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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.RU3400

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.RU4120

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.RU4430

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.RU6350

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.RU6710

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.RU6960

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.RU7310

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.RU6890

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.RU7520

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.RU6700

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.RU31360

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.RU58540

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.RU12570

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.RU12180

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.ru16660

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.ru12580

Russian Companies Buy Facilities in former Soviet Bloc

Russian oil companies, overflowing with cash and crude, have begun snapping up assets such as pipelines and refineries in former Soviet-bloc countries in a bid to secure market outlets and customers as Russia becomes an oil powerhouse.
03 April 2002 , 01:00International Herald Tribune7690

Mergers and acquisitions to take longer in 2002

Following a challenging market for mergers and acquisitions at mid-corporate level in 2001, the environment in 2002 is likely to be active, but still rather difficult, with M&A negotiating periods considerably extended, as buyers become a lot more demanding, according to David Brooks, Head of Lead Advisory, Grant Thornton Corporate Finance.
07 March 2002 , 11:21Neftegaz.RUGrant Thornton Corporate Finance7320

Bad Situations Are Not Improved Through Bully Tactics?

The Russian privatization program of government enterprises that took place under the politician Anatoliy Chubajse, was completed in the mid 1990?s. . Within the past four years, the new law has enabled many ?custom made bankruptcies?.A very good example could be the Tyumen Petroleum Company, who has made the practice into something of an art form.
27 February 2002 , 15:34Elena FeschukovaNeftegaz.ru7720

When is a takeover not a takeover?

When is a takeover not a takeover? When it's a "merger of equals." That's what PanCanadian Energy's CEO David O'Brien and Alberta Energy chief executive Gwyn Morgan are calling the combination of their two companies: a $20-billion or so marriage (depending on whether you include the debt) between two equal partners.
06 February 2002 , 14:04Mathew IngramGlobe and Mail Update8150

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