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January, Sunday

Ratings // Analytics

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Iran: what to expect the next year?

With the approach of the new year Iran prepares to warn the foreign partners about reduction of export deliveries of crude petroleum. Iranian Minister of petroleum, Bidzhan Namdar Zangene, has informed about it.

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EU investors launch Central Asia’s largest solar plant in Kazakhstan

By 2023 Kazakhstan will produce over 3000 megawatts of electricity from renewable energy.

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Kazakh CPC exports hit record high as Asian buying interest grows

Loadings of CPC blend from the Russian Novorossiisk hit a record 1.52 million b/d.

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China, Russia and EU edge away from petrodollar

The exclusivity of the dollar as a vehicle for global crude oil trading is increasingly being challenged by other currencies.

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The biggest oilmen of 2018

Here is the list of those important individuals in 2018.

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Are Russia’s natural gas goals too ambitious?

Russia will not be able to muster 100 mtpa of liquefaction capacity in the foreseeable future to challenge Qatar.

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Russia isn’t interested in joining new OPEC-led oil output cuts

 Russia prefers to stay out of any fresh oil production cuts led by OPEC’s leader Saudi Arabia.

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Kazakhstan needs robust reforms to boost productivity and growth

Kazakhstan needs to boost productivity to reverse the slowdown in economic growth.

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China may face competition for Turkmen gas

Russia picked a curious time to restart gas imports from Turkmenistan.

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Asian refiners may favor Abu Dhabi crude over Far East Russian

The spike in Far East Russian crude premiums may attract interest for similar middle distillate-rich sour crudes.

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The geopolitics of Poland’s «3 Seas Initiative»

Poland's initiative to date is a thinly-disguised geopolitical attempt to create a counter to the influence of both Russia to the east and of Germany to her west.

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Does Russia really need the OPEC deal?

OPEC and Russia are coordinating the 1st joint OPEC/non-OPEC deal to curb oil output since 2001, but the apparent unity in the face of lower-for-longer oil prices doesn't disguise the fact that the cartel and Russia have separate agendas for production, expansion, and global market shares.

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Singapore Rig Builders Fend Off Chinese, Korean Competition

The current year has not been smooth sailing for Singapore's two largest offshore rig builders as new players from China and South Korea enter the market seeking to diversify from their mainstay shipbuilding business amid a global slump in new ship orders.

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Fed grants put jolt in electric cars

Without juice, electric cars can't run. And no matter how environmentally sound they may be, without charging stations, people won't buy them.

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Lots of Hot Air About Hydrogen

Earlier this month, the South Coast Air Quality Management District approved a $4-million program to put a mustache on the Mona Lisa ? at least that's how it seems to me. What the agency actually did was approve spending millions to take 35 or so of the greenest, most energy-efficient sedans ever made ? the hybrid gasoline-electric Toyota Prius ? and turn them all into dirty energy guzzlers.

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Is OPEC good for Nigeria?

The recent OPEC decision to cut oil production is bound to raise the issue of Nigeria's commitment to the oil cartel once more. Critics have long argued that Abuja's stance in maintaining the rigid quotas enforced by the Vienna-based group is not always in the national interest.

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LNG market to reach $19.73 billion by 2026

Worldwide LNG capacity has increased by 50 % from 2015 to 2020.

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