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Serbia under fire for Russian gas deals

The Serbian government may have breached European laws as they relate to gas market competition with its deals with Russia, a directorate said.

12 January 2017 , 18:03Daniel J. GraeberNeftegaz.RU7190

Rosneft to ramp up global expansion under Trump

A breakthrough in international strategy and the election of ExxonMobil CEO Tillerson as U.S. Secretary of State could stand to benefit Rosneft and Russia significantly.
Valentina Kretzschmar, a Wood Mackenzie analyst, sees the recent privatization deal in which Glencore and the Qatar Investment authority bought a 19.5% stake in the Russian oil major as «a tectonic shift in the way the country is perceived by investors».

26 December 2016 , 14:23Tom KoolNeftegaz.RU7930

Obama blocks drilling in Arctic and Atlantic oceans

U.S. President Obama formally blocked offshore oil and gas drilling in most of the Arctic Ocean, answering a call from environmentalists who say the government needs to do more to prevent drilling in environmentally sensitive areas of U.S.-controlled oceans.

21 December 2016 , 16:12Neftegaz.RU6510

Could Tillerson open up the Russian Arctic for Exxon again?

If the ExxonMobil CEO is confirmed as the new U.S. Secretary of State, the evolving relationship between Russia and the United States will take an interesting turn. Rex Tillerson could be in a position to hand his former company a major victory if he helps orchestrate a removal of U.S. sanctions on Russia.

19 December 2016 , 13:04Nick CunninghamNeftegaz.RU7070

South Caucusus energy security on NATO radar

Energy security through nations that bridge the gap to Europe from the Caspian Sea is a critical issue for the NATO alliance, delegates in Georgia said.

16 December 2016 , 17:06Daniel J. GraeberNeftegaz.RU5640

ExxonMobil says Darren Woods will replace Rex Tillerson as CEO

Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil Corporation, has announced his intention to retire at year-end after more than 41 years of service.

15 December 2016 , 10:06Neftegaz.RU5180

ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson accepts US top role

ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson has accepted nomination as Secretary of State, offered December 12 by president-elect Donald Trump.

13 December 2016 , 18:00Neftegaz.RU6700

ExxonMobile CEO Rex Tillerson expected to be offered state secretary of U.S.

ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, a longtime business associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin, is expected to be offered the position of U.S. secretary of state by President-elect Donald Trump.

12 December 2016 , 10:31Neftegaz.RU6930

American White House raises eyebrow over Rosneft deal

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says the government is taking a closer look at an asset deal involving Russian oil company Rosneft. An $11 billion deal with a Russian oil producer, commodity trader Glencore and a Qatari sovereign fund may be under sanctions review, the White House said.

12 December 2016 , 01:29Daniel J. GraeberNeftegaz.RU5760

Eustream: an uncertain future

Russian gas has been unreliable in the past; on the other hand, Russian gas should flow through Poland and Ukraine, and not go through the second, planned Nord Stream line, delegates were told at the Central European Day of Energy in Brussels.

09 December 2016 , 16:49Neftegaz.RU5970

Naftogaz EC visit unlikely to yield winter deal

Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller will not be attending the December 9 meeting in Brussels to discuss Russian gas sales to Ukraine this winter, said the CEO of Ukraine gas monopoly Naftogaz Ukrainy, Andriy Kobolev.

09 December 2016 , 14:19Neftegaz.RU4830

EU council agrees 40% gas contracts threshold

EU energy ministers debated a proposed regulation to safeguard the security of the EU’s gas supply – that would replace one from 2010 – and agreed a compromise on: exchange of information on gas contracts, regional co-operation, and solidarity.

06 December 2016 , 14:41Neftegaz.RU5470

The view from Japan: Can Russia overcome economic slump?

Russia’s economy is being pummeled by a double whammy of economic sanctions from the US and Europe and cheap oil prices. To drag the economy out of its slump, Moscow aims to strengthen relations with China and Japan and has high expectations for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, who has adopted a friendly stance toward Russia.

28 November 2016 , 11:35Kensuke NakazawaNeftegaz.RU6670

Russia is finally making headway in its pivot East

Russia’s long planned pivot east found itself unexpectedly wrong-footed in early 2014, following the Crimean referendum and subsequent western rebuke.

23 November 2016 , 18:00Colin ChilcoatNeftegaz.RU6530

EU and Russia to meet November 25

EC vice-president for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic and Russia's energy minister Alexander Novak are to meet on Friday 25 November, confirmed an EC spokeswoman.

21 November 2016 , 15:00Mark SmedleyNeftegaz.RU6130

Lukashenko: Russia is not interested in letting Belarusian companies extract oil in Russia

Russia is not interested in letting Belarusian companies extract oil in Russia. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made the relevant statement while talking to representatives of Russian regional mass media in Minsk on 17 November.

18 November 2016 , 18:00Neftegaz.RU5090

Tehran ready for energy cooperation with Moscow

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has voiced Tehran's readiness for boosting energy cooperation with Moscow, underlining the presence of Russian companies in various energy sectors in Iran.

16 November 2016 , 14:09Neftegaz.RU4580

«Publish the Opal Decision», polish PGNiG tells European Commission

Polish gas monopoly PGNiG has asked the European Commission (EC) to publish the text of its decision to allow Gazprom to use up to 80% of the capacity of the 35bn m³/yr Opal gas line.

11 November 2016 , 18:00William PowellNeftegaz.RU6670

Trump victory sends oil lower

Fears that a return of protectionist policies will extend the global oil glut weighed on prices, though analyst said a Trump win could ultimately boost oil stocks.

09 November 2016 , 18:00Paul WhitfieldNeftegaz.RU5590

Naftogaz warns of loss of transit revenue

Allowing Gazprom to use 80%, rather than 50%, of the Opal pipeline will hit Ukraine's finances hard.

28 October 2016 , 10:08William PowellNeftegaz.RU6770

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