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US support for Lithuanian LNG plant indicative of frenetic attempts to reduce Russian gas dependence

Following the military conflict in Georgia and the potential 'loss' of the EU-US backed 'fourth corridor' of energy supplies from the Caucuses/Central Asia, liquefied natural gas is rapidly gaining traction across European states as a strategic supply option. Yet it is the US, as much as the EU, that is driving renewed interest in LNG in Europe.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Oct 2008
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Tymoshenko's paper tiger

On October 3, Ukraine and Russia signed a Memorandum of Understanding under which price increases for gas imports will be spread over three years. Although Kiev appears to have secured supply at a manageable cost, lack of detail in the agreement and turmoil in Ukrainian politics suggests the deal will have little impact in the long run.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Oct 2008
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The gloves are off in central European fuel retail

Rapid network expansion and upstream muscle are the unstoppable forces pushing Lukoil to the fore of fuel retailing in central and eastern Europe (CEE). The firm is the key mover in the region, expanding its site presence by a remarkable 180% over the past three years. But selling petrol is not simply a numbers game: Lukoil is also successfully incorporating a strong shop proposition.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Apr 2006
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Shell: using brand capital in Ukraine

Shell has signed a joint venture agreement with Alliance Group in Ukraine that continues the company's recent strategy of investing in high-growth retail markets through partnerships. This policy allows Shell to capitalize on its brand while minimizing investment; a prudent move should these growth markets experience the same competitive pressures currently affecting Shell in its western markets.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Apr 2007
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Round three of Russia/Ukraine conflict looms

Alarm bells sounded across Eastern European capitals this weekend as Gazprom warned that Naftohaz was perilously close to defaulting on debts for gas received - one of several triggers behind this year's and previous gas disputes which left thousands across Europe without heating. Although the climate may have warmed since January, Moscow's relations with Kiev and Brussels remain decidedly frosty.

Published By Datamonitor
26 May 2009
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CommentWire

Power market liberalization: rich Ukrainian pickings await western utilities

Ukraine is seeking to attract much-needed investment into its aging power infrastructure and, despite previous failed attempts, is putting its faith in market liberalization to bring this about. Although many uncertainties remain for such a move, this country of nearly 50 million people offers significant growth potential for Europe's cash-rich leading utilities, and thus could prove enticing.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Apr 2007
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New personal care review: a more indulgent way to kill germs

This month's roundup of the latest innovative personal care launches sees antibacterial hand-rubs - a category that has come into focus following recent concerns over pandemic diseases - become more mainstream, with one launch offering a range of indulgence-oriented fragrances. In other news, an on-the-go dietary supplement paste and an aerosol blusher are two of the more unusual recent launches.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Nov 2011
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New personal care products review: natural formulations given ethnic focus

Developments in the hair and skincare categories have led to the launch of a new line focusing specifically on the needs of "ethnically diverse" children, as well as a hair styling balm that takes its inspiration from the lip care segment. Meanwhile, a four-in-one product for men is among the other products to feature in this month's rundown of notable introductions in the personal care industry.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Feb 2011
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New food review: chicken bags new cooking convenience

The potentially messy and time-consuming process of preparing roast chicken dishes at home is the focus of two new packaging innovations featured in this month's rundown of the latest novel launches from the food industry. Elsewhere, packaging is also being utilized to boost the appeal of novelty confectionery products for the festive season.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Jan 2011
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New drinks review: energy drinks toast their popularity

In this month's rundown of the latest innovations from the drinks industry, energy drinks are once again venturing into new territory, this time forging an unlikely alliance with champagne in a recent launch in Germany. Meanwhile, a drink powder that claims to be able to absorb alcohol has hit shelves, while bag-in-boxes are looking to the world of high fashion to reinforce upscale positioning.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Sep 2012

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