Tagged With Russia
Japan faces energy supply crisis
29 June 2022
The import-dependent nation is increasingly reliant on expensive spot LNG cargoes
Supply blows rock European gas market
16 June 2022
Russian reductions compound US LNG outage as continent seeks relief in the short and longer term
Russia-linked tankers ‘going dark’
9 June 2022
Shipping analysts Windward see a rise in suspicious activity by Russia-affiliated vessels since start of Ukraine war
Letter from China: Beijing backs Moscow
6 June 2022
China’s energy imports have offered Russia a lifeline as Western sanctions bite
Russian crude displacement impacts Mideast producers
26 May 2022
Flows of Urals crude to Asian importers—in particular India—have spiked since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, according to price reporting agency GX
Baltic states step up LNG import push
23 May 2022
Finnish and Latvian projects progress as the region aims to accelerate move away from Russian gas
Oil sees muted spike on EU import ban
4 May 2022
The immediate impact of an official EU embargo on Russian crude and products may be outweighed by a longer-term reaction
Asian LNG buyers may have upper hand over Europe
29 April 2022
Europe’s accelerating effort to wean itself off Russian pipeline gas has pitted it against energy-hungry Asian buyers in the global LNG market
Europe yet to give up Russian diesel
28 April 2022
The continent is loath to tackle its dependence upon imports of Russian refined products
Russia mulls producer support
26 April 2022
The Kremlin may change rules to soften the blow of any drop in production
Russian crude exports see partial rebound
25 April 2022
Volumes have risen in recent weeks amid an uptick in flows to East Asia, says analytics firm Vortexa, while even in Europe the picture is mixed
Russia hopes China can fill IOC gap
21 April 2022
Moscow is attempting to deepen its close cooperation with Asian countries—in particular China—to minimise the impact of sanctions on its oil and gas sector
Letter from Eastern Europe: Bulgaria attempts Russian pivot
5 April 2022
On the front line of potential weaponisation of Russian energy, the poorest and arguably most corrupt EU member state is heavily dependent but not without diversification options
Germany's Gazprom move offers only temporary respite
5 April 2022
Berlin acts to prevent Gazprom Germania ownership from transferring to shadowy Russian firms
Letter from Western Europe: Europe’s balancing act
1 April 2022
As tragedy continues to unfold in Ukraine, European leaders hasten to balance security, affordability and sustainability in the energy sector
Tanker market feels impact of Ukraine crisis
31 March 2022
The tanker freight market is having to deal with sanctions, uncertainties and shifting trade flows in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion
Russia’s spot sales problem
30 March 2022
Trading houses confirm they are not buying outside of term contracts, leaving the question of who will lift Russian barrels
What China and India did next
29 March 2022
The appetite of the two East of Suez economies for Russian oil may prove crucial
Russia and China in it for the long term
29 March 2022
The relationship is likely to weather any temporary turbulence, even as it becomes ever more structurally unbalanced
Crude: The $225/bl bull’s view
29 March 2022
Doug King of fund manager and commodity trader RCMA sees far greater upside than down in the oil market
Canada commits to additional 200,000bl/d of crude
28 March 2022
The country will pipe more oil, as well as more gas, to its southern neighbour by year-end
Europe’s Russian gas reduction ambitions pose market threat
28 March 2022
The desire to stop the flow of gas sales revenue to the murderous Putin regime is laudable. But it is not without significant challenges or risks
Letter from South America: Ukraine crisis brings opportunities and costs
28 March 2022
While the region’s crude producers stand to benefit from high prices, LNG importers will feel the pressure
Capital and technology could tip the Sino-Russian energy balance
24 March 2022
Beijing is not just a key customer for Moscow’s energy in an unwelcoming world. It can bring other necessities to the table, but at a price
TotalEnergies launches defamation action against French presidential candidate
24 March 2022
Green Party MEP had accused the firm of complicity in war crimes due to its stance on Russia’s invasion
Marine fuel market enters troubled waters
23 March 2022
Ripple effect from Russia’s war in Ukraine may result in significant supply disruption
Asian refiners’ mixed response to Ukraine conflict
22 March 2022
Chinese refiners are yet to buy more Russian crude, while other nations in Asia may help fill Europe’s shortfall in diesel supply, according to energy intelligence firm Vortexa
Europe faces diesel crunch – Vitol
22 March 2022
The Swiss trader is relatively sanguine on Europe replacing Russian crude, but the products puzzle is more challenging
Siberian Spring: Russia-China energy relations poised for growth
21 March 2022
The fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is likely to spur closer energy cooperation between Moscow and Beijing, although significant hurdles remain
Letter from Amsterdam: Dutch rediscover North Sea gas benefits
21 March 2022
An increasingly import-dependent Netherlands is mulling fresh incentives for offshore gas exploration as the industry prepares to make energy transition pledges
Energy transition to transform Asian refining
18 March 2022
The move away from fossil fuels will cap refinery capacity expansion in Asia-Pacific, but petrochemical demand gives the sector options
Church of England investment funds lambast TotalEnergies
16 March 2022
The French firm’s decision not to follow its peers’ lead on Russia is back in the spotlight
Equinor’s Russian retreat heightens self-sanctioning price spike fears
15 March 2022
Consultancy Kpler suggests a slowdown in Russian flows might be about to show up in the data and is not priced in
China prioritises energy security
14 March 2022
The issue took centre stage at the Communist Party’s annual ‘two sessions’ meetings on economic policy for the year ahead
Russia faces Sakhalin 3 technology headache
11 March 2022
Sanctions could stymie the development of supply underpinning the country’s new Chinese commitment
Caution reigns in US shale
10 March 2022
Even amid climbing oil prices and strong market backwardation, most US shale independents show little scope or intent to raise output in the short term
Europe still hooked on Russian gas
10 March 2022
LNG alone will not be enough to guarantee Europe’s energy security, and the continent may face demand destruction, analysts agree
Russian aggression boosts China’s bargaining power
10 March 2022
With the Putin administration hard-pressed by Western sanctions, Beijing may look to take advantage
Costing a Russian oil supply gap
9 March 2022
Analysts see potential for $200/bl+ if it becomes ever more difficult in practice for Western nations to buy crude from Russia
IEA underestimating Russian contractual expiry – Energy Aspects
9 March 2022
Consultancy warns volumes that will go unrenewed this year are greater than Ten Point Plan assumes
US and UK ban Russian oil imports
9 March 2022
The allies call a halt to deliveries, but Biden seems accepting that more exposed European countries will not follow suit
Uniper to honour Russian gas contracts
8 March 2022
German utility writes off Nord Stream 2 investment but cites supply security for maintaining contractual supply
Iran or pump prices: Biden’s thankless choice
3 March 2022
The US president may opt to do a JCPOA deal as a lesser evil than expensive gasoline
IEA coordinates crude stock release
2 March 2022
The intergovernmental body is trying to cool the crude market
ExxonMobil and OMV back out of Russian projects
2 March 2022
The US major is withdrawing from Sakhalin 1 while OMV is dropping a proposed Gazprom deal
Aramco pursues downstream agenda
2 March 2022
The Saudi titan’s renewed plans to lock in demand through downstream developments coincide with consumers seeking to guarantee supply
War in Europe reinforces logic for tapping North Sea gas
1 March 2022
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has underscored the urgency for the Netherlands, and Europe more widely, to exploit its domestic gas resources, Nogepa chief tells Petroleum Economist
French economy minister to talk to TotalEnergies and Engie
1 March 2022
The major has failed to go as far as European IOC peers
BP, Equinor and Shell heap pressure on peers
1 March 2022
The firms’ Russian exits will make remaining in the country difficult to justify for other IOCs
Germany plans two LNG terminals as Russia crisis deepens
28 February 2022
Government acts to shore up energy supplies with new gas sources but insists policy dovetails with net-zero transition
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