional LNG terminal project even in the long term.

  10. Gas infrastructure development in the countries of East Baltic as a way to increase energy security

    Golyashev Alexander

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available In the context of regional gas infrastructure development this paper considers the issue of energy security of the countries of East Baltic, which depend heavily on a single energy supplier — Russia. In recent years, the countries of the region have announced several LNG terminal construction projects. The European Union will provide political and financial support to only one of these projects. The paper explores the role of gas and energy in the economy of the Eastern Baltic countries. The author concludes that the countries mostly dependent on Russian gas are Lithuania and Latvia. The announced LNG terminal projects are being reviewed in detail. Their necessity is estimated from the perspective of the current and future demand for natural gas, including the terms and conditions of contracts concluded with OAO Gazprom. Different scenarios and prospects for individual LNG terminal projects and associated pipeline infrastructure are evaluated. It is shown that the inability of countries to find a political compromise on this issue and the terms of existing contracts for Russian gas, as well as low domestic demand for gas hamper the implementation of a regional LNG terminal project even in the long term.

  11. Nord Stream 2: keeping the head cool

    Aoun, Marie-Claire

    2016-01-01

    Nord Stream 2 is the name of a project of a pipeline which will transport Russian natural gas into the European Union. The author first presents the context of this project announced during a forum in Saint Petersburg, and signed in september 2015 between Gazprom and several European stakeholders (Eon, BASF, Engie, Shell and OMV). The objective is for Moscow to secure its north-western European market on the long term. Some physical characteristics of the project are evoked, and the European dependence on gas imports is described. The author then discusses how European countries are divided about this project: some support it (like mainly Germany) while some others are fiercely against (Eastern European countries which complain about their loss of transfer revenues, or countries like Bulgaria, Greece and Italy about the loss of an alternative gas corridor). The project also faces legal obstacles related to patrimony separation and access of third parties to the network. Finally, and while mentioning other projects (Nord Stream 1 and South Stream), the author shows that the difficulties and problems faced by this project are a perfect illustration of a fractured European gas sector

  12. Russia - An elephant in the china shop? Russian gas relations with Ukraine; Russland - En elefant i glassmagasinet? Russiske gassrelasjoner med Ukraina

    Johansen, Roger

    2009-11-15

    This report looks into the question of whether Russia uses gas as a means of solving political conflicts in its bilateral relations with Ukraine. The report explores both gas relations and central political conflicts between the two countries. All relations are followed from the end of 1991 to the beginning of 2009. Neoclassical realism and complex interdependence are used to separate political and economic motives. The main part of the empirical material supports complex interdependence and the contention that Russia struggles to keep the gas sector and political conflicts separated. Ukraine has throughout the period been heavily indebted partly as a consequence of excess consumption of gas which the country has had problems paying for. Gazprom has clearly had an economic incentive to demand payment for this gas. However, due to Ukraine's position as a transit country for the bulk of Russian gas export, Russia has been very vulnerable. In instances when supplies to Ukraine have been reduced, Ukraine has compensated by diverting some volumes intended for Europe, which again has led to financial loss for Russia, and a dent in the image of Russia as a reliable gas provider for Europe. This vulnerability can explain why Russia has used much time and effort on negotiations and compromises with Ukraine within the gas sector during the period considered in this report.

  13. Energy polarization and popular representation. Evidence from the Russian Duma

    Grigoriadis, Theocharis N.; Torgler, Benno

    2009-01-01

    In this article we introduce the term 'energy polarization' to explain the politics of energy market reform in the Russian Duma. Our model tests the impact of regional energy production, party cohesion and ideology, and electoral mandate on the energy policy decisions of the Duma deputies (oil, gas, and electricity bills and resolution proposals) between 1994 and 2003. We find a strong divide between Single-Member District (SMD) and Proportional Representation (PR) deputies High statistical significance of gas production is demonstrated throughout the three Duma terms and shows Gazprom's key position in the post-Soviet Russian economy. Oil production is variably significant in the two first Dumas, when the main legislative debates on oil privatization occur. There is no constant left-right continuum, which is consistent with the deputies' proclaimed party ideology. The pro- and anti-reform poles observed in our Poole-based single dimensional scale are not necessarily connected with liberal and state-oriented regulatory policies, respectively. Party switching is a solid indicator of Russia's polarized legislative dynamics when it comes to energy sector reform. (author)

  14. Effect of long-term impact-loading on mass, size, and estimated strength of humerus and radius of female racquet-sports players: a peripheral quantitative computed tomography study between young and old starters and controls.

    Kontulainen, Saija; Sievänen, Harri; Kannus, Pekka; Pasanen, Matti; Vuori, Ilkka

    2003-02-01

    Bone characteristics of the humeral shaft and distal radius were measured from 64 female tennis and squash players and their 27 age-, height-, and weight-matched controls with peripheral quantitative tomography (pQCT) and dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). The players were divided into two groups according to the starting age of their tennis or squash training (either before or after menarche) to examine the possible differences in the loading-induced changes in bone structure and volumetric density. The following pQCT variables were used: bone mineral content, total cross-sectional area of bone (TotA), cross-sectional area of the marrow cavity (CavA) and that of the cortical bone (CoA), cortical wall thickness (CWT), volumetric density of the cortical bone (CoD) and trabecular bone (TrD), and torsional bone strength index for the shaft (BSIt) and compressional bone strength index for the bone end (BSIc). These bone strength indices were compared with the DXA-derived areal bone mineral density (aBMD) to assess how well the latter represents the effect of mechanical loading on apparent bone strength. At the humeral shaft, the loaded arm's greater bone mineral content (an average 19% side-to-side difference in young starters and 9% in old starters), was caused by an enlarged cortex (CoA; side-to-side differences 20% and 9%, respectively). The loaded humerus seemed to have grown periosteally (the CavA did not differ between the sites), leading to 26% and 11% side-to-side BSIt differences in the young and old starters, respectively. CoD was equal between the arms (-1% difference in both player groups). The side-to-side differences in the young starters' bone mineral content, CoA, TotA, CWT, and BSIt were 8-22% higher than those of the controls and 8-14% higher than those of the old starters. Old starters' bone mineral content, CoA, and BSIt side-to-side differences were 6-7% greater than those in the controls. The DXA-derived side-to-side aBMD difference was 7

  15. A comunidade de peixes de um riacho de Floresta com Araucária, alto rio Iguaçu, sul do Brasil The fish community in an Araucaria Forest stream, upper Iguaçu River basin, southern Brazil

    Vinicius Abilhoa

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Foram avaliadas a composição, a dieta, as táticas alimentares e ocupação espacial da ictiofauna em um pequeno riacho dentro de um remanescente de Floresta com Araucária. Seis espécies de peixes foram coletadas, pertencentes a três ordens e quatro famílias, totalizando 110 exemplares. No ambiente de corredeira foram coletados e observados apenas Trichomycterus castroi Pinna, 1992 and Trichomycterus davisi Haseman, 1911, enquanto que no ambiente de remanso foram observados e capturados exemplares de Astyanax aff. scabripinnis (sensu Eigenmann, 1921, Astyanax totae Haluch & Abilhoa, 2005, Trichomycterus castroi Pinna, 1992, T. davisi, Phalloceros caudimaculatus (Hensel, 1868 e Jenynsia eigenmanni Haseman, 1911. Dezoito itens alimentares de origem autóctone, seis de alóctone e três de origem incerta foram identificados e tiveram sua freqüência de ocorrência calculada. Uma grande quantidade de itens exclusivos foi registrada, todavia os insetos constituíram a base alimentar mais importante, principalmente na forma de fragmentos e estágios imaturos (larvas e pupas, o que permitiu inferências a respeito de sobreposição alimentar. As espécies registradas no riacho foram classificadas em quatro guildas tróficas e quatro grupos funcionais. As espécies estudadas são capazes de utilizar diversos recursos alimentares e microambientes, o que é favorecido provavelmente pelo seu pequeno porte. O remanescente florestal estudado exerce grande importância no fornecimento de alimento, hábitats e refúgios, fatores importantes para manutenção da biota aquática.The species composition, diet, feeding tactics, and spatial occupation of fishes in a headwater stream which flows within a remaining fragment of Araucaria Forest were studied. One hundred and ten fishes of six species were collected, members of three orders and four families. In riffle areas, only Trichomycterus castroi Pinna, 1992 and Trichomycterus davisi Haseman, 1911 were

  16. El web 2.0 com a distòpia en la recent internet

    Toni Cambra

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available El terme web 2.0 ha passat a formar part recentment del llenguatge associat a internet. De semàntica imprecisa, vol capturar un moment en l'esdevenir de la xarxa en què l'usuari se n'erigeix en element dinamitzador central en virtut d'un augment de la seua capacitat d'expressió, interacció i participació, afavorit per certes tecnologies de recent aparició. No obstant això, certes veus i autors es mostren crítics amb la deriva actual, a la qual acusen de portar aparellada tota una sèrie d'efectes que, lluny de considerar-se desitjables, qüestionarien la idoneïtat evolutiva de la mateixa internet. Expressions com aplanament cultural, culte a l'amateur o intel·ligència col·lectiva (entesa aquesta pejorativament s'amalgamen per a envoltar el terme web 2.0 d'una aurèola de ressonàncies distòpiques. En aquest article es vol relativitzar part dels arguments esgrimits que constituirien aquesta visió distòpica del web 2.0, en situar la reflexió sobre internet en un horitzó de discussió alternatiu que ens permeta comprendre el fenomen sense sucumbir al pessimisme que hi pareix subjaure, d'acord amb la visió de tals autors. Lluny de pressuposar-hi un telos al qual hauria d'obeir-ne el desenvolupament, es defén una comprensió d'internet com a camp pragmàtic d'experimentació, que es legitima en tant que "camí" i no com a "destí" de cap esdevenir implícit o esperable. Text complet (PDF

  17. Li tter Fall i n A Pri mary an d Two Logged -over Lowland Tropical Rainfore sts in Pasirmayang, Jam bi.

    UPIK ROSALI NA WAS R IN

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available Litte r accu mulatio n in a prim ary and a log g ed-ove r lo wland dipterocarp fore st at Pa si rmayang, Ja mbi wa s measu red u sin g the litte r trap met hod . In the p rimary fore st , tra p s were placed in fou r d istinc t areas, reflectin g th e su ccess ion stages of the fo rest fr om building t o mat u ration. In the logged-over fo re st , litter p roduc tion w a s measured at two differe nt si tes, one cut in 197 9/1980 a nd t h e second i n 1 983/1984. In the prim ary fore st , ave rage litter production during the ob serv ation period wa s 925 g m"2yr '. In the lo gged -over f o r e st , ave rage l itte r production wa s 721 g m '2 yr1 for t h e sit e cut in 1979 /198 0 and 70 6 g m '2 yr1 f o r the site cut in 19 83/1 984 . Leave s com p ri sed the major con tri butor of litter wit h 67% of tota l litter produced in t h e pri m ary forest, 67% of total litter i n the 1979/ 1980 cut log g ed-o ver fore st, and 65 % of total li tter in the 1983/1984 cut logged-over fore st . The pu rp ose of the stu dy wa s to use litte r fa ll a s a measure of forest pro ductivi ty to a ssess the recovery of log g ed -over forests and , t o pro v ide a basi s for co mpariso n o f forest-de rived land practices for app ropriate fo re st manage ment stra tegies .

  18. Minutes of the 2. Meeting of the WPRS / EGRPANS / Sodium Fast Reactor Task Force (SFR)

    Ivanov, Evgeny; Kereszturi, Andras; Pataki, I.; Tota, A.; Vertes, P.; Kim, Taek K.; Taiwo, T.A.; Kugo, Teruhiko; Lee, Yi Kang; Messaoudi, Nadia; Michel-Sendis, Franco; ); Pascal, Vincent; Buiron, Laurent; Varaine, Frederic; Ponomarev, Alexander

    2012-01-01

    Five organizations (SCK/CEN, KIT, KFKI, CEA, ANL) participated in the Sodium-cooled fast reactor (SFR) Benchmark calculations and all results were collected and compiled by CEA and ANL. The compiled results of the large size cores and medium size cores were presented by V. Pascal (CEA) and T. K. Kim (ANL), respectively. Separately, A. Kereszturi presented his recently updated results. It was observed that there is wide variation in core multiplication factor, kinetics parameters, and reactivity feedback coefficients. In particular, compared to the CEA results, ANL calculated smaller k-eff, Doppler constant, but higher sodium void worth and control rod worth. The core modeling issue (heterogeneous vs. homogeneous) and solution method (diffusion vs. transport) were identified as the potential reasons of these discrepancies, including the minor impacts from the depletion chains and lumped fission product modeling. All participants agreed that additional investigation was needed to identify the reasons of these discrepancies. In addition, V. Pascal presented the informative notes of the reactivity feedback calculations methodology proposed by CEA. This document brings together the 5 presentations (slides) given at this meeting: 1 - SFR Task Force : Core behavior during transient as a function of power size and fuel nature (L. Buiron, V. Pascal, F. Varaine); 2 - Sodium Fast Reactor core Feedback and Transient response (SFRFT) Expert Group: preliminary benchmark results for large cores (L. Buiron, V. Pascal, F. Varaine); 3 - Numerical Benchmark Results for 1000 MWth Sodium-cooled Fast Reactor (T.K. Kim and T.A. Taiwo); 4 - Preliminary results of the WPRS Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactor Benchmark problems (A. Kereszturi, I. Pataki, A. Tota, P. Vertes); 5 - SFR Task Force : proposal for Feedback coefficients estimation methodology (L. Buiron, V.Pascal, F. Varaine)

  19. Calvin as an exegete of Scripture: a few remarks with reference to Calvin research in general

    V. E. d’Assonville

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Calvin did not start his famous vocation as an interpreter of Scripture with Scripture itself. After a thorough training in interpreting classical literature as a philologist, he made his debut before turning 23, with a highly respected commentary on Seneca’s “De Clementia”. His focus shifted to Scripture shortly thereafter. Certain features of his exegetical approach as part of his “Word of God theology” can thus be observed, especially as they relate to his use of the concept of “doctrina”. His exegesis used not only the principle of “sola Scriptura” as point of departure, but also the principle of “tota Scriptura”, i.e. to take the whole of Scripture into account when expositing a certain biblical text. For Calvin the original intention of the writer of a particular (Bible book is of crucial importance. The exegesis should be done using a sound theological-methodological, historical-grammatical method. Knowledge of the original lang- uages of Scripture is therefore a prerequisite for any exegesis. In his exegesis Calvin emphasises the point that Scripture as the Word of God and the Holy Spirit cannot be separated. As the truth is simple, Calvin avoids any traces of allegory in his exegetical activities and aims to keep his exegesis and ex- position of Scripture simple, brief, clear and understandable – exegesis should always exhibit the quality of clarity and brevity. In all exegesis, Scripture as the Word of God should be accepted as the final authority on any issue, not the church as institute.

  20. La morfologia i els seus conceptes en l'ensenyament secundari: tractaments habituals | Morphology and its Concepts in Secondary Education: Common Treatments

    Abelard Saragossà

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Resum Este article descriu les anomalies metodològiques més freqüents que apareixen en l’ensenyament secundari quan tracta els conceptes de la morfologia (o flexió, o accidents gramaticals. En la concepció històrica, es reduïx a sis nocions: gènere, nombre i cas (nom; temps i concordança (verb; comparació i concordança (adjectiu. Després d’exposar què tenen en comú les dos maneres d’expressar-los ({pensaré contra I will think}, {longer contra més llarg}, el treball mostra que els manuals actuals contenen dos idees de la morfologia, diferents i incompatibles entre elles: la tradicional i aquella en què el morfema (unitat significativa implica tota la lingüística excepte el fonema (unitat no significativa. Este article es complementa amb el de Sara Martínez Fraile, que oferix una alternativa. Abstract This article describes methodological anomalies that appear frequently in secondary school when the concepts of morphology (or inflection, or grammatical accidents are treated. Morphological concepts are six concepts in historical conception: gender, number and case (name; time and agreement (verb; comparison and agreement (adjective. After exposing what the two ways of expressing them have in common ({pensaré against I will think}, {longer against més llarg}, the present study shows that manuals contain two conceptions of morphology, which are different and incompatible: the traditional one and the one in which the morpheme (meaningful unit involves all language except the phoneme (unit without meaning. This article is complemented by Sara Martinez Fraile, which offers an alternative.

  1. Sensitivity of Velocity Picking on 4th Order Non Hyperbolic Move out Correction

    Enuma, C.; Hope, R.; Idoko, P.

    2003-01-01

    Long offset processing has become the standard for TotaFinaElf in the Deep Offshore Nigeria. The advantage of having longer offsets are numerous; higher fold of coverage, improved S/N improved AVA analysis, less multiple contamination etc. A key element in successful long offset processing is the higher order velocity picking. In classical processing of seismic data with standard 2nd order terms for NMO correction, and outer mute at approximately 27 degrees, not to include non flattened events is required. By applying 3 terms 4th order anisotropic non hyperbolic corrections, angles out to 50-60 degrees may be flattened and can be very useful. Typically in modern 3D seismic data processing velocities are picked every 1km or 0.5km. a test was carried out to study the effect of the lateral velocity pick spacing required to properly flatten events at longer offsets. The evaluation of the test w3as carried out by loading all the CMP gathers along the line on a workstation as a 3D so that the flatness on pre-stack could be studied. The analysis showed that for 2nd order NMO 0.5km spacing is adequate to properly interpolate and flatten events at all CMP gathers along the line. However it was shown that for more advanced processing, such as the 4th order anisotropic three terms non hyperbolic velocity corrections, a more dense lateral velocity picking would be advantageous in terms of flattening of reflections. This presentation show how important long offset processing is and especially the importance of velocity picking

  2. El projecte fundacional del monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes i el palau de la reina Elisenda de Montcada a través de dos inventaris del 1364

    Castellano-Tresserra, Anna

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The intention of this paper is to revisit two known inventories of the Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Pedralbes, written in 1364 at the time of the death of both Queen Elisenda of Montcada and the abbess,Francesca Saportella. Drawing together these two texts with other documents and complementary studies of the history and architecture of the siteclearly reveals that the founding and initial design of the site were the result of a previously conceived overall plan, behind which the queen’s devotional life and work can be surmised. The religious community, represented by the abbess Francesca Saportella, participated in the project, as did other noblewomen who accompanied the queen and the abbess in their objective.[ca] Aquest treball pretén dur a terme una relectura de dos inventaris ja coneguts del Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes, redactats a la mort de la reina i de l’abadessa Francesca Saportella l’any 1364. La posada en comú dels dos textos, amb el suport d’altres documents i estudis complementaris, en el marc actual dels coneixements de què es disposa sobre l’evolució històrica i arquitectònica de l’indret, permet observar amb tota claredat que la fundació i confi guració del conjunt inicial va respondre a un pla preconcebut en la seva globalitat, rere del qual s’endevina de forma clara el projecte vital i devocional de la sobirana, compartit per la comunitat religiosa, representada per la seva abadessa, Francesca Saportella, i per algunes dones de la noblesa, que les van acompanyar en el seu propòsit.

  3. Review of the Soviet gas industry in 1990

    Sagers, M.J.

    1991-01-01

    Soviet production of natural gas increased by only 18.6 billion cubic meters (2.3%) in 1990, from 796.1 billion cubic meters (BCM) to 814.7 BCM. This was the smallest annual increment and the lowest rate of growth in more than two decades. During the 1980s, annual growth typically had been in the 6-8% range, with yearly increments of 40-50 BCM. Of the national total in 1990, enterprises of the Gazprom Concern (formerly the Ministry of the Gas Industry) produced 748.0 BCM, while the Ministry of Oil and Gas produced 66.7 BCM; the latter would be mostly associated gas. Given the USSR's ample resource base, it appears that the Soviet economy is experiencing increasing problems absorbing natural gas, particularly as Soviet aggregate economic output falls along with total energy consumption. During the 1980s, when the gas industry was growing so rapidly, the Soviets absorbed the massive increments in gas supply by directing most of it to a few very large consumers - electric power stations, iron and steel plants, and nitrogenous fertilizer centers. Currently, 54.3% of gas is used for electric power generation; 32.6% in industry; and only 13.1% by the housing and municipal sector. Although the share of housing units using either natural gas or LPG (liquefied petroleum gas-butane and propane) is fairly high in the Soviet Union - 84.8% - this is mostly for cooking rather than heating, so gas use per unit is relatively small. Another problem is that the availability of gas among households is very uneven across the republics and between rural and urban areas. A table gives statistics on gas production in various regions from 1970-1990

  4. Trends in coal use - global, EU and Poland

    Suwała, Wojciech; Wyrwa, Artur; Olkuski, Tadeusz

    2017-11-01

    That aim of this paper is to compare trends in global, European use of coal with tendencies in Poland, one of heavy coal dependent countries. Polish power generation is unique among OECD countries, the share of both hard coal and lignite in power generation reaches 81% [1]. Climate policy of European Union is to phase out intensive greenhouse gases sectors, thus to transform Polish power generation into less carbon intensive. Although such policy is generally accepted in Poland, the paste and practically proposed regulation that excludes coal generation from capacity mechanisms, is considered as threat to energy security. Coal is the base for generation for one simple reason, abundant in European scale hard coal reserves and significant capacities in lignite. Natural gas reserves allow to supply about 1/3 of consumption, but prices and supplies dependent hitherto on contracts with GAZPROM did not allow to develop significant generation capacities. Renewable resources are limited, there is not much possibilities for hydro, wind and solar. Poland is also one of the countries of poor air quality, traditional coal based space heating systems plus obsolete car fleet generate vast emissions, especially during the winter. Only recently this became top priority of environmental authorities. This situation is subject to transformation, government, managers are aware that the role of coal needs to be decreased, but there are two main questions, the paste of transformation and the future energy mix. The paper attempts to answer the question whether the expected changes in Polish energy mix are comparable or differ from the global and European tendencies.

  5. Serbian oil sector: A new energy policy regulatory framework and development strategies

    Karovic Maricic, Vesna; Danilovic, Dusan; Lekovic, Branko

    2012-01-01

    Serbia has established a great part of new legislative and institutional framework as a basis for all energy sub-sectors' development in compliance with EU energy acquis. Main objectives of Serbian energy policy outlined in the new Energy Law are focused to increasing the energy supply security, energy efficiency, competitiveness of the energy market, use of renewable energy sources and environmental protection. Further steps of Serbia toward full EU membership concerning the new energy policy regulatory framework involve implementing and enforcing legislation. Besides considering the issue of Serbian energy policy and degree of its framework's alignment with the EU acquis, this paper provides an overview of new development strategies in the oil sector. The aim of Gazprom neft, a majority owner of the Petroleum industry of Serbia, is to increase crude oil production to 3 million tonnes, refining and sales volume of petroleum products to 5 million tonnes by 2020. Strategic development projects in crude oil and petroleum products transportation are: petroleum product pipeline construction in Serbia and Pan-European oil pipeline. The basic prerequisites for oil supply security, regarding the future high dependency of Serbian economy on imported oil, are establishment of the emergency oil stocks and diversification of supply sources. - Highlight: ► New energy policy regulatory framework significantly complied with EU acquis. ► Full EU membership requires implementing and enforcing new energy legislation. ► NIS-Gazpromneft has defined ambitious oil sector's development programmes to 2020. ► Supply security requires mandatory oil stocks and supply source diversification.

  6. Russia's natural gas policy toward Northeast Asia: Rationales, objectives and institutions

    Shadrina, Elena

    2014-01-01

    The article examines the institutional dimensions of Russia's gas policy toward Northeast Asia (NEA During the liberal economic reforms of the 1990s, development of natural gas deposits in the Russian Far East was made possible under the scheme of production sharing agreements (PSA). However, new PSAs were banned in Russia even before the advent of state capitalism in the early 2000s. This was, to a large extent, the result of strong anti-PSA lobbying led by the domestic energy business elite. Consequently, Russia's gas policy in the east began evolving from being project-specific toward being region-specific. Contemporary Russian gas policy toward NEA relies upon domestic (national and regional) and external institutions. In 2009, following the completion of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Sakhalin, Russia entered NEA gas markets. Transformations in the international gas markets facilitated the establishment of a two-pattern gas export policy in Russia in 2013. Under this policy, Russia's EU-oriented pipeline gas export remains monopolised by Gazprom, while Asia-oriented LNG export is partially liberalised. Russia has not been experiencing institutional discrepancy in NEA gas markets. However, as the markets evolve toward greater coordination, a rational option for Russia is to genuinely liberalise its gas policy. - Highlights: • Russia–EU institutional inconsistency has accelerated Russia's gas export diversification. • Institutions for regional development are an important component of Russia's gas policy in Asia. • Transformations in globalising gas markets induced Russia's limited gas export liberalisation. • Genuine gas policy liberalisation can facilitate the attainment of Russia's goals in Asia

  7. Russian Federation [National and regional programmes on the production of hydrogen using nuclear energy

    NONE

    2013-03-15

    The Russian Federation, one of the world's big energy superpowers, is rich in natural energy resources. It has the largest known natural gas reserves of any country on earth, representing 32% of the world's proven reserves. Furthermore, it has, with 157 billion t, the world's second largest coal reserves (10% of the explored coal reserves). The Russian Federation is the largest oil producer of the non-OPEC countries, and the second largest in the world after Saudi Arabia. It has the biggest oil shale reserves in Europe, equal to 35.47 billion t of shale oil. Last but not least, it possesses 8% of the proven uranium reserves. In recent years, the Russian Federation has identified the gas sector as being of key strategic importance. The share of natural gas as a primary energy source is remarkably high compared with the rest of world. Gazprom has a monopoly for the natural gas pipelines and has the exclusive rights to export natural gas, and thus controls their access to the European market. The total primary energy consumption in the Russian Federation was 665 Mtoe in 2007, down from 871 Mtoe in 1990, with 55% covered by natural gas, 20% by oil and 15% by coal. It is the world's fourth largest electricity producer after the USA, China and Japan. In 2007, it produced 1013 TW.h of electricity. Roughly 67% of the Russian Federation's electricity is generated by thermal plants, 17% by hydropower and 17% by nuclear reactors. The Russian Federation is the world's leading net energy exporter and a major supplier to the European Union. In the Russian Federation, about 40% of electric power and 85% of heat supply, mainly in cogeneration, is covered by regional power industries with power plant units of {approx}300 MW(th).

  8. The changing structure of the Russian oil and gas sector: the response of Western investors

    Lavers, B.A.

    1997-01-01

    The structure of the Russian oil and gas sector has changed dramatically in the last two years. The first step was the consolidation of the majority of Russia's upstream and downstream companies and associations into vertically integrated companies (VICs). The second step was the acquisition, initially through loans for shares schemes, of controlling interests in some of the larger VICs by major banks. This has resulted in the creation of extremely powerful industrial groupings and radically altered the strategy and management philosophy of the component production and refining associations. The VICs are gradually taking over the trading functions previously carried out by independent registered exporters and relationships are changing with the transportation monopoly, Transneft, which has itself devolved some of its powers to the Federal Energy Service. Gazprom is also changing and has recently been obliged to open its gas pipeline network to third party users. As the production sharing legislation slowly works its way through parliament, the industries' goals have undergone a subtle change; whereas, at inception, the primary objective was to create a legal and fiscal framework to encourage inward investment from western oil companies, latterly the main emphasis has been on encouraging domestic investment by improving the tax regime for selected components within the VICs. The growing strength of the VICs is steadily improving their prospects of raising direct equity and debt finance in the West. This, in turn, reduces the need and hence opportunities for major western operated new projects, except in fields with extreme technological and environmental challenges, where they may still be welcome. (Author)

  9. Global energy security and the implications for the EU

    Umbach, Frank

    2010-01-01

    The following article will analyse the global and geopolitical dimensions of the future international energy security and its implications for Europe and the EU-27. In this context, I will discuss to which extent the EU's newly proclaimed 'Energy Action Plan' of the EU Spring summit of 2007 and its declared common energy (foreign) policy are a sufficient strategy to cope with the new global and geopolitical challenges. The article concludes the following: (1) The interlinkage between globally designed traditional energy security concepts - that rely just on economic factors and 'market-strategies' - and domestic as well as regional political stability demands new thinking with regard to both energy supply security and foreign and security policies. (2) Although after the Russian-Ukrainian gas conflict in January 2006, energy security has forced its way up the European energy and foreign policy agendas, the EU-27 member states have largely failed to forge a coherent European energy security and energy foreign policy strategy after their Spring summit of 2007 because its declared political solidarity has been still lacking. But the 2nd Strategic Energy Review of November 2008 has recommended new initiatives to overcome this lack by promoting concrete infrastructure and other projects for enhancing Europe's supply security and its political solidarity as part of a common energy (foreign) policy. If the EU is able to implement the March 2007 and November 2008 decisions, the EU oil and gas demand will drastically reduce and freeze at current levels. In this case, Putin's energy policies by using Russia's energy resources and pipeline monopolies as a political instrument to enforce its economic and geopolitical interests will be proved as self-defeating in Russia's long-term strategic interests. It will reduce Gazprom's gas exports to a much smaller EU gas market than originally forecasted as the result of a deliberate EU policy of decreasing its overall gas demand and

  10. Energetic dialog EU and Russia slows

    Hirman, K.

    2004-01-01

    European Union maintains an individual dialog with Russia about cooperation in energy sphere since joint summit in Paris in October 2000. Both sides agreed there to create four export groups: for energy strategy, investments, infrastructure and technologies, efficiency and ecology. European Union expects that Russia will unequivocally take over the obligations by creation of suitable climate for investors. European Union considers as key preconditions the restructuring of the largest national monopoles. These conditions are also the important component of asking strategy of EU by the discussions about integration of Russia to WTO. One of the most important requests of Brussels is the restructuring of Gazprom concern, what means its division to mining and transport part. Russian part refuses all steps in this sphere. Author analyses the strategic interests of Russian government and of president Putin by planning and mining of oil and gas as like as by investments to the pipelines and gas lines. International Energetic Agency (IEA) assumes that the investments to oil and gas mining in Russia will be around 330 million USD till 2030. The similar situation is also in oil sector. More than half of huge oil deposits with the highest output are already mined. The oil mining in Russia reached 421 million tons in 2003. According to pessimistic estimations the gas mining will reach from 550 to 560 billion m 3 in the following decades, according to optimistic scenario it can reach up to 730 billion m 3 per year. In this case the netto export of oil from Russia could rise from present around 175 billion m 3 to 280 billion m 3 in 2030. IEA warns that these plans should be fulfilled only if massive foreign investments enter this sector. IEA also warns before concerns of investors about Russian legislation, property protection, cooperative regulation and transparentness of undertaking. Proposed pipelines among Russia, Near East, Africa and European Union are shown

  11. Underground Gas Storage in the World 2013 (fifth edition)

    Cornot-Gandolphe, Sylvie

    2013-06-01

    Since its first publication in 1990, 'Underground Gas Storage in the World' has been the industry's reference on underground gas storage (UGS). The updated 2013 edition includes in-depth CEDIGAZ's analyses of the latest developments and trends in the storage industry all over the world as well as extensive country analyses with complete datasets including current, under construction and planned Underground Gas Storage facilities in 48 countries. It describes the 688 existing storage facilities in the world and the 236 projects under construction and planned. Future storage demand and its main drivers are presented at global and regional levels. The study builds on the CEDIGAZ Underground Gas Storage Database, the only worldwide Underground Gas Storage database to be updated every year. This document summarizes the key findings of the Survey which includes four main parts: The first part gives an overview of underground gas storage in the world at the beginning of 2013 and analyzes future storage needs by 2030, at regional and international levels. The second part focuses on new trends and issues emerging or developing in key storage markets. It analyzes the emerging storage market in China, reviews the storage business climate in Europe, examines Gazprom's storage strategy in Europe, and reviews recent trends in storage development in the United States. The third part gives some fundamental background on technical, economic and regulatory aspects of gas storage. The fourth part gives a countrywide analysis of the 48 countries in the world holding underground gas storage facilities or planning storage projects. 48 countries are surveyed with 688 existing UGS facilities, 256 projects under construction or planned

  12. Risk Monitoring and Evaluation of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) in Agro-products%湖北省农产品中多溴联苯醚的风险监测与安全评估

    闻胜; 彭西甜; 李永刚; 胡定金; 彭立军; 龚艳

    2016-01-01

    206 food samp1es of five anima1 origin (fish,pork,eggs,duck eggs and mi1k) taken from seventeen cities in Hubei Province were ana1yzed by Soxh1et extraction-sing1e co1umn purification-negative ion chemica1 ionization (NCI)-1ow reso1ution GC/MS method. The PBDE 1eve1s of fish in Hubei were 1ower than those in other regions in China. On the principa1 compo-nent ana1ysis, BDE-183,BDE-153 and BDE-47 were the main homo1ogues, and accounted for 47.56%, 20.18% and 11.73%of tota1 PBDEs respective1y. The main sources of po11ution were the re1ease of PBDEs from the production process of furniture and auto parts. Dai1y dietary intakes of PBDEs for the Hubei residents were estimated by mu1tip1ying the measured concentra-tions of PBDEs in food with the dai1y consumption data of the residents. The main sources of dietary intake were pork (47%) and eggs (44%).%采用索氏抽提-单一色谱柱净化-负离子化学电离源(NCI)-气质(GC/MS)方法对湖北省地区的17个市(州)的5种动物性食品(鲫鱼\\猪肉\\鸡蛋\\鸭蛋\\牛奶)共计206个样品进行监测分析。主成分分析表明,湖北省动物性食品中PBDEs主要同系物为BDE-183(47.56%),BDE-153(20.18%)和BDE-47(11.73%),根据其污染特征确定主要污染源为家具\\汽车配件生产过程中释放的PBDEs。将食品中PB-DEs的污染水平与动物性食品消费状况相结合,估算湖北省居民通过饮食摄入PBDEs的情况,确定猪肉(47%)和鸡蛋(44%)对全省居民饮食摄入PBDEs贡献最大。

  13. Algo mas sobre la enfermedad y muerte de José Eustasio Rivera

    Humberto Roselli Quijano

    2003-03-01

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    José Eustasio Rivera nació en Neiva el 19 de febrero de 1888. Cursó la primaria en el Colegio de Santa Librada en su ciudad natal y el bachillerato en la Escuela Normal de Bogotá.
    Posteriormente estudió derecho en la Universidad Nacional y se graduó de abogado en 1917. En 1921 publicó "Tierra de Promisión", su admirable libro de sonetos y al año siguiente fue designado Secretario
    de la Comisión de Limites con Venezuela; en 1924 publicó La Vorágine y en 1928 fue nombrado delegado de la Conferencia Internacional de Emigración de la Habana. Se trasladó enseguida a Nueva York en donde transcurrieron los últimos meses de su vida, habiendo fallecido el 1 de diciembre de 1928, a las 12:50, a los 40 años y 9 meses de su edad.

    Rivera, por su profesión de abogado, atendía cuantiosos pleitos en los Llanos de Casanare, por lo cual permanecía largas temporadas en Sogamaso, puerta de entrada a Los Llanos, alojándose en la pensión de doña Adriana Camargo de Albarracín o en la quinta de su amigo Lisandro Durán que quedaba en las estribaciones que cierran el valle hacia el noroeste. Con el señor Durán compartían fraternalmente la afición por la cinegética, a la que ambos rendían culto en los cerros que rodean la laguna de Tota.
    Es sabido que Rivera padeció en varias ocasiones crisis de delirio agudo febril con convulsiones en una de las cuales falleció en Nueva York. Otra le había sobrevenido en 1918 en Orocué; luego se le repitió en Sogamaso en 1920 en que fue atendido por el Dr. Julio Sandoval, distinguido médico de la localidad. La crisis se repitió con características de gravedad en Purificación, Tolima, en marzo de 1921...

  14. La poesía catalana contemporània: Un breu itinerari a la recerca d1una tradició

    Xavier Farré

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Totes les literatures del món occidental pateixen la síndrome del moviment. Quan hi ha un corrent que predomina, els autors en voga utilitzen tots els mitjans perquè el lector oblidi que hi ha altres manifestacions literàries que o bé són diferents, o bé havien estat interessants immediatament abans d’ells. Cauen en la vella rutina de voler matar els pares. Aquest fet és cada cop més evident en el món modern, on els mitjans de comunicació s’han convertit de vegades en els grans aliats de les aparicions agosarades, arriscades, trencadores dels nous autors. Això no vol pas dir, però, que els autors nous puguin aconseguir el seu objectiu. La pròpia literatura, o el conjunt de lectors, la societat o el que la nova teoria de torn afirmi s’encarrega de fer filtrar els autors que persisteixen en unes contingències determinades, les obres que representen fites en el moviment literari anterior. S’assisteix, aleshores, a una activitat de balanceig en què trobar l’equilibri equival a tenir la capacitat per poder destriar quins seran els objectius de la nova fornada d’autors, sense oblidar els vells creadors que malden per mantenir les seves tendències. És un balanceig de vegades dramàtic en què es veu involucrada tota la màquina que la societat contemporània ha format al voltant de la literatura, que ens guardarem prou de titllar com a necessària o innecessària per al seu creixement. Cauen alguns autors, plens d’ira per la impotència de la seva veu que ja no se sent als mitjans de comunicació, i pugen com l’escuma els creadors novells, omplint tots els espais de què són capaços, amb una golafreria abusiva per aconseguir els estratagemes del poder.

  15. The criminalisation of family reunion applicants in France and England and Wales: fact or fiction?

    Geraldine Gadbin-George

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Segons l’article 8 del Conveni europeu dels Drets Huamans (CEDH, integrat en el dret britànic i francès, “tota persona té dret al respecte de la seva vida  [...] familiar”. Immigració i reagrupació familiar eren un lògic i lícit seguiment de la immigració laboral alentida per França i el Regne Unit després de la Segona Guerra Mundial com un mitjà per proporcionar una mà d’obra per les seves fàbriques. Més recentment, una tercera categoria de migrats ha sorgit, sovint anomenats immigrants il·legals, que són atrets per el sistema polític francès o britànic de beneficis socials. Amb el temps, ha sorgit una confusió, entre la migració autoritzada i no autoritzada. Si l’article 8 permet als Estats membres fixar alguns límits al dret de reunificació familiar amb el fi de tenir en compte un interès nacional predominant, ha de seguir sent un dret. Els sol·licitants de reunificació familiar no han de ser assimilats als immigrants il·legals o inclòs criminals, a menys que ho siguin. Recentment, els Estats membres d’Europa estan cada vegada més preocupats per possibles fraus i abusos del dret a la reagrupació familiar. Qualsevol desestimació d’una sol·licitud de reagrupació familiar pot ser discutida als tribunals. En el context específic de la cultura social, política i legal de França i del Regne Unit (i en relació amb el Regne Unit, centrant-se sobre tot en Anglaterra i Gal·les, que tenen el seu propi sistema legal, aquest estudi té com objectiu determinar com els tribunals inferiors nacionals operen respecte dels litigis de reunificació familiar. En concret veurem si els jutges nacionals parteixen de tractar de restaurar l’esperit original de l’article 8 i del dret que protegeix el poder reunir-se amb la seva pròpia família.

  16. La intimitat resguardada del poder

    Antoni Mora

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available No resulta senzill de condensar en un sol mot el fenomen de la transformació que ha estat un tret clau de la contemporaneïtat: la constant mutació del públic com a cosa pública, que no coincideix exactament amb la política, ni allò polític (n’és un pressupòsit i n’és l’expansió, el seu camp d’actuació i de realització; del públic en el sentit de la gent aglomerada en un moment donat, però també en diferents formes estables, inclosos els estats d’opinió; del publicista, qui actua amb el propòsit d’intervenir-hi. Aquesta mutació pública arrossega, al seu torn, el trastocament dels possibles o impossibles llocs on resguardar-se’n, l’àmbit privat i, dins, la intimitat. Joan Maragall desplega una gran varietat de reflexions a l’entorn d’aquest trasbals, al llarg de tota la seva presència pública –i de la que no ho és tant. No només el pensa, sinó que l’experimenta d’una manera molt viva des d’una peculiar singularitat. L’escriu.It is not easy to condense in just one term the phenomenon that has been key to contemporaneity: the constant mutation of the public sphere, in the sense of res publica, which does not coincide exactly with politics –it is a premise of it and implies its expansion, its area of action and of realization–; of the public at large, in the sense of people massed together at any one time, but in different stable forms also, including public opinion; of the publicist, who acts with the intention of interceding in it all. This public mutation, for its part, brings with it the disturbance of possible –or impossible– places of shelter, the private sphere (privacitat and, within, privacy (intimitat. Joan Maragall offers a wide variety of reflections on that disturbance throughout his public –and not so public– career. It is not just something he thinks, but something he feels in a very acute way from a particular singularity. He writes it.

  17. The order of calculation and payment of tax on profit of commercial banks in the innovation economy

    N. N. Kudryavtseva

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available In the conditions of innovative economy of the tightening of the requirements of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation and the crisis of the banking system, in the conditions of a severe shortage of funds in the Russian Federation, taxes and fees levied on credit institutions are one of the main revenue sources of the state budget after the extraction, processing, transportation, warehousing and sale of natural resources-oil, gas and related petroleum products. In practice, the taxation of profits of credit institutions is under the close attention of the state. So, PJSC "Sberbank of Russia" in 2016, took fifth place among the largest Russian taxpayers, losing the leadership of the JSC "NK Rosneft", PJSC "Gazprom", PJSC "LUKOIL" and JSC "Surgutneftegas". At the same time in 2015 PJSC "Sberbank of Russia" has taken only the tenth place. A particularly urgent task in modern conditions is the reduction of the strongly expressed fiscal orientation of taxes and fees and the increase of their motivating role, as well as the strengthening of the legal regulation of fees and taxes as a complex part of the legislation in the field of taxation of Russia as a whole. The article describes taxpayers, the object of taxation on income tax of a commercial Bank. The detailed calculation of the tax base of income tax of PJSC "Sberbank of Russia" by year is presented. The table of calculation of the Bank's income is provided, by results of the analysis it is revealed that the greatest share in structure of the income is occupied by interest income all three years about 90%, however dynamics of development of banking sector and global tendencies dictate growth of Commission income in structure of the General income. Distinct dynamics can be traced clearly. The calculation of expenses for three years of PJSC “Sberbank of Russia” is also presented, the analysis is carried out, conclusions are formulated. According to the results of the work the conclusion

  18. Research of hard-to-recovery and unconventional oil-bearing formations according to the principle «in-situ reservoir fabric»

    А. Д. Алексеев

    2017-12-01

    , the company LLS Gazprom Neft adopted a corporate standard regulating a set of studies in the ideology of the «in-situ reservoir fabric» for methodological support of the pilot projects related to development of low-permeability rocks of the Bazhenov formation by creating artificial permeable zones by multi-stage hydraulic fracturing in horizontal wells. In 2016 the first wells were built and put into operation, the results of the works confirmed the expediency of transition to a new methodological basis. After two years, we can state with certainty that the new approaches have proved their effectiveness.

  19. Use of nuclear space technology of direct energy conversion for terrestrial application

    Chitaykin, V.I.; Meleta, Ye.A.; Yarygin, V.I.; Mikheyev, A.S.; Tulin, S.M.

    2000-01-01

    In due time the SSC RF-IPPE exercised the scientific supervision and directly participated in the development, fabrication, space flight test and maintenance of the direct energy conversion nuclear power plants (NPP) for space application under the 'BUK' and 'TOPAZ' programs. We have used the acquired experience and the high technologies developed for the 'BUK' NPP with a thermoelectric conversion of thermal (nuclear) energy into electrical one in the development under the order of RAO 'GAZPROM' of the natural gas fired self contained thermoelectric current sources (AIT-500) and heat and electricity sources (TEP-500). These are intended for electrochemical rust protection of gas pipelines and for the electricity and heat supply to the telemetric and microwave-link systems located along the gas pipelines. Of special interest at the moment are the new developments of self contained current sources with the electrical output of ∼500 Wel for new gas pipelines being constructed under the projects such as the 'Yamal-Europe' project. The electrochemical rust protection of gas pipelines laying on unsettled and non-electrified territory of arctic regions of Russia is performed by means of the so-called Cathodic Protection Stations (CPS). Accounting for a complex of rather rigid requirements imposed by arctic operating conditions, the most attractive sources of electricity supply to the CPS are the thermoelectric heat-into-electricity converters and the generators (TEG). This paper deals with the essential results of the development, investigation and testing of unconventional TEGs using the low-temperature bismuth-tellurium thermoelectric batteries assembled together as tubular thermoelectric batteries with a radial ring geometry built into the gas-heated thermoelectric modules, which are collected to make up either the thermoelectric plants for heat and electricity supply or the self contained power sources. One of the peculiarities of these plants is the combination of

  20. Brussels without Muscles? Exploring the EU's Management of its Gas Relationship with Russia.

    Harriman, David

    2010-03-15

    In many respects, the EU is a strong player on the world stage, for example, in trade, climate change issues and crisis management. In its relationship with Russia over gas supply, however, the EU's political capacity remains limited. Part of the problem lies in the lack of EU unity, but this is more a symptom than an actual cause. A key explanation is the interplay between external and internal factors. The external factors - that is the EU's and Russia's conflicting interests and the structure of the political system - reinforce the EU's internal problems. This is an effect of that the gas issue falls under different policy areas (energy, foreign relations and security policy) within which the European Commission and the member states have different responsibilities. Another problem is that energy is the Commission's responsibility, but the real competence lies with the member states. The current multipolar structure of European politics reduces the scope for cooperation that favours the EU as a whole - in this case its energy security. The fact that the Commission and member states, and the member states among themselves, have different views on energy policy vis-a-vis Russia exacerbates these circumstances. Other key factors are the lack of transparency and competition in the gas sector (which suits both the Russian company Gazprom and large EU companies) and the unbalanced dependence of EU countries on Russian gas. Relations between France, Germany and Russia are also important. Germany and France are key players for the EU's energy security, and their support for the gas pipeline Nord Stream, their resistance to unbundling in the gas sector and their relatively warm relations with Russia have not strengthened the EU's position in its gas relationship with Russia. Besides, the Lisbon Treaty increases France's and Germany's powers inside the EU. Combined with the conflicting interests of the EU nd Russia, the

  1. Brussels without Muscles? Exploring the EU's Management of its Gas Relationship with Russia

    Harriman, David

    2010-03-01

    In many respects, the EU is a strong player on the world stage, for example, in trade, climate change issues and crisis management. In its relationship with Russia over gas supply, however, the EU's political capacity remains limited. Part of the problem lies in the lack of EU unity, but this is more a symptom than an actual cause. A key explanation is the interplay between external and internal factors. The external factors - that is the EU's and Russia's conflicting interests and the structure of the political system - reinforce the EU's internal problems. This is an effect of that the gas issue falls under different policy areas (energy, foreign relations and security policy) within which the European Commission and the member states have different responsibilities. Another problem is that energy is the Commission's responsibility, but the real competence lies with the member states. The current multipolar structure of European politics reduces the scope for cooperation that favours the EU as a whole - in this case its energy security. The fact that the Commission and member states, and the member states among themselves, have different views on energy policy vis-a-vis Russia exacerbates these circumstances. Other key factors are the lack of transparency and competition in the gas sector (which suits both the Russian company Gazprom and large EU companies) and the unbalanced dependence of EU countries on Russian gas. Relations between France, Germany and Russia are also important. Germany and France are key players for the EU's energy security, and their support for the gas pipeline Nord Stream, their resistance to unbundling in the gas sector and their relatively warm relations with Russia have not strengthened the EU's position in its gas relationship with Russia. Besides, the Lisbon Treaty increases France's and Germany's powers inside the EU. Combined with the conflicting interests of the EU nd Russia, the structure of European politics, and different views

  2. Underground gas storage in the World - 2013 (fifth Edition)

    Cornot-Gandolphe, Sylvie

    2013-07-01

    Since its first publication in 1990, 'Underground Gas Storage in the World' has been the industry's reference on underground gas storage (UGS). The updated 2013 edition includes in-depth CEDIGAZ's analyses of the latest developments and trends in the storage industry all over the world as well as extensive country analyses with complete datasets including current, under construction and planned Underground Gas Storage facilities in 48 countries. It describes the 688 existing storage facilities in the world and the 236 projects under construction and planned. Future storage demand and its main drivers are presented at global and regional levels. 'Underground Gas Storage in the World 2013' builds on the CEDIGAZ Underground Gas Storage Database, the only worldwide Underground Gas Storage database to be updated every year. The Survey includes four main parts: The first part gives an overview of underground gas storage in the world at the beginning of 2013 and analyzes future storage needs by 2030, at regional and international levels. The second part focuses on new trends and issues emerging or developing in key storage markets. It analyzes the emerging storage market in China, reviews the storage business climate in Europe, examines Gazprom's storage strategy in Europe, and reviews recent trends in storage development in the United States. The third part gives some fundamental background on technical, economic and regulatory aspects of gas storage. The fourth part gives a countrywide analysis of the 48 countries in the world holding underground gas storage facilities or planning storage projects. 48 countries surveyed, 688 existing UGS facilities, 256 projects under construction or planned. The document includes 70 tables, 72 charts and figures, 44 country maps. The countries surveyed are: Europe : Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland

  3. China coalbed methane summary : on the edge of commercial development

    Cooper, J. [Far East Energy Co., Houston, TX (United States)

    2003-07-01

    Total coalbed methane (CBM) resources in China are estimated at 30 to 35 trillion cubic metres. China also produces nearly 1 billion tons of coal per year, and is considered to be one of the largest emitters of methane in the world. Methane emissions from coal mining are estimated at 8 to 10 billion cubic metres per year. CBM is only in the early stages of development in China, with 210 drilled CBM wells. The China United Coalbed Methane Co. was formed in 1996 as the state company responsible for CBM development. With exclusive rights for exploration, development and production of CBM, the company has signed 19 CBM contracts with foreign companies for a total foreign investment of $90 million U.S. The multinational companies involved include Amoco, Arco, Phillips-Conoco, and Chevron-Texaco. Far East Energy Co. is one of the many independent companies involved with CBM development in China. Exploration and development has been concentrated in Shanxi, Shaanxi, Henan, Hebei, Liaoning, Heilongjiang, and Anhui provinces. The coal deposits vary in age, structural complexity and rank, with the most of the CBM potential located in the Carboniferous, Permian and Jurassic age coals. This paper briefly described the unique coal basin geology within the north and south regions of China with reference to the tectonic events and marine transgressions that led to coal deposition. A history of CBM exploration was included along with licensing requirements. This paper also described the involvement of Far East Energy Company in CBM development in the Yunnan Province, Panjiang coal mining areas, and Qinshui Basin. Petro China, Shell, ExxonMobil and Gazprom are working on a joint venture to construct a 3,800 km pipeline to bring the CBM to markets. The West-East Gas Pipeline Project will weave its wave through the Tarim Basin, the Ordos Basin, the North China Basin, and the Bohai Gulf Basin. If approved, this joint venture would be the second largest modern engineering project in

  4. Case study: The Transnationalization of Russian Oil and Gas Companies

    Sergey Lavrov

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available The value of multinational enterprises (MNEs as the main players in the global economy is constantly increasing. More and more companies from developing and transition economies are starting to do business beyond their national borders. Not all of them strictly belong to the category of MNEs, as is the case for Russia’s largest companies. This article analyzes the international activities of Russian MNEs. The authors study the place of MNEs in the modern world and examine the transformation of the concept of an MNE in the international practice. They identify the internationally accepted criteria that classify a company as an MNE. They analyze the international activities of the largest Russian companies in the oil and gas sector (Gazprom, Rosneft, Lukoil, Surgutneftegas, Novatek and their possible classification as MNEs. The article also assesses the influence of the economic and political sanctions on the international activities of Russian MNEs in the oil and gas sector. The methodological basis for the study is the dialectical method of investigating phenomena and processes in the modern world as the most effective way to achieve goals. The authors pay particular attention to the practical application of comparative economic analysis, classification and empirical generalization of original data. The authors came to seven conclusions. First, there is no single approach to defining the essence of MNEs. Second, the indicators that classify a company as an MNE can be divided into qualitative and quantitative criteria. Third, not all the large companies in Russia engaged in expanding into foreign markets can be classified as MNEs by the formal criteria. Fourth, most Russian MNEs have an unstable position in international ratings of MNEs, with the exception of Lukoil. Fifth, the main problems of Russian MNEs include the inefficiency of foreign assets, the lack of experience in managing international holdings and the longstanding crisis of the

  5. 锯齿新米虾对 Cu2+和毒死蜱毒性的生理响应%Physiological Response of Neocaridina denticulate to the Toxicity of Cu2+and Chlorpyrifos

    李典宝; 张玮; 王丽卿; 张瑞雷; 季高华

    2015-01-01

    chIorpyrifos soIutions, the protein concentrations in muscIe tissues were significantIy Iower with the eXtension of time to varying degrees. In the Iower concentration groups of Cu2+(0. 086 mg.L-1 and 0. 172 mg.L-1) and the higher concentration groups of chIorpyrifos (0. 006 0 μg.L -1 and 0. 012 0 μg.L-1), the totaI SOD activity showed inhibitory effect; the trend of the higher concentration group of Cu2+ ( 0. 344 mg.L-1 and 0. 688 mg.L-1 ) showed ″inhibition_promotion_inhibition″, however, the Iower concentration groups of chIorpyrifos (0. 001 5 μg.L-1 and 0. 003 0 μg.L-1 ) showed the″inhibition_promotion″ changes in trends;MDA contents changed simiIarIy, and within a certain range of concentrations, MDA contents presented a graduaIIy rising trend with increasing Cu2+ and chIorpyrifos concentration, which indicated that Cu2+ and chIorpyrifos acceIerated Iipid peroXidation in muscIe tissues of N. denticulate. In addition, AChE activity in Cu2+ and chIorpyrifos soIutions showed inhibitory effect, and in the soIutions with higher concentration of Cu2+ and chIorpyrifos, the activity was graduaIIy decreased with the increase of concentration, indicating that Cu2+ and chIorpyrifoscs impacted the normaI physioIogicaI functions of N. denticulate, and the higher the concentration, the greater the damage effect. Based on the anaIysis resuIts, we confirmed that the totaI SOD, MDA and AChE pIayed significant roIes as physioIogicaI indicators in evaIuating toXic effect of heavy metaIs and organic_phosphorus pesticide on N. denticulate.

  6. Glottochronology and its application on the Balto-Slavic languages

    Petra Novotná

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available GLOTOCHRONOLOGIJA IR JOS TAIKYMAS BALTŲ IR SLAVŲ KALBOMS SantraukaStudijos tikslas – pamėginti nustatyti baltų ir slavų kalbų nuoseklios dezintegracijos absoliučiąją chronologiją. Šiam tikslui taikomas vadinamosios rekalibruotos glotochronologijos metodas, išplėtotas Sergejaus Starostino.Tyrimas įgalino gauti tokių rezultatų:Protoslavų dialektas išsikristalizavo 13 a. pr. Kr. protobaltų dialektinio kontinuumo pietiniame pakraštyje. Jį galima lokalizuoti plote nuo Silezijos iki centrinės Ukrainos ir tapatinti su vadinamąja Trzinieco-Komarovo kultūra.Tarp 9 ir 7 a. pr. Kr. protoprūsų kalba atsiskyrė nuo centrinio baltų dialekto, kuriam šiandien atstovauja lietuvių ir latvių kalbos. Tai koreliuoja su lavonų deginimo papročio atsiradimu Baltijos jūros pietiniame krante, rytų Pabaltijyje liekant mirusiųjų laidojimui žemėje.Pirmasis slavų dialektinio kontinuumo skilimas, datuojamas 6 a. pirmuoju trečdaliu ir sietinas su rytų slavais, turbūt atstovaujančiais seniesiems Antams ir bulgarams-makedonams. Šį atsiskyrimą galėjo sąlygoti avarai, nuo 658 m. gyvenę žemutinio Dono areale, arba kuri nors rytų germanų gentis – gotai, gepidai ar abi.Beveik tuo pačiu metu, apie 600 m., latvių protėviai atsiskyrė nuo lietuvių protėvių. Dėl vadinamųjų „Pogańske gwary z Narewu“ laikomasi W. P. Schmido (1986 išvados, kad žinomas žodynėlio fragmentas yra lietuvių, latvių ir šiaurės rytų jidiš kalbų mišinys. Taigi baltų dialektologijos požiūriu minimojo paminklo siejimą su jotvingiais reikia atmesti.Apie 720–740 m. suskilo  pietvakarių slavai. Vakarų slavai atsiskyrė 10 amžiuje, pietų slavai – apie 960 m., o rytų slavai tik 12 amžiuje. Ypatinga yra polabų kalbos padėtis: atrodo, kad ji atskilo nuo pietvakarių slavų kontinuumo dar prieš jo skaidymąsi, jei ne anksčiau.

  7. NILAI EKONOMI TOTAL KAMBING PERANAKAN ETAWAH (PE SISTEM KANDANG KELOMPOK DI DESA GIRIKERTO TURI SLEMAN (Total Economic Value Of Etawah Crossbreed Goat Of Village Group System : A Case Study in Girikerto Village in Turi Sleman

    Tri Anggraeni Kusumastuti

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRAK Tujuan penelitian ini adalah menganalisis nilai ekonomi total yang menunjukkan besar aset sumberdaya Kambing Peranakan Etawah (PE sistem kandang kelompok di Desa Girikerto Turi Sleman. Pengambilan sampel secara sensus pada tiga kelompok ternak yaitu "Mandiri" di Dusun Nganggring, "Pangestu" di Dusun Kemirikebo, dan "Sukorejo l" di Dusun Sukorejo sebanyak 116 sampel. Untuk menghitung nilai ekonomi total dengan mengidentifikasi manfaat sosial yaitu nilai guna langsung, nilai guna tidak langsung, maupun nilai pilihan. Selain itu juga mempertimbangkan biaya sosial meliputi biaya langsung atau operasional, biaya eksternal, dan biaya relokasi. Nilai manfaat dan biaya yang dapat dipasarkan (marketahle menggunakan harga pasar, sedangkan yang tidak dipasarkan (no marketable yaitu nilai pilihan (kemauan membayar atau willingness to Pay dari masyarakat dan peternak Kambing PE, sistem kandang kelompok serta biaya relokasi (kemauan menerima tawaran alau Willingness to Accept peternak kambing sistem individu menggunakan Contingent Valuation method (CIVM. Untuk mengetahui terjadinya perubahan di luar kondisi normal dengan menggunakan analisis sensitivitas meliputi perbaikan manajemen pemeliharaan, perubahan harga output clan input, serta perubahan lingkungan. Nilai ekonomi totaI pada kondisi normal untuk periode 5 tahun mendatang dengan asumsi tidak ada perkembangan populasi tiap tahunnya dalam satuan Unit Ternak (UT sebesar 3.416.464.641 rupiah pertahun. Urutan prioritas kelayakan nilai ekonomi total Kambing Peranakan Etawah 5 tahun mendatang adalah penurunan mortalitas (4.111.611.671 rupiah pertahun, kenaikan harga jual ternak (3.814.291.873 rupiah pertahun, peningkatan produksi susu (3.756.830.268 rupiah pertahun. perbaikan kidding interval (3.536.780.715 rupiah pertahun, peningkatan harga susu segar (3.534.635.862 rupiah pertahun, penurunan harga pollard  (3.438.843.522 rupiah pertahun. peningkatan manfaat lingkungan (3.417.191.446 rupiah pertahun

  8. Water and bed-material quality of selected streams and reservoirs in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina, 1988-94

    Oblinger, C.J.; Treece, M.W.

    1996-01-01

    greater than all other site categories. Phosphorus was significantly greater than for reservoir sites or headwater streams. Few concentrations of trace metals were greater than the minimum reporting limit, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency drinking-water standards were rarely exceeded. Detections, when they occurred, were most frequent for sites below urban areas and wastewater-treatment plant effluents. A small number of samples for analysis of acetanilide, triazine, carbamate, and chlorophenoxy acid pesticides indicate that some of these compounds are generally present in area waters in small concentrations. Organochlorine and organophosphorus pesticides are ubiquitous in the study area in very small concentrations. Trihalomethanes were detected at sites below urban areas and wastewater-treatment plants. Otherwise, volatile organic compounds and semivolatile compounds were generally not detected. Suspended-sediment, nitrogen, phosphorus, lead, and zinc loads into Falls Lake, Jordan Lake, University Lake, Cane Creek Reservoir, Little River Reservoir, and Lake Michie were calculated. In general, reservoirs act as traps for suspended sediment and constituents associated with suspended sediments. During 1989-94, annual suspended-sediment load to Falls Lake ranged from 29,500 to 88,200 tons. Because Lake Michie trapped from 83 to 93 percent of the suspended sediment delivered by Flat River, Flat River is a minor contributor of suspended sediment to Falls Lake. Yields of suspended sediment from Little River, Little Lick Creek, and Flat River Basins were between 184 and 223 tons per square mile and appear to have increased increased slightly from yields reported in a study for the period 1970-79. Annual suspended-sediment load to Jordan Lake ranged from 271,000 to 622,000 tons from 1989 through 1994 water years. The Haw River contributed more than 75 percent of the tota load to Jordan Lake. The suspended-sediment yields for Haw River and Northeast Cree

  9. Editorial

    Pere Fabra

    2008-11-01

    comunicarse entre ellos, de establecer relaciones sociales y de amistad, de manifestar su opinión o de intervenir públicamente se deben ver necesariamente influenciados por las nuevas herramientas que tienen a su alcance. Y esto es a lo que nos referimos cuando hablamos de cultura 2.0: de una "arquitectura de la participación" que, si bien se encuentra in nuce en el primer diseño de la WWW, ha explotado con tota intensidad con las aplicaciones de software social. Sobre el abasto y las consecuencias que para la política y para la regulación de las relaciones sociales tienen estos desarrollos es de lo que trató el IV Congreso IDP (2008, y aquí tenéis una muestra. Todas las intervenciones las podéis encontrar también en el canal UOC de You Tube (http://www.youtube.com/uoc.

  10. Estudos sobre o xanthoma: biochimica e pathogenia Studies in xanthoma: biochemistry and pathogenesis

    Gilberto G. Villela

    1935-12-01

    Full Text Available 1. No presente trabalho são descriptos dois casos de xanthelasmatose (xanthoma com perturbações accentuadas do metabolismo dos lipides e esteroes. 2. Um dos casos apresentou notavel cholesteroluria não mostrando o doente lesões renaes, ao passo que o outro caso sendo portador de pyelonephrite não eliminava cholesterol. 3. Foram feitas dosagens de cholesterol, acidos graxos totaes e lecithina, no sangue, urina e tumores, obtendo-se valores muito elevados. As demais provas (histo-chimicas, polarização microscopica confirmaram a presença de abundante infiltração de lipides e cholesterol nos tecidos. 4. A prova de carga de Bürger feita no caso I demonstrou diminuição da tolerancia para o cholesterol. 5. A therapeutica insulinica fez baixar o cholesterol e a glycose do sangue sem, comtudo, offerecer melhora clinica do paciente. No caso II houve baixa da cholesterolemia e da glycemia com desapparecimento dos tumores, evidenciando a diversidade das formas clinicas destes casos. 6. A intradermo-reacção feita com o cholesterol no caso I produziu reacção positiva, suggerindo um estado de hypensensibilidade para as substancias de infiltração no xanthelasma (xanthoma. 7. Os aspectos clinico-morphologicos dos casos estudados indicam tambem a ocorrencia de processos de sensibilisação cutanea. 8. As lipidoses são encaradas neste trabalho como toxicodermias hematogenicas, sendo proposto para seu estudo os mesmos methodos de exploração cutanea.1. In the present paper two cases of xanthelasmatosis (xanthoma with marked changes in lipid and sterol metabolism are studied. 2. One of the cases without injuries shows accentuated cholester-oluria, while the other with renal injuries presented pyelonephritis without cholesteroluria. 3. Cholesterol, total fatty acids and lecithine give high values in both cases. Histo-chemical and polariscopic researches confirmed a real infiltration of cholesterol and lipids in tissues. 4. Burger's test in case

  11. Elasticity and melodic reformulations in music by oral transmission in Western Mediterranean area: music for flaüta and drum in Eivissa and Formentera Islands

    Escandell i Guasch, Jaume

    2010-12-01

    un discurs musical a partir de la reformulació constant de dos models melòdics delimitats clarament pels graus utilitzats –en relació amb tota la gamma de sons que produeix l’instrument- i per les notes de terminació. El segon fa referència a l’elasticitat que caracteritza les peces estudiades, les quals no tenen una extensió prefixada, sinó que compten amb mecanismes basats en la repetició, un nombre variable de vegades, de segments determinats, fet que permet desenvolupar versions més esteses o més reduïdes d’una mateixa peça.

  12. Short circuit - How our power supply became more expensive and got worse. A critical balance after eight years ''deregulation'' of the German Energy Economy; Kurzschluss - Wie unsere Stromversorgung teurer und schlechter wurde. Eine kritische Bilanz nach acht Jahren ''Liberalisierung'' der deutschen Energiewirtschaft

    Leuschner, U.

    2007-07-01

    verursachte. Wie Leuschner feststellt, waere der Schaltungsfehler der EON-Netzleitstelle Lehrte vor ein paar Jahren noch vom System toleriert worden. Er habe nur deshalb so gravierende Folgen haben koennen, weil das UCTE-Netz inzwischen durch den Stromhandel und andere Folgen der Deregulierung bis an die Grenzen seiner Kapazitaet belastet sei. Im dritten Teil (''Netznutzung und Netzentgelte'') beleuchtet er in einem zusaetzlichen Kapitel die Bemuehungen der EU-Kommission, doch noch die Rahmenbedingungen fuer echten Wettbewerb herzustellen. Die neueste Forderung der Kommission nach eigentumsmaessiger Entflechtung der Netze deutet er als ''Flucht nach vorn'' angesichts der Tatsache, dass in saemtlichen EU-Laendern seit der Liberalisierung die Strompreise gestiegen sind und das zum Teil sogar ueber die Haelfte (mit der einzigen Ausnahme Englands, und hier auch nur der Haushaltsstrompreise). Kraeftig erweitert hat der Verfasser auch den vierten Teil zum Thema ''Management und Politik'': Zum einen findet man hier nun beschrieben, wie Ex-Bundeskanzler Gerhard Schroeder einen Spitzenjob beim russischen Energiekonzern Gazprom erhielt, dem er bereits in seiner Amtszeit als Bundeskanzler politisch behilflich war, und wie sein ehemaliger Wirtschaftsminister Wolfgang Clement in den Aufsichtsrat von RWE Power einziehen durfte. Zum anderen wird ein kritischer Blick auf die Werbekampagnen geworfen, mit denen die Energiekonzerne versuchen, ihr Erscheinungsbild in der Oeffentlichkeit aufzuhellen und den Energieverbrauchern ein X fuer ein U vorzumachen. (orig.)

  13. News; Actualite

    Anon.

    2004-12-01

    The price of gas will increase of about 3.8% for individuals. EDF and GDF become joint-stock companies. The firms Packinox and Roforge have received the two innovation prices of GEP 2004. The ADEME, the AFGNV, the GART and Gaz de France join for setting pilot sites of NGV. The Italian petroleum group ENI has obtained a net funded profit of 1.67 milliard of euros at the third trimester 2004 (in rise of 75% compared to the same period of last year). The public firm Oman Oil Company has concluded an agreement to obtain a share of 7.5% in an important re-gasification plant in building in Sagunto (Spain). The national Romanian firm Petrom has been repurchased by the Austrian group OMV. The new representative in charge of Energy, Letton Andris Piebalgs, has underlined the importance to promote the renewable energy sources and to decrease the energy demand. The Britain firm BP has agreed to put to Tbilissi several millions of dollars for the safety of the Bakou-Tbilissi-Ceyhan pipeline. The Bulgarian and Greek presidents are determined to open a pipeline plan for transporting Russian petroleum between the Black sea and the Aegean sea. Gazprom and ExxonMobil plan for the development of the petroleum and gas plan Sakhaline-1. Russia has ratified the Kyoto protocol. The Russian gas group, Novatek, plans to open its capital and to sale 10% of its shares. Total will invest 4.7 milliards of dollars for the development of the Vankor petroleum deposit (125 millions of tons of crude oil reserves and 75 milliards of m{sup 3} of gas). The Libyan Arab Jamahiriya petroleum reserves are of 47 milliards of barrels and could be still more important. Qatar has signed an agreement for the manufacture of four methane tankers in South-Korea. The West Libyan Gas Project for supplying in natural gas the Italy and Europe through an underground pipeline has been inaugurated. Shell has announced a new discovery carried out in the offshore petroleum field of Brunei. The Indian Oil Corporation (IOC

  14. The US Natural Gas Exports: New Rules on the European Gas Landscape

    Cornot-Gandolphe, Sylvie

    2016-06-01

    projects. Existing projects are secured by long-term contracts for periods of 20 years. However, it will be difficult for new projects to obtain financing in the current conditions. Due to the flexibility of US contracts, LNG cargoes will be exported to the most profitable markets. While the projects initially targeted the Asian market, the disappearance of the premium paid by Asian buyers and the slowdown in their demand make other import markets, including Europe, more attractive for US LNG exporters. At the current level of gas prices on the European market, which is particularly low, LNG is not however guaranteed to arrive in large quantities, as higher margins can be made in other markets (Latin America, the Middle East, and India). The European market is a 'last resort' market for LNG surpluses which are likely to increase from 2018. Traditional exporters to Europe, particularly Russia, are preparing for this new competition in a market where demand has fallen by a fifth since 2010, although it increased in 2015. The fall in Russian gas prices, which are correlated to fluctuations in the crude oil price with a six- to nine-month lag, removes on the short term the threat of this new competition. The increase in Gazprom's exports to Europe (+8 % in 2015 and +18 % in the first quarter of 2016) is limiting additional LNG import requirements in Europe. LNG imports have decreased slightly in the first quarter of 2016 after their increase in 2015. (author)

  15. Safety in the energy economy. In memoriam Peter J. Tettinger; Sicherheit in der Energiewirtschaft. In memoriam Peter J. Tettinger

    Pielow, Johann-Christian (ed.)

    2007-07-01

    The Bochum contributions to energy act and mining legislation 'Safety in the energy economy' is published by the Institute for Mining and Energy Law of the Ruhr-University Bochum (Bochum, Federal Republic of Germany) and contains the following contributions: (a) In memory of professor Dr. iur. Peter J. Tettinger, the many years' director of the Institute for Mining and Energy Law ({dagger} 23rd September,2005) (Klaus Stern); (b) Energy security in an uncertain world (Claude Mandil); (c) Energy charer treaty and its role in international energy (Andrei Konoplanik, Thomas Waelde); (d) Reduction of energy conflicts by protection of foreign investments (Helga Steeg); (e) 'e8' - An initiative of the power industry for sustainability and climate (Wolfgang Strassburg); (f) Gazprom and the European power supply - from the Russian-Ukrainian crisis in January, 2006, to G8 gummit in July, 2006 (Inigo del Guayo); (g) The timetable for a competition-orientated European power internal market (Peter Mombaur); (h) The guarantee for the grid access as a condition for effective competitive electricity market (Franz Juergen Saecker); (i) Security of supply - appearance forms and constellations of assessment (Gunther Kuehne); (j) Federal order of ensuring infrastructure in the area of energy (Joerg Ennuschat); (k) Legal fundaments for the coordination of power plants and grids in the electricity economy according to the Energy Law Reform of 2005 (Ulrich Buedenbender); (l) Reform of the Spanish law of electricity economy in the year 2006 (Antonio Jimenez-Blanco); (m) Liberalizing electricity markets: Does Europe challenge member states? (Estanislao Aarana Garcia, Leonor Moral Soriano, Maria Asuncion Torres L'opez); (n) Security of planning with the construction of power plants? Actual trends in the law of spatial and special planning (Ulrich Battis); (o) Security of planning for energy supply lines (Norbert Kaemper); (p) Security of supply due to legal

  16. New habitats, new menaces: Centaurea x kleinii (C. moncktonii x C. solstitialis, a new hybrid species between two alien weeds

    Susanna, A.

    2010-12-01

    origen híbrido. La nueva especie podría convertirse en una mala hierba invasora gracias a su reproducción vegetativa. La que suponemos especie materna, a la cual el híbrido se acerca morfológicamente y puede que fisiológicamente, es una mala hierba rastrera bien conocida de las praderas alpinas en toda Europa. [ct] L’alteració antròpica de l’hàbitat dóna pas a la cohabitació d’espècies importades que mai coexistirien en el seu àmbit natural. Centaurea solstitialis i Centaurea moncktonii són dues espècies invasores les distribucions de les quals a Euràsia gairebé no se solapen. Després de la seva introducció a Amèrica del Nord, l’expansió invasiva va portar a distribucions superposades. Malgrat que els requeriments ambientals de les dues espècies són diferents, la proximitat d’hàbitats diversos (dins de l’abast dels pol·linitzadors ha donat lloc a diversos casos d’hibridació natural entre ambdues. L’ encreuament resultant entre dues espècies, llunyanament emparentades, és una planta perenne estèril. Molts dels caràcters de l’híbrid són intermitjos entre les seves espècies parentals, però morfològicament és més semblant a Centaurea moncktonii (probablement l’espècie materna, i al seu torn també d’origen híbrid. La nova espècie podria convertir-se en una mala herba invasora gràcies a la seva reproducció vegetativa. La que suposem espècie materna, a la qual l’híbrid s’acosta morfològicament i potser fisiològicament, és una mala herba prostrada ben coneguda de les pastures alpines a tota Europa.

  17. Efeito do metribuzin no controle das plantas daninhas e na produção de grãos em Glycine max (L merrill Effect of metribuzin in weed control and yield of Glycine max (L. merrill

    J. P. Silva Neto

    1991-01-01

    field conditions in a clayey red yellow podzolic soil with 2,9% organic matter at Viçosa, MG, during the 1985 /86 growing season. Most of the monocotyledqns species present in the experimental area consisted of Cyperus rotundus L., Brachiaria plantaginea (Link Hitch and Cynodon dactylon (L. Pers. Reduction observed was only for Brachiaria plantaginea as metribuzin doses increased, the sa me occuring with dycot iledons species existent in the area except for Oxalis oxypt era Prop. wich was not controlled by the doses using. The avera ge of the tota l weed density minus Cyper us rotundus, Oxalis oxyptera and Cynodon da+-ylon was 141, 124, 62 and 59 plants.m² for 0,0; 0,35; 0,70 and 1,05 kg a.i.ha-1 metribuzin, respectively. The lowest dose of metri buzin (0,35 kg a.i.ha-1 was as sufficient to promote reduction on weed shoot biomass at the highest did (1,05 kg a.i.ha-1. However, the mean of the total weed density was drastically recuded in the doses of 0,70 and 1,05 kg a.i.ha-1. The metribuzin caused damage to soybean plants at highest dose (1,05 kg a.i.ha-1 employed with a slight leaf injury '(chlorosis until 25 days after emergence. After this period it was observed a total recovery of the plants treat ed with this dose. The yield and the harvest index were not affected by doses of metribuzin.

  18. Dos obras de Friedrich F. Haindl, Alemania Federal

    Editorial, Equipo

    1973-07-01

    -rooms.El asilo de Wasserburg. Se trata de una construcción de ladrillo, con revestimiento de piezas prefabricadas de hormigón; tiene planta rectangular y está compuesto por: sótano, planta baja y seis superiores. En el sótano se han dispuesto: la cocina con sus dependencias, una lavandería y los locales de almacenamiento, servicios e instalaciones. La entrada se realiza por la planta baja, atravesando una cancela que comunica con el espacioso salón interior. Esta planta aloja: el comedor, la capilla, la biblioteca y los locales administrativos. La planta primera se dedicó a las dependencias del personal y a las habitaciones de las hermanas, incluyendo un refectorio y la vivienda del portero. Las cuatro plantas superiores contienen el tota! de las habitaciones de los residentes, con un salón común en cada planta. En la última se ha montado el centro asistencial, con habitaciones de distintas capacidades. El conjunto se completa con un garaje y un jardin. La residencia de ancianos de Berching. Está situada en un antiguo convento de dos plantas, añadiéndole un nuevo edificio, que consta de: sótano, planta baja y dos o tres plantas superiores. Se une al anterior mediante un pasillo acristalado. En el primer edificio se dispusieron: las habitaciones del personal, hermanas y enfermeras vivienda para el sacerdote, cocina, comedor, refectorio, sala de estar, administración, aseos y servicios, almacenes, provisiones y talleres En la nueva construcción se distribuyen: las habitaciones de los ancianos, cuarto de calderas, tanques de aceite para calefacción, almacenes, talleres, comedor y vestíbulo junto al pasillo de enlace, cocina general, cocinas pequeñas en cada planta, comedor del personal lavandería, aseos, cuartos de estar y terraza de uso común, y el centro asistencial de 22 camas Cada dormitorio va dotado de lavabo y un armario empotrado, disponiendo, además, las habitaciones de los ancianos de una terraza individual. La nueva construcción se ha realizado en

  19. Oil and gas: year full of major events and dramatic changes

    Hirman, K.

    2004-01-01

    European gas industry encountered a historical precedent this February. Russian gas concern Gazprom has for the first time in its over thirty-year history of gas delivery from Siberia to Europe deliberately stopped the export. Even though this did not last for more then one day, customers in Latvia immediately noticed problems and also Polish customers mentioned some losses. Slovakia, still fully dependent on Russian gas supplies and at the same time major transported of Russian gas to European, was not touched by this situation as the deliveries were stopped on gas pipeline Jamal-Europe delivering gas to Germany through Belarus and Poland. But this affair can become a major issue in gas and political relations between Russia, Belarus and Ukraine and can also have a long-term impact on a dialog between Europe and Russia and consequently on building of new gas pipelines. And that could have a major impact on Slovakia's position as a transit country. Important for Slovakia is also the ongoing discussion about Ukrainian pipeline Odessa-Brody. A political decision made by Ukrainian cabinet that this pipeline should only be used to transport oil from Caspian Sea can give Slovakia the opportunity to diversify its oil import and at the same time increase the transit volumes should German refineries show interest in this transit route. On the other hand ratification of an intergovernmental agreement on integration of pipelines Druzba and Adria by Ukrainian Parliaments is also good news for Bratislava. This step politically opened the possibility to deliver Russian oil through Slovakia to Croatian Omisajl and from there with tankers to Europe and Northern America. The capacity of pipeline Druzba in Ukraine and Slovakia is not sufficient to take both the increased volumes of Russian and Caspian oil these two projects are competing for the free capacity. And the process and outcome of this competition may be of direct influence on Slovak interests. At the moment there are

  20. Perspectives for RandD in Bioenergy in the Baltic States

    Holmberg, Rurik (Technopolis Group, Stockholm (Sweden) )

    2009-11-15

    This study has identified two almost contradictory trends regarding bioenergy in the Baltic States. On the one hand, RandD performed in bioenergy in the Baltic States is rather limited. This might be somewhat surprising, because on the other hand various forms of bioenergy are either already used on a large scale or are widely assumed to become important in the near future. Bioenergy is explicitly recognized in various policy plans as an important component of the energy system in all the Baltic States. Thus the limited RandD efforts raise a number of questions, which probably lack unequivocal answers, but which would be important to discuss in the Baltic States. In all three Baltic States, bioenergy has a major potential. The present trend with boiler houses using biomass in a district heating systems commenced in the 1990s with significant foreign support. Technology was mainly imported, but in some cases local producers have drawn upon these experiences and become producers in their own right. The result has been that the Baltic States have relatively well developed bioenergy technology in use in district heating. But perhaps more importantly, there is know-how and experience in the Baltic States from the use of bioenergy, which however needs to be constantly upgraded. Regarding interest groups, one question raised by some interviewees was whether the natural gas industry with Russian Gazprom as the key player has a bigger say in the energy policy of the Baltic States than officially admitted. Although this issue remains speculative, the question as such is justified and should not be omitted from the discussion. The interest groups behind bioenergy are relatively weak, at least in comparison with other interest groups in the energy sector. As long as the farmers' organizations are not unambiguously behind bioenergy, the political support for investments in developing new technology is likely to remain lukewarm. Cooperation between the Baltic States in

  1. Gas Routes to Europe: Real Needs and Political Jockeying

    Parmigiani, Laura

    2012-01-01

    view to providing stable and long term legal frameworks for commercial agreements between the national gas 'champions' and monopolistic producer companies in third countries. Nevertheless, in the last decade, this process has progressively changed, giving way to project type management of these investments. Intergovernmental agreements are limited to projects, while investment decisions may be held up since the changing legal environment does not give clear signals. This has of course resulted in more uncertainty, penalizing investments and consumers, and it has prompted the establishment of more coordination in the assessment of infrastructure. The ENTSOG Ten Year Network Development Plan (TYNDP) prescribed in the 2009 legislation (Third Package) is a first step in this direction.2 Although it can be largely improved, its assessment provides some guidance to European regulators and national authorities in assessing infra-structural needs. Many projects are expected to come on stream in the next ten years. ENTSOG TYNDP 2011-2020 showed that most of these projects are needed if disruptions and congestion are to be avoided. If the TYNDP proves right then, for projects like South Stream and Nabucco, the problem is more one of where the gas is going to come from since Gazprom has not increased investments upstream,3 it may be asked how pipelines will be filled. The same applies to Nabucco, unless other fields are discovered and Azeri production is boosted.4 In another words: Will the investments occur and will the fields be ready for production to meet demand? Shaz Deniz 2 will start production in 2018-2019, and the needs for Europe by 2020 will be 11% higher compared to current levels: i.e. almost 570 bcm per year according to ENTSOG estimates.5 For this study, the perimeter of the gas supply infrastructures will be restricted to pipelines. This paper will thus start by recalling the main steps of the decision-making process for supply pipeline projects. It will then

  2. In-Depth Review of the Investment Climate and Market Structure in the Energy Sector. Armenia

    2004-08-01

    by the volume of foreign investment over the recent years. The number of companies with foreign capital in Armenia has already crossed the 2,000 mark. Based on data from the annual 'Economic Freedom' survey published by the Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal, Armenia ranks in the upper-middle tier of countries and in 2003 was in 44th position along with Hungary. The linkages between the positive achievements of the real economy and the dedicated and stable improvement of the business environment and the investment climate in the republic are indisputable. In addition, the continuous assurance of the best possible terms for entrepreneurial activity, including the final removal of administrative barriers, the extension of most-favoured treatment to investors, the deployment and improvement of a comprehensive structure for the support of entrepreneurial activity are all among the top priorities of the Government's work programme. Armenia is almost completely dependent on imported energy. The only domestically produced primary energy is electricity from hydroelectric plants and one nuclear power plant. Armenia's energy strategy therefore consists of both securing fuel and energy resources supply from abroad, and further developing the domestic renewable energy resources. As far as oil products imports are concerned, a severe constraint is that they can enter Armenia only via Georgia and Iran, since the frontiers with Turkey and Azerbaijan are closed. Currently, almost all imported gas and oil products come from Russia. The entire gas transmission and distribution system of Armenia is owned and operated by 'Armrosgazprom', a joint venture between the Russian companies 'Gazprom' and 'Itera', and the Armenian state, the latter holding 45% of its shares. Armenia has privatised its electricity distribution network. It is owned by a UK investor, Midland Resources Holding Ltd. As a result, the quality and security of electricity supply to final consumers has

  3. E-Health Services and Their Requirements Evaluation Elektroninės sveikatos paslaugos ir jų poreikio vertinimas

    Rimantas Stašys

    2011-02-01

    healthy lifestyle, as well as utilize registration to a specialist feature. Most of the respondents surveyed also indicated that there should be more information about health care services and their prices, institution’s medical equipment and devices as well as their methods of treatment. The best practice for the e-Health website is classifying it into four groups: information on the health care institution, information relating to the services provided, information on the medical staff working in the office, other information. 48 % of the respondents were not familiar with the online registration possibility, and 74 % of survey participants would like to use the feature. Only 13 % of the respondents knew that they could fill prescription online and only 10 % were aware of the electronic medical record. All of this leads to the conclusion that Lithuanian consumers lack information about the e-health.

    Keywords: e-health, health care, services.

    Praėjusio amžiaus pabaigoje vienos iš sparčiausiai besivystančių technologijų buvo susijusios su informacijos rinkimu, saugojimu ir sklaida. Šių technologijų plėtrai ir taikomumui didžiausią įtaką turėjo internetas. Nors ekonomistai skelbia, kad informacinė visuomenė Lietuvoje ir pasaulyje susiformavo jau praėjusio amžiaus pabaigoje, informacinių technologijų taikymas kai kuriose srityse, tokiose kaip sveikatos priežiūra, pradėtas ne taip jau ir seniai. Sveikatos priežiūra internete yra kur kas mažiau išplėtota nei tradicinė, kurios raida vyko pastaruosius kelis amžius. Sveikatos priežiūros internete plėtros atžvilgiu buvo pareikšta daug

  4. Intoxicação por veneno de cobra: necrose symetrica da cortex renal: uremia

    A. Penna de Azevedo

    1938-01-01

    modificações do metabolismo se traduziram por alterações urinarias e sanguineas. As urinas foram emitidas em muito pequena quantidade (50 cc. em 24 horas não havendo comtudo, anuria absoluta. Cylindros hyalinos e granulosos, bem como leucocytos e cellulas renaes, associadas á albuminoria, era presentes. Os exames chimicos do sangue, revelaram: Proteinas totaes 7,61 grs. em 1000 cc.; Albumina 2,39 grs em 1000 cc.; Globulina 5,22 grs. em 1000 cc.; Uréa 6,42 grs. em 1000 cc.; Fibrinogeneo 0,324 grs. em 1000 cc.; Indican +++; Cl. plasmatico 339 mgrs. em 100 cc.; Cl. globular 170 mgrs. em 100 cc.; Cholesterol 163 mgrs. em 100 cc.; Creatinia 260 mgrs. em 100 cc.; Ph. inorganico 13,4 mgrs. em 100 cc.; Calcio 10,3 mgrs em 100 cc.; Potassio 28 mgrs. em 100 cc.; Sodio 328 mgrs. em 100 cc.. O exame hematologico revelou 11% de hemoglobina; 960.000 hematias por mm.³; e 5.200 leucocytos por mm.³. A formula leucocytaria revelou augmento dos neutrophilos, com 74% dos segmentados. A proporção entre sôro o coagulo foi 9 x 3 cc. A reacção de Wassermann no sôro sanguineo foi negativa. A insufficiencia renal se traduziu no caso em estudo, por modificações humoraes, particularmente pela azotemia elevada, pelo augmento da creatinina, do phosphoro inorganico e do indican. Em contraste com a existencia de taes modificações, o doente não apresentou os signaes clinicos observados nos casos emque a azotemia se mantem elevada, reproduzindo tal facto, o quadro clinico descripto para a necrose symmetrica da cortex renal.In a mortal case of ophidism, in an individual 15 years old, bitten by a snake (Bothrops jararaca on the external face of his right leg and who died 26 days after the accident, the AA. describe the pathologic-anatomical changes met with and the modifications of the metabolism put into evidence through chemical blood examinations. The main changes there existing are located in the kidneys, which present changes of diffused glomerulonephritis and the typic features of

  5. Creative Ecologies: Developing and Managing New Concepts of Creative Economy Kūrybos ekologijos: naujų kūrybos ekonomikos koncepcijų plėtojimas ir valdymas

    Jelena Stankevičienė

    2011-11-01

    between creativity and science is a necessary tool for change, development and management of new concepts of creative economy. The article is based on the project Creative Ecologies: Creating, Developing and Sharing Sustainable Ideas presented by the authors in the Euroweek 2011 confer­ence Water4World. The project received two awards – the 1st prize in the project section and The Best Project of the Euroweek 2011.

    Kūrybingumo sąvoką šiandien aptinkame pačiose įvairiausiose srityse, įskaitant šiuolaikinę ekonomiką, naujausias technologijas ir mokslą. Svarbu atkreipti dėmesį ne tik į naujų technologijų kūrimą, bet ir suvokti kūrybos ekologijų (Howkinsas 2010 esmę, kuri remiasi Johno Howkinso (2007 išplėtota kūrybos ekonomikos teorija. Anot Howkinso (2010, nūdienos ekologinės ir ekonominės krizės gi­lumo suvokimas reikalauja iš mūsų adekva