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  1. April 13, 2014

    Economic weakness will force Putin to seek detente

    The confrontation between Russia and the west over Ukraine imperils the Russian economy, but the problem runs both ways....

  2. April 12, 2014

    Oil leak and tap water outage shows China pipeline dangers

    Water supplies to a northwestern Chinese city were cut off for a day after leaking oil from a petrochemical plant...

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  1. Gas Industry 2013

    Plans to squeeze more value out of reserves are taking shape but not all companies hav...
  2. Oil Industry 2013

    A shift on the part of US independents, many of which have been under pressure from sh...
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  1. March 31, 2014

    Zhou Yongkang: Downfall of a patron

    Zhou’s network Oil Politics Security Money Zhou Yongkang was one of China’s most powerful men, building up patronage...

  2. March 19, 2014

    Sinopec’s capital raising highlights paradox of China’s SOEs

    Sinopec typifies China’s state-owned industrial sector: it is huge, sprawling and needs cash. Should investors pay heed now...

  3. March 7, 2014

    Kazakhstan pushes for $737m in damages from Kashagan gas leak

    The government of Kazakhstan will seek $737m in damages from the consortium of international companies developing the...

  4. February 23, 2014

    Baghdad bureaucracy stymies BP’s ambitions

    BP has a lot of plans for Rumaila, a huge oilfield in southern Iraq. But bureaucracy in Baghdad could put paid to them. The...

  5. February 23, 2014

    China closes net around former security chief

    China has placed two high-ranking officials under investigation in moves that appear to close the net more tightly around...

  6. February 19, 2014

    Sinopec plans to open its China oil distribution networks

    China’s oil refining giant Sinopec plans to open its distribution networks to outside capital, in a move that could loosen...

  7. beyondbrics

    January 23, 2014

    Guest post: Russia-China gas deal - maybe later

    By Leslie Palti-Guzman of Eurasia Group and Tatiana Mitrova of the Russian Academy of Sciences As the global market for...

  8. January 7, 2014

    Oil and gas: A new frontier

    Last month, Weir Group held its first ever Christmas party for contacts in the Chinese oil and gas industry. It was not a...

  9. January 5, 2014

    Gazprom close to agreeing pricing deal on China gas supplies

    Investors in Gazprom seemed unconcerned about it missing another deadline to sign a massive deal for gas supplies to China...

  10. beyondbrics

    December 18, 2013

    Novatek finalises Yamal LNG project: Gazprom beware...

    Novatek has taken a final investment decision on the Yamal LNG project, paving the way for the launch of the pioneering...

  11. FT Alphaville

    December 17, 2013

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Predictions that the Federal Reserve will defer any tapering decision to 2014 gave risk assets a boost in Asia....

  12. December 17, 2013

    China energy corruption probe widens

    The chief accountant for China National Petroleum Corp has been “taken into custody to assist in an investigation” into...

  13. beyondbrics

    November 22, 2013

    Russia frees up LNG exports: bad news for Gazprom?

    The Russian parliament dealt Gazprom a blow on Friday, passing legislation that will allow independent gas producers to...

  14. beyondbrics

    November 1, 2013

    Slowly but surely, Novatek is breaking Gazprom's gas monopoly

    As Russia moves to liberalise liquefied natural gas exports, foreign companies are getting serious about buying gas from the...

  15. beyondbrics

    October 21, 2013

    Rosneft-CNPC: getting cosy

    Rosneft has agreed to allow CNPC to help develop east Siberian oil resources in a move that underscores deepening energy...

  16. October 11, 2013

    Net closes on former China security chief

    As he strolled around the campus of the China University of Petroleum last week, Zhou Yongkang hardly looked like the loser...

  17. beyondbrics

    September 20, 2013

    Venezuela-China: petro-amigos

    Even after Venezuelan officials angrily denounced the US late Thursday for allegedly denying their president clearance to...

  18. beyondbrics

    September 10, 2013

    Further reading: big bets

    Tuesday’s treats from the BB team: real politics returns to Russia; never bet against the Fed; and Go-go investing. Plus:...

  19. September 8, 2013

    China takes the lead in oil M&A activity

    When it comes to dealmaking in the global oil industry, all eyes are on the east. National oil companies – known as NOCs –...

  20. beyondbrics

    September 5, 2013

    Xi's gas diplomacy: good for China, less good for Gazprom

    Xi Jinping, China’s president, wound up a two-day official visit to Turkmenistan on Wednesday night by bagging a package of...

  21. September 3, 2013

    ENI sets sights on sale of 10% stake in Mozambique gas block

    Italian oil major ENI said it could sell another 10 per cent stake in its gas-rich licence block off the coast of...

  22. September 3, 2013

    Minister sacked as China corruption probe widens

    The minister in charge of China’s state-owned assets regulator has been removed from his post as an investigation widens...

  23. Business Blog

    September 2, 2013

    Will the US tackle corruption in China's oil industry?

    The corruption probe in China into high officials linked to the “petroleum faction” – a group linked to the New York-listed...

  24. September 1, 2013

    China probes regulator of state companies

    China has ratcheted up its anti-corruption campaign with the detention of the chief regulator of state-owned companies, the...

  25. August 27, 2013

    Beijing investigates PetroChina executives

    BEIJING-HONG KONG, August 27 – A high-level government probe into corruption at China’s leading oil and gas group widened on...

  26. July 29, 2013

    China starts importing natural gas from Myanmar

    China has started importing natural gas from Myanmar, a milestone as the world’s largest energy consumer expands its...

  27. July 2, 2013

    CNPC to take $5bn stake in Kashagan oilfield

    China National Petroleum Co is set to acquire a stake in Kashagan, a huge oilfield in the Kazakh sector of the Caspian Sea,...

  28. June 27, 2013

    Russia’s eastern energy pivot has limits

    Russia’s coat of arms famously features a two-headed eagle looking simultaneously west and east. At the St Petersburg...

  29. June 24, 2013

    Sinopec pays $1.52bn for stake in Angolan field

    Sinopec, the Chinese energy group and Asia’s largest refiner, has agreed to pay $1.52bn for a share in an Angolan oilfield...

  30. June 21, 2013

    Vladimir Putin unveils $14bn plan to revive Russian economy

    Vladimir Putin said Russia would spend billions on infrastructure to counter flagging growth, including roads and high-speed...

  31. June 17, 2013

    Oil and gas: Gazprom looks east to restore fortunes as US shale gas booms

    It took a while for Gazprom to awake to the threat the US shale revolution posed for Russia’s ambitions to dominate global...

  32. June 17, 2013

    Fidelity’s Anthony Bolton ‘disappointed’ but defiant over China record

    Anthony Bolton told the investing public in April 2010 that running money in China was going to be the most exciting chapter...

  33. beyondbrics

    June 11, 2013

    Ecuador mining: goodbye Kinross, hello China Inc?

    It looked like a great idea on paper: change the law in order to attract more investments into the mining industry and...

  34. June 10, 2013

    India’s ONGC backtracks over Mozambique gasfield

    Confusion swirled around a proposed $2.5bn gas deal by two state-backed Indian energy groups in Mozambique, after the...

  35. April 16, 2013

    East Africa: Risky business as billions invested in infant industries

    When Mozambique’s prime minister visited Rome last week, he called on the chief executive of Italian state-backed oil major...

  36. beyondbrics

    March 27, 2013

    China's new captain of industry

    China’s state-owned enterprises this week got a new boss. Former oil chief Jiang Jiemin (pictured), who was president and...

  37. March 24, 2013

    China’s foreign oil drive set to continue

    China’s state-owned oil companies reported falling net profits last year due to the economic slowdown and state-controlled...

  38. beyondbrics

    March 22, 2013

    China-Russia: a whole lot of energy deals

    A three day visit to Moscow by Xi Jinping got off to a flying start on Friday with the signature of a clutch of agreements...

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