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TotalEnergies, Pressured on Russian Gas Assets, Looks at North Sea, US

Mar 24, 2022

TotalEnergies, which is maintaining assets in Russian gas projects even after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, is now looking into sourcing its gas from the United States and projects in the North Sea, its chief executive said on Thursday.'There…

Spain Detains Yacht Thought to Be Owned by Rosneft CEO

Mar 16, 2022

Spanish authorities on Wednesday detained a mega-yacht called 'Crescent' that is believed to belong to Igor Sechin, the sanctioned chief executive of Russian oil giant Rosneft, a police source told Reuters.The 135-metre-long yacht, described…

UK to Phase Out Russian Oil Imports By End of 2022

Mar 08, 2022

Britain will phase out imports of Russian oil and oil products by the end of 2022, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday, joining other nations including the United States in reducing their energy dependency on Russia.In response to President Vladimir Putin's decision to invade of Ukraine…

Biden Bans Russia Oil Imports to the US

Mar 08, 2022

U.S. President Joe Biden announced a ban on Russian oil and other energy imports on Tuesday in retaliation for the invasion of Ukraine, underscoring strong bipartisan support for a move that he acknowledged would drive up U.S. energy prices…

US House to Vote as Soon as Tuesday on Russia Energy Import Ban

Mar 07, 2022

The U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote as soon as Tuesday on legislation seeking to ban the import of Russian energy products and suspend normal trade relations with Russia, a congressional aide told Reuters.The text of the proposal is expected later on Monday…

UK Starts Urgent Review of Exposure to Russian Energy Groups

Mar 01, 2022

The UK government has launched an urgent review into how to reduce Britain's exposure to Russian gas imports and energy companies following the Ukraine's invasion, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday citing people familiar with the matter…

ExxonMobil Starts Removing US Employees from Russia

Mar 01, 2022

Exxon Mobil has begun removing U.S. employees working in Russia, according to a person familiar with the matter. The departures include staff from its large oil and gas production operations on Sakhalin Island in Russia's Far East.Exxon last year employed more than 1…

Nord Stream 2 Owner Mulls Insolvency in Wake of Pipeline Halt, Sanctions, Say Sources

Mar 01, 2022

The Swiss-based company which built the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany is considering filing for insolvency, two sources familiar with the situation said, as it attempts to settle claims ahead of a U.S. sanction deadline for other entities to stop dealings with it…

Inside Trade: From Energy to Food, China-Russia Trade has Surged in Recent Years

Mar 01, 2022

China and Russia have grown increasingly close in recent years, including as trading partners, a relationship that brings both opportunities and risks as Russia reels from tough new sanctions led by the West in response to its invasion of Ukraine…

TotalEnergies Cuts Funding for New Projects in Russia

Mar 01, 2022

TotalEnergies condemned what it called Moscow's military aggression in Ukraine but stopped short of following rivals such as Shell and BP, which have said they will exit positions in resource-rich Russia.The French oil major, which holds a 19…

Shell to Pull the Plug on Gazprom Equity Partnerships

Feb 28, 2022

In the latest corporate backlash to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the Board of Shell plc said it intends to exit its joint ventures with Gazprom and related entities, including its 27.5 percent stake in the Sakhalin-II liquefied natural gas facility…

Russian Annual Oil Output Recovers in 2021 after Slump

Jan 03, 2022

Russia's annual oil production rose by more than 2% last year thanks to the easing of output cuts by the OPEC+ group of leading oil producers after a pandemic-induced decline in 2020, data showed on Sunday.Russian oil and gas condensate output rose to 10…

Putin Says Nord Stream 2 Link Ready to Calm Gas Prices

Dec 29, 2021

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday the Nord Stream 2 undersea gas pipeline would help to calm a surge in European gas prices and was ready to start exports now a second stretch of the pipeline has been filled.Nord Stream 2, completed…

Gazprom Boosts Investments to $24 Billion in 2022

Nov 25, 2021

Russian gas giant Gazprom said on Thursday its management had approved investments worth 1.76 trillion roubles ($24 billion) for 2022, up from initial plans of 902 billion roubles for 2021, to fund new production and refining hubs.Gazprom is developing new gas production deposits…

Gazprom Reports 89% Profit Fall

Apr 29, 2021

Russia's Gazprom on Thursday reported an 89% fall in 2020 net profit to 135.3 billion roubles ($1.8 billion), hurt by lower prices and sales and a huge rise in costs including a foreign exchange-related loss, but it expects a recovery in 2021…

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