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Caspian is Key for Lukoil

Dec 24, 2018

Alexander Oboronkov leapt at the chance to work on the Filanovsky platform after it was launched in 2016, keen to see Russia's largest Caspian Sea oilfield in action.The Filanovsky oilfield, along with the nearby Korchagin and Rakushechnoye fields…

Russian OPEC Coordinator Marshavin Leaving Energy Ministry

Dec 21, 2018

Roman Marshavin, one of the Russian Energy Ministry officials who orchestrated the 2016 landmark deal with OPEC, is leaving his job, four government sources told Reuters on Friday.Alexei Gospodarev from the ministry of industry and trade may…

Oil Dives on Fears of Glut, Global Economic Slowdown

Dec 18, 2018

Oil prices tumbled on Tuesday after reports of swelling inventories and forecasts that record U.S. and Russian output will hit a market that may see weaker demand if global growth deteriorates as many expect.U.S. crude oil fell $2.78, or 5.5 percent to trade at $47…

Gazprom Neft Sees 2019 Investment at $5.6 Bln

Dec 17, 2018

Russian oil producer Gazprom Neft said on Monday that it expected its 2019 investment excluding joint ventures to total 374 billion roubles ($5.62 billion).It said it expects its 2018 hydrocarbons output to stand at 92.8 million tonnes of oil equivalent in 2018…

Shell Says Talks Over Gazprom Asset Swap Suspended

Dec 12, 2018

Talks about a possible asset swap deal between Royal Dutch Shell and Gazprom have been suspended, Kommersant business daily reported on Wednesday, citing Cederic Cremers, head of Shell's business in Russia.The memorandum on the possible asset…

Yamal LNG Reaches Full Capacity

Dec 12, 2018

The Yamal liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Arctic Russia officially commissioned the third and last production line Tuesday.Russia's independent natural gas producer PAO Novatek announced that its joint venture Yamal LNG has reached full capacity at the plant’s three LNG trains…

Oil Rise as Global Equities Climb, Libya Output Drops

Dec 11, 2018

Oil futures rose on Tuesday with the help of an increase in global stock markets, an outage reducing Libyan crude production and a gradual decrease in Russian output.Brent futures rose 45 cents, or 0.7 percent, at $60.44 a barrel by 11:58 p…

Gazprom Starts Operations at Final Yamal Unit

Dec 05, 2018

Russian gas giant Gazprom said on Wednesday it had begun operations at a third and final unit at its Bovanenkovo gas field on the Arctic Yamal peninsula, allowing it to boost natural gas production.Gazprom also said it had increased the capacity of the Ukhta-Torzhok gas pipeline…

Russian and Saudi Energy Ministers to Meet at G20

Nov 30, 2018

Russia's energy minister Alexander Novak will meet his Saudi counterpart at the G20 summit in Argentina and discuss an oil output reduction in 2019, RIA news agency cited Novak as saying on Friday.He was also reported to have said that Russia's…

Lukoil Sees Production Up 3.5% in 2018

Nov 29, 2018

Russian oil producer Lukoil said on Thursday that it was expecting its hydrocarbon production to increase by 3.5 percent this year.The company also plans an increase in hydrocarbon production of 1 percent next year, a company official said on a conference call…

Oil Rises After Russia Leans Towards Output Cut

Nov 29, 2018

Oil reversed course and rose as much as 3 percent on Thursday, after industry sources said Russia had accepted the need to cut production, together with OPEC ahead of its meeting next week.Prices, however, were still set for its biggest one…

China CNOOC receives first LNG shipment from Russia's Yamal project

Nov 20, 2018

China National Offshore Oil Co, or CNOOC, offloaded a liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo on Nov. 11 shipped from Yamal, first of its kind the Chinese firm received from the Russian Arctic gas project, CNOOC said on its website on Tuesday.The cargo…

Equinor Eyes More Russian Gas to Europe

Nov 20, 2018

Russian gas deliveries to northwest Europe will likely continue to grow in the time ahead, Norwegian oil and gas producer Equinor told an investor conference on Tuesday.In the third quarter, Russian deliveries to the region expanded to 59 billion cubic meters from 50 bcm in the same period of 2017…

Russia's Novak Plans to Sign OPEC Partnership Deal

Nov 19, 2018

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Monday that the country was planning to sign a partnership agreement with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and that it would be discussed at OPEC's December 6 meeting…

Oil Gains on Talk of Supply Cut

Nov 16, 2018

Oil rose nearly 1 percent on Friday on expectations that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies would agree to cut output next month, though prices were set to for a weekly drop on underlying concerns that the global market was oversupplied…

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