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5th July 2022
Russia’s Gazprom Demands Rubles For LNG
The proposal to include liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the rubles-for-gas programme was made public on Monday by a top official, days after Russia attempted to fully control the Sakhalin-2...
17th June 2022
Russia Says It May Continue With OPEC+ Deal Even After 2022
According to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak, Russia's participation in the OPEC+ oil output pact could continue even after it officially expires at the end of this year. Novak...
2nd June 2022
Russia and Saudi Arabia Indicate that OPEC+ is Still Going Strong
Despite a report in the Wall Street Journal yesterday that the OPEC+ alliance was considering suspending Russia from the agreement, details of a meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and...
24th May 2022
EU Approves Payment of Russian Gas in Rubles
The EU has put an end to the lingering ambiguity surrounding how EU members can pay for Russian gas without violating sanctions. Russia has demanded that countries pay for its...
6th May 2022
It’s Impossible to Trace Russian Crude in Refined Products – Shell CEO
According to Reuters, Chief Executive of Shell, Ben van Beurden, told journalists on Thursday that there is no way to know whether Russian crude oil is present or how much...
4th May 2022
Hungary and Slovakia Say They Still Need Russian Oil
On Tuesday, Hungary and Slovakia said they were unwilling to cut off Russian oil imports, increasing the prospect of countries opting out if the EU seeks to impose an embargo...
30th April 2022
Italy Signs a Gas Supply Deal with the Republic of Congo
The letter of intent was signed by Congo's Minister of Hydrocarbons, H.E. Bruno Jean-Richard Itoua, and Luigi Di Maio, Italy's Foreign Minister, in the presence of Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi....
28th April 2022
Some Buyers in Europe Have Already Paid for Russian Gas in Rubles
Four European companies have already paid for Russian gas in rubles, according to Bloomberg, citing a source close to Gazprom, while the Russian gas giant halted shipments to Poland and...
27th April 2022
Europe Purchases Oil from Abu Dhabi to Replace Russian Crude
Abu Dhabi crude is on its way to Europe for the first time in two years as the European Union looks for alternatives to Russian oil. This will divert some...
25th April 2022
EU Companies Can Pay for Russian Gas in Rubles Without Violating Sanctions
Companies in the EU may have discovered a way to pay for Russian gas in rubles without violating sanctions, according to the European Commission on Friday. The companies would have...