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Russia’s next oil boom is happening in the Arctic

Russia regards the Arctic as a strategic area where it is willing to invest significantly.


Greece in negotiations to extend Turkish Stream to Europe, through «Europe Stream»

It is up to Greece to convince the EU, that extending the TurkStream across Greece is in European interests.


The biggest oilmen of 2018

Here is the list of those important individuals in 2018.


Megaprojects in Russia, UAE, Mozambique primary value drivers for possible ONGC IPO

An IPO for ONGC Videsh represents an option for the government to extract value from the rising oil prices, across investments made globally.


New Modernized Catalyst for Dehydrogenation of Isobutane to Isobuthelene for Fluidized Bed

Recently developed at the JSC "KATALIZATOR" new modernized catalyst for dehydrogenation of isobutane to isobuthylene for the FBD-4 process demonstrates enhanced catalytic characteristics and lower coke formation level under wide range of process conditions.


Tight oil production pushes U.S. crude supply to over 10% of world total

U.S. tight oil production averaged 3.22 million barrels per day (MMbbl/d) in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates.


Interview with Les Condratoff, the President of CEEIA (Canadian Eurasia Energy & Industry Alliance)

ИА Neftegaz.RU: Good afternoon! The first question is - why was it necessary to set up such an organization? Whose initiative was it?

Les Condratoff: The company started in 1989. Actually in Canada there are thousands of associations. At that time in 1989 the former Soviet Union countries were changing and business interest was increasing in that area and there was a feeling among certain parties here that it had to be association to represent the group of people who are interested in former Soviet Union countries. So the association was found on that basis.


Does Russia Abandon The Dollar?

It seems that Russia would be increasingly keen on pricing oil sales in euros instead of dollars and thereby acknowledging that the euro is becoming more important as a world reserve currency. This view was supported by the Russian President Vladimir Putin who invited the German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder for two days to Ekaterinburg last week.


Russia’s Arctic oil is off limits for private drillers

On the last day of summer 2017, Russia's PM Medvedev held a government session dedicated to the development of the country's territories in the Arctic.


How sanctions have benefited Russian Oil

Oil and gas producers have worked diligently to reduce the cost of their operations following the fall in crude oil prices at the end of 2014.


An interview with the KhMAO Governor A. Filipenko

Mr. Filipenko, how would you estimate the results of the social economic development of the region in the first half of the year?

A.Filipenko: I would say that the results of the region in the first half of the year are positive, according to key social and economic indexes. Thanks to the energy sector, industrial output has increased more than 10 percent. The growth of oil exploration in the region is 10.7%. It has reached 112.5 million tons.


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.


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.


Russian Downstream ? Quo Vadis

The Russian oil giants have been partly catching up with their Western competitors, at least what the reserves of oil equivalents are concerned. The new created company, after the merger of Yukos and Sibneft, possesses 19.


What?s The Faith Of Surgut?

Surgut Neftegaz is the fourth largest oil company in Russia. Its activities include prospecting, gas- and oil field construction and development, as well as oil, gas and petrochemical production. Until now, Surgut has succeeded in shielding itself from all developments in the corporate world of the Russian oil giants.


Construction of Baku - Tbilisi-Jejhan oil pipeline is given start

Construction of oil pipeline will begin in spring (by the end of the first quarter of 2003) and will be finished by the end of 2004. The next round of Azeri-Kazakhstan negotiations under the project of the oil pipeline Baku - Tbilisi-Jejhan will be held in February in Kazakhstan.


Blue Gas

Another Russia-EU summit opens on October 3 in Brussels to sum up the first results of the largest Russia-Europe projects - the energy dialogue. There is no common position on increasing the delivery of Russian oil and gas to Europe, a source in the Russian delegation said the day before.


Trends In International Markets, 26 September

OPEC surprised all observers on Wednesday when it announced a cut of its oil production by 900?000 barrels per day...


Trends In International Markets, 8 August

Oil prices closed significantly higher this week, as there has been increasing uncertainty about the progress of Iraqi oil exports and several terrorist attacks.


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.