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Could the Stranded Wind initiative be a good venture for Russia tho ? That way they're not competing with low price gas.

Although we're not at peak gas yet, wouldn't it make more sense strategically for Russia to have more gas to export and use wind for domestic purposes ? I always remember a friend who was involved in the gas industry that the best thing to have done with N Sea gas was to leave it in the ground until prices improved its value. He felt the bonaqnza was somewhat wasted.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Apr 11th, 2008 at 10:58:38 AM EST
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ammonia is also manufactured from natural gas...

As to your other point, the answer would be yes, but they should first of all improve the efficiency of their existing gas-fired power plants - bringing them to state-of-the-art thermal efficiency would save Russia tens of billions of cubic meters of gas each years (ie something worth $10-20 billion per year...)

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Fri Apr 11th, 2008 at 11:20:45 AM EST
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