Finland’s Strategic Energy Plan Threatens to Render Russian Power Imports Obsolete

The past week saw significant speculation in the Russian media about a recently published long-term power development strategy issued by Fingrid (Finland’s primary state-run power operator), which laid out a plan for the country to achieve carbon neutrality by 2035 through investment in the country’s renewable energy sector. Several Russian publications have interpreted Fingrid’s proposed strategy as meaning the country would end its ...

China, Myanmar Advance Strategic Railway Linking Southern China to Bay of Bengal via Kyaukphyu Port

On January 10, China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group (CREEG) and state-run Myanma Railways signed an agreement to conduct a feasibility study for the Mandalay-Kyaukphyu railway project, an important section of Beijing’s long-delayed, $20 billion China-Myanmar Railway plan. The plan envisages a high-speed railway project that would further establish an overland route linking southern China to the Indian Ocean. Specifically, the railway ...

China Begins Work on the Last Section of the China-Russia-East-Route Natural Gas Pipeline, Designed to Bring Russian Natural Gas to Shanghai

On January 6, reports emerged that construction commenced on the last three sections of the 5,111-kilometer, China-Russia-East-Route Natural Gas pipeline. Developed by China Oil & Gas Pipeline Network Corporation, the pipeline is the Chinese extension of Gazprom’s Power of Siberia pipeline network that, once completed, will bring an overall supply of 38 billion cubic meters of gas to China. This would nearly quadruple current annual ...