2015, March, 12, 20:55:00UKRAINE RISK BAIL OUT
The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday approved a bigger, high-risk bailout for Ukraine, giving Kiev immediate access to $5 billion of $17.5 billion in emergency IMF credit in another bid to keep the embattled country afloat.
2015, March, 3, 21:00:00NEW RUSSIAN EMPIRE
Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman began building an international energy company on Monday, closing a €5.1 billion ($5.7 billion) purchase of German utility RWE AG ’s oil-and-gas business over British opposition that could force the sale of the unit’s U.K. assets.
2015, March, 3, 20:55:00RUSSIA SEEK REVIEW
Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman said on Monday he would buy a number of gas licenses in the North Sea despite British opposition, threatening legal action if London should force him to sell them on to a third party.
2015, February, 28, 19:15:00BP & RUSSIA: $10 BLN
John Browne, the former chief executive of BP, will take charge of a $10 billion oil and gas venture backed by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman to help it expand internationally through partnerships and acquisitions, the Financial Times reported.
2015, February, 28, 19:10:00RWE & RUSSIA: $5.6 BLN
The UK has blocked the sale of North Sea gasfields from Germany’s RWE to a multibillion-dollar investment fund backed by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman.
2015, February, 28, 18:40:00EXXON REDUCES ABOUT 11%
Exxon Mobil Corp said spending will decline about 11 percent this year to around $34 billion due to plunging oil prices, according to a regulatory filing this week.
2015, February, 7, 17:19:00U.S. & RUSSIA FIGHT
The United States and Russia are once more locked in what could be a generation-defining conflict, and Europe is yet again the core battleground. But this Cold War reprise isn’t about military supremacy.
2015, January, 25, 17:00:00RUSSIA & CHINA: GROWTH 36%
Warming ties between China and Russia are giving a big boost to Chinese imports of Russian oil, to the chagrin of OPEC nations jockeying for a slice of China’s market.
2015, January, 25, 16:50:00RUSSIA DEVELOPING ARCTIC
Russia to continue implementing Arctic oil and gas projects despite Western sanctions and low oil prices, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said
2015, January, 21, 19:20:00SCHLUMBERGER PAYS $1,7 BLN
Schlumberger will spend about $1.7 billion for a minority stake in a big Russian energy company at a time when that country's relations with the West are under strain and as energy prices hit multiyear lows.
2015, January, 14, 21:20:00RUSSIA SANCTIONS: WAR PRICE
The European Union could significantly scale back sanctions and resume discussions with Russia on issues ranging from visa-free travel; cooperation with the Moscow-led Eurasian Economic Union; and the crisis in Libya, Syria and Iraq; if Russian President Vladimir Putin moves to end the crisis in eastern Ukraine, according to an EU discussion paper.
2015, January, 6, 12:45:00RUSSIA & INDIA: SHALE OIL
Oil & Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC), India’s biggest energy explorer, is banking on the world’s largest shale oil reserves to save its Russian acquisition. Stumbling blocks include oil prices at a five-year low and U.S. sanctions.
2015, January, 4, 21:35:00RUSSIAN LNG INVESTMENTS UP
Russia announced state aid for a major energy project on Wednesday under a drive to shore up strategic firms as well as public faith in its banking system during an economic crisis deepened by Western sanctions.
2015, January, 4, 21:30:00RUSSIA & CHINA PARTNERSHIP
Russian-Chinese energy partnership gaining momentum
2015, January, 4, 21:20:00RWE OFFERS €5.1 BLN
RWE is seeking to insert safeguards into a €5.1bn contract to sell North Sea gasfields to a Russian billionaire that would ensure the assets remain operational in the event of further sanctions.