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2018-01-05 23:50:00

RUSSIA'S GAS RECORD

RUSSIA'S GAS RECORD

 

BLOOMBERGRussia's natural gas production rose to its highest ever last year, driven by increasing sales to Europe and rising domestic demand.

Government data published Tuesday showed that output jumped 7.9 percent to beat a 2011 record. With a pipeline of projects including plans to expand into China and new liquefied natural gas plants, the country may close the gap on the U.S., which leapfrogged Russia to the top spot in global production of the fuel nine years ago.

Russia needs to strengthen its position in the global gas market as it's considered a leading global energy power, President Vladimir Putin said last month. Already the world's largest exporter of the fuel, the nation is working to boost output with new LNG plants stretching from the Baltic region to the Pacific coast. That will pit the country against the biggest producers of the super-chilled fuel, including Qatar and Australia.

Russia is also working to keep shipments to Europe near record levels this year as state-run Gazprom PJSC, the continent's biggest supplier, plans to start pipeline exports to China in late 2019. Gazprom meets more than a third of Europe's demand for natural gas and the nation's most lucrative market was worth some $37 billion in revenue last year.

Gazprom's increased sales helped boost overall production to 690.5 billion cubic meters (24.4 trillion cubic feet) last year, exceeding the 2011 record by 2.9 percent.

As a result of the shale gas revolution, the U.S. became the world's largest natural gas producer in 2009, and has kept the crown for most of the time according to official data from the two nations.

U.S. producers pumped 22.1 trillion cubic feet (about 626 billion cubic meters) of dry gas in the first 10 months of 2017, according to December data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. This was 11 percent higher than Russia for the same period.

Russia has resources to increase its LNG production by almost 10 times to about 100 million tons by 2035, led by the privately-owned Novatek PJSC in the Arctic, according to the nation's Energy Ministry.

The U.S. imposed financial sanctions against Novatek in 2014 after Russia annexed Crimea and last year added export pipelines to the list of sanctions against Russia, setting risks for Gazprom's projects. Putin ordered the government in December to identify economic and political "threats" to the nation's gas projects as well as steps to take to overcome or minimize them.

Officials in Moscow are also planning to improve gas-output forecasts in the nation's long-term energy strategy, adding planned and potential LNG projects.

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Earlier:

 РУССКИЙ ГАЗ ДЛЯ КИТАЯ
2017, December, 22, 22:30:00

RUSSIAN GAS FOR CHINA

GAZPROM - “Today, we laid the basis for another pipeline route of Russian gas supplies to China. The project will expand the range of options for satisfying the growing demand for gas in the Chinese market,” said Alexey Miller.

 RUSSIAN GAZPROM'S NEW RECORD
2017, December, 11, 10:20:00

RUSSIAN GAZPROM'S NEW RECORD

PLATTS - Taking into account the nominated volume for Friday, Gazprom will have exported 179.8 Bcm to what it calls the Far Abroad -- Europe and Turkey, but not the countries of the former Soviet Union -- higher than last year's then record high of 179.3 Bcm.

 

 IMF: RUSSIA IS STABLE
2017, December, 6, 12:25:00

IMF: RUSSIA IS STABLE

IMF - Overall, the system is stable. We have had a turbulent period in the last couple of years. Bad loans increased, and profits and credit growth slowed down. This period seems to have come to an end and the economy and the banking sector are getting healthier.

 

 РУССКИЙ ГАЗ В ГЕРМАНИЮ: 200 МЛРД.
2017, December, 1, 12:45:00

RUSSIAN GAS TO GERMANY: 200 BLN

GAZPROM - the Nord Stream gas pipeline transmitted its 200 billionth cubic meter of gas from Russia to Germany via the Greifswald delivery point.

 RUSSIA'S GAS FOR EUROPE UP
2017, November, 20, 09:20:00

RUSSIA'S GAS FOR EUROPE UP

Gazprom's natural gas supplies to western Europe edged up by 3% year on year in the third quarter of 2017, according to an S&P Global Platts analysis of Gazprom data, as Russian gas deliveries to its core markets continue to outpace last year's levels.

 

 IMF: RUSSIA'S RECOVERY
2017, November, 20, 09:15:00

IMF: RUSSIA'S RECOVERY

IMF - A cyclical recovery in Russia is gaining pace after a two-year recession, with growth expected to reach around 2 percent this year, supported by higher oil prices and easier domestic financial conditions. Nevertheless, growth is likely to remain low in the medium-term, due to demographics, unaddressed structural bottlenecks as well as enduring sanctions.

 

РУССКИЙ ГАЗ В ВЕНГРИЮ: +26,9%
2017, October, 6, 12:45:00

RUSSIAN GAS TO HUNGARY: +26.9%

In the first nine months of 2017 Gazprom had supplied to Hungary 5.5 billion cubic meters of gas, an increase of 26.9 per cent, or 1.2 billion cubic meters, against the January-September period of 2016.

 

Tags: RUSSIA, GAS, GAZPROM

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S.KOREA'S DIVERSIFICATION

PLATTS - For full-year 2017, South Korea's crude imports from its biggest supplier Saudi Arabia fell 1.7% to 319.02 million barrels, compared with 324.45 million barrels in the previous year, customs data showed. On the contrary, South Korea has imported 1.77 million mt, or around 13 million barrels, of crude from the US in 2017, about four times higher than in 2016. Shipments from Russia grew to 140,000 b/d last year from 112,000 b/d in 2016.

RUSSIA'S GAS RECORD
2018, January, 19, 12:10:00

ADNOC'S 2030 STRATEGY

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RUSSIA'S GAS RECORD
2018, January, 19, 12:05:00

TOSHIBA SELLS WESTINGHOUSE

WNN - Under the terms of the assignment and purchase agreement it has signed with Nucleus and Brookfield, Toshiba will sell its rights to assert claims against Westinghouse related to the parent guarantees in the amount of $5.788 billion, and on account of other claims Toshiba holds against Westinghouse in the amount of $2.284 billion to Nucleus, for the sale price of $2.160 billion.

RUSSIA'S GAS RECORD
2018, January, 17, 23:50:00

OIL PRICES: NOT ABOVE $70 YET

REUTERS - Brent crude futures LCOc1 were at $69.23 a barrel at 0808 GMT, up 8 cents from their last close, but down from a high of $69.37 earlier in the day. Brent on Monday rose to $70.37 a barrel, its highest since December 2014, the start of a three-year oil price slump. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures CLc1 were at $63.84 a barrel, down from a high of $63.89 earlier, but up 11 cents from their last settlement. WTI hit $64.89 on Tuesday, also the highest since December 2014.

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