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Will the russian Turkish stream be launched, or an apology to Erdogan is not enough?

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South Stream project will be carried out, Russian official says

South Stream gas pipeline project will probably be carried out, said Russia's commercial attaché to Bulgaria.

15 February 2017 , 14:10Neftegaz.RU8080

Israel’s future as an energy exporter may require engaging Russia

Israel’s geopolitical fact of life is that it sits between Turkey and Egypt. These 2 major Middle Eastern actors also constitute Israel’s 2 possible export routes for bringing Israeli natural gas to market. However, Cairo’s announcement of impending new natural gas discoveries off Egypt’s coast combined with the disappointing results of last month’s historic Cyprus reunification talks raise the specter that Israel may find itself without a way for its gas to reach international markets. One key to avoiding this predicament may be for Israel to engage Russia as a stakeholder in its energy development.

13 February 2017 , 00:01Michael TanchumNeftegaz.RU9760

EC to conduct market survey before deciding on Gazprom fine

The European Commission will conduct a market survey before deciding finally whether to fine Russian company Gazprom or make a deal with it.

09 February 2017 , 12:10Neftegaz.RU6950

Bashar Assad: Russian companies will work in Syria’s oil and gas sector

Bashar Assad told that Russian oil and gas companies will work in Syria, said a member of the State Duma Dmitry Sablin.

09 February 2017 , 10:10Neftegaz.RU15720

Merkel arrives in Warsaw to criticism over controversial Nord Stream 2

Angela Merkel travelled to Warsaw to meet with Polish leaders, including Prime Minister Beata Szydlo.

08 February 2017 , 12:08Neftegaz.RU8730

Azerbaijan opening new chapter in energy co-op with EU

Ilham Aliyev and Donald Tusk announced a new framework updating the 1996 Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between Baku and the EU.

07 February 2017 , 10:06Neftegaz.RU8910

Is the Kremlin funding a campaign that undermines U.S. fracking?

The recent National Intelligence Council report assessing the involvement of Russia in last year’s U.S. presidential elections spurred a flurry of media reports suggesting that Russia is heavily involved in anti-fracking campaigning. Some authors interpreted this involvement as a propaganda effort, while others claimed the Kremlin was financially backing anti-fracking groups in the U.S., without, however, providing any evidence for this claim.

06 February 2017 , 00:06Irina SlavNeftegaz.RU5200

Belarus takes Russia to court over reduced oil supply

Belarus has applied to court over Russia's decision to cut oil supplies, said President Alexander Lukashenko.

03 February 2017 , 16:21Neftegaz.RU7140

Kremlin: Hungary could join North Stream and Turkish Stream

In the near future, Hungary could join the projects of Gazprom North stream and Turkish Stream, announced Yuri Ushakov, aide to Russia’s President on the eve of Putin’s visit to Budapest.

02 February 2017 , 10:07Neftegaz.RU8430

Sechin «took part in Ulyukayev sting»

Rosneft boss was present when former minister was handed wad of cash, report says.

01 February 2017 , 16:29Neftegaz.RU7820

Serbian PM and Lukoil President discussed potential investments

The Serbian prime minister Aleksandar Vucic discussed potential investments of Lukoil in the country with the president of the Russian oil giant, Vagit Alekperov.

20 January 2017 , 14:15Neftegaz.RU11030

Bulgaria and Serbia ink memorandum of understanding on gas interconnector

Bulgaria and Serbia's Energy Ministers are to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on the construction of a gas link between the 2 countries.

20 January 2017 , 10:10Neftegaz.RU8930

Official: No Changes to Iran Oil Export Policies

The newly appointed director of international affairs of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), Saeid Khoshrou, said Iran's crude oil sale policies will not change under his leadership.

17 January 2017 , 15:15Neftegaz.RU5970

Ukraine pays 20% more for EU gas than it would have paid to Russia

Engie started direct gas deliveries to Ukraine at the beginning of January, and Kiev is paying 20 % more for the EU gas than it would have paid to Gazprom if it had agreed to Russian deliveries before the cold winter temperatures settled in.

16 January 2017 , 13:00Tsvetana ParaskovaNeftegaz.RU13890

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.RU8670

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.RU9700

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.RU7480

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.RU9830

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.RU6770

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.RU6050

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