Saturday, May 15, 2010
Strategic & Geo-politic News
Russia cancels the pipeline Bourgkas-Alexandropoullos - Those were conditional and for the South Stream!
According to statements by Russian energy minister Sergei Shmatko, who participates in the delegation accompanying the Russian President during his visit to Turkey, "examines the merging of two competing pipeline Baku-Ceyhan oil pipeline and Burgas-Alexandroupolis pipeline, the Burgas-Alexandroupolis substantially has stopped evolving program fault of Bulgaria.
He said that since the Bulgaria clarify the position regarding the requirements for better financial benefits and environmental protection, will examine the merger of the pipeline project with that of Baku-Ceyhan pipeline.
Russian source said on defencenet.gr, that "The Bulgarian government refuses to perform its contractual obligations and keep fickle Greek attitude. We can not wait any longer. The Burgas-Alexandroupolis pipeline, at least in this form over to us. I see what happens with the South Stream " Moscow considers Bulgaria and Greece "weak links" which now depend entirely on the "Atlantic bloc."
The worst thing is that Turkey assumes the role he wanted to play in Greece as a strategic partner of Russia as a transit hub for transporting oil markets that the west.Meanwhile, the Baku-Ceyhan pipeline as a project that did not seem viable, the Russian oil transportation and upgraded.