Work at the Yamal  LNG plant. (Novatek) LNG

Novatek mulls trans-shipment facility in Russia’s far east

Novatek may build a 20 mtpa station to transfer Yamal LNG cargoes from ice-class vessels to standard tankers to reduce costs.

By Tom Hoskyns and Natalya Lebedkina 3 August 2017
LNG

Gazprom subsidiary to build liquefaction project in Yaroslavl Region

Gaz-Oil, a subsidiary of Gazprom, plans to build an LNG liquefaction plant in the Bolsheselsky district of the Yaroslavl region, Yaroslavl Governor Sergei Vakhrukov told journalists on Thursday.

4 August 2011
Supply & Demand

Uzbekistan raises gas prices for Tajikistan

Uzbekistan has raised the price of gas it sells to Tajikistan for the third quarter of 2011.

3 August 2011
Supply & Demand

Turkey plans to sign transit gas agreement with Azerbaijan in September

Azerbaijan and Turkey plan to reach a transit agreement in September 2011 on the supply of Azerbaijani gas to Europe, Turkish ambassador to Azerbaijan Hulusi Kilic said on Tuesday.

3 August 2011
Supply & Demand

Belarus says gas price to average up 46% to $270 in 2011

The Belarusian government expects the price of gas to rise 46% to $270 per thousand cubic metres (Mcm) in 2011, from $185 in 2010 and $150 in 2009, a representative of the Council of Ministers told Interfax.

2 August 2011
Exploration & Production

Rosnedra awaiting decision on reissue of Kovykta licence

Russia's Subsurface Resources Agency (Rosnedra) is awaiting a decision from Russia’s Economic Development Ministry before it reissues licensing to the Kovykta gas condensate deposit to OJSC Gazprom, Rosnedra chief Anatoly Ledovsky told reporters during a trip to Tomsk Region on Saturday.

1 August 2011
Exploration & Production

Resources commission gives go-ahead for new Volga Gas Prospect

The Russian State Commission for Resources (GKZ) has approved new C3 prospective resource estimates for Volga Resources place's new prospect in the Precaspian Licence Area in Russia's Saratov region, the company said on Monday.

1 August 2011
Exploration & Production

Gazprom Dobycha Krasnodar to build four compressor stations by 2016

Gazprom Dobycha Krasnodar plans to build four booster compressor stations and launch an oil and condensate installation for its fields, the company's general director, Mikhail Geykhman, told Interfax.

1 August 2011
The pipeline that reads ‘Turkmenistan – China’ on display in eastern Turkmenistan in August 2007. (PA) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Turkmenistan: reality does not match ambition

Although Turkmenistan’s natural gas production has remained stagnant over the past 10 years, the country appears ambitious in its hopes for export growth.

1 August 2011
Policy & Regulation

Ukrainian ex-president summoned to court as witness in Tymoshenko case

Ukrainian former President Viktor Yushchenko has been summoned to Kiev’s Pechersky District Court as a witness in the trial of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

29 July 2011
Exploration & Production

Turkmenneft reveal gas figures

State-owned Turkmenneft produced over 5 billion cubic metres (176.5 billion cubic feet) of gas in the first half of 2011, the Oil and Gas Industry and Mineral Resources Ministry stated on its website today.

28 July 2011
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Questions remain over Gazprom’s Blue Stream

Russia’s Energy Ministry and Gazprom are considering possible export duties on gas pumped through the Blue Stream pipeline.

28 July 2011
Companies & Finance

Transneft net profits soar 152%

Net profits at Russian oil pipeline company Transneft increased 152% to 84.9 billion rubles ($30.9 billion) in the first quarter of this year, boosted by the sale of its controlling interest in Primorsk Commercial Seaport LLC, the company reported.

27 July 2011
Exploration & Production

TNK-BP growth strategy focuses on Yamal, gas, international projects

TNK-BP's 10-year growth strategy is focused on the Yamal Peninsula, gas and international projects, CFO Jonathan Muir told journalists on Tuesday.

26 July 2011
Exploration & Production

Gazprom gets drilling go-ahead for giant Sakhalin-3 field

Russia's environmental protection agency Rosprirodnadzor has said that state-owned giant Gazprom has received clearance to drill in the Kirinskoye field, part of the Sakhalin-3 project.

25 July 2011
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov, right, and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak at the opening ceremony of a Petronas gas refining plant in Kiyanly, Turkmenistan on 12 July. (PA) Exploration & Production

The future for gas in Turkmenistan’s portion of the Caspian Sea

Petronas started up gas production in Turkmenistan’s section of the Caspian Sea earlier this month – so how are other projects in the offshore coming along. And what will the companies do with the gas?

25 July 2011
Exploration & Production

Russian environmental agency to review Shtokman field

The Russian Federal Service for Supervising Natural Resources (Rosprirodnadzor) has approved a plan to conduct a comprehensive survey of the Shtokman gas condensate field in the Barent Sea, Rosprirodnadzor said on Friday.

25 July 2011
Policy & Regulation

Total secures Russian tax coup

Shares in French company Total traded up today after the Kremlin approved a significant tax break for oil and gas firms today.

22 July 2011
Exploration & Production

Total investment for Yamal LNG project to reach $35.6 billion

Russian state and foreign investment places funding for the Yamal LNG project at (1 trillion rubles) $35.6 billion, including Total's 20.5% stake acquisition for $4 billion, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said at a government commission meeting on Wednesday.

21 July 2011
Exploration & Production

Energy plans to drill 58 wells at Caspian Bahar/Gum-Deniz Block before 2016

United Arab Emirates firm Bahar Energy Ltd plans to drill 58 wells at the Bahar/Gum-Deniz contract block in Azerbaijan's sector of the Caspian, according to Greenfields Petroleum’s website. Greenfield owns 33.3% of Bahar Energy shares.

21 July 2011
Supply & Demand

Gazprom to list production facilities affected by Q4 Eastern Gas Programme

Gazprom and the Russian government are making adjustments to the Eastern Gas Programme, as Gazprom’s board of directors directed the management to draw up a list of Gazprom production facilities in Eastern Russia that might be affected.

21 July 2011

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