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South Stream not Dead

75.000-Steel-Pipes-Ordered-for-South-Stream[source] Pipes waiting to be deployed on the bottom of the Black Sea.

[reuters.com] – Turkey row leaves Russia stuck with abandoned gas pipes worth billions

Gas pipes worth 1.8 billion euros ($1.95 billion) are to be left stranded on the shores of the Black Sea after Russia’s decision to suspend work on the Turkish Stream pipeline, a potent symbol of Moscow’s falling out with Ankara…

Gazprom ordered pipes from as far afield as Japan and Germany for the 2,400-kilometre (1,491-mile) South Stream pipeline, originally slated to open in 2018, which were then reassigned to Turkish Stream after the project was axed…

Industry sources said the pipes can only be used for projects in the Black Sea because of their specialized construction.

We’re not going to let these pipes rot away on a Black Sea beach, now do we?

The Dutch company South Stream Transport was responsible for the construction of the pipeline; their website still talks about Turk Stream. The Bulgarians now proposed to at least construct the Black Sea part of the original South Stream pipeline.

[standartnews.com] – Bulgaria in talks with EU for a shorter South Stream

Bulgaria has been discussing a shorter version of its cancelled South Stream gas pipeline with the European Commission for months, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Tomislav Donchev revealed in the most recent parliamentary control blitz questions session. Especially in the light of the suspension of the Turkish Stream due to the recent tensions between Russia and Turkey, the new plan to deliver Russian gas to the receiving terminal in the Black Sea near Varna could bring back Bulgaria into the game of how to get more Russian gas into Europe.Копирано от standartnews.com

Editor: dear Bulgarians, don’t wait for permission from the euro-losers. The new sport in Europe is to defy orders from Brussels, humiliate them and act in both your national and European interest, like for instance in the case of building fences, preventing the euro-fools and George Soros drones from destroying European civilization on orders of the US oligarch overlords. Talk with Putin and implement the pipeline and present Brussels with a fait accompli. This is a very pro-European thing to do since the future of the Middle East is now so uncertain that gas supply to Europe from this source is not guaranteed.

south-stream-map-enThis is the original plan for the 2400 km South Stream pipe line

south-stream-map[gazprom.com]The original 925 km route through the Black Sea. Now that the Crimea is Russian again, the new pipeline can be made shorter, closer to the Crimean coast.

Bulgaria Smells Its Second Chance

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Vladimir Putin has always preferred South-Stream over Turk-Stream. The foolish Turkish action of shooting down a Russian jet over Syria last week has provided a huge second chance for Bulgaria to finally fight for its own interests as well as those of Europe.

South-Stream was cancelled last year because midgets like Juncker and Merkel are despicable servants of Washington and unworthy to lead Europe.

Dear Bulgaria… go talk with Putin and announce that Russia and Bulgaria will build the pipeline regardless of what said midgets will say. Deep in their cowardly little hearts they will be glad that the pipeline will be built anyway and that they don’t have to stand up against the Great Satan, an action for which they lack the spine.

Bulgaria, nobody is going to bomb you. Yes, they are going to call you names, just like the US called the French ‘cheese eating surrender monkeys‘ when they refused to obey the US and didn’t join the Iraq safari. Who cares what this former European colony of three centuries says?

[novinite.com] – Bulgaria Backs Nord Stream-2, Standing Up for Own Gas Hub Project (30 November)

Bulgaria is also determined that its gas hub proposal – one under which a gas distribution center should be set up at the Bulgarian Black Sea coast – should be embraced by Russia and the EU.

“I still think that the gas distribution center, or the hub, or whatever you call it, in Bulgaria, one that should received liquefied gas [LNG] and Russian gas, and also gas from our [Bulgaria’s] deposits, is a big reality [sic!],” the Bulgarian News Agency quotes him as saying.

This position is “beneficial for Bulgaria” and the government should not be reproached by it, he added.

That’s the spirit! Now, don’t be timid, you don’t need the EU to ’embrace’ it, simply implement it! Brussels’ role in life is there to be humiliated, by the US (Nuland: “Fuck the EU”), by the Eastern Europeans who refuse to take in male Islamic time bombs just because George Soros wants that to happen. Nobody is going to bomb Hungary or Poland for it. So, build this pipeline!

[reuters.com] – Bulgaria backs Nord Stream gas extension

Nov 30 Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov said on Monday his government supported Russia’s plans to extend its gas link to Germany… “I will defend the position for the construction of Nord Stream II and (a) gas hub in Bulgaria – it is advantageous for the country and nobody can reproach me for that,” Borisov told reporters… Bulgaria has proposed the facility be built near the city of Varna – where the South Stream pipes were supposed to come out of the Black Sea – and has said it would cooperate with Russia to build a pipe to the Bulgarian coast.

Bulgaria Wants to See South Stream Built

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Vladimir Putin’s sudden and unilateral decision to drop South Stream has been a major hit for Bulgaria.

Instead of bypassing Ukraine via Bulgaria and bringing Russian gas directly to southeastern Europe, the gas, he said, will be sent to Turkey under a project named Turkish Stream. In his words, Bulgaria had lost an opportunity to earn €400 million in annual gas transit fees and billions in investment.

The general opinion among Bulgarians is that Bulgaria and its people were simply used as the “pawn” in the chess power game of the EU/US vs Russian gas interests…

“We cannot turn the page on South Stream until Russia’s stance is made clear,” insisted Minister of Economy Bozhidar Lukarski referring to the fact that Bulgaria so far hasn’t received an official note from Russia about the cancellation of the pipeline.

Editor: what we do know is that Russia would much prefer building South Stream than Turk Stream, as Europe is hands down the best customer, paying the highest prices. And then there is the issue of shared destiny, something that the US wants to prevent at all cost. Many high-ranking politicians, like Gabriel, Juncker, Schroeder and others have expressed their hope that some day South Stream could be built after all. It is a matter of standing up against the imperial overlord and getting rid of the idiot of Berlin.

[euractiv.com] – A majority of Bulgarians want South Stream to be built
[euractiv.com] – Putin: We haven’t given up the South Stream project (Feb 2015)
[euractiv.com] – Borissov warns of Bulgarian energy ‘catastrophe’
[bloomberg.com] – Hungary Opens the Way for South Stream as Orban Defies EU

Get.the.f*ck.the.project.moving.again!

South Stream Revived?

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulates South Stream after completion of the welding ceremony[source]

You can’t make this stuff up:

Bulgaria is ready to issue all the necessary permits for the construction of the South Stream pipeline, according to Prime Minister Boyko Borisov. He said it will up to Gazprom whether the pipeline is built or not.

We would not have been surprised if Bulgaria would have finally given Brussels the finger and decided to act alone. After all, pipelines last for decades, the anger of a faceless Brussels bureaucrat for weeks. And Europe is going to need Russian gas in the future anyway, so Bulgaria can earn possible fines imposed now back in the future.

What does (pleasantly) surprise us is:

Borisov said he has the full support and understanding of the European Union and that Bulgaria is not in the wrong and should not suffer financial consequences for stopping the project, the Bulgarian news agency BGNES reports.

So Brussels admits that it bluffed and overplayed its hand with its silly ‘Third Energy Package‘ and all and now it stands exposed as the weak-willed spineless idiots that they are. Putin won again. The trouble for Brussels is: Russians usually stick to their word. On December 1, Moscow agreed with Ankara to build ‘Turk Stream’ instead. Perhaps in his heart, Putin would like to back pedal, but he is a man of his word. And… he noticed that he could buy Turkey into his SCO-alliance and deal the West a crushing blow. Who needs Assad-Syria (and the Tarsus naval base) if you can tie the coming leader of the Middle East into your alliance? The sun sets in the west and apparently the West sinks with it.

Putin will possibly let the Euro’s simmer for a while and increase the price for building South Stream after all, after a talk about Crimea, sanctions, Mistral helicopter carrier, Ukraine-NATO, etc., etc. Perhaps a smaller pipeline to Turkey will be built as well.

Or perhaps South Stream will never be built, after the Europeans humiliated the Russians too much, on orders of Washington.

What a mess.

[rt.com] – Bulgaria ready to issue South Stream permits

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In the ‘unlikely’ case that Hollande will fail as president, he can always apply to play a walk-on part in a Borat movie, with his new Kazakh coat. And if not, at least he won’t catch a cold on his scooter while sneaking out of the Elysee palace to pay his mistress a visit.

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