Author: Jason Corcoran
Greenfields galore for Russia
26 October 2017
Eastern Siberia will be the engine for rising Russian oil and gas output for decades
Russia's LNG threat boosts export liberalisation prospects
17 October 2017
Don't expect the market to be freed up anytime soon, but Russia is at least thinking about busting Gazprom's monopoly on pipeline gas supply
Transneft under fire
17 October 2017
The pipeline company's leaders are used to doing things their way, but a new shareholder, who has Kremlin-backing, sees things differently and wants changes
Don't hold your breath for Russian shale
21 September 2017
The Bazhenov deposit holds a lot of oil, but a repeat of the American shale bonanza is by no means imminent
Gazprom feels the heat
21 September 2017
New US sanctions on Russia may create problems for the country's gas export giant
Lukoil caught in the crossfire
6 September 2017
An investor favourite thanks to its Western-style management and handsome dividends, Lukoil could feel the fallout from a dispute between other major players
Russia's greenfields ready and waiting
1 September 2017
Russia's greenfields hold abundant cheap reserves. How long can its companies resist the cash flow they offer?
Caspian contagion risks
17 August 2017
A banking crisis is a short-term risk in a region bursting with energy developments
Rosneft vs Sistema brings echoes of Yukos affair
8 August 2017
For long-term investors in Russia, the nightmare unfolding for the privately held conglomerate Sistema gives them a distinct sense of déjà-vu
Burisma and the case for Ukrainian energy independence
8 August 2017
The reserves are there, but the government needs to help out, says the head of the country's largest independent gas producer
What will Russia do?
24 July 2017
The country's big producers have met most of the terms of the deal with Opec. But patience with the cuts is wearing thin
Another Yukos?
19 July 2017
Rosneft acquired prized oil producer Bashneft, but now it's taking the previous owner to court. The case will have ramifications for capital markets
ExxonMobil striking out
7 June 2017
US sanctions against Russia have hit ExxonMobil harder than most and the supermajor is getting no change out of Washington in its efforts to loosen them
Gazprom's low cash flow, high spending
7 June 2017
Russia's gas behemoth continues to sink money into projects of dubious value
Russia is over the worst
15 May 2017
GDP is picking up, partly thanks to higher oil prices. But reforms are needed to consolidate the gains
Russian domestic battlefield
15 May 2017
Rosneft and Novatek are biting at Gazprom's heels in the domestic market. Its focus is international
Russian pumps primed
8 May 2017
The country’s producers have been cutting output in the first two quarters of 2017, but their guidance to investors is for a reversal in the second half
Rosneft: scaling the heights of power
19 April 2017
High-wire deal-making has become the hallmark of Russia's national oil champion. But are expansion plans risking too much?
Tatneft edges towards the precipice
5 April 2017
The company's finances are under severe strain, as its resources are drained off to prop up an ailing local economy
Slow reset of US-Russian relations
20 March 2017
Trump and Tillerson should help improve US-Russia relations. But an end to sanctions doesn't look imminent
Rosneft's pipedream
3 March 2017
Not content with its oil eminence, the state-controlled oil giant has Gazprom in its sights
Gazprom's friends in high places
3 March 2017
The Kremlin has killed plans to increase dividends at state firms. Gazprom is off the hook again
Relying on Moscow
6 February 2017
Russia holds the Opec agreement's success in its hands
The puzzling Glencore-Qatari-Rosneft deal
19 January 2017
The sale of a stake in Russia's largest oil producer might not be as significant as many thought
Russneft polishes up
19 January 2017
Moscow's first energy IPO since sanctions puts the company on a solid footing – but may make it a target
Kazakhstan's credibility (almost) restored
7 December 2016
After repeated mishaps, Kashagan's restart could do wonders for the local energy industry's image
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