9 Май, 2022

Gas reserves in the Black Sea

Turkey has said that gas reserves in the Black Sea will last for 45 years. Binali Yildirim, deputy head of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party, stated this.

“The reserves of the Black Sea in natural gas are now estimated at 540 billion cubic meters. m. This is just the beginning, there will be a continuation. The Black Sea is able to cover the world’s gas needs for 45 years.»

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World palm oil production has tripled in the past 20 years, from 24.8 million tons in 2001 to 75.5 million tons per year today. At the same time, 59% of the world’s palm oil production comes from Indonesia, which has banned the export of palm oil since April 28 to support its domestic market.


Saudi Arabia cut oil prices. Saudi Aramco cuts prices for the first time in four months


Google began to block the personal accounts of the Russian State Duma deputies who fell under the sanctions. YouTube channels that are linked to them are also deleted.

According to media reports, United Russia deputies Maria Butina and Yevgeny Fedorov, as well as members of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Mikhail Matveev and Nina Ostanina, have already lost their accounts.


US announces new package of sanctions against Russia

The US is imposing visa restrictions on more than 2,600 officials from Russia and Belarus, including the military and bankers. According to the United States, they are involved in human rights violations and ongoing attempts to undermine the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

The US imposed personal sanctions on 8 Sberbank executives, 27 Gazprombank top managers, as well as Moscow Industrial Bank and 10 of its subsidiaries. All of them are now banned from entering the United States.

The sanctions will affect the state television channels of Russia: Channel One, Russia 1 and NTV. American companies will be prohibited from advertising on them and providing them with their equipment.

American citizens and companies are now prohibited from providing audit, consulting and marketing services to Russian firms.

Banned the export of several types of goods, including nuclear materials and industrial equipment.


Scientists using artificial intelligence and machine learning have created the FAST-PETase enzyme, which can break down molecules of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which accounts for 12 percent of the world’s waste. In addition, scientists were able to carry out depolymerization, that is, the transformation of a polymer into a monomer. The resulting material can then be repolymerized — assembled into virgin plastic — and converted into other products.


Toyota Group plans to invest 48 billion rupees ($624 million) in the production of components for electric vehicles in India. Toyota Kirloskar Motor and Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts have signed an MoU with the southern state of Karnataka to invest Rs 41 billion. The rest will be received from Toyota Industries Engine India.


Sberbank increased the maximum amount of a mortgage loan with state support: up to 30 million rubles. for Moscow, the Moscow region, St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region and up to 15 million rubles. for other regions. More than two-thirds of the amount of such a loan will be subsidized by a commission from the developer.


UK announces new sanctions

These include a sharp increase in tariffs on imports from Russia worth £1.4bn and a ban on exports to the country worth £250m a year.

These measures mean that the total value of products subject to full or partial import or export sanctions after the invasion of Ukraine is more than £4 billion.

UK raises tariffs on commodities such as platinum and palladium, of which Russia is the leading producer

The export bans cover more than £250m worth of goods in sectors of the Russian economy that the government says are most dependent on British goods, including chemicals, plastics, rubber and engineering.

The UK has said it will phase out Russian oil imports by the end of the year.

The government has said that more than 60% of exports of goods to Russia will now be subject to full or partial restrictions.

The government also said it had imposed sanctions on more than 1,600 individuals and entities.


Canada has imposed new sanctions. The list of restrictions includes 40 individuals, including businessmen and representatives of the defense sector


Trade between the US and China in the first four months of 2022 increased by 10.9% to $ 245.7 billion, according to China Customs


Japan will gradually stop importing oil from Russia, while maintaining its interests in oil and gas projects in the Russian Far East, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Monday.


The Chinese military has conducted exercises east and southwest of Taiwan, according to a post on the website of the Chinese National Liberation Army.


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