REUTERS - U.S. shale producers are locking in prices for their production as much as three years into the future in a sign that strong domestic crude pricing is nearing a peak, according to market sources familiar with money flows.
IMF - Russia’s economy is recovering from the 2015–16 recession, thanks to the authorities’ effective policy response and higher oil prices. Output increased by 1.5 percent in 2017 on the back of robust domestic demand, but short of expectations. Inflation has fallen well below the CBR's 4 percent target since July 2017, driven by a weaker-than-expected recovery, tight monetary policy, as well as temporary effects on food and energy prices.
ROSNEFT - Rosneft and the Chinese National Oil and Gas Corporation (CNPC) signed the Agreement on Cooperation in Exploration and Production in the Russian Federation in the framework of the IV Eastern Economic Forum.
ROSNEFT - Under the Agreement the parties plan to build over 160 CNG stations in Russia and the possibility of using LNG as natural gas motor fuel is being discussed.
REUTERS - Benchmark Brent crude oil LCOc1 was down 70 cents a barrel at $79.04 by 0830 GMT. U.S. light crude CLc1 fell $1.15 to a low of $69.22 a barrel.
МИНЭНЕРГО РОССИИ - «Азиатско-Тихоокеанский регион – мировой драйвер по развитию экономики, по потреблению энергоресурсов и торговли», - подчеркнул Александр Новак.
CNBC - "We can see that the pricing situation today depends not just on the supply/demand balance or the general economic situation but also on the uncertainty that we observe today in the global markets: the trade wars, the sanctions that the U.S. pursue," Novak said, speaking to CNBC's Geoff Cutmore at the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok, Russia.
МИНЭНЕРГО РОССИИ - «Мы наблюдаем положительную динамику экспорта энергоресурсов из России в Корею. В период с января по июнь 2018 г. поставки нефтепродуктов увеличились на 900 тыс. тонн, а поставки СПГ - на 500 тыс. тонн по сравнению с тем же периодом 2017 г. Показатели экспорта нефти и угля также держатся на высоком уровне и в период с января по июнь 2018 г. составили 5,3 и 12,8 млн тонн соответственно», - сказал глава Минэнерго.
IAEA - Overall, the new projections suggest that nuclear power may struggle to maintain its current place in the world’s energy mix. In the low case to 2030, the projections show nuclear electricity generating capacity falling by more than 10% from a net installed capacity of 392 gigawatts (electrical) (GW(e)) at the end of 2017. In the high case, generating capacity increases 30% to 511 GW(e), a drop of 45 GW(e) from last year’s projection. Longer term, generating capacity declines to 2040 in the low case before rebounding to 2030 levels by mid-century, when nuclear is seen providing 2.8% of global generating capacity compared with 5.7% today.
GAZPROM - A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Wang Yilin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of CNPC, took place at the 4th Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok.
GAZPROM - A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Hidenori Takaoka, Chief Executive Officer of the Energy Business Group of Mitsubishi Corporation, took place at the 4th Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok.
GAZPROM - A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Masami Iijima, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mitsui & Co., Ltd., took place at the 4th Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok.