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Kazakhstan detains suspected oil thieves linked to Islamists

The National Security Committee (KNB) of Kazakhstan said the special forces detained several suspected Islamist oil thieves in Aktobe region.

08 December 2016 , 16:29Neftegaz.RU6930

Azerbaijan’s Socar and Italy’s Snam failed to reach an agreement with Greece

Greece's 3-year-long attempt to sell its gas transmission system operator Desfa has collapsed after the government and the potential buyers – Azerbaijan’s Socar and Italy’s Snam – failed to reach an agreement.

02 December 2016 , 12:05Nefetgaz.RU8120

Russian economy minister held after Rosneft bid «bribe» sting

Russian Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev, who was detained over night, was formally charged with bribery by investigators Tuesday, after allegedly taking a 2-million-dollar bribe in a deal involving state-controlled oil giant Rosneft.

15 November 2016 , 16:00Neftegaz.RU8890

Chernobyl nuclear reactor to get new protective confinement

Ukraine will cover the destroyed Chernobyl reactor No.4 with a new protective confinement - the Arch, in the near future.

11 November 2016 , 16:03Neftegaz.RU7380

Tethys Petroleum offices in Kazakhstan raided

The offices of Tethys Petroleum in Kazakhstan have been raided amid allegations of theft.

07 November 2016 , 17:26Neftegaz.RU10850

Russian oil companies deny association with British «doubles»

7 of Russia’s largest state-owned oil companies have analogues in the public register of UK companies, although the Russian firms say they have no relation to their British counterparts.

25 October 2016 , 12:03Ekaterina Gorlitsyna, RBTHNeftegaz.RU9590

Tatneft warns about the existence of a fake company registered in the United Kingdom

PJSC Tatneft has found out about the existence of a company registered in England and Wales under number 10271070 having the name «PJSC TATNEFT LTD», which resembles the official name of Tatneft in Latin script (PJSC TATNEFT).

21 October 2016 , 14:04Neftegaz.RU12580

Ukraine’s Naftogaz demand $2.6 bln from Russia for Crimean assets

Naftogaz and its 6 subsidiaries have filed a claim with commercial court demanding to recover $2.6 billion in damages from Russia for their lost assets in Crimea.

19 October 2016 , 14:03Neftegaz.RU10070

Ukraine and Russia finish oral hearings over gas contract dispute

State importer Naftogaz Ukrainy is expecting to hear the decision of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce by March 2017.

17 October 2016 , 17:42William PowellNeftegaz.RU9230

Ukrainian Commercial Court scheduled to hear competition agency's claim from Gazprom for October 31

The Kiev business court will hear a claim by the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine demanding enforced recovery of $3 bln from Gazprom.

10 October 2016 , 14:32Neftegaz.RU7260

Polish gas monopoly blocks dividend payout to Gazprom

Polish gas monopoly PGNiG has blocked the payment of $200 mln in dividend to Gazprom from the jointly owned EuRoPol Gaz.

23 September 2016 , 18:00Neftegaz.RU15190

Fire at Saudi Aramco’s Ras Tanura oil terminal injures 8 workers

8 people were injured after a blaze broke out at about 9 am today at a Saudi Aramco oil terminal.

20 September 2016 , 18:00Neftegaz.RU9890

Socar waiting for proposals from Greece on DESFA before expiration of transaction guarantee

Until 30 September Socar is waiting for proposals from the Greek government for conflict settlement on privatization of DESFA gas distribution network.

16 September 2016 , 10:14Neftegaz.RU9920

Rosneft´s rescuers help meteorologists trapped by polar bears in Arctic

Polar bears trapped 5 scientists based at a weather station on a tiny island in the Arctic Ocean over the past 2 weeks.

15 September 2016 , 13:00Neftegaz.RU9360

200 tons of crude oil leaked into the Red Sea's Gulf from Jordan's Aqaba port

The civil defense chief in Jordan's Red Sea port of Aqaba told that the leak was brought under control within 15 minutes, without saying how much oil had leaked.

24 August 2016 , 18:17Neftegaz.RU7760

A blast occurred at the Romania's Petromidia leaving 1 dead and 3 injured

Romania's Petromidia refinery is operating at reduced capacity after an explosion in the area of the vacuum distillation plant, killing 1 worker and injuring another 3.

23 August 2016 , 18:14Neftegaz.RU9260

The State Security Service of Georgia prevents terrorist attack on Russia-Armenia gas pipeline

Gruzia Online reported that 7 suspected terrorists in Georgia were arrested for plotting attacks on area gas pipelines.

22 August 2016 , 16:15Neftegaz.RU10310

UK´s Unite called for urgent talks with Wood Group to avoid further strike

UK´s union Unite has called for fresh talks to try to avert more strikes by North Sea workers in a long-running dispute over pay.

11 August 2016 , 10:14Neftegaz.RU5540

48-hour strike on 7 Shell-operated platforms will go ahead

Next phase of strike by Wood Group oil workers will go ahead, after talks over pay cuts between the unions and management failed.

04 August 2016 , 10:09Neftegaz.RU6980

400 Wood Group offshore oil workers strike in pay dispute

About 400 workers of Wood Group at 7 Shell oil and gas platforms in the U.K. North Sea began a 24-hour strike in a dispute over proposed cuts of up to 30% on pay and allowances.

26 July 2016 , 19:23Neftegaz.RU7560