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Japan Says Its Exit from Sakhalin Energy Projects Would Benefit Russia and Weaken Sanctions

Apr 22, 2022

Should Japan ever exit the Sakhalin energy projects in Russia and their stakes were acquired by Russia or a third country, this would weaken the effectiveness of Western sanctions and benefit Russia, Japan's industry minister said on Friday…

Report: Shell in Talks with Chinese Oil Firms to Sell Its Sakhalin-2 Stake

Apr 22, 2022

Energy giant Shell is in talks with some Chinese companies to sell its stake in a major Russian gas project amid sanctions imposed on Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine, The Telegraph reported on Thursday.The London-listed company is in joint talks with Chinese state-run oil companies CNOOC Ltd…

Japan Tops Up LNG Reserves as Possible Russian Gas Cutoff Looms

Apr 12, 2022

Japan's government has asked power companies to top up their liquefied natural gas (LNG) reserves and share energy resources, a person familiar with the contingency plan said, as civilian deaths in Ukraine push Tokyo to halt Russian fuel imports…

Shell Raises Russia Writedown to as Much as $5B

Apr 07, 2022

Shell will write down up to $5 billion following its decision to exit Russia, more than previously disclosed, while soaring oil and gas prices boosted trading activities in the first quarter, the company said on Thursday.The post-tax impairments…

Report: India's ONGC Sells Russia's Sokol Oil to Indian Refiners

Mar 28, 2022

India's ONGC Videsh Ltd has sold at least one cargo of Russian Sokol oil to India refiners Hindustan Petroleum Corp and Bharat Petroleum Corp after failing to draw interest in a tender earlier this month, sources familiar with the matter said…

Japan's Japex Bases Business Plan on Keeping Stake in Russian Sakhalin-1 Project

Mar 28, 2022

Japan Petroleum Exploration Co (Japex) said its new long-term business plan, unveiled on Monday, was based on an assumption that it would keep its stake in the Sakhalin-1 oil and gas project in Russia.Japan's consortium, Sakhalin Oil and Gas Development (SODECO)…

Sakhalin Energy Projects in Russia are Important for Japan - Gov't Spokesman

Mar 25, 2022

Japan aims to reduce its dependence on Russian energy, but Sakhalin oil and gas projects, in which the Japanese government and companies hold stakes, are important for its energy security, Japan's top government spokesman said on Friday.Shell…

Shell to Exit Russian Oil and Gas

Mar 08, 2022

Oil major Shell said Tuesday it would withdraw from its involvement in all Russian hydrocarbons, including crude oil, petroleum products, gas, and liquefied natural gas (LNG). The news follows Shell’s decision last week that it intends to end…

Sakhalin Projects to Effectively 'freeze', Japan Holding Off Decision - Minister

Mar 08, 2022

Japanese industry minister Koichi Hagiuda said on Tuesday that the Sakhalin energy projects 'will effectively freeze' given the exit of Western stakeholders and that Japan would therefore wait to see how the situation plays out to make any decision…

As Russia Avoids Energy Sanctions, Oil Majors Flee but TotalEnergies Stays

Mar 07, 2022

BP, Shell, Exxon, Equinor flag Russia exitsTotalEnergies sticks with Russian natgas assetsLNG central to TotalEnergies' strategyFrance's TotalEnergies cuts a lonely figure hanging onto its Russian investments during a mass exodus of western oil majors from the country after its invasion of Ukraine…

Japan to Release 7.5 mln bbls of Oil Reserves. Investigates Exxon's Sakhalin-1 Exit

Mar 04, 2022

Japan will release 7.5 million barrels of oil from private reserves as a part of an International Energy Agency (IEA)-led coordinated release, industry minister Koichi Hagiuda said on Friday.The volume makes up 12.5% of a planned coordinated…

Exxon to Exit Russia, Leaving $4B in Assets, Sakhalin LNG Project in Doubt

Mar 02, 2022

ExxonMobil on Tuesday said it would exit Russia oil and gas operations that it has valued at more than $4 billion and halt new investment as a result of Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.The decision will see Exxon pull out of managing large oil…

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…

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…

More Shuttle Tankers Needed, Rystad Says

Jan 13, 2022

More shuttle tankers will be needed in the years ahead to keep pace with a projected rise in oil volumes needing transport, Rystad Energy said.Produced volumes requiring transport key shuttle tanker markets Brazil, Canada, Norway, the U.K. and Russia are expected to rise to 3…

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