2018, December, 27, 17:40:00RUSSIA SANCTIONS FOREVER
PLATTS - The US has long opposed the Nord Stream expansion, arguing that Europe should not be so dependent on Moscow for energy. The government has recently been touting US LNG exports as an alternative to Russian gas, in addition to supporting the Southern Gas Corridor from the Caspian region to the EU.
2018, November, 19, 11:40:00RUSSIAN GAS FOR EVERYONE
BLOOMBERG - The $11 billion pipeline is one of three giant projects helping the world’s biggest gas producer strengthen its grip on Europe and Asia. Thousands of miles to the east, the Power of Siberia pipeline will connect with China, and a project under the Black Sea will deliver fuel to Turkey and southeast Europe.
2018, November, 9, 15:10:00UKRAINE'S WEAK INSURANCE
PLATTS - Ukraine is looking at different ways to use its vast gas transit network should Kiev fail to agree a new transit deal with Russia's Gazprom once their existing contract expires at the end of 2019, a senior Ukrainian politician said.
2018, November, 2, 12:01:00RUSSIA'S GROWTH 2018 - 19: 1.5%
EBRD - Economic growth in Russia is expected to hold steady at 1.5 per cent this year and into 2019 as the positive impact of higher oil prices is offset by the negative economic consequences of sanctions imposed by the United States of America and the European Union (EU), said the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
2018, October, 22, 11:55:00RUSSIA - EXXON: NEW PROJECTS
BLOOMBERG - Russia has begun discussions with Exxon Mobil Corp. on possible new oil and gas projects, potentially creating a dilemma as the U.S. government mulls more sanctions against the country.
2018, October, 17, 10:00:00TOTAL IN RUSSIA: THE LARGEST
FT - “Total has great ambition in this country, we want to be the largest foreign oil and gas player here,” the company’s chief executive Patrick Pouyanné said on Monday at the launch of a factory outside Moscow.
2018, October, 12, 11:25:00BP: OIL PRICE $60 - $65
PLATTS - "If sanctions were put on Rosneft or Lukoil or Gazprom, like what happened to Rusal, you would virtually shut down the energy systems of Europe," Dudley said.
2018, October, 3, 08:45:00NORD STREAM IS IMPORTANT
REUTERS - The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is important to secure German energy supplies and Russia is a safe and reliable provider, Thomas Bareiss, Germany’s state secretary for energy, said.
2018, September, 21, 10:40:00OIL MARKET UNCERTAINTY
PLATTS - 1.4 million b/d of Iranian oil supplies to leave the market by November, when the US sanctions go into force. Venezuela, which pumped 1.22 million b/d in August could see output fall to 1 million b/d in 2019. Politically unstable Libya also presents a supply risk.
2018, September, 17, 15:15:00IRAN'S SUPPLIES COMPENSATION
REUTERS - Saudi Arabia, the United States and Russia can between them raise global output in the next 18 months to compensate for falling oil supplies from Iran and elsewhere, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on a visit to Moscow on Friday.
2018, September, 17, 15:05:00NORD STREAM 2 FOR EUROPE
PLATTS - Moscow also hopes to have its 55 Bcm/year Nord Stream 2 pipeline and its 31.5 Bcm/year TurkStream link ready to flow gas to Europe by the end of 2019, leaving only limited volumes for transit via Ukraine.
2018, September, 13, 14:10:00U.S. SANCTIONS AGAINST THE WORLD
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.
2018, September, 10, 13:00:00FURTHER RUSSIA SANCTIONS
BLOOMBERG - “Based on fundamentals, Russian sovereign risk is still extremely attractive for investors,” he said. “They’d be hard-pushed to find this kind of yield versus risk anywhere else.”
2018, September, 3, 15:05:00UNIMPORTANT RUSSIA SANCTIONS
FT - Higher energy prices and a weakened rouble saw second-quarter profits soar at three of Russia’s largest oil and gas groups, underlining a strong earnings season for the country’s energy industry that has weathered international sanctions to reap strong earnings.
2018, August, 27, 14:10:00U.S. HAS UKRAINE
REUTERS - Ukraine government should consider looking for alternatives to natural gas supplies from Russia.