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Serbia to ratify South Stream pipeline

BELGRADE, Serbia, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The Serbian minister of energy Friday called on Parliament to ratify a deal with Russia over the planned South Stream pipeline.

Gazprom, Kazakhstan talk production

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Government officials in Kazakhstan met with the top management of Russian energy giant Gazprom Neft to pursue refinement and production agreements.

Russia eyeing Iranian gas reserves

MOSCOW, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Russian gas giant Gazprom Neft has pushed for progress on several contracts in Iran to explore its gas fields as Western firms shun economic ties there.

Probe credited with Russian oil price drop

MOSCOW, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Action by the Russian Federal Anti-monopoly Service against the country's five largest oil firms drove down domestic petroleum prices, officials said Wednesday.

Gazprom Neft boosts production forecast

MOSCOW, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The Russian oil firm Gazprom Neft said it would boost oil production at the western Siberian Priobskoye field to 97 million barrels annually.

Russia probes energy price manipulation

MOSCOW, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The Anti-Monopoly Service of the Russian Federation Wednesday said four of the top energy firms in the country refused to cooperate in its investigations.

UPI Energy Watch

Oil prices have begun to fall from record highs; Gazprom and Venezuela have signed an oil-exploration deal; Kazakhstan has plans to expand its control over energy.

Russia examines price fixing in oil market

MOSCOW, July 16 (UPI) -- Russian officials launched an investigation into whether the five largest oil firms in the nation violated monopoly laws over aviation and diesel fuel prices.

Russia won't budge on Serbian energy deal

BELGRADE, Serbia, July 11 (UPI) -- Russian energy giant Gazprom will not budge on its offer to purchase a majority stake in the Serbian Naftna Industrija Srbije, officials said.

Gazprom buys oil stakes from ENI

MOSCOW, June 26 (UPI) -- Russian energy giant Gazprom plans to buy a 20-percent stake in its oil division, Gazprom Neft, from Italian energy firm ENI, an official said Thursday.

Chevron close to Siberian oil deal

MOSCOW, June 21 (UPI) -- The oil division of Russian energy giant Gazprom, Gazprom Neft, is in talks with Western petrochemical firm Chevron to develop Siberian oil fields.

Gazprom gets Libyan assets

MOSCOW, April 4 (UPI) -- President Vladimir Putin discussed energy relations with top managers of the Italian companies Eni and Enel at his Novo-Ogaryovo residence near Moscow on April 2.
IGOR TOMBERG, UPI Outside View Commentator

UPI Energy Watch

Russia, Germany to strengthen energy ties; Turkmenistan, Turkey to hold energy talks; Gazprom, ENI discuss South Stream progress

UPI Energy Watch

South Korea mulls creating state-run holding company; Oil firms ink deal on Nabucco; Gazprom Neft to ship oil to China

Russia's Serbia energy blitz

MOSCOW, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- On Feb. 25 Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev made a one-day working visit to Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. The presence of the foreign minister and his deputy shows the international importance of the visit in the context of Kosovo's self-proclaimed independence on Feb. 17.
IGOR TOMBERG, UPI Outside View Commentator

Analysis: Oil and Gas Pipeline Watch

Russian-Serbian deal on South Stream muddies Europe's gas waters; U.S. backs Nabucco for EU, critiques Russia; China-East Asia pipeline construction starts; Six vie for Emirates' Dolphin pipeline
BEN LANDO and KRISHNADEV CALAMUR

Russia, Serbia sign South Stream deal

BELGRADE, Serbia, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Russia's deal Monday with Serbia for the building of the South Stream pipeline adds another complex layer to Europe's pipeline wars.

UPI Energy Watch

Gazprom to extract oil, gas condensate in Iran; Moldova seeks to increase stake in joint gas company; Gazprom outlines timetable for Shtokman
ANDREA R. MIHAILESCU, UPI Energy Correspondent

UPI Energy Watch

Rosneft to invest up to $150M in Sakhalin-3; KazTransOil undecided on oil shipments to China; Lithuania to build energy link with Sweden
ANDREA R. MIHAILESCU, UPI Energy Correspondent

UPI Energy Watch

KazTransOil to begin Russian crude transit to China; Russian Gas Society against gas increases; U.S. firm suspends work in Tajikistan
ANDREA R. MIHAILESCU, UPI Energy Correspondent

Lukoil and Gazprom Neft enter partnership

MOSCOW, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Russia's Lukoil and Gazprom Neft have created a joint venture, the two energy giants said in a statement Friday.

UPI Energy Watch

Uzbekistan, Korea to hold energy talks; Gazprom Neft to increase number of board members; China's LNG capacity grows
ANDREA R. MIHAILESCU, UPI Energy Correspondent

UPI Energy Watch

Gazprom Neft mulls venture with LUKoil; Gazprom Neft to invest $50B by 2020; Indonesia's domestic airlines to raise fuel surcharges
ANDREA R. MIHAILESCU, UPI Energy Correspondent

UPI Energy Watch

Oil prices for Western, Central Europe to rise; OPEC to set unofficial target price; Petrobras to build $4.5B refinery in Pernambuco
ANDREA MIHAILESCU, UPI Energy Correspondent

Gazprom ups natural gas estimate

MOSCOW, June 14 (UPI) -- Russian energy giant Gazprom said it could produce 670 billion cubic meters of natural gas by 2020, increasing its estimate by 14 percent.
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