A JKX gas facility in Ukraine. The company is dealing with another shareholder dispute. (JKX) Global Markets

JKX struggles bode ill for Ukraine gas sector

UK-listed JKX faces its second shareholder dispute in 18 months and is struggling to fend off the advances of Russian/Ukrainian investors.

By Silvia Favasuli 19 June 2017
Global Markets

Rosneft retail pilot project may start next year – company source

Rosneft’s pilot project to spin off its retail business into a separate holding structure may be completed as early as 2018, a source at the company has told Interfax.

23 June 2017
Companies & Finance

EBRD to allocate $250 mln to boost renewables in Kazakhstan

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has signed a memorandum of understanding with Kazakhstan’s Energy Ministry to allocate up to $250 million for renewable energy projects.

22 June 2017
Global Markets

Ukraine wants deeper energy ties with US – Poroshenko

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has discussed deepening his country’s cooperation with the United States in the energy sector.

22 June 2017
LNG

Gazprom eyes LNG exports to Brazil

Gazprom is considering supplying LNG to Brazil, according to a document prepared for a meeting between the two countries’ presidents Vladimir Putin and Michel Temer.

21 June 2017
Exploration & Production

CNPC and Uzbekneftegaz start gas production in Uzbek blocks

China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) and Uzbekneftegaz have started gas production at the Dengizkul, Khodjadavlat and Sharkiy Alat gas condensate fields.

20 June 2017
Supply & Demand

Russia produces 228 mt of oil and gas condensate over Jan-May

Russia produced 228 mt of oil and gas condensate between January and May 2017, 1.8% more than in the same period last year.

19 June 2017
Companies & Finance

OMV plans new office in St Petersburg

Austrian company OMV is planning to open a new office in St. Petersburg in autumn 2017.

19 June 2017
Supply & Demand

Bulgaria requests additional 2 bcm/y from Shah Deniz

Bulgaria’s Bulgartransgas has started talks with State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic on increasing supplies of Azerbaijani gas to Bulgaria.

19 June 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gazprom surveys 10 routes for possible pipeline to India

Gazprom has analysed over 10 routes for supplying pipeline gas to India.

16 June 2017
Supply & Demand

Uzbekistan plans to up China gas exports to 10 bcm/y by 2020

Uzbekistan plans to increase gas exports to China to 10 billion cubic metres per year by the end of 2020, Uzbekneftegaz Chairman Alisher Sultanov said on Wednesday.

15 June 2017
Alternative Fuels

Fortum and Enel the big winners in Russian wind tender

The Russian government has announced the results of its latest wind farm construction tender, with Finland’s Fortum and Italy’s Enel the major winners.

15 June 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Ukraine to have 17 bcm of gas in stock by November

Ukraine will have 17 billion cubic metres of gas in storage by 1 November 2017, according to a plan to prepare the fuel and energy sector for winter approved by the government on Wednesday.

15 June 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Transit of Russian gas through Ukraine increases

Volumes of Russian gas destined for European customers transiting Ukraine increased over the first five months of 2017 compared with the same period last year.

14 June 2017
Global Markets

Azerbaijan, Russia and Iran working on Unified Electricity Belt

Azerbaijan, Russia and Iran are working on creating a Unified Electricity Belt between the three countries, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Sunday.

13 June 2017
Supply & Demand

Ukraine may start direct gas imports from Norway in 2022

Ukraine may start receiving gas directly from Norway from 2022, according to Maksym Beliavsky, an adviser to Ukraine’s energy minister.

12 June 2017
LNG

Gazprom looking at swapping LNG volumes at Zeebrugge terminal

Gazprom is studying the possibility of swapping LNG at Belgium’s Zeebrugge terminal with volumes it plans to buy from Novatek’s Yamal liquefaction plant.

9 June 2017
Companies & Finance

Azerbaijan’s energy minister dies

Natig Aliyev, Azerbaijan’s energy minister, has died in the Florence Nightingale clinic in Istanbul, Turkey, the country’s media reported on Friday.

9 June 2017
Exploration & Production

Gazprom signs field development MOUs in Iran

Gazprom has signed memorandums of understanding with Iran on participation in the development of four fields.

8 June 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Power of Siberia targets 1,100 km this year

Gazprom has built 774 km of the linear part of the 2,158 km Power of Siberia gas pipeline and plans to exceed the 1,100 km mark by the end of the year.

8 June 2017
Supply & Demand

Kazmunaigas will ship 5 bcm to CNPC in 2017-2018

Kazakhstan’s Kazmunaigas will supply China National Petroleum Corp. with 5 billion cubic metres of gas this year and next, TSO Kaztransgas has said.

7 June 2017

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