A compressor station in Ukraine. Raising tariffs may be exactly the wrong move. (Naftogaz) Global Markets

Ukraine needs a U-turn on transit fees – OIES

Ukraine should lower its transit fees for Russian gas, not lift them, if it wants to undermine the case for Nord Stream 2, says Thierry Bros.

A Gazprom rig at Sakhalin. The company wants to cooperate with ExxonMobil. (Gazprom) LNG

Exxon/Gazprom begin drafting Sakhalin cooperation

Gazprom and ExxonMobil may be closer to reaching a deal on cooperating on Sakhalin Island, despite protracted legal wrangling.

Pipelines, Storage & Power

Turkish parliament ratifies Turkish Stream development agreement

Turkey’s parliament has ratified an agreement for the development of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline.

2 December 2016
Supply & Demand

Armenia plans to alter Russian gas contract pricing

The Armenian government has approved the signing of a protocol to make changes to its agreement with Russia for formulating gas prices.

2 December 2016
Supply & Demand

Gazprom exports to non-CIS countries up 11.8%

Gazprom exported 161.6 billion cubic metres of gas to non-CIS countries between January and November 2016, up by 11.8% compared with the same period in 2015.

2 December 2016
Global Markets

Russia increases oil and gas condensate production

Russia produced 500.1 mt of oil and gas condensate in the first 11 months of 2016, 2.4% more than in the same period last year.

2 December 2016
Global Markets

Gazprom offers to balance Russia’s gas market

Gazprom has volunteered to take on the role of balancer on the Russian gas market.

2 December 2016
LNG

French export credit agency allowed to finance Yamal

French economy minister Michel Sapin has agreed in principle to allow French export credit agency Coface to take part in financing Russia’s Yamal LNG project.

1 December 2016
Alternative Fuels

Rosatom overseas orders could hit $300 bln by 2030 – CEO

Rosatom’s overseas orders could be worth more than $300 billion by 2030, according to Alexei Likhachev, the state nuclear company’s new chief executive.

30 November 2016
Exploration & Production

Novatek in talks with Gazprom to acquire Tambeiskoye fields

Russian independent Novatek is in talks with Gazprom to acquire four fields in the Tambeiskoye group on the Yamal Peninsula.

29 November 2016
Exploration & Production

Russia and Norway to sign Arctic offshore seismic agreement

Russia and Norway plan to sign an agreement on gathering seismic data along border demarcation lines in the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean.

29 November 2016
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gazprom adopts EU’s OPAL pipeline amendments

Gazprom has adopted amendments made by the European Commission to the agreement on the OPAL pipeline.

28 November 2016
Supply & Demand

Yamalo-Nenets gas output down slightly in Jan-Oct 2016

Gas production in Russia’s Yamalo-Nenets autonomous district fell by 0.9% year on year in January-October 2016, to 401.83 billion cubic metres.

28 November 2016
Supply & Demand

Ukraine and Hungary discuss boosting reverse-flow supplies

Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has met his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orbán to suggest holding a joint consultation on increasing reverse-flow gas deliveries to Ukraine.

25 November 2016
Global Markets

Russia’s Dvorkovich and EU’s Šefcovic meet to discuss energy

Russia's Arkady Dvorkovich will meet EU commissioner Maroš Šefcovic on Friday to discuss issues relating to European energy security and gas supply.

24 November 2016
Supply & Demand

Azerbaijan to boost gas output by 32% in 2020 – government

Gas production in Azerbaijan is forecast to increase by 32.4% in 2020, to 38.71 billion cubic metres, the country’s government has told Interfax.

23 November 2016
Companies & Finance

Japanese lenders create fund to co-invest in Russian projects

Japanese and Russian state-backed lenders will create a fund to jointly invest in Moscow’s priority development projects.

22 November 2016
LNG

Novatek estimates Arctic LNG 2 investment at more than $10 bln

Investment in the Arctic LNG 2 project will exceed $10 billion, Novatek Deputy Chairman Denis Khramov has told reporters.

22 November 2016
Exploration & Production

Total and SOCAR agree on plan to develop Absheron

France’s Total signed a framework agreement with State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic on Monday outlining the principles for developing the Absheron field

22 November 2016
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Ukraine uses 710 MMcm of gas stocks so far this winter

Ukraine’s gas stocks fell by 710 million cubic metres, or 4.8%, between 13 October and 19 November, Ukrtransgaz has announced.

22 November 2016
Alternative Fuels

Russia’s nuclear ambitions overseas

Interfax Natural Gas Daily takes a closer look at Rosatom's global nuclear programme and the status of its international agreements.

22 November 2016
Companies & Finance

Gazprom considering closer Japanese links

Gazprom is eyeing new areas of cooperation with Japanese companies, particularly JBIC, Mitsubishi and Mitsui, Alexei Miller, the Russian company’s chief executive, has said.

21 November 2016

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