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Ecuador looks for investors for newly opened oil & gas territories

Ecuador aims to attract more than $750 million by opening up oil & gas territories controlled by a state company.

19 March 2018 , 00:02Daniel J. GraeberNeftegaz.RU2240

Analysis: Germany and Turkey lead 2017 Russian gas imports

Russian gas purchases by Germany and Turkey led a surge in Gazprom's gas sales in 2017.

12 March 2018 , 20:00Neftegaz.RU2170

Rosneft сould be the key to Iraq-Kurdistan oil deal

Rosneft could be the key in the talks between Iraq and Kurdistan for the full resumption of oil exports from the semi-autonomous region.

06 March 2018 , 09:55Tsvetana ParaskovaNeftegaz.RU2040

Dispute escalates between Iran and Turkmenistan over gas debt

Turkmenistan will be taking Iran to the International Court over an energy deal that has gone sour after 20 years.

22 January 2018 , 00:03Orkhan JalilovNeftegaz.RU4230

Challenges of an East Med pipeline

For gas, the EU relies mainly on Russia, which supplies 38 % of its imports.

03 July 2017 , 00:05Abboud ZahrNeftegaz.RU5350

Will Trump push back against Putin’s pipeline play?

Russia's natural gas strategy in Europe is getting increased scrutiny from some U.S. lawmakers who worry about European energy dependence on their eastern neighbor.

05 June 2017 , 00:09Nick CunninghamNeftegaz.RU6230

Georgia: giving up on Gazprom for extra gas

It's dated Gazprom and flirted with Iran, but, ultimately, when it comes to gas, Georgia has only one true love - its ambitious southern neighbor, Azerbaijan.

17 April 2017 , 00:03Elizabeth OwenNeftegaz.RU5840

Analyses: No fines for Gazprom’s monopolistic practices in Central Europe?

On 13 March, after 5 years of antitrust proceedings against Gazprom, the EU's commissioner for competition Margrethe Vestager announced that the European Commission was ready to settle the case.

27 March 2017 , 00:02Agata Loskot-Strachota, Szymon Kardas, OSWNeftegaz.RU8360

Russian сoal fights for survival

Coal was meant to help build Siberia and the Far East. Russia's national energy strategy of 2012 aimed to match Soviet levels of coal production by 2030, increase coal power generation to free up natural gas for export, and expand coaling capacity at ports.

21 November 2016 , 00:01Global Risk InsightsNeftegaz.RU8310

Gazprom defends European gas position

Russian natural gas will at the very least remain at a steady level in the European market, though some level of growth is likely, Gazprom Deputy Chairman Alexander Medvedev said.

07 November 2016 , 00:05Daniel J. GraeberNeftegaz.RU8210

The great Russia-China oil alliance is here (and why it matters)

China used to call Russia its older brother. But never again since the fall of the USSR. In an effort to portray its status as a less powerful yet assuredly more senior neighbour, Russian officials have recently begun referring to their country as China's elder sister. The new term has proven less popular in China.

04 October 2016 , 00:31Tao WangNeftegaz.RU9130

Caspian Sea ownership from the American perspective

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union there has been a debate over the legal status of the Caspian Sea: Is it a sea, or is it a lake? And to whom does it belong?

19 September 2016 , 00:39Luke Coffey, The Heritage FoundationNeftegaz.RU8470

Russia seeks to ease tension with Denmark over Arctic

In the face of the conflicting claims of Denmark and Russia concerning the North Pole, Russia suggested reaching a delimitation agreement with Denmark.

12 September 2016 , 00:55Daily SabahNeftegaz.RU8550

Analysts: Oil market now in bull territory, based precariously on sentiment

With Brent crude rising above $50 on August 18, 2016, for the first time in 6 weeks (for a close of $50.89) and WTI up 3.06% and settling at $48.22, oil is now technically in a bull market - but analysts warn a "test of the lows" may be forthcoming.

22 August 2016 , 00:08Ship & BunkerNeftegaz.RU8190

The hidden secrets of the eternal arm wrestling between Russia and the Belarus

The common historical and cultural past of the two countries and the economic difficulties they both faced after the collapse of the Soviet Union have pushed them to stay close.

28 July 2010 , 13:42Gregory PereyNeftegaz.RU32980

The difficult path of the EU-Russian partnership

Since the collapse of the USSR the relationship between Russia and the European Union (EU) has evolved in various phases mainly based on global securities issues, economic trade and energetic questions.

28 July 2010 , 13:33Gregory PereyNeftegaz.RU63370

Iraqi Oil Fields - Do Bidders Know What They Could Be Letting Themselves in For?

‘Blood Oil’ has been a term widely used in Nigeria to describe the chaos surrounding the current situation of the oil industry. Angry that profits from oil are not deposited locally, militant gangs are taking it upon themselves to disrupt trade using whatever force they feel necessary.
16 October 2008 , 10:17Jo AmeyNeftegaz.RU13140

The Importance of Oil in the US Presidential Election

The US electorate may not realize it, but oil will play a central factor in the US Presidential Election, a fact of which candidates Obama and McCain are only too aware. People have many reasons for voting the way they do.
09 October 2008 , 16:22Jo AmeyNeftegaz.RU13080

New Oil Super-Company To Appear In Russia

British-American company British Petroleum (BP), Access/Renova (AAP) and "Alpha - Group" have declared February 11 their intention to create a new petroleum super-company, which will take the third place among Russian petroleum companies in oil recovery and volume of stocks.
13 February 2003 , 00:00Tatyana ZaharovaNeftegaz.ru17980

Russian Oil Companies on a Merger Spree

Russian Oil Industry looks like the country's major oil firms will continue to merge over the next few years until only one or two world-scale players remain. "I'm hoping that one of those will be ours," said Mikhail Khodorkovsky, chairman of Yukos, one of the largest Russian oil company.
05 April 2002 , 00:00Zhanna BelyaevaNeftegaz.ru13330

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