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  1. July 22, 2014

    Putin suggests ending Gazprom pipeline monopoly

    President Vladimir Putin has ordered the Russian government to consider breaking Gazprom’s monopoly on pipeline gas exports...

  2. July 21, 2014

    Osborne warns UK on financial impact of Russian sanctions

    George Osborne has warned that Britain must be prepared to take an economic hit under a tougher sanctions regime against...

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  1. July 18, 2014

    Prepay deals in question after Rosneft sanctions

    When Rosneft signed a $10bn oil-backed financing agreement with Glencore and Vitol in March 2013 the chairman of the Russian...

  2. July 17, 2014

    Sanctions cast doubt on Rosneft’s plans for world domination

    The US sanctions imposed on Rosneft on Wednesday will throw the company’s ambitious growth plans into doubt and make life...

  3. July 17, 2014

    Russia sanctions: perfect timing

    When you go drilling in a Russian Arctic oilfield as big as the city of Moscow, you need lots of money. You should also pick...

  4. FT Alphaville

    July 17, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Dan notes a bump for Fiat after manager magazin reports that VW might be interested in...

  5. July 17, 2014

    Russian stocks fall after US sanctions move

    Russian shares and the rouble dropped sharply on Thursday after the US levied sanctions against a group of four of Russia’s...

  6. July 17, 2014

    Fresh sanctions target groups with ties to the west

    In contrast to some of those hit by earlier US sanctions over Russia’s actions in Ukraine, the targets of the latest...

  7. FT Alphaville

    July 16, 2014

    Sell Rosneft, buy AK-47s

    From the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control on Wednesday: The following transactions by U.S. persons or within...

  8. July 6, 2014

    Rosneft eyes new projects in strategic shift

    By Jack Farchy in Moscow Rosneft will shift its focus from acquisitions to new projects after a period of aggressive...

  9. July 6, 2014

    Russia’s state oil champion Rosneft brims with ambition

    To hear Rosneft spell out its plans for the future, you would not think it was a company under attack. The US government has...

  10. beyondbrics

    July 2, 2014

    Rosneft and Gazprom: two behemoths battle it out

    Rosneft has raised the stakes in its campaign to strip Gazprom of its monopoly over Russian gas exports. In a sharply worded...

  11. June 27, 2014

    BP and Rosneft sign $1.5bn oil deal

    BP and Rosneft on Friday signed a $1.5bn oil supply deal that had been held up by the crisis in Ukraine, in the latest sign...

  12. 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...

  13. May 29, 2014

    John Mack steps down from Rosneft

    John Mack, the former chief executive of Morgan Stanley, is to step down from the board of Russia’s state-controlled oil...

  14. May 25, 2014

    BP signs shale deal with Rosneft

    BP confirmed its commitment to Russia after signing a shale oil deal with state-owned oil company Rosneft, despite US...

  15. May 14, 2014

    Energy sanctions aim to hurt Russia more than the west

    As the US looks for levers to exert influence over Russia, energy is an obvious choice. Oil and gas generate more than 50...

  16. April 30, 2014

    Rosneft adds $20bn safety net to balance sheet

    Rosneft has accumulated a $20bn “safety net” of cash on its balance sheet in order to reduce its dependence on international...

  17. FT Alphaville

    April 29, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Of Apple, stock splits and odd-lots… we took a look at Apple’s stock splits and why...

  18. FT Alphaville

    April 29, 2014

    EU sanctions, the sequel

    Following part 2 of Ukraine-related US sanctions against Russia — this time including Sechin the Rosneft chief executive —...

  19. April 29, 2014

    BP remains committed to Russia despite crisis

    BP insisted on Tuesday that it remained fully committed to Russia and Rosneft, the Kremlin-controlled oil producer in which...

  20. FT Alphaville

    April 29, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian bourses offered mixed reactions to Monday’s latest slip in US technology stocks, while also reflecting...

  21. April 28, 2014

    Igor Sechin: Russia’s second most powerful man

    In adding Igor Sechin, chief executive of state-owned oil company Rosneft, to the list of sanctioned Russian officials, the...

  22. beyondbrics

    April 28, 2014

    Guest post: US sanctions - can they work?

    By Timothy Ash of Standard Bank The US government rolled out another round of sanctions on Russia today – its third –...

  23. FT Alphaville

    April 28, 2014

    "SECHIN, Igor; DOB 07 Sep 1960"

    Part 2 of Ukraine-related US sanctions against Russia — this time including the Rosneft chief executive. Meanwhile, looking...

  24. April 10, 2014

    Russia problem rumbles on for BP

    BP’s deep involvement in Russia, home to the world’s largest reserves of oil and gas, was once considered a key competitive...

  25. March 24, 2014

    Morgan Stanley / Rosneft: get physical

    If the idea of Chinese-owned Oregon wind farms cut too close for comfort for the US, is Russian-owned oil and gasoline...

  26. March 21, 2014

    Putin boosted by defiant tone at top and among people

    Vladimir Putin responded on Friday to US sanctions against his inner circle with typically acid humour. He had no account,...

  27. March 21, 2014

    Sanctions create complications for Morgan Stanley-Rosneft deal

    Last week the tanker Hafnia Phoenix dropped off a cargo of petrol in Rhode Island. The shipper was not an international oil...

  28. March 20, 2014

    Russia looks to sell energy beyond Europe

    As European politicians considered strategies for reducing their energy dependence on Russia this week, Moscow’s most...

  29. beyondbrics

    March 20, 2014

    Guest post: to punish Putin, the LSE should delist Rosneft

    By Bruce Misamore, former CFO of Yukos As the world flails about looking for ways to get Russia’s attention over the Ukraine...

  30. March 17, 2014

    Pirelli: spinning tyres

    Pirelli’s shareholder list is spinning as fast as one of its Formula One tyres. The latest arrival is Rosneft, the Russian...

  31. March 17, 2014

    Rosneft gains 13% of Pirelli for €500m

    Rosneft, Russia’s biggest oil producer, has paid around €500m to become the largest shareholder in Italian tyremaker Pirelli...

  32. March 5, 2014

    BP in Russia: options

    Bob Dudley, BP’s chief executive, likes to talk about “optionality”. This makes the British oil major’s decision to hive off...

  33. March 3, 2014

    Vitol in talks to lend Rosneft $2bn more

    Vitol, the world’s largest oil trader, is in discussions to extend an additional $2bn in financing to Rosneft, giving the...

  34. March 3, 2014

    Investors start to fret over corporate exposure to Russia

    Investors in multinational companies active in Russia have already started to respond to the threat of sanctions against the...

  35. February 20, 2014

    Rosneft’s pipeline proposal sparks rift with Transneft

    A proposal from Russia’s rapidly growing oil giant Rosneft to take a stake in Transneft’s pipeline monopoly has triggered a...

  36. February 17, 2014

    Novatek’s bet on LNG challenges Gazprom’s dominance

    Deep in the desolate tundra of Russia’s Yamal peninsula, Vyacheslav Shaverin is showing off the oil and gasfields that...

  37. February 10, 2014

    BP backs global discrimination research

    BP is backing a global study into the challenges lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees face at multinationals,...

  38. 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...

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