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    1. November 27, 2014

      Lukoil executive predicts significant fall in Russian oil output

      One of Russia’s top oil executives has warned that falling oil prices and western sanctions will lead to a bigger fall in...

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      November 20, 2014

      How to play Putin: fund managers disagree

      A fascinating note has arrived in our inbox from Steven Holden of Copley Fund Research, which tracks the investments of 100...

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    1. beyondbrics

      November 4, 2014

      Guest post: Russia ETF inflows strong in spite of turmoil

      By Relte Stephen Schutte, Markit In spite of what you might expect to be a “perfect storm” scenario for Russian stocks,...

    2. beyondbrics

      October 17, 2014

      Guest post: European energy security is a delicate balancing act

      By Riccardo Puliti of the EBRD Until recently the Nabucco pipeline, just like the chorus in Verdi’s opera of the same name,...

    3. September 22, 2014

      Sanctions scupper Total/Lukoil venture

      France’s Total on Monday said its joint venture with Russia’s Lukoil, to explore shale oil in western Siberia, had ground to...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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,...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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