Author: Jason Corcoran
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
Urals gets a benchmark
26 November 2016
Russia wants a contract for its main export blend. Petroleum Economist talks to the head of the exchange that will offer it
Deal? What deal?
17 November 2016
Russia is keen to coax Opec into a supply agreement, but is ramping up output in the meantime
Taxation, not privatisation ahead for Russia
28 September 2016
The collapse of the Bashneft sale means Russia's government will wring more cash from producers instead
Gazprom's commitments strain the budget
28 September 2016
The revival of a project to ship gas to Turkey puts more pressure on a company already struggling
More oil to come from Russia
5 September 2016
New forecasts say the country will defy the gloom and keep adding to production
Russian farce
5 September 2016
Russia’s planned privatisation of Bashneft is off, for now, after Rosneft made a mockery of the process
Russian revival unravelled?
5 September 2016
Russia has started to emerge gingerly from recession but don’t bank on it lasting
Trouble on the steppe
28 July 2016
Major new investment in Tengiz cannot mask deeper problems in Kazakhstan
Lukoil: Russia's sleeping giant
8 July 2016
Lukoil’s move for Bashneft suggests the company is at last ready to use its cash pile and challenge Rosneft
Western investment growing in Russia despite sanctions
28 June 2016
The appetite of Western majors for Russian assets is perking up again, despite rules that still aim to stop them investing
Kazakhstan’s brewing crisis
28 June 2016
Violence in the country’s energy patch and haziness about who will be replacing its ageing dictator are exacerbating the pain of the oil-price collapse
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