Russia remains warm on Arctic projects

When the Soviet Union looked at their gas fields in Western Siberia in the 50ies, they must have realized that developing them was not economical. This was stranded gas by all measures except of course by the count of a communist planned economy. This was jobs for millions, internal investment, keeping people busy from thinking of other things and the gas was a nice sidekick. Project economics were no issue at this time and place. Thats different today. But Russia needs those developments in order to keep the ghosts of past glory alive so it has to pimp the score. But they did not bribe the sun as we are going into a solar grand minimum. This means that the Arctic will turn into more of an icebox than it has been so far. Have fun developing that. Or keeping shipping lanes open. How will Arctic LNG work when the shipping lanes are permanently closed?

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