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James Batty

Price hikes to come for Ukrainian consumers

Ukrainian consumers are about to feel the effects of a big increase in retail gas prices as the government desperately tries to bring public finances under control.

5 March 2015 Europe & Russia / Supply & Demand

Russia-Ukraine gas supplies confirmed, new talks due in late March

A trilateral meeting between EU, Ukrainian and Russian leaders on gas will be held at the end of March, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told reporters in Brussels on Tuesday.

3 March 2015 Europe & Russia / Supply & Demand

Ukraine pays Russia, but only enough till Tuesday – Novak

Gazprom may shut off gas supplies to Ukraine if payment is not received by the end of the day on Monday, Energy Minister Alexander Novak told journalists on Friday.

27 February 2015 Europe & Russia / Supply & Demand

Gazprom warns Naftogaz of payment deficit for gas supply

As Gazprom starts supplying gas direct to eastern Ukraine, Naftogaz accuses it of not meeting its prepaid contractual commitments.

25 February 2015 Europe & Russia / Supply & Demand

Be careful what you wish for: The LNG market in 2015

A lot has changed in the LNG market since our last report. New supply is expected to surge onto the market, but demand is lacklustre in most regions of the world.

12 February 2015 World / LNG

Gazprom outlines spending for Eastern Gas Programme

Gazprom will invest $861 million in its Eastern Gas Programme in 2015, the company’s senior management said in a presentation for an investors’ meeting in Hong Kong.

3 February 2015 Europe & Russia / Supply & Demand

A crucial year for the global gas industry – IGU

Jérôme Ferrier, president of the International Gas Union, talks to Interfax about his predictions for the world gas industry in 2015.

30 January 2015 World / Supply & Demand

Naftogaz, Gazprom arbitration due to start in spring 2016

The Stockholm Arbitration Institute will start hearing litigation between Gazprom and Naftogaz Ukrainy in spring 2016, according to the Russian company’s third quarter earnings report.

29 January 2015 Europe & Russia / Companies & Finance

Ukraine to receive Russian gas at 2009 prices from 1 April

The winter package of gas discounts for Ukraine will end on 1 April, Gazprom Chief Executive Alexei Miller said during a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Energy Minister Alexander Novak on Tuesday.

20 January 2015 Europe & Russia / Supply & Demand

Russian LNG output to hold steady in 2014 – Interfax

Russian LNG output in 2014 is likely to have been similar to volumes seen in 2013, according to a new report on Russian LNG projects from Interfax.

20 January 2015 Europe & Russia / Supply & Demand

Challenging times for Russia’s oilfield services sector

The Russian oilfield services sector slowed down significantly last year and is likely to struggle to increase growth rates again in 2015, according to a new report from Interfax.

19 January 2015 Europe & Russia / Exploration & Production

Gas extraction in Ukraine to fall after royalty increase – expert

Ukraine’s gas output will fall over the next few months because of increased royalty rates, meaning the country will need to import an extra 1 billion cubic metres this year, an analyst says.

5 January 2015 Europe & Russia / Exploration & Production

Political and economic turmoil dominate gas in 2014

The past year has been dramatic and the gas industry was at the heart of some of the key changes.

23 December 2014 World / Global Markets

OPEC decision casts shadow over LNG developments

Greenfield LNG projects due for sanction in the next couple of years and further US developments could be at risk now oil prices look likely to remain lower for longer, analysts say.

28 November 2014 World / Global Markets

Boundary Dam pioneers CCS for power plants

The world’s first commercial-scale carbon capture and storage power plant will begin operations in Canada on Thursday, a key step forward for this nascent technology.

2 October 2014 Americas / Pipelines, Storage & Power

The Mozambique report: expert opinions

Interfax speaks to three experts about Mozambique LNG: Macroeconomic Study, Standard Bank’s recently published report on the impact of Anadarko’s Mozambique LNG project

24 September 2014 Middle East & Africa / LNG

Yamal LNG looking at alternative currencies after sanctions – Total

The Yamal LNG partners are looking at euro, renminbi or ruble financing following sanctions that have closed United States debt markets to the project.

22 September 2014 Europe & Russia / LNG

The rise of the full-service LNG terminal

A rapid drop in European LNG imports over the past three years has forced terminal operators to radically alter their business models.

18 September 2014 Europe & Russia / LNG

Golar LNG plans to kickstart FLNG market with Hilli deal

One of the world’s largest LNG shipowners is targeting the nascent FLNG market as a principal growth opportunity, and is willing to do a deal on the first one to get the market going.

28 August 2014 Europe & Russia / LNG

New E&P company secures $525 mln

A new exploration and production company called Origo Exploration, launched at the Offshore Northern Seas conference in Stavanger, has secured $525 million in funding from three investment groups.

26 August 2014 Europe & Russia / Exploration & Production

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