BP's Dudley to monitor TNK-BP deal

MOSCOW, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- BP Chief Executive Officer Bob Dudley will serve on a steering committee to help Rosneft with the integration of TNK-BP, the Russian oil company said.

Rosneft signs AAR deal for half of TNK-BP

MOSCOW, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Russia's state-owned oil company Rosneft announced Wednesday it signed the agreement to purchase the Russian side of the TNK-BP consortium.

Rosneft, Exxon consider arctic environment

IRVING, Texas, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Exxon Mobil announced Friday it signed a declaration with Russian oil company Rosneft for the protection of the Russian arctic during oil and gas operations.

Rosneft to wrap up TNK-BP deal by December

MOSCOW, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Rosneft is expected to finalize a deal to take on the Russian half of the TNK-BP joint venture as early as next month, the company's CEO said.

Eni, Rosneft discuss Russian OCS

MILAN, Italy, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- An executive from Italian energy company Eni said he discussed prospects for the development of Russian waters with his Russian counterpart.

Rosneft set to finish $25 billion upgrade

LONDON, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Russia's giant oil company Rosneft is set to invest $18 billion to upgrade its oil refineries, the firm's president, Igor Sechin, said.

Rosneft, Exxon probe shallow arctic waters

MOSCOW, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Russian energy company Rosneft and Exxon Mobil announced plans for a feasibility study for a platform capable of exploring shallow arctic waters.

Statoil, Rosneft outline arctic plans

STAVANGER, Norway, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Norwegian energy company Statoil said it would finance the costs associated with exploration in the Barents of Okhotsk seas in a partnership with Rosneft.

Putin: Energy privatization a priority

MOSCOW, July 13 (UPI) -- Privatization must remain a top priority, Russian President Vladimir Putin told the first meeting of his presidential energy sector commission this week.

Rosneft, partners, eye Black, Barents seas

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, June 22 (UPI) -- Russian company Rosneft welcomed its European counterparts to take part in energy exploration in the Barents and Black seas.

Putin urges Gazprom to meet cold demand

MOSCOW, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Gazprom should do all it can to meet the gas demands of its European customers during a bitter cold wave, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says.

Mystery of Moscow's bid to free gunrunner

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Moscow is pressing the United States hard to repatriate arms dealer Viktor Bout, who was convicted by a New York court Nov. 2 on four counts of terrorism and conspiring to kill Americans.

Venezuela bond deals point to arms buying

CARACAS, Venezuela, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Bond deals by Venezuela point to defense purchases made in Moscow to circumvent a U.S. arms embargo and other difficulties faced by Caracas in its quest for military suppliers for its armed forces.

Russia, China bolster energy ties

MOSCOW, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Russia and China aim to boost oil deliveries to the Tianjin refinery, an effort between Russia's Rosneft and CNPC, Russia's deputy prime minister said.

Moscow to speed up Rosneft privatization

MOSCOW, June 20 (UPI) -- Moscow aims to hasten the privatization of oil company Rosneft, the chief economic adviser to the Russian president said.

Russia mulls more answers to gas shortages

MOSCOW, May 5 (UPI) -- Moscow may consider ways to ensure a steady delivery of gasoline to local entities if the market doesn't stabilize, the prime minister's office said Thursday.

Moscow won't touch TNK-BP row with BP

MOSCOW, April 21 (UPI) -- The Kremlin is staying out of a case pitting BP against Russian counterpart TNK-BP over a deal with Russian oil company Rosneft, the prime minister said.

Russia's Sechin out of Rosneft board

MOSCOW, April 12 (UPI) -- Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin resigned as board chairman of Russian oil company Rosneft, the company announced.

Russia to send more oil and gas to Japan

MOSCOW, March 23 (UPI) -- Moscow is examining ways to increase the amount of oil and natural gas it exports to Japan to compensate for Japan's energy deficit, officials said.

Russia boosts gas delivery to aid Japan

MOSCOW, March 12 (UPI) -- Russia will deliver extra natural gas to Japan as it struggles to recover from a major earthquake, a deputy premier said Saturday.
France, Russia to build 4 helicopter ships

France, Russia to build 4 helicopter ships

SAINT-NAZAIRE, France, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Russia and France have agreed to build four helicopter carriers for the Russian navy, European media reports said.

EU energy minister courting Russia?

MOSCOW, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- The Nord Stream and South Stream natural gas pipelines could find significance in a European energy strategy, a Russian energy minister said.

Nabucco pipeline dead, Moscow says

MOSCOW, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Gas reserved for Russia's planned South Stream pipeline makes the European-backed Nabucco project redundant and unnecessary, a Russian energy minister said.
Russia and China deepen energy cooperation

Russia and China deepen energy cooperation

TIANJIN, China, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Russia and China, Eurasia's rising regional powers, are deepening their energy cooperation.

Russia, Turkey ink nuclear deal

ISTANBUL, Turkey, June 9 (UPI) -- Moscow and Ankara solidified their energy relationship by agreeing to cooperate in the nuclear energy sector, ministers said in Istanbul.
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