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Lobbying for Russian pipeline spikes in Washington

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WASHINGTON – As U.S. lawmakers plot to stop one of Moscow’s most important projects in Europe, the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, lobbyists supporting it are busier than ever but disclosing few details of their work, according to government filings …

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Column: U.S. crude stocks stabilise as Saudi export surge ends – Kemp

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LONDON – Bloated U.S. crude inventories are finally on a diet, after the surge of imports from Saudi Arabia, loaded at the height of the volume war with Russia in March and April, finished discharging in the middle of …

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Investors in Russian pipeline projects at risk of U.S. sanctions, Pompeo says

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday warned investors in two Russian natural gas pipeline projects that they could face sanctions as the Trump administration seeks to curb the Kremlin’s economic leverage over Europe and …

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Russia keeps U.S. fuel oil exports high as Washington seeks to replace Venezuelan barrels

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MOSCOW – Russia kept fuel oil exports to the United States close to its record-highs in the first six months of this year, as Washington looks to replace the heavy Venezuelan barrels it stopped buying a year ago, traders …

July 13, 2020 - 3:30 pm Closing Bell Story‎, Crude Oil News, Energy News
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Russia’s Nornickel disputes $2 billion Arctic spill damages claim

Reuters


MOSCOW – Russian mining giant Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel) is disputing more than $2 billion in damages after a fuel spill which Russia’s environmental watchdog has said threatens unprecedented damage to the Arctic.

Watchdog Rosprirodnadzor sent a request for “voluntary …

July 8, 2020 - 12:30 pm Closing Bell Story‎, Crude Oil News, Energy News
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Exclusive: Russia’s Rosneft to buy a drilling business from IDS: letter

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MOSCOW – Rosneft is set to buy a drilling business from IDS Group, a letter to IDS staff seen by Reuters showed, as the Russian oil giant continues its push into oilfield services to help reduce costs.

The letter …

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How Russian and Saudi oil ties to China complicate the post-pandemic world

Forbes


Russia and Saudi Arabia both rely on oil sales to fund a majority of their budgets. In the last five plus years, China has become the biggest customer for both countries. In fact, China is the world’s largest importer

Breakeven crude oil prices are one metric of the economic constraints facing OPEC+ members

Breakeven crude oil prices are one metric of the economic constraints facing OPEC+ members

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Oil & Gas 360 Publishers Note: To help understand the OPEC + members, take a look at the breakeven crude oil prices. Breakeven is is the fiscal breakeven, the minimum price that a country needs to receive per barrel

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OPEC+ panel meeting next week will advise on policy, not decide: sources

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LONDON/MOSCOW – An OPEC-led panel meeting to review the oil market next week will advise the wider OPEC+ group cooperating on a record supply cut, five OPEC+ sources said, meaning further talks would be needed on whether to extend …

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Russia charges Arctic city mayor with bungling fuel spill response

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MOSCOW – Russia said on Thursday it had charged the head of the remote Arctic city of Norilsk with criminal negligence over what investigators said was his bungled response to a major environmental disaster.

Around 21,000 tonnes of diesel …

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Oil jumps 5% as traders await OPEC+ meeting on extending supply cuts

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Oil prices rose on Friday after OPEC decided to move up discussions on whether to extend record production cuts to Saturday, indicating that some laggard countries may have agreed to align themselves with the deal.

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OPEC+ to meet Saturday on extending cuts, pushing for compliance

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MOSCOW/DUBAI – OPEC and its allies led by Russia will meet on Saturday to discuss extending record oil production cuts and to push laggards such as Iraq and Nigeria to comply with existing curbs.

The producers known as OPEC+ …

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Trump administration putting trust in global oil producers ahead of OPEC+ meet

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WASHINGTON – The Trump administration believes ahead of an expected OPEC+ meeting this week that major oil producers such as Saudi Arabia and Russia will honor their pledges to cut crude production and will not damage the global economy …

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OPEC+ keen to keep U.S. shale in check as oil prices rally

Reuters


LONDON – When OPEC, Russia and their allies agreed in April to slash oil production, little did they expect that their initiative to prop up collapsing prices would be helped by a swift drop in U.S. output.

Now that …

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OPEC, Russia discuss extending oil cuts for 1-2 months: sources

Reuters


DUBAI/MOSCOW – OPEC and Russia are moving closer to a compromise on extending current oil output cuts and are discussing a proposal to roll over supply curbs for one to two months, three OPEC+ sources told Reuters on Monday.…

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U.S. senators weigh additional sanctions on Russia’s Nord Stream 2

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WASHINGTON/FRANKFURT/MOSCOW – Two U.S. senators are considering drafting further sanctions on Russia’s Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline if Moscow goes ahead and finishes laying pipes, in another blow to a project which has already faced delays.

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OPEC, Russia bargain over oil cuts ahead of June meeting

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LONDON/MOSCOW/DUBAI – Saudi Arabia and some other OPEC oil producers are considering extending record high output cuts until the end of 2020 but have yet to win support from Russia, according to OPEC+ and Russian industry sources.

The Organization …

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Demand rise, output cuts could mean oil market balance in June

Reuters


LONDON  – Recovering demand as coronavirus lockdowns ease combined with output cuts by top producers could balance global oil markets as soon as June, some analysts and banks predict.

“Bullish sentiment continues to gather momentum as we move closer …

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Column: Successful OPEC+ output deal fits a pattern – Kemp

Reuters


LONDON – Saudi Arabia and its allies in the expanded OPEC+ group of oil-exporting nations have successfully engineered a prospective deficit in the oil market, boosting spot prices and calendar spreads over the last four weeks.

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Coronavirus creates repair headache for oil and gas industry

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MOSCOW/LAGOS/LONDON – The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted maintenance at oil and gas projects and refineries from Russia’s Far East to the coast of Canada, storing up problems for an industry already reeling from slumping prices, analysts say.

Lockdowns to …

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First U.S. crude oil shipment heads to Belarus this week: Pompeo

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WASHINGTON – The first shipment of U.S. crude oil is heading to Belarus this week, fulfilling a commitment made in February, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.

The shipment involves by U.S. firm United Energy Trading, with the …

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Saudi Arabia, Russia committed to oil market stability: statement

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DUBAI – Saudi Arabia and Russia are firmly committed to achieving oil market stability and expediting a rebalancing of the market, the energy ministers of the two countries said in a joint statement on Wednesday.

Saudi energy minister Prince …

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Exxon pursues cost cuts at Russia’s Sakhalin-1 project

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MOSCOW – Exxon Neftegaz Ltd (ENL) is adjusting the schedule and scope of some of its activities at the Sakhalin-1 oil and gas project in far eastern Russia as it moves to cut spending in response to the coronavirus …

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Saudi Arabia gets physical with Russia in underground oil bout

Reuters


MOSCOW – Behind a Saudi-Russian truce to stabilise oil markets with a record output cut, market players are seeing the two production heavyweights still trading blows in the physical market.

It is here, rather than in the world of …

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OPEC and allies’ oil production cut is Trump’s ‘biggest and most complex’ deal ever: Dan Yergin

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As the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies came to an agreement on a record cut in oil production, U.S. President Donald Trump may have struck his “biggest and most complex deal,” according to oil expert …

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OPEC+ deal saved ‘more than 2 million’ jobs in the US, says Russia’s sovereign wealth fund chief

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MOSCOW  – The global oil production deal clinched at the weekend will help to establish a price floor and help to save millions of jobs in the United States, senior Russian officials said on Monday.

Having been in a …

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Saudi, Russia seek to finalise oil cuts in G20 talks, want U.S. involved

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DUBAI/MOSCOW – Saudi Arabia, Russia and their allies will press Mexico on Friday to join an accord for collective oil production cuts equivalent to 10% of global supplies and will push the United States and other producers to remove …

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Trump tells CNBC he spoke to Putin, MBS and expects Saudis, Russia to announce 10 million barrel cut

CNBC


President Donald Trump expects Russian President Vladimir Putin and Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed Bin Salman to announce a deal on a production cut, the president said to CNBC.

The president is expecting a cut of 10 million …

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Oil falls back as Russia rejects Trump’s intervention in price war

Reuters


LONDON – Oil prices fell on Friday after rising 10% in the session as the coronavirus epidemic knocked the outlook for demand and Moscow rejected an intervention by U.S. President Donald Trump in Russia’s price war with Saudi Arabia.…

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An oil price war is here to stay, analysts warn — even as prices tumble to nearly two-decade lows

CNBC


An oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia will most likely accumulate over the course of the year, energy analysts have told CNBC, with no end in sight until 2021 at the earliest.

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