Gazprom pipelines

Газопроводы Газпрома

Gas pipelines of Yamal and West Siberia

Газопроводы Ямала

RGI 2006 Overview

Price of natural gas in Russia in 2007-2008

Who in Europe will break up the new Standard Gas?

Financial Times, November 13, 2006

Sir, Before cutting off alternative gas supplies of Ukraine, Georgia and other former Soviet states, Gazprom managers studied the tactics of the old John Rockefeller. The latest issue of Gazprom Journal confirms that the Russian gas monopoly considers Standard Oil as a model.

"Success of any energy company directly depends on the size of its business. John Rockefeller has proved it when he created the world's first vertically integrated corporation, Standard Oil," says the corporate publication.

Standard Oil was broken down by the US Supreme Court about 100 years ago. I wonder if the European Union has a judicial body strong enough to stop the new Standard Gas Company of Europe, being built by Gazprom.

Mikhail Korchemkin


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