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
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
Global Markets

US planning new sanctions on Russia – intelligence chief

The head of Russia’s foreign intelligence service, the SVR, has claimed the US plans to increase sanctions on Russia, particularly in the field of energy.

7 June 2017
A pipe-laying vessel at work on Turkish Stream. Gazprom may send volumes via the pipeline to western Europe. (Gazprom) Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gazprom explores Turkish Stream options

Gazprom took advantage of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum to consider its options for delivering gas to Europe via Turkish Stream.

5 June 2017
LNG

Gazprom and Shell sign agreement on Baltic LNG

Gazprom and Shell have signed a document agreeing on the main terms of operation for the Baltic LNG project.

5 June 2017
Global Markets

Gazprom signs MOU with OMV

Gazprom has signed a memorandum of understanding with Austria’s OMV to expand the strategic cooperation between the two companies.

5 June 2017
LNG

Daewoo launches first icebreaker LNG vessel for Yamal project

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) launched the first icebreaker LNG ship on Monday in St. Petersburg.

5 June 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Ukraine pumps 1.61 bcm of gas into storage in May

Ukraine added 1.61 billion cubic metres of gas to its underground storage depots in May 2017, according to transmission system operator Ukrtransgaz.

2 June 2017
Policy & Regulation

Paris deal will hold despite US withdrawal – Novak

The decision of the United States to pull out of the Paris climate agreement is a negative signal for the world, but it is unlikely other countries will follow, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak has said.

2 June 2017
Companies & Finance

Rosneft and BP sign memo of cooperation on gas

Rosneft and shareholder BP have signed a memorandum on cooperation in the gas sector, David Campbell, president of BP, has told Interfax.

2 June 2017
Exploration & Production

Russia seeking to increase presence in Saudi exploration – Novak

Russia’s energy minister, Alexander Novak, has reportedly said that Russian exploration and production companies are keen to expand their presence in the Saudi Arabian market.

1 June 2017
Companies & Finance

Naftogaz says Stockholm court has rejected Gazprom claim

A Stockholm arbitration panel has rejected Gazprom’s $34.5 billion take-or-pay claim against Naftogaz Ukrainy, the Ukrainian state-owned oil and gas player has said.

1 June 2017
Exploration & Production

Putin hints at India-Russia cooperation in Arctic

Indian E&P companies may team up with their Russian counterparts to explore for oil and gas in the Arctic, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said.

31 May 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Gazprom cuts target for expanding Russian UGS capacity

Gazprom has lowered its target for expanding underground gas storage capacity in Russia for the 2017/2018 withdrawal season.

25 May 2017

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