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Russia and Saudi Arabia are becoming unlikely allies

5 years ago, the idea of OPEC and Russia working together on any oil and gas issue would have seemed absurd to any energy analyst worth his or her salt.

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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.

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Can Russia develop its shale reserves?

Russia's tight oil will play an increasingly important role in its oil output, underpinned by the fact that 20 % of its current reserves already belong to the «tight» category.

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Russia’s comeback in the LNG race

In a little more than a month's time, Russia will formalize its claim for a bigger role in the ever-expanding global LNG market.

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$12.9 bln Essar Oil deal with Rosneft-led consortium concluded: 10 things to know

Essar successfully concluded sale of Essar Oil to Rosneft and Trafigura-UCP Consortium for $12.9 billion. The deal is Russia's largest ever foreign investment and India's largest FDI.

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Japan-Russia gas pipeline mostly a pipe dream

A proposed natural gas pipeline linking Japan and Russia remains on hold despite being discussed at a summit meeting between Japanese PM Abe and Putin.

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Mozambique and Rosneft’s hunt for foreign policy pull

Word that Rosneft will soon open an office in Mozambique belies the company and Sechin's growing influence over Russia's policy in the Asia-Pacific.

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The world's top 5 countries with highest natural gas reserves

About 80% of the world's total proven natural gas reserves are in 10 countries.

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Challenges of an East Med pipeline

For gas, the EU relies mainly on Russia, which supplies 38 % of its imports.

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Will Trump push back against Putin’s pipeline play?

Russia's natural gas strategy in Europe is getting increased scrutiny from some U.S. lawmakers who worry about European energy dependence on their eastern neighbor.

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Trump seeks to open more areas for offshore drilling

Donald Trump signed an executive order on offshore energy development, which is looking to open more areas for offshore oil and gas exploration to secure American energy independence.

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When will Russia run out of oil?

On a global level, 2015 and 2016 marked the lowest level of new conventional oil discoveries since 1952.

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Why Saudi Arabia is easing taxes on its state oil company

The Saudi government has issued a royal decree overhauling the corporate income tax for oil and natural gas companies that will be retroactively applied to the beginning of the year.

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The War Over Syria's Gas Fields

While much of the world's attention has recently focused on the threat of pillage and destruction posed by Islamic State forces to the ancient Syrian desert city of Palmyra, damage to the energy supply and potential earnings is probably a bigger concern for the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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Oil falls on China concerns

Oil prices fell on January 13, 2017 and were on track to end the week lower on lingering doubts over the extent of Opec cuts, with sentiment worsened by concerns over the economic health of the world's 2nd-largest oil consumer China after it reported the steepest falls in overall exports since 2009.

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The (German) Politics of Nord Stream 2

An unlikely coalition is emerging in Germany between Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats and the opposition Greens. Increasingly, leading members of both parties want to stop the construction of a second pipeline that will transport gas directly from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea.

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The beginning of the end for Europe’s natural gas war

Gazprom is on the verge of striking a deal with EU regulators to settle a half-decade old dispute over natural gas pricing, and the resolution could change the way Gazprom does business and lead to lower gas prices for much of Eastern Europe.

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Kazakhstan moves towards becoming a Top 10 oil producer

Recently, a group of oil companies led by Chevron announced a $36.8 billion investment deal for the development of Kazakhstan's Tengiz oil field. The sizable new investment is virtually unprecedented in the prevailing low-priced oil economy.

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Russia-German Pipeline May Break Europe’s Energy Union

In March, nine Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) European Union member states sent a letter to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker objecting to the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany.

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Iran Oil Officials in Beijing to Discuss Oil Supplies, Projects

BEIJING, April 7 (Reuters) - An Iranian delegation is in Beijing this week to push for more oil sales and discuss Chinese oil and gas investments in Iran, just days after Tehran and world powers reached a framework nuclear deal, Iranian oil officials told Reuters.

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