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    1. February 12, 2016

      IP Week parties divide oil sector’s winners and losers 

      If you can check the pulse of an industry by the way it parties, then the winners and losers were easy to spot at...

    2. February 10, 2016

      Rosneft rejects case for oil output cuts

      The most powerful figure in Russia’s oil industry on Wednesday signalled his steadfast opposition to combining with...

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    1. Fast FT

      February 10, 2016

      Rosneft production cut comments get lost in translation

      The press pack at IP Week are in a flap after the head of Rosneft raised the issue of coordinated production cuts in...

    2. Fast FT

      February 10, 2016

      Rosneft adds 'robots' to list of oil crash culprits

      The head of Rosneft, the Kremlin-controlled oil company, has blamed ‘robot’ traders and producers in the Middle East...

    3. February 2, 2016

      Oil renews slide as production cuts prove elusive

      Oil prices fell on both sides of the Atlantic on Tuesday, with US crude dipping below $30 a barrel, as a deal between...

    4. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      Venezuela and Rosneft: little progress to show on oil

      A lot of talk, little sign of action. Venezuela’s oil minister Eulogio del Pino knocked on Rosneft chief Igor Sechin’s...

    5. February 1, 2016

      Hedge funds split over outlook for oil

      Hedge funds are increasingly split over the next move for oil after its rebound from a 12-year low last month, setting...

    6. Fast FT

      February 1, 2016

      Venezuelan oil minister kicks off foreign tour

      Eulogio del Pino, Venezuela’s oil minister, met with his Russian counterpart Alexander Novak on Monday as part of a...

    7. January 29, 2016

      Venezuela seeks support for oil production cuts

      Venezuela’s oil minister said he will meet energy officials from Russia and Opec countries next week as he tries to...

    8. Fast FT

      January 29, 2016

      Venezuela to talk oil cuts with Russia and Opec

      Venezuela’s oil minister said he will meet energy officials from Russia and Opec countries next week as part of a tour...

    9. Fast FT

      January 29, 2016

      'This frenzy is idiotic' says Rosneft after oil rally

      Russia’s largest oil producer on Friday played down prospects of a coordinated output cut with Opec and described the...

    10. Fast FT

      January 13, 2016

      Russia says low price could force oil output lower

      The continued slump in oil prices could force Russia to close some of its production, the country’s deputy finance...

    11. November 10, 2015

      Trafigura strengthens ties with Rosneft with Asian crude deal

      Trading house Trafigura has signed a deal with Russia’s state-backed oil company Rosneft to buy more of its Asia crude,...

    12. beyondbrics

      November 5, 2015

      Will Russia's liberal technocrats restructure its oil industry?

      For both liberals and conservatives in the Russian government, western sanctions and oil price volatility present new...

    13. September 7, 2015

      Rosneft chief Sechin damps talk of Russia-Saudi oil supply deal

      Russia will not work with Opec to curb a global oil glut even after prices hit the lowest level since the financial...

    14. August 24, 2015

      Moscow snubs Rosneft funding plans

      The Russian government has decided not to fund four out of five Rosneft projects for which the oil company had...

    15. August 14, 2015

      Rosneft puts new projects on back burner

      Rosneft is to shift its focus to increasing production at existing oilfields, its chief executive has said — in a tacit...

    16. April 27, 2015

      Rusal battles with LME on aluminium price

      Rusal, the world’s largest aluminium producer, has reignited its war of words with the London Metal Exchange, saying...

    17. February 10, 2015

      Rosneft chief Igor Sechin says $7bn debt repayment will be met

      Rosneft’s chief executive has sought to allay investor fears that the Russian state-owned oil producer might default on...

    18. February 10, 2015

      Rosneft chief Igor Sechin takes aim at Opec

      Igor Sechin, the president of Russian state-controlled energy company Rosneft, lashed out at Opec on Tuesday saying the...

    19. October 29, 2014

      Russian oil: Between a rock and a hard place

      One of Russia’s most powerful men stood on stage at New York’s St Regis Hotel with a conciliatory message for America....

    20. October 10, 2014

      Morgan Stanley’s Rosneft deal flounders

      Morgan Stanley’s deal to sell an oil trading business to Rosneft, the state-owned Russian oil group, is close to...

    21. September 30, 2014

      Exxon considers its course after sanctions hit Russian ambitions

      At another time or in a different place, the oil and gas field ExxonMobil has discovered in the Russian Arctic would...

    22. September 27, 2014

      Rosneft and ExxonMobil strike oil in Arctic well

      Russia’s top crude oil producer Rosneft confirmed on Saturday that it has made an oil discovery with ExxonMobil at...

    23. September 26, 2014

      Moscow court seizes Yevtushenkov’s Bashneft shares

      A Moscow court has seized Vladimir Yevtushenkov’s shares in Bashneft, fuelling concerns that the Russian authorities...

    24. September 25, 2014

      Russia: Putin’s power politics

      For most of the past decade Vladimir Yevtushenkov has run his business empire from a building fit for an oligarch with...

    25. September 19, 2014

      Russia releases oligarch Yevtushenkov

      Russian billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov has been allowed to leave house arrest just three days after Russian...

    26. September 17, 2014

      Yevtushenkov loses favour as new Moscow order emerges

      At the 20th birthday party last year for AFK Sistema, his sprawling oil-telecoms-retail conglomerate, Vladimir...

    27. beyondbrics

      September 1, 2014

      China winning from Russia-Ukraine crisis

      As European leaders threatened yet tougher sanctions to punish Russia for its aggressive policies in Ukraine on Monday,...

    28. August 21, 2014

      Rosneft hit by western sanctions as $2bn Vitol deal scrapped

      A planned $2bn deal between Rosneft and oil trader Vitol has been shelved, in the latest sign that tougher western...

    29. August 14, 2014

      Rosneft asks Moscow for $42bn

      Rosneft has asked the Russian government for as much as Rb1.5tn ($42bn) in support, in a clear sign of the growing cost...

    30. July 29, 2014

      EU and US present united front with tough sanctions on Russia

      The western powers presented a united front over the Ukrainian crisis on Tuesday when the EU and the US agreed to their...

    31. July 29, 2014

      Sanctions on Russia are a ‘big concern’ for European businesses

      The deepening impact on Europe’s companies of the Ukraine crisis was brought into sharp focus with the warning by BP on...

    32. FT Alphaville

      July 28, 2014

      Yukos -- Putin's loose lips

      Was Rosneft an arm of the Russian state in 2004? For anyone looking at its shareholder list — or the background of Igor...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. July 13, 2014

      Italy accused of blocking tougher sanctions on Russia

      For much of the six-month stand-off over Ukraine, diplomats have described the west’s fitful response to Russian...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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