Tagged With Russia
Russian reforms drive refining change
13 April 2021
Tax changes to incentivise refinery upgraders are bearing fruit
Poland pivots towards more non-Russian crude
9 April 2021
As in gas, the former Communist country is wary of dependence on its heavyweight eastern neighbour
Winter LNG transit highlights Arctic’s growing role
8 April 2021
Russia is leading the charge to normalise Arctic shipping as the region warms
Opec+ confounds market with three-month cuts easing
1 April 2021
The group had been widely anticipated to keep the prior agreement in place, but a rapidly agreed deal will see cuts relaxed through the summer
Venezuela’s allies choose divergent paths
1 February 2021
Support from strategic partners Russia and China has helped the Latin American regime endure punishing economic sanctions. But over time their approaches have begun to deviate significantly
Russia benefits from standing its ground in oil price grey zone
25 January 2021
Saudi sacrifice shows greater appetite for compromise in a price environment that is not win-win for the two Opec+ heavyweights
Saudi steps back to move forward
21 January 2021
Unilateral production cuts and reconciliation with Qatar may look like a full retreat from longstanding policy positions. But they may yet prove smart tactical moves
Opec+ power shift points to lower crude price paradigm
18 January 2021
If Russia can marshal allies to seize control of the producers’ group, it might respond to structural demand concerns with a volume-over-value strategy
Putin prepares for White House shift
22 December 2020
Flashpoints projected as Biden administration takes a tougher foreign policy stance on Russia
Letter from Moscow: Changing of the guard
11 December 2020
Five new technocrat ministers suggest the new PM has a refreshing focus on competence
Flare capture offers easy wins
12 November 2020
Reducing gas flaring can both accelerate progress to net-zero and offer a swift boost to industry credibility
Russia pushes harder for refining rationalisation
29 September 2020
Tax changes might force smaller, simpler facilities to the wall
Rosneft announces Kara comeback
27 August 2020
Sechin confirms drilling has restarted in the Russian Arctic shelf, despite high costs and ongoing sanctions
Rosneft strikes again in the Arctic
13 August 2020
The Russian oil firm has added more reserves to its ambitious Vostok Oil project
Novatek gas sales plunge on reduced Yamal spot sales
3 August 2020
A ramp-up in long-term contract requirements leaves operator with reduced volumes to sell
London crude trading’s ‘Good Old Days’: Into the nineties
31 July 2020
Colin Bryce continues his oil markets story, as a new decade ushers in further changes to the trading landscape
Gazprom Neft takes the lead in Russian hard-to-recover oil
21 July 2020
More-challenging reserves are expected to account for an increasing share of the country’s production over the coming decades
Russia remains warm on Arctic projects
18 June 2020
Despite arduous operating conditions, Covid-19 further challenging the economics and the threat of further Western sanctions, growth in the region remains a core priority for the government
Gazprom chases China gas expansion
7 May 2020
Now the Power of Siberia is operational, the Russian major is exploring additional pipeline options
Gas and LNG brace for tougher times
1 May 2020
The global gas market faces choppier waters on demand uncertainty, overbuoyant supply and lower-for-longer oil
Shell walks away in western Siberia
24 April 2020
Yamalo-Nenets joint venture with Gazprom Neft falls victim to capex cuts
Texas searches for oil industry salvation
23 April 2020
Record low oil prices are compelling the state to consider proration. But greater measures may be needed to stave off financial ruin
Producers’ mindset needs to change
20 April 2020
Storage logistics have never been more challenging, playing to oil traders’ strengths. Pure producers’ structural lack of patience may only assists them
Russia in strong position for price war
2 April 2020
Oil producers in the country have relatively low upstream costs and greenfield projects ready to roll
Russia beating US in LNG price war
25 February 2020
Aggressive pricing is giving Russia a strong position in Europe’s competitive LNG import market, according to Platts
Russian oil hits another peak
16 January 2020
The country’s 2019 production reached a further post-Soviet high, marking another year Moscow fell short of cuts promised to its Opec partners