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  1. September 14, 2014

    Short sellers wary of making call on direction of Russian market

    When Russian President Vladimir Putin sent troops into Crimea in early March, hedge fund managers were quick to bet that the...

  2. September 12, 2014

    Energy slides after Russia sanctions

    The energy sector weakened materially on Friday as a combination of new sanctions targeting the Russian oil and gas sector...

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  1. June 24, 2014

    Bowleven sells Cameroon oilfield stake

    Bowleven, the Africa-focused oil and gas explorer, is to sell a 50 per cent stake in a key project off the Cameroon coast...

  2. June 18, 2014

    Oil chiefs urge co-operation with Russia

    One of Russia’s largest energy projects would struggle if the west followed through on threats to sanction technology...

  3. June 17, 2014

    Islamist siege forces closure of north’s main oil refinery

    Northern Iraq’s key oil facility has been forced to close after a siege by militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the...

  4. beyondbrics

    May 23, 2014

    France's Total breaks with Russia censure to do Lukoil deal

    As western governments impose sanctions on Russia, international majors with interests in the country have stayed out of the...

  5. beyondbrics

    April 15, 2014

    Sinopec in $1.2bn deal with Lukoil as China moves deeper into Central Asia

    Lukoil has agreed to sell its stake in several oil projects in Kazakhstan to Sinopec for $1.2bn, in the latest of a string...

  6. March 27, 2014

    Total and Lukoil in talks over Russian shale deal

    Total is in talks to partner with Lukoil on its shale oil projects in Russia, as Moscow targets unconventional resources to...

  7. March 14, 2014

    Russian companies withdraw billions from west, say Moscow bankers

    Russian companies are pulling billions out of western banks, fearful that any US sanctions over the Crimean crisis could...

  8. January 24, 2014

    Mexico set for $7bn foreign cash boost

    Mexico is set for a wave of foreign cash as PepsiCo, Nestlé and Cisco announced investments totalling more than $7.35bn in...

  9. beyondbrics

    October 14, 2013

    Hong Kong / Lukoil: the Russians aren't coming

    Russia’s second largest oil producer Lukoil has put on ice its plans to list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Lack of an...

  10. beyondbrics

    October 2, 2013

    Another oil major pulls out of Venezuela

    The revolving door at Venezuela’s oil sector continued to spin on Wednesday after Lukoil, Russia’s second largest oil...

  11. September 25, 2013

    Russian energy: Frozen assets

    The Soviets went to great lengths to try to extract their vast reserves of unconventional oil. In the far north of Russia,...

  12. September 25, 2013

    Maxim Barsky in spotlight over attempt to oust Urals Energy board

    Maxim Barsky, former deputy chief executive and heir apparent of defunct Russian oil group TNK-BP, has emerged as the...

  13. July 8, 2013

    Storm clouds threaten Iraq’s striking oil revival

    When it comes to the world’s rising oil powers, none has risen quite as quickly – and with such profound implications for...

  14. beyondbrics

    June 13, 2013

    Norway & Russia: new oil best friends

    Norway has been producing oil offshore since the 1970s and hardly needs help from relatively inexperienced Russia. So...

  15. June 13, 2013

    Future ideas

    Future of driving One of the more visible of mankind’s changes to the fabric of the planet can be attributed to the motor...

  16. May 3, 2013

    Germany’s Eon relaunches in-house commodities trading arm

    Eon, the largest German utility by sales, is relaunching its in-house trading business, aiming to build a global presence at...

  17. beyondbrics

    May 1, 2013

    KazMunaiGaz's unpleasant surprise for oil majors

    When KazMunaiGas muscled into the Karachaganak oil and gas field in 2011, international oil majors had no choice but to...

  18. April 14, 2013

    Russia poses problems for BlackRock

    BlackRock’s Sam Vecht has admitted that “inappropriate” holdings in Russian energy stocks contributed to losses on his...

  19. beyondbrics

    April 12, 2013

    Corporate watch: Eurasia Drilling Co sees plenty of opportunity

    Russia still has lots of oil but an era of low-cost, conventional production is coming to an end. Whether oil majors battle...

  20. April 1, 2013

    Hess to sell Russian subsidiary to Lukoil

    Hess, the US oil company, is selling its Russian subsidiary Samara-Nafta to Lukoil for $2.05bn, as it continues to reshape...

  21. March 31, 2013

    ‘Red Lenin’ leads Russia’s oil revolution

    To find the cradle of Russia’s coming oil revolution, look no further than “Red Lenin”. This is the name of the oilfield in...

  22. March 31, 2013

    Russia gears up for shale boom

    Russia is gearing up for an oil boom on the same scale as the US, as the techniques that sparked the shale revolution are...

  23. March 24, 2013

    Support for Russia-Ukraine football tie-up

    Plans to merge the top divisions of the Russian and Ukrainian football leagues have won further support from club owners...

  24. beyondbrics

    March 11, 2013

    FC Spartak Moscow to IPO? Good for governance, maybe not for investors

    Leonid Fedun, the billionaire deputy chief executive of Lukoil, is considering taking his Spartak football club public in...

  25. beyondbrics

    February 13, 2013

    Who's afraid of working with Petrobras? Not Lukoil

    For international companies, Brazil’s oil and gas industry can be challenging. The national oil company, Petrobras, has been...

  26. February 12, 2013

    Super successful know when to pounce

    What trait is it that distinguishes the super rich from ordinary entrepreneurs? It is not intelligence, hard work or...

  27. January 6, 2013

    Compass Advisers to merge with RPP

    Compass Advisers, the US merchant banking group, is merging its London business with UK rival Richmond Park Partners in a...

  28. January 2, 2013

    Russian oil output driven to fresh high

    Rosneft and Gazprom helped push Russian crude oil production to a post-Soviet era high last year according to preliminary...

  29. beyondbrics

    December 19, 2012

    ERG and renewables: how long will eastern Europe's winds last?

    Italian energy company ERG Group is at present predominately an oil and gas operation – but like many of its competitors, it...

  30. December 4, 2012

    Energy: Pipeline tie-in reinforces fears of reliance on Russian supply

    Bulgaria spent four decades under Soviet domination. Now, even as a EU member, it is still struggling to reduce reliance on...

  31. November 26, 2012

    Conoco sells stake in Kashagan field

    ConocoPhillips, the US oil and gas group, has agreed to sell its 8.4 per cent stake in the giant Kashagan field in...

  32. October 30, 2012

    Border ties: Port access highlights hope for better trade link with Russia

    Boris Wenzel’s office looks out over the Baltic Sea about 1,500km from Moscow, but if he has his way the deepwater container...

  33. October 25, 2012

    ConocoPhillips profit drops after spin-off

    ConocoPhillips, the third-largest US oil company by production, is planning a push into the deep waters of the Gulf of...

  34. beyondbrics

    October 22, 2012

    BP: playing a long game in Russia

    Set aside the details for the moment and look at the big picture. BP is swapping its 50 per cent in the troubled BP-TNK...

  35. October 21, 2012

    Rosneft deal marks new dawn for BP

    Last Friday, a black Mercedes with tinted windows slipped into BP’s underground car park, avoiding the TV crews and...

  36. beyondbrics

    October 19, 2012

    Rosneft/TNK-BP deal: bad for Russia

    Rosneft‘s proposed $50bn-plus takeover of TNK-BP, buying out BP and its Russian oligarch partners, will turn the state-run...

  37. October 17, 2012

    Russia energy landscape faces whirlwind

    Igor Sechin is closing in on a deal that could catapult the chief executive of Russia’s Rosneft into Big Oil’s premier...

  38. beyondbrics

    October 17, 2012

    TNK-BP / Rosneft: turning the clock back to 1993

    The outline agreement by BP’s billionaire partners in TNK-BP to sell their stake to Rosneft for about $28bn is a very big...

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