Articles by Dmitry Zhdannikov



Glencore's $1Bln Oil Foray Tests Russian Arena

  • 25 March 10
  • Reuters
Swiss-based Glencore, renowned for its connections and trading might, is working to resolve the fate of midsized oil producer Russneft in a case that will gauge the investment climate for private money in Russia's natural resources sector.

Barsky Says Tycoons Good for Business

  • 18 December 09
  • Reuters
BP and the oligarchs have received tens of billions of dollars by channeling almost all of the venture’s profit on dividends since TNK-BP was created in 2003.

Port Dispute Could Impact Oil Exports

  • 15 December 09
  • Reuters
Some traders fear that Transneft might cut or reduce supplies to the Black Sea's largest port.

U.S.-Russia Group to Fight Graft

  • 10 July 09
  • Reuters
A new top-level U.S.-Russia commission set up by Presidents Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev should help investors resolve problems that are impeding trade, such as corruption and bureaucracy, a business leader said.

Economy Shrank 8 Percent, but Shuvalov Expresses Optimism

  • 20 March 09
  • Reuters
The economy shrank 8 percent in the first two months of the year, the Economic Development Ministry said Friday, as First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov signaled that growth could return by the year's end.

Prokhorov Tops Finans Rich-List

  • 17 February 09
  • Reuters
Russia's most-eligible bachelor, outspoken and controversial billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, is now the country's richest man with a $14.1 billion fortune, the latest rich-list from popular business magazine Finans showed.

Prokhorov Tops Rich List

  • 16 February 09
  • Reuters
Russia's most eligible bachelor, outspoken and controversial billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, is now the country's richest man with a $14.1 billion fortune, the latest rich-list from popular business magazine Finans showed.

Ruble Rally Continues For a 5th Straight Day

  • 13 February 09
  • Reuters
The ruble extended its rally to one week on Thursday after sharp losses in previous weeks, finding support from oil prices, liquidity shortages and moves by the authorities to impose informal capital controls.

Tycoon Faces Trials After Failure of U.S. Operation

  • 12 January 09
  • Reuters
Billionaire Len Blavatnik's international empire faces its biggest test with last week's bankruptcy filing by a key component, the U.S. operations of LyondellBasell, the world's No. 3 petrochemicals maker.

BP Agrees To Back Expansion Of CPC

  • 01 December 08
  • Reuters
BP said Friday that it would back the long-delayed expansion of the CPC pipeline from Kazakhstan to Russia as early as December if it faces no obstacles in selling its stakes in the venture.

LUKoil Close to Deal With Repsol

  • 24 November 08
  • Reuters
LUKoil is close to a deal with shareholders of Repsol, including Spanish builder Sacyr Vallehermoso, to buy a 30 percent stake in the oil company but still needs to find financing for the deal, a source close to the talks said Friday.

Trade in Rubles Likely a Long Haul

  • 17 November 08
  • Reuters
The country's campaign to do more international trade in rubles, spurred by persistent pressure on its currency, is likely to prove a long haul with the chances slim of persuading any major players to sign up soon.

VEB Takes Over Troubled Globex

  • 20 October 08
  • Reuters
The state will put $2 billion into Globex, raising its total bank rescue package to more than $5.5 billion.

Energy Giants Join Race For Government Funds

  • 08 October 08
  • Reuters
Four major energy companies have asked the government to lend state money on market terms to help refinance foreign debt and buy new assets abroad as they become cheaper, a top oil executive said on Tuesday.

Oil Exports Via Polish, Ukrainian Ports to Fall

  • 18 September 08
  • Reuters
Russian oil exports via the Polish port of Gdansk will nearly dry up in the fourth quarter and drastically fall from a Ukrainian port as Russia seeks to gradually switch to exporting only from its own ports.

Rosneft Set to Clear $22Bln Yukos Loan

  • 18 July 08
  • Reuters
The firm will soon pay off a huge bridging loan taken to buy Yukos assets. It still has net debt of over $20 billion.

Oil Production Declines For 4th Straight Month

  • 05 May 08
  • Reuters
A fall in output this year would be the country's first in a decade.

TNK-BP Raid Seen Linked to Gazprom

  • 03 April 08
  • Reuters
Security officers who raided TNK-BP's headquarters last month were looking for files relating to Gazprom, industry sources said.

LUKoil's German Supplies Blocked

  • 05 March 08
  • Reuters
LUKoil will likely not supply crude to Germany in March for a second month running due to a pricing dispute with the monopoly importer of Russian crude to the country, trading sources said Tuesday.

Kiev Gas Executives Stop by Gazprom

  • 18 January 08
  • Reuters
Ukrainian energy executives met Gazprom chief executive Alexei Miller on Thursday as Ukraine's new government seeks to revise the terms of gas agreements with Moscow amid mounting debt.

Gazprom, Shell Delay Sakhalin LNG Exports

  • 18 December 07
  • Reuters
Gazprom-led Sakhalin Energy said Monday that it would complete its liquified natural gas plant in late 2008, in a move effectively delaying supplies to Asia by at least a few months.

Gazprom, Shell Delay Sakhalin LNG Exports

  • 18 December 07
  • Reuters
Gazprom-led Sakhalin Energy said Monday that it would complete its liquified natural gas plant in late 2008, in a move effectively delaying supplies to Asia by at least a few months.

25% Gas Price Hike Approved

  • 05 December 07
  • Reuters
The government on Tuesday approved a planned 25 percent rise in state-capped gas prices for 2008 and a higher-than-planned gas transportation fee, in a move that will create extra inflationary pressures.

25% Gas Price Hike Approved

  • 05 December 07
  • Reuters
The government on Tuesday approved a planned 25 percent rise in state-capped gas prices for 2008 and a higher-than-planned gas transportation fee, in a move that will create extra inflationary pressures.

Gazprom, BP Delay Kovykta Deal Amid a Series of Talks

  • 30 November 07
  • Reuters
Gazprom, BP and its Russian venture TNK-BP will not have time to close the Kovykta deal in December amid talks over a broader range of issues, Gazprom said Thursday.

Gazprom, BP Delay Kovykta Deal Amid a Series of Talks

  • 30 November 07
  • Reuters
Gazprom, BP and its Russian venture TNK-BP will not have time to close the Kovykta deal in December amid talks over a broader range of issues, Gazprom said Thursday.

Gazprom, BP Step Up TNK-BP Talks

  • 08 November 07
  • Reuters
BP and Gazprom are holding intensive talks on the possibility of Gazprom buying into BP's Russian venture, TNK-BP, industry sources said Wednesday.

Tragic Day Remembered in Moscow

  • 22 October 07
  • Reuters
Hundreds of Russian and Dutch fans gathered on Saturday to mark the 25th anniversary of the Luzhniki stadium disaster.

Gazprom Says Deal Reached With Kiev

  • 04 October 07
  • Reuters
Gazprom said Wednesday that it had reached a deal with Ukraine over a large gas debt after threatening to reduce supplies, but Kiev denied that it owed as much as the $1.3 billion cited by the company.

Alekperov Disturbed By Large State Firms

  • 31 August 07
  • Reuters
The head of oil company LUKoil said Thursday he was worried by the growing clout of state-controlled energy companies.