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2019 сould be a very bad year for Ukraine

If Russia stops using Ukraine as a transit country for energy exports a major hole will open in the Ukrainian economy which Europe and the US do not appear prepared to fill.

09 October 2017 , 00:04Nikolas K. GvosdevNeftegaz.RU2520

The world's top 5 countries with highest natural gas reserves

About 80% of the world's total proven natural gas reserves are in 10 countries.

24 July 2017 , 00:02Neftegaz.RU3800

Russia gains upper hand in Asian oil war

The Saudi-led OPEC cuts may have supported oil prices and reduced market volatility, but they have also opened the door wide to rival crude grades flowing into the most prized market for the Middle Eastern producers: Asia.

20 February 2017 , 01:44Tsvetana ParaskovaNeftegaz.RU5310

The Island of Freedom welcomes Russian oil companies

“What are you waiting for?” the first words of our editor-in-chief after the New Year vacation were namely those, “you, Boltikov, have 3 hours for packing. You go to Cuba right now.”
“Come again? To Cuba? But there is no oil… “
“There is!” the editor-in-chief interrupted me, “Spain’s Repsol-YPF and Canadian Sherritt International Corp. are already there. The international companies solve the issues of the large investments. It is known that the enormous deposits are discovered there. Your goal is to learn how true this information is and whether the Russian companies will manage to participate in the Cuban projects. And finally, after a hours-long flight I set my foot on Fidel’s land…
26 March 2008 , 15:09Viktor BoltikovNeftegaz.RU Magazine11350

Kalmykia: Russia's new oil and gas Klondike

What does a common person know about Kalmykia? Steppes in the south of Russia, Buddhism. Also the name of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, who tries to lift the republic’s economy, sounds familiar for many people. However, today this region, alongside with our northern areas, can become oil-and-gas Klondike… Kalmykia’s leader Kirsan Ilyumzhinov during his visit in Moscow made a report on oil and gas exploration works in republic.
29 December 2007 , 16:20Victoria YudinaNeftegaz.RU Magazine16040

Russia comes back to Vietnam: Strike oil

The Russian oil firms will construct petroleum refineries in Vietnam. It is conventional, that the aggressive protectionist policy and a policy of the trading wars, held by the western countries right after The Great depression (1929–1933), not only became the reason of an economic collapse, furthermore: it led to the war.
20 December 2007 , 15:46Denis KozlovNeftegaz.RU Magazine10430

Kazakhs Turn Toward Russia

Geopolitical maneuvering between Russia and the United States is intensifying in Central Asia, with Kazakhstan serving as main arena of competition. In recent years, Kazakhstan has pursued a "multi-vectored" policy that attempts to balance the interests of Russia, the United States and China.
25 February 2004 , 00:00Ibragim AlibekovEurasianet8390

North Korea: A Business Opportunity?

For Russia, North Korea is not the only -- or necessarily the biggest -- threat to the long-term security of its Far East possessions. Indeed, with China increasingly seen as coveting Russian resources, territory and access to the Sea of Japan, an argument can even be made that, for all its nuclear ambitions, North Korea represents more of a business opportunity than a risk.
12 January 2004 , 00:00Sam MaxwellNeftegaz.ru10380

A Pipeline to Where?

The state of Russian-Chinese relations is being complicated by delays and misunderstandings over the Russian-Chinese oil pipeline project: Angarsk to Daqing. Russia is also talking to Japan about an alternative route.
25 November 2003 , 00:00Sam MaxwellNeftegaz.ru7400

Iran Ignores The US

After the war in Iraq, the US seems determined to increase its influence in the Gulf region. How fare it can go experienced Japan which came under US pressure not to conclude a $2 billion deal to develop a section of Iran's giant Azadegan oil field.
08 October 2003 , 00:00Andreas WildNeftegaz.Ru6840

Corruption At The Caspian Sea

A bribery scandal in the Azeri oil industry has definitely reached the government. Last Friday, Kazakhstan's government rejected all accusations that it was involved in corrupt practices while dealing with foreign investors.
23 September 2003 , 00:00Nana BendukizeNeftegaz.Ru9110

New Opportunities In Libya

Talks last week in London between Libya, the United States of America and the UK seemed have paved the way for the complete lifting of UN sanctions against Libya if the country will accept full responsibility for the Lockerbie airliner bombing.
13 August 2003 , 00:00Andreas WildNeftegaz.Ru7100

Camisea Pipeline Project To Lose Support

In recent days, there have been several questions if the planned Camisea project in Peru is environmentally viable and should be supported by international government organizations. The Camisea Project is an important part of Peru?s energy policy.
04 August 2003 , 00:00Andreas WildNeftegaz.Ru10810

The Caspian Border Clash

Total oil reserves of the Caspian Sea region are estimated to mount to over 200 billion barrels. These are the world?s second highest reserves only behind the Middle East with 700 billion barrels but ahead the United States or Western Europe with 110 billion barrels.
30 July 2003 , 00:00Nana BendukizeNeftegaz.Ru7500

Where is Iran Heading?

On 14 July, Iran has offered the US direct talks in order to discuss about its nuclear programme and issues connected to terrorism but the US administration turned down the offer. The denial of a dialog, which is very unusual in international diplomacy, shows only how complicated the different issues concerning Iran have become.
22 July 2003 , 00:00Andreas WildNeftegaz.Ru9420

US-Gazprom Clash Over Pipelines In Georgia

On 28 May the Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze and Alexey Miller, the head of Gazprom, the Russian gas monopoly, announced to sign a cooperation agreement on a strategic partnership to develop the Georgian gas sector.
11 June 2003 , 00:00Tatyana ZaharovaNeftegaz.Ru9010

Is The US Gas Market To Collapse?

Since the late 1970?s and early 1980?s, when there was a tight gas supply in the United States, natural gas celebrated a comeback in North America in the 90?s. Especially trade associations spread the message, that gas was a cheap, clean, secure and widely available source of energy.
09 June 2003 , 00:00Nana BendukidzeNeftegaz.Ru7600

China?s Quest For Oil

China has been very actively recently in the Eurasian region trying to gain new access to oil supplies in order to satisfy the country?s increasing energy hunger and secure supplies. China has become increasingly reliant on imported oil.
05 June 2003 , 00:00Tatyana ZaharovaNeftegaz.Ru9290

The Future Of Russian Oil Contracts In Iraq

It seems that after the Iraq war is finished and a new resolution for the rebuilding of the destroyed country is in place, the fight for its 112 billion barrels of proven oil reserves, the largest in the world after Saudi Arabia's, hast just began.
28 May 2003 , 00:00Andreas WildNeftegaz.Ru7040

China?s Future in Kazakhstan

In March 2003, China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec Group), China?s second largest oil firm, agreed to buy a stake in the Kashagan oil field in Kazakhstan from British Gas (BG) for $615 million. This deal was announced only four days after CNOC Ltd, China?s third largest company bought the same 8.
08 May 2003 , 00:00Andreas WildNeftegaz.ru9120

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