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Developing: Crimea Nationalizes Energy Companies
Oil Pro ^ | 3/17/2014 | Jeff Reed

Posted on 03/17/2014 9:59:25 AM PDT by thackney

Ukraine's Crimean parliament voted Monday to nationalize energy companies Ukrtransgaz and Chornomornaftohaz, according to a statement on the Parliament's website.

A Crimean official said last week that the local authorities may sell the oil and gas company Chornomornaftohaz to a Russian firm "such as Gazprom" once the region assumes control of it.

On Sunday, a Russia-backed referendum in Crimea demonstrated overwhelming support for joining the Russian federation.

The US and its European allies are expected to announced sanctions against Russia on Monday after Crimea announced that just under 97% of voters in the region supported leaving Ukraine and becoming a Russian province in the referendum.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Russia; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: arizona; belarus; chornomornaftohaz; coldwar2; communism; communists; corporatestate; crimea; energy; gazprom; kazakhstan; kgb; naturalgas; oil; putinsbuttboys; russia; sovietunion; statism; surrendermonkeys; ukraine; ukrtransgaz; ussr; viktoryanukovich; yuliatymoshenko

1 posted on 03/17/2014 9:59:25 AM PDT by thackney
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http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/17/ukraine-crisis-crimea-energy-idUSL6N0ME2LG20140317

http://www.itv.com/news/update/2014-03-17/crimean-parliament-votes-to-nationalise-energy-firms/


2 posted on 03/17/2014 10:00:53 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

Well that escalated quickly.


3 posted on 03/17/2014 10:01:33 AM PDT by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: thackney

Gee, what a shock.


4 posted on 03/17/2014 10:01:43 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: thackney

Don’t pipelines run thru West Ukraine?.................


5 posted on 03/17/2014 10:07:02 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: thackney

Fascism = ultra nationalism + socialism

Putin fits the definition to a tea.


6 posted on 03/17/2014 10:07:26 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Obadiah

Well now we know why Russian troops invaded in Kherson.


7 posted on 03/17/2014 10:10:23 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: Red Badger
Pipelines are not the issue for Crimea, it will be significant for ports and offshore zones that come with it. 200 nm or split with the closest other land mass.


8 posted on 03/17/2014 10:10:52 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Red Badger
forgot the map to show you are correct on the pipelines, although more than just the west.


9 posted on 03/17/2014 10:13:13 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

If Ukraine shits off the pipelines, Russia will declare it an act of war, invade and game over....................


10 posted on 03/17/2014 10:14:28 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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probably easier in english...
11 posted on 03/17/2014 10:14:44 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

uhhh, that s/b ‘shuts’............................


12 posted on 03/17/2014 10:15:05 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: thackney

uhhh, that s/b ‘shuts’............................


13 posted on 03/17/2014 10:15:06 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Red Badger

What ever it takes to shut them down, more than one way to build a plug...


14 posted on 03/17/2014 10:15:45 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

Gee, who didn’t see that coming. /s


15 posted on 03/17/2014 10:17:46 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Zer0, Lurch, the lizard queen, Hitlery . . . .


16 posted on 03/17/2014 10:36:38 AM PDT by mykroar (We fight, get beat, rise, and fight again. - Nathanael Greene)
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To: thackney
Ukraine's Crimean parliament voted Monday to nationalize energy companies Ukrtransgaz and Chornomornaftohaz, according to a statement on the Parliament's website.


17 posted on 03/17/2014 10:41:23 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign

“....Ukrtransgaz and Chornomornaftohaz...”

Gesundheit!


18 posted on 03/17/2014 10:45:24 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Red Badger
If Ukraine shuts off the pipelines...

Then how would Ukraine and some parts of the EU get gas? How quickly would Ukraine be destitute abd starving?

Does the EU really want anything to do with Ukraine without Crimea and its surrounding geography?

19 posted on 03/17/2014 10:49:51 AM PDT by grania
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To: thackney

This will make it easier for Putin to loot corporate assets after he annexes Crimea.


20 posted on 03/17/2014 10:58:24 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Army Air Corps
We now have a template for southern CA. Guess who wants to 're-join' Mexico?
21 posted on 03/17/2014 11:22:26 AM PDT by Aross
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To: thackney

In other words Russia has nationalized oil companies in Ukraine and it will all belong to Gazprom soon enough


22 posted on 03/17/2014 11:51:10 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: grania

It’s looking more and more like the EU so-called leaders are as weak willed as the clown-in-chief. I bet they would bomb the Ukrainian freedom fighters for cutting off their gas before they would lift a cowardly finger to help them.


23 posted on 03/17/2014 11:51:28 AM PDT by Red White and Blue patriot (USA all the way. Love it or Leave it. Better dead than Red. Putin = Hitler 2014)
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To: GeronL

But I thought Russia was all about free markets. They have a flat tax ya know.


24 posted on 03/17/2014 11:56:56 AM PDT by Red White and Blue patriot (USA all the way. Love it or Leave it. Better dead than Red. Putin = Hitler 2014)
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To: Red White and Blue patriot

Bump


25 posted on 03/17/2014 11:59:06 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Obadiah

26 posted on 03/17/2014 1:04:13 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Red Badger

Dirty people, those Russians...


27 posted on 03/17/2014 1:06:49 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator
I am very concerned about the period of history we are headed into. The globalization of information via the internet and other means gave us hope that truth would prevail. This doesn't appear to be the case.

In some ways we have made the world smaller, and thus made it easier for the same types of wannabe dictators who have always been around. Propaganda is now global. Electronic voting has centralized the opportunities for deception and fraud. Privacy is now only available to those who live somewhat off the grid, or who have the technical savvy to hide themselves.

As has always been the case, we are being victimized by the frailties of human nature. Although it has become harder for me to do, it is increasingly clear that the divine advice to not make your treasures in this world is absolute wisdom.

28 posted on 03/17/2014 2:04:53 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: thackney

God help the Ukrainians. The map doesn’t show Transnistria. Even if it’s not a recognized independent state, it’s beyond Moldovan control, and it borders Ukraine to its east, while Crimea is now in a similar situation to Ukraine’s south.


29 posted on 03/17/2014 2:11:20 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: OldNewYork

What will Romania do? That could muddy the waters a bit as well.


30 posted on 03/17/2014 2:11:56 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I don’t know that Romania will do anything. Maybe they’ll tighten border controls with it. But I’d have to think they’re not overly interested in bear-baiting. This is a well-armed slice of ex-USSR. They still even have the hammer and sickle in their flag. It’s been an unresolved issue for them since the early 90’s. There are young adults born in it and who have lived their whole lives in an ‘independent’ Transnistria. But it’s also a different ethnic make up to Crimea: my reading says it’s about a third Romanian ethnically, a third Ukrainian, and a third Russian, unlike the clear Russian majority in Crimea.


31 posted on 03/17/2014 2:20:03 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: thackney

Paging Maxine Waters. You’re wanted on the batty phone.


32 posted on 03/17/2014 2:57:18 PM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: thackney

Putin just steals stuff.

He’s a mobster with a government.

That’s all.


33 posted on 03/18/2014 9:07:27 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: Uncle Miltie
He’s a mobster with a government.

In this county and his, that is a redundant statement.

34 posted on 03/18/2014 9:26:37 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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