posted on Sep, 9 2013 @ 11:57 AM
reply to post by Logarock
It is very funny to hear Assad remonstrating about someone trying to take advantage of the chaos. That and creating chaos been his forte.
All the chaos is to Russia's advantage.
Assume the gas pipeline deal between Iran-Iraq-Syria is the issue in the _
Now focus on an energy company in Russia called Gazprom
Open Joint Stock Company Gazprom (Открытое Акционерное Общество «Газпром», OAO Gazprom Russian: ОАО
«Газпром», IPA: [ɡɐsˈprom]) is the largest extractor of natural gas and one of the largest companies in the world. ....................
Gazprom's activities accounted for 8% of Russia's gross domestic product in 2011.
The company possesses subsidiaries in many various industry sectors, including finance, media and aviation. In addition, it controls a majority of
stakes in various companies.
Delaying and stalling the Syria pipelines is to Russia's advantage.
Gazprom supplies much of Europe's gas.
The Syrian pipeline is competition.
There's trillions of dollars involved.
and just look at Gazprom's vested interests worldwide..
They even have an Israeli connection (N.T.V. Global Network (Israel) Ltd.)
And surprise !! They're big in the U.K. of all places !!
Gazprom UK Ltd (100%)- investment company
Gazprom Marketing and Trading Limited (GM&T) (100%) - energy trading
HydroWingas (25%) - gas trading
Interconnector (UK) Limited (10%) - operator of the Interconnector pipeline
Sibur International (100%) - petrochemicals
WINGAS Storage UK Ltd. (33%) - underground gas storage reconstruction
Gazprom's stock trades on the London Stock Exchange too !!
And the U.S. OTC: GZPFY
SOME of he 'Western' powers that be (including Saudi Arabia) *hate* it because it doesn't use the U.S. Dollar.
Russian energy company Gazprom has several hundred subsidiaries and affiliated companies owned and controlled directly or indirectly. The subsidiaries
and affiliated companies are listed by countries. The list is incomplete.
List of Gazprom subsidiaries