Russia and China continue walking hand in hand toward stronger energy cooperation, with several Russian companies - Gazprom, Rosneft and Novatek - signing documents with Chinese partners over the last hours.
German chemicals group BASF and Gazprom agreed to revive a deal that collapsed in late 2014 to swap gas assets that will see BASF exit gas trading and storage and the Russian energy giant expanding into Western Europe, BASF said on Friday.
Сегодня во Владивостоке в рамках Восточного экономического форума Председатель Правления ПАО «Газпром» Алексей Миллер, Председатель Правления BASF SE Курт Бок, член Правления E.ON SE Клаус Шефер, заместитель генерального директора ENGIE Пьер Шарейр, Председатель Правления OMV AG Райнер Зеле, Главный управляющий директор Royal Dutch Shell Бен ван Берден подписали Соглашение акционеров для создания газопроводной системы «Северный поток 2» для увеличения поставок природного газа в Европейский союз.
German Ministry of Finance informed on 30 July that the Minister Wolfgang Schäuble would like to deprive the European Commission of part of its powers in two fields, namely antitrust proceedings and, currently particularly important for Germans, enforcing compliance with the budgetary discipline by the member states.
After winning a key platform construction contract from Statoil in June, Norway’s Kvaerner is reportedly working to enter into the LNG business with floating near-shore liquefaction barges designed for operations in the Arctic. Doing so, Kvaerner could increase its clout in Russia.
The offshore development of the largest new field discovered in the UK North Sea for a decade has been approved by the UK Oil & Gas Authority. The Maersk Oil operated high pressure, high temperature (HPHT) Culzean field in the UK Central North Sea is expected to produce enough gas to meet 5% of total UK demand at peak production in 2020/21. Culzean is also the largest gas field sanctioned since East Brae in 1990.
Profit attributable to owners of PJSC Gazprom for the six months ended June 30, 2015 totaled RUB 675,904 which is RUB 225,326 million, or 50 %, higher compared to the six months of the prior year.
Eni has made a world class supergiant gas discovery at its Zohr Prospect, in the deep waters of Egypt. The discovery could hold a potential of 30 trillion cubic feet of lean gas in place covering an area of about 100 square kilometres.
Ukraine has asked Russia to reduce the cost it charges the country for gas as well as write-off loans Russia has given it.
U.S. Rig Count is down 8 rigs from last week to 877, with oil rigs up 1 at 675, gas rigs down 9 to 202, and miscellaneous rigs unchanged at 0.