Crude I cannot clarify the date of the article,but what is clear it could happen again very soon. Keep looking for that key as I think more muscle flexing is going to happen.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said Kiev knew of Russian plans to halt gas flows this winter to Europe, comments that were promptly denied by Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak.
"The situation in (Ukraine's) energy sector is difficult. We know of Russia's plans to block (gas) transit even to European Union countries this winter, and that's why their (EU) companies were given an order to pump gas into storage in Europe as fully as possible," Yatseniuk told a government meeting, without disclosing how he knew about the Russian plans.
Russia has halted gas flows to Ukraine, a major transit route for EU gas, three times in the past decade in 2006, 2009 and since June this year because of price disputes with Kiev.
Ducati, when was that article published? Earlier this year when it was much colder......... Still, good example of what can happen. The West must expect economic reprisals fir sanctions. On Newsnight last night an ex Assistant Secretary of State said NATO should move their bases much further forward into Poland & the Baltic States. It's not looking good now that Russia have seemingly shown their hand and actually invaded Ukraine.
Crude..........where's that key to my bomb shelter!
Wither 'Dark Pools'.............being a committed Eurosceptic these kinds of stories about Brussels interfering with the 'City' always attract me. Recently it was the Tobin Tax....or tax on trading, now its so called 'Dark Pools'. But are Dark Pools a good thing? Are they just another advantage for rich traders & do they in any way disadvantage PIs?
Ukraine is certainly a worry. With Britain now on high alert against domestic terrorism & the world focused on Syria/Iraq, Ukraine seems something of a side show........some side show! The trouble is, sanctions against Russia are proving economically 'phyrric', with no victory in sight! The German economy is particularly suffering, & as mentioned here, Italy could be on the verge of industrial catastrophe if their energy costs increase further. They are already suffering as a result of being in the Eurozone. All this must surely focus the minds of the mandarins at UNIMIG!
"With his customary verve Renzi had played up Friday's package during the summer political lull, saying it would be a "big bang" and tweeting "I will amaze you." Come on, give us those permits! More Italian jobs, more tax revenue and more domestic energy, it doesn't take Einstein to work it out!
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