A gas metering station on the Ukraine-Russia border. Kiev wants to reduce its dependence on imports. (Gazprom) Exploration & Production

Ukraine independents call for new tax regime

Ukraine will not be able to boost its gas output if the country does not drastically reform its hydrocarbon taxes, producers in the country have said.

Greece’s Alexis Tsipras, centre, and Russia’s Arkady Dvorkovich at the trade fair in Thessaloniki. (PA) Companies & Finance

Russia’s belated Greek gambit

Now Turkish Stream is back on the agenda, Russia is making a push for a 'southern corridor' that would see its gas pumped across Greece to the Balkans and Central Europe.

Supply & Demand

Russia sticks to $50-60/bbl oil price forecast for 2017

Russia’s Energy Ministry is maintaining its forecast that oil will cost $50-60 per barrel in 2017, Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Tuesday.

28 September 2016 14:40 GMT
Exploration & Production

Gazprom pushes back Kirinskoye targets to 2019

Gazprom plans to reach target production levels at its Kirinskoye field off the coast of Sakhalin Island in 2019, a year later than its previous projections.

28 September 2016 14:40 GMT

Rosnet hopes for Far East LNG FID in 2017-2018

Rosneft is hoping to make an FID on the construction of the Far East LNG plant in 2017-2018.

28 September 2016 14:38 GMT
Alternative Fuels

Russia signs nuclear agreements with Cuba and Tunisia

Russia has signed cooperation agreements with Cuba and Tunisia on the peaceful use of nuclear energy.

27 September 2016 13:41 GMT
Policy & Regulation

Russia to harmonise oil and gas taxes

Russia’s Finance Ministry plans to bring tax levels in the gas industry in line with those on oil.

26 September 2016 13:45 GMT
Global Markets

Russia and Japan team up on energy projects

Russian and Japan have agreed to form working groups to develop various energy projects.

26 September 2016 13:44 GMT
Pipelines, Storage & Power

OMK ships pipes for Nord Stream 2

Russia’s OMK has shipped the first batch of pipe for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from its mill in Vyksa, the project’s operating company has said in a statement.

23 September 2016 14:20 GMT
Exploration & Production

Gazrpom discovers new Sakhalin III field

Promising drilling results at the Yuzhno-Lunskaya structure in the Kirinsky block, part of the Sakhalin III project, suggest Gazprom has discovered a new field.

23 September 2016 14:12 GMT
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Kaztransgas to start exporting gas via Central Asia-China pipeline

Kazakhstan’s state-owned gas transport company Kaztransgas plans to start exporting gas to China through the CACP in Q4 this year

22 September 2016 14:13 GMT
Exploration & Production

Kazakhstan invites SOCAR to join Eurasia exploration project

Kazakhstan has invited SOCAR to participate in the Russia/Kazakhstan-led Eurasia project.

22 September 2016 14:11 GMT
Policy & Regulation

Price indexing is not on Russian FAS’s agenda

The fuel and energy sector department at Russia’s Federal Anti-Monopoly Service is not planning to raise the issue of indexing wholesale gas prices for industry in the near future.

22 September 2016 14:10 GMT
Supply & Demand

Russian gas production to grow in 2016, while Gazprom’s will fall

Gas production in Russia is expected to rise by 0.4% in 2016, to 637.8 billion cubic metres, the Russian Energy Ministry says.

22 September 2016 14:09 GMT
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gazprom signs up SGC to build Power of Siberia section

Gazprom has signed a sole-source procurement contract with Stroygazconsulting for the construction of a 235-km section of Power of Siberia.

22 September 2016 14:07 GMT
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gazprom to announce Nord Stream 2’s European partners

Gazprom is expecting to announce agreements with its European partners on the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in October.

22 September 2016 14:05 GMT
Alternative Fuels

Construction complete on Georgia’s first wind farm

State-owned Georgian Energy Development Fund has completed construction of Georgia’s first wind farm.

21 September 2016 13:53 GMT
Global Markets

Iran and Armenia to discuss increasing gas supplies

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zangeneh is due to meet his Armenian counterpart, Levon Yolian, to discuss increasing gas supplies from Iran to Armenia.

21 September 2016 13:52 GMT
Supply & Demand

Shah Deniz gas exports up 10% this year

Gas exports from the first stage of Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz project amounted to 4.72 bcm between January and August 2016, 10.5% more than in the same period last year.

21 September 2016 13:51 GMT
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Trans-Anatolian Gas Pipeline completes first construction stage

The first stage of construction on the Trans-Anatolian Gas Pipeline has been completed and the project is now 31.4% built.

21 September 2016 13:50 GMT
Exploration & Production

SOCAR and Petronas sign deal to explore Goshadash

State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic has signed an MOU with Malaysia’s Petronas to explore, develop and produce hydrocarbons in a block in the Caspian Sea that includes the Goshadash structure.

20 September 2016 14:40 GMT
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Ukraine does not need to boost gas stocks – Kobolev

Andriy Kobolev, the chief executive of Ukraine’s national oil and gas company, Naftogaz Ukrainy, has said Kiev’s drive to further boost the country’s gas storage level is "unwarranted".

20 September 2016 14:38 GMT

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