Author: Joseph Murphy
Uzbekistan plans giant leap in refining
21 September 2020
The country is looking to bring its refining industry up to modern standards, but it needs to resolve the problem of oil supply
Rosneft announces Kara comeback
27 August 2020
Sechin confirms drilling has restarted in the Russian Arctic shelf, despite high costs and ongoing sanctions
Rosneft strikes again in the Arctic
13 August 2020
The Russian oil firm has added more reserves to its ambitious Vostok Oil project
Letter from Moscow: Russia reluctantly explores hydrogen
13 August 2020
If the EU, its major customer, is looking at displacing natural gas with H2, the resource-rich producer must also try to get in on the act
Gazprom Neft takes the lead in Russian hard-to-recover oil
21 July 2020
More-challenging reserves are expected to account for an increasing share of the country’s production over the coming decades
Urals premium hurts Russian integrateds
17 July 2020
Russia’s Opec+ compliance has pushed its benchmark grade to a premium over Brent. But this is not good news for the country’s large integrated oil firms
Letter from Moscow: Putin triumphant, but facing choppy waters
6 July 2020
The Russian strongman’s referendum delivered him the expected result. But there are troubles on the horizon
Gazprom chases China gas expansion
7 May 2020
Now the Power of Siberia is operational, the Russian major is exploring additional pipeline options
Shell walks away in western Siberia
24 April 2020
Yamalo-Nenets joint venture with Gazprom Neft falls victim to capex cuts
To deal or not to deal
8 April 2020
Russia and Saudi Arabia blame each for the initial Opec+ breakdown. Will necessity trump naked ill-will this week?
Russia in strong position for price war
2 April 2020
Oil producers in the country have relatively low upstream costs and greenfield projects ready to roll
Russian oil hits another peak
16 January 2020
The country’s 2019 production reached a further post-Soviet high, marking another year Moscow fell short of cuts promised to its Opec partners
Gazprom plays LNG catch-up
17 October 2019
The Russian gas heavyweight is looking to close the gap with competitor Novatek
Putin backs trans-Mongolian pipeline
26 September 2019
Russian leader challenges Gazprom reluctance to accept China’s preferred route for proposed new gas pipeline
Arctic gas boosts Gazprom Neft
23 August 2019
The Russian producer looks on track to achieve its production growth targets
Russia embarks on petchems push
26 July 2019
Moscow sets ambitious targets to capitalise on feedstock abundance
Tax overhaul heaps pressure on Russian refiners
19 July 2019
More expensive feedstock threatens independent operators
Lukoil makes inroads offshore
12 July 2019
Russian-Kazakh waters in the Caspian Sea are central to the company’s plans
Russian minnow embarks on Arctic megaproject
12 July 2019
A Rosneft-linked independent is developing one of Russia’s biggest ever discoveries