Articles by Tanya Mosolova

Russian Gas Reaches Europe Again Via Ukraine

  • 21 January 09
  • Reuters
Slovakia and Hungary say they are receiving gas, while the European Commission considers taking legal action.

Poll Shows Cut in Oil Production Of 1.6%

  • 16 January 09
  • Reuters
Russia will produce 1.6 percent less oil in 2009, extending its first decline in a decade, because of a lack of new greenfield developments and a sharp drop in crude prices, a Reuters poll showed Thursday.

Transneft On Track For China Pipeline

  • 14 January 09
  • Reuters
Oil pipeline monopoly Transneft says it is sticking to plans to launch a major oil route to China this year even though contractor problems caused by the global financial crisis pose a threat.

Oil Exports Plummet on High Duties

  • 03 December 08
  • Reuters
November oil exports fell to their lowest level since 2004 as firms cut supplies because of high export duties while output headed for its first decline in a decade.

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.

Miller Sees Oil Supply Shortages

  • 13 November 08
  • Reuters
The world will face oil supply shortages sooner than expected as producers scale back investment because of the financial crisis, Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller said Wednesday.

Rosneft, LUKoil Boost Q2 Results

  • 01 September 08
  • Reuters
Russia's top two oil companies reported their biggest-ever quarterly profits on near-record oil prices, with state-controlled Rosneft's outpacing those of LUKoil, which posted a hedging loss.

Oil Output Has First H1 Fall in Decade

  • 03 July 08
  • Reuters
National oil output edged up 0.3 percent in June from the previous month, but was down almost 1 percent in the first half of the year, casting further doubts over the government's goal to sustain growth this year.

Rosneft's Q1 Profit Surges to $2.56Bln

  • 10 June 08
  • Reuters
Rosneft said Monday that its net profit jumped sevenfold in the first quarter as acquisitions last year and strong cost control helped core earnings.

TNK, BP Air Their Differences in Public

  • 28 May 08
  • Reuters
British oil major BP and a group of Russian billionaires publicly aired their differences on Tuesday over their TNK-BP venture, which analysts expect to be pushed into a takeover by a Russian state firm.

Gazprom Planning to Triple Shtokman Output by 2020

  • 27 March 08
  • Reuters
Gazprom plans to double gas output from its Shtokman field within three years of launching the giant offshore project in 2013 and sees output tripling by 2020, the project operator said.

LUKoil Net Up 2% Amid Cost Controls

  • 13 December 07
  • Reuters
LUKoil, the country's No. 2 oil firm, reported a 2 percent rise in third-quarter net income Wednesday, just beating analysts' expectations but failing to keep pace with sales growth.

LUKoil Net Up 2% Amid Cost Controls

  • 13 December 07
  • Reuters
LUKoil, the country's No. 2 oil firm, reported a 2 percent rise in third-quarter net income Wednesday, just beating analysts' expectations but failing to keep pace with sales growth.

Gazprom Pushes Exxon on Gas Sales

  • 05 September 07
  • Reuters
Gas export monopoly Gazprom said Tuesday it needed gas from ExxonMobil's Sakhalin-1 project for domestic use, mounting pressure on the U.S. major to drop plans to export gas to China.

Trutnev Floats Oil Tax Break Proposal

  • 17 July 07
  • Reuters
The government has revived the idea of tax breaks for offshore oil and gas deposits and will discuss it with global oil majors Tuesday following a landmark deal with France's Total over the huge Shtokman gas field.

Yukos Office Auction Raises $3.9Bln

  • 14 May 07
  • Reuters
A mystery firm called Prana bid $3.9 billion to beat Rosneft in a fiercely fought auction on Friday for assets of bankrupt oil firm Yukos, including its head office.

Mitvol Says Imperial May Lose License

  • 19 April 07
  • Reuters
Environmental official Oleg Mitvol on Wednesday warned London-listed oil firm Imperial Energy that it stands to lose its sole Russian oil production license over purported violations.

Gazprom Narrows Shtokman List to 4

  • 05 April 07
  • Reuters
Gazprom has narrowed the list of potential partners in its giant Shtokman gas field to four as U.S. oil major Chevron has lost interest, a Gazprom source said Wednesday.

From Gulag to High-Tech Fields

  • 07 December 06
  • Reuters
Half a century ago, Josef Stalin banished his foes to labor camps in east Siberia. Now, volunteers are lining up to drill the frozen wastelands for their vast reserves of oil.

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