The media learned of the unintended consequences of the transfer of US LNG carriers from Asia to Europe

 The media learned of the unintended consequences of the shift of US LNG carriers from Asia to Europe

The current situation with the tankers has been ridiculed by the host from Channel One, Artyom Sheinin.

Recently the Western press has started to actively write that the United States will save Europe from the gas crisis.

The reason for this joy was the turn of US LNG carriers from Asia to Europe, to which the market immediately reacted by lowering gas prices. However, after a few hours the prices rose again.

According to the media, the EU was informed about the turnover of the oil tankers and the press came across “Gazprom” ? with accusations of yet another round of price increases amid the end of supplies through the Polish pipe.

However, it then became clear that the morning drop in market gas prices was precisely due to investor reaction to the turnaround in US oil companies.

Initially this was seen as a new trend in deliveries, but in reality it is not.

As the manager stated Deputy of the National Energy Institute Alexander Frolov, & # 8220; mass reversal & # 8221; tankers actually only took place on two ships.

In addition, he pointed out that even with astronomical gas prices in Europe, US LNG will not be able to supply Europe in its entirety.

Asian consumers, in turn, have reinsured themselves by entering into long-term contracts so that what is now seen in Europe does not happen to them.

It is known that three quarters of all LNG is supplied to Asia, and only the rest can end up in the EU, however, does not exert a significant influence on the energy situation there, reports & # 8220; Vzglyad & # 8221 ;.

The situation with the tanker turn and the reaction to it in Europe made the host of & # 8220; Channel One & # 8221; Artem Sheinin.

He found the situation absurd and said that the Europeans had caused their own fuel crisis by not wanting to sign long-term contracts with & # 8220; Gazprom & # 8221 ;. Now, according to the TV presenter, he has noted the absurdity of the situation.

& # 8220; Now, they raised Indians out of pearls. Why are they bringing you up as Indians? & # 8221; & # 8211; gave Chenini a historic example in the show's studio & # 8220; Time will tell & # 8221 ;.

To this, Czech expert Jiri Yust accused Moscow of gas supply violations and said the United States was allegedly trying to level the shortage of gas in Europe.

However, Shenin recalled how Putin called on Europe to sign long-term contracts, but as this did not happen, the gas storages of the Europe were literally empty.

Previously, TopNews had written about it & # 8220; Gazprom & # 8221; suspended gas transit to Germany. The temporary disruption of supplies has occurred on the 'gas pipeline' Yamal-Europe & # 8221;.

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Media: US may restrict smartphone and auto parts imports to Russia due to Ukraine

 Media: US may restrict import of smartphones and auto parts to Russia over Ukraine

A source within the 39; White House administration announced new sanctions against the Russian Federation.

The United States intends to use the smartphone market as a tool to influence Russian policy towards Ukraine.

As Reuters reported, citing an insider in President Biden's administration, authorities could restrict the import of equipment and components in the event of a ; invasions & # 8221; The RF Armed Forces to a neighboring country.

New measures will be discussed at the White House in the near future.

Among the possible restrictions & # 8211; reduction in imports of both smartphones and major aircraft and car components, as well as a number of materials from other sectors of the economy.

< p> Thus, the US authorities intend to close the availability of a number of & # 8220; industrial and general public & # 8221; technologies, affecting both the Russians and national production.

The list includes the same tools the White House used to cut off Chinese company Huawei's access to advanced semiconductors.

Previously, Topnews wrote that Western media continue to report on the likely Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Thus, the New York Times quoted US special services, which suggested that European allies create a plan to contain aggression from Moscow.

Russian President Vladimir Putin told a Defense Ministry meeting that the United States may push Ukraine to attack Russian Crimea.


Gazprom suspends gas transit to Germany via the Yamal-Europe pipeline

Gazprom has suspended gas transit to Germany via the Yamal & ndash Europe pipeline

Peskov commented on the decision. Meanwhile, the price of gas in Europe exceeded $ 2,000 per thousand cubic meters for the first time.

The gas transport operator Gascade has announced the suspension of gas deliveries to Germany via the Yamal-Europe pipeline, reports TASS.

According to the agency, & # 8220; Gazprom & # 8221; the day before he did not reserve the gas pumping capacity for Tuesday, December 21, and neither in a regular session, nor in an additional session.

Commenting on this matter, the press secretary of the Russian Federation President Dmitry Peskov called the situation commercial and advised to seek comments in & # 8220; Gazprom & # 8221 ;.

At the same time, Peskov denied rumors that the actions of the management of & # 8220; Gazprom & # 8221; linked to the statement of the head of BNA Jochen Homann regarding the delay in the certification of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline & # 8220; Yamal-Europe & # 8221; against the backdrop of an impending peak in winter gas price growth in the European gas market.

The maximum value on December 17 was 10 million kWh at a minimum of 1, 2 million kWh at present, or 20% of the main capacities.

In the context, the decision of & # 8220; Gazprom & # 8221; reverse gas supply from Germany to Poland has started.

Meanwhile, spot prices for natural gas in Europe for the first time in history topped $ 2,000 per 1,000 cubic meters.

January futures price on the TTF hub in the Netherlands rose to $ 2004 per thousand cubic meters. m, i.e. € 171.52 per MWh.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that Germany announced the inability to approve Nord Stream 2.

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Media: Central Bank to make free transfers between bank accounts up to 1.4 million rubles

 Mass media: Central Bank will make free transfers between bank accounts up to 1.4 million rubles

According to the regulator, the innovation will improve the competition between banks.

The Central Bank of the Russian Federation is currently studying a proposal for free transfers from one's own account to one's account in another bank for an amount of up to 1.4 million rubles. within one month.

This statement was made by the head of the regulator Elvira Nabiullina.

During a press conference, she noted that the money can be withdrawn in cash and then transferred to another bank.

However, the realities of the modern world, the prevalence of cashless payments dictate their own terms.

In addition, interbank fees can become an obstacle to the free disposal of your own money, the head of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation said at a press conference.

The head of the Bank of Russia believes that the initiative can improve competition between banks and stimulate the transmission of monetary policy.

Earlier, TopNews wrote that the Central Bank of the Russian Federation has raised the key rate. Now that figure is 8.5%.

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Central Bank raises key rate to 8.5%

The Central Bank has raised the rate director at 8, 5%

The regulator increases the rate for the seventh time in a row.

The Central Bank of the Russian Federation has raised its key rate for the seventh time in a row.

As a result, the stage has been tightened to 8.5% per year.

The indicator has returned to the level of September-October 2017.

According to the regulator's press release, further rate hikes cannot be ruled out.

According to the department, the current policy affects the reduction of inflation and its return to level 4 ;.

In addition, this measure aims to strengthen the ruble.

Against the backdrop of accelerating inflation, many experts expected such a move from the Bank of Russia, writes RIA Novosti.

Earlier, TopNews wrote that the dollar and euro collapsed after raising the policy rate.

At the same time, the head of the regulator Elvina Nabiullina wore a brooch with arrows and a bow to the press conference.


German Chancellor Scholz explains suspension of Nord Stream 2 certification

German Chancellor Scholz has explained the suspension certification & ldquo; Nord Stream 2 & rdquo;

Germany will not make a decision on Nord Stream 2 in the first half of 2022.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz commented the suspension of the certification of & # 8220; Nord Stream 2 & # 8221;.

According to him, such a decision by the authorities of the FRG is apolitical.

Scholz pointed out that the pipeline & # 8211; This is a commercial project implemented with the attraction of private investment, and the decision on this in Germany was not taken on the basis of the political, writes TASS.

As the Chancellor pointed out, such a procedure involves a large number of consultations, and the process is still ongoing, TASS writes.

Additionally, Bloomberg, citing the Federal Network Agency of Germany, writes that in the first half of 2022 no decision is expected on the certification of & # 39; 8220; SP-2 & # 8221 ;.

The head of the agency, Jochen Hommann, stressed that the regulator still does not have the necessary documents from the operator.

& # 8220; It's not in our hands & # 8221;, & # 8211; did he declare.

According to Homman, the certification process, suspended in November, could resume once requirements are met.

So we are talking about the establishment of a separate company by the operator, which will manage a section of the gas pipeline in Germany.

In this context, the Permanent Representative of Russia to the EU, Vladimir Chizhov, discussed the situation with the suspension of the certification of the politicized pipeline.

German internal policy linked to the change of government.

Remember that certification was suspended on November 16. According to the plan, this process should be completed on January 8, 2022, but as a result, these deadlines have been postponed indefinitely.

Earlier, TopNews wrote that Germany declared the inability to approve Nord Stream 2. The Polish Prime Minister has promised to prevent the pipeline from starting.


Russia could introduce 13th annual pension before new year

In & nbsp; Russia can introduce 13th annual pension before New Year

The initiator of the bill was the LDPR faction.

The head of the State Duma's Committee on Labor and Veterans, Yaroslav Nilov, has proposed an initiative to introduce an annual payment before New Year's holidays for retirees.

As noted with reference to his words, the order was previously given by the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia Vladimir Zhirinovsky. The document has already been prepared and submitted to the Cabinet of Ministers for review.

According to the bill, the payment should be made to all retirees, whether they work or not, including Russians who receive insurance, state and military pensions .

The key is equality of all categories. The payout should not put “some retirees in a more advantageous position over others.” »

The amount of the 13th pension is proposed equal to the pension received by retirees.

in the explanatory note. He claims a 9% rise in inflation and a subsequent drop in the standard of living of elderly Russians.

He also mentions pre-New Years spending that people can't get around.

So, attention from According to the authors of the project, the sides of the state to this category of the population during this period are simply necessary.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that since December 1 three categories of pensioners in Russia increased its pensions.


Rusnano demanded the cancellation of loans from banks for 55 billion rubles

Rusnano asked to cancel loans from banks for 55 billion rubles

Economist commented on Rusnano's request to cancel loan agreements with three banks .

Three pre-trial applications were sent by the state corporation & # 8220; Rusnano & # 8221; to three Russian banks.

The company requests the cancellation of the loan agreements made with the organization.

RBC is informing about this, citing knowledgeable sources.

the notice of & # 8220; Rusnano ', the transactions can be considered invalid due to the fact that they were committed to the detriment of the interests of the legal person and became the consequence of an abuse of law.

In his request & # 8220; Rusnano & # 8221; refers to the Civil Code of the Russian Federation, the articles of which oblige the parties to act & # 8220; in good faith & # 8221 ;, taking into account the interests of all parties.

According to the information & # 8220; Komsomolskaya Pravda & # 8221 ;, & # 8220; Rusnano & # 8221; must & # 8220; Sovcombank & # 8221; 38 billion rubles, & # 8220; Promsvyazbank & # 8221; & # 8211; 16 billion rubles, Bank & # 8220; Ak Barsu & # 8221; & # 8211; 0.85 billion rubles. Total & # 8211; about 55 billion rubles

One of the anonymous interlocutors of the journalists considered the demands of the state company “illogical”. According to him, & # 8220; Rusnano & # 8221; always fulfills its obligations. Another source said the document is & # 8220; formal & # 8221 ;.

Last month, representatives of & # 8220; Rusnano & # 8221; announced that they had spoken with creditors about the debt restructuring.

Earlier, TopNews wrote that the results of the work of & # 8220; Rusnano & # 8221; has entered the field of vision of security officials. In particular, the state-owned company identified 35 unprofitable projects and a salaried massage therapist.


Germany declares inability to approve Nord Stream 2

L & # 39 ; Germany announced the inability to approve & ldquo; Nord Stream 2 & rdquo;

The Polish Prime Minister has pledged not to allow the launch of the pipeline.

German Foreign Minister Annalena Berbock made a resounding statement on “Nord Stream 2”.

He said the pipeline could not get approval because it did not comply with the rules adopted in Europe.

He said that the German Foreign Ministry had had a conversation about the commissioning of the gas pipeline as part of the coalition negotiations.

As a result, this agreement stipulated that the law should be applied to projects in the energy sector. Europe in the field of energy.

& # 8220; This means that at present this gas pipeline cannot be approved & # 8221;, & # 8211; Berbock cited ZDF.

She added that security issues remain open.

In this context, Poland continues to strongly criticize the launch of & # 8220; Nord Stream & # 8211; 2 & # 8221 ;. The country intends to develop responses to probable risks with German partners.

This statement was made by Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki after a conversation with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

& # 8220; We are trying to work out solutions with German partners that would address these risks. The best solution would be to prevent the launch of & # 8220; Nord Stream & # 8211; 2 & # 8221 ;, & # 8211; he explained.

Moravetsky added that due to the work of & # 8220; Nord Stream 2 & # 8221; Ukraine, Poland and a number of other countries in Eastern Europe could be blackmailed by Russia, which means the possibility of destabilizing the situation in the region .

Earlier, TopNews wrote that the United States had said it could be ' guaranteed & # 8221; destroy & # 8220; Nord Stream 2 & # 8221;.

It became known that he could shut down the operation of the gas pipeline.


The Ministry of Construction intends to control the housing market in Russia at the state level

The Ministry of Construction intends to control the housing market in Russia at the state level. The Russian Ministry of Construction intends to approve the GIS (State Information System) project, which will put state control in order on the sale and construction of real estate, including the rental market.

According to & # 8220; Kommersant & # 8221; , the project specifies that the owners of real estate, if the project is accepted, will be required to enter the transaction data into the MIS within thirty days.

The calculations which are carried out by the party under the contract must be carried out through the online application. If the owner breaks the rule, he incurs a fine of up to 5,000, legal persons & # 8211; 50,000.

According to the source of the publication, the GIS will be an exclusively state platform, and the functions of operator will be performed by the Ministry of Construction.

He also mentioned the purpose of the project. This is the actual destruction of the & # 8220; black & # 8221; and & # 8220; gray & # 8221; markets, protecting the interests of employers.

In turn, the deputy head of the Ministry of Construction Nikita Stasishin explained that the project will be submitted to the State Duma for consideration in the spring. According to the department, due to the low level of taxes that the state collects in this area, the Russian public treasury loses around 162 billion rubles.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that the Ministry of Construction of March 1, 2022 will be fined for glazing a balcony or molding.