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Russia eyes gas discount for Ukraine

MOSCOW, April 17 (UPI) -- Russia said it's considering a gas discount for Ukraine in exchange for being allowed to participate in Ukrainian energy projects.

Moscow inks deal in Venezuela's Orinoco

MOSCOW, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Moscow aims to produce 450,000 barrels of crude from the Junin-6 block of the Orinoco belt with its partners in Venezuela, the Russian deputy premier said.

Moscow-Minsk oil row settled

MOSCOW, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- European consumers breathed a sigh of relief when Moscow announced a lingering dispute over oil transits through Belarus was resolved.

Minsk, Moscow to take up oil spat

MOSCOW, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The Russian deputy prime minister sits down with his Belarusian counterpart Tuesday to resume talks on oil exports, the Kremlin announced.

RusHydro to rebuild hydroelectric plant

MOSCOW, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- State-controlled utility RusHydro plans to issue new shares to finance reconstruction at a Siberian hydroelectric plant struck by an August industrial accident.

Moscow not blocking Nabucco

ANKARA, Turkey, July 22 (UPI) -- Russia will not interfere with European energy initiatives, including Nabucco, but feasibility should be considered when examining diversity, officials said.

Turkey courted for South Stream pipeline

MOSCOW, July 2 (UPI) -- Following gas deals with Azerbaijan, Russia has extended an invitation to Turkey to join the South Stream natural gas pipeline to Europe, officials say.

Russia wants oil prices at $75 per barrel

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, June 5 (UPI) -- Oil production in Russia could drop if economic conditions do not improve unless crude oil prices reach $75 per barrel, the Russian deputy premier said Friday.

Ukraine must deliver gas to Europe

MOSCOW, May 8 (UPI) -- Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin announced last week that Ukraine must purchase 19.5 billion cubic meters of gas to supply to the European Union.

Russia plans to develop new oil deposits

MOSCOW, March 23 (UPI) -- Russia is working to develop new oil and natural gas reservoirs and new infrastructure, including a pipeline to the Pacific Ocean.

Russia cuts crude exports

MOSCOW, March 16 (UPI) -- Russia will cut back on crude exports in favor of domestic consumption in an effort to control global oil prices in a sagging world economy, officials said.

Russia, China sign energy agreements

MOSCOW, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Russia and China have signed long-term energy agreements, including oil supply and delivery contracts, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin said Tuesday.

Russia increases Cuban ties with new deals

MOSCOW, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Russia and Cuba attempted to increase their diplomatic and economic ties Friday by signing a series of agreements, an official says.

Report: Russia may muscle in on mining co.

MOSCOW, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The Russian government may be using a 2-year-old mining accident as an excuse to take over the mining company Uralkali, observers said.

Russia and OPEC to join forces?

BERLIN, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Russia has courted OPEC with a memorandum to forge closer ties, a move that, if realized, would increase the power of oil-producing nations and further weaken importers in Europe, observers say.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Germany Correspondent
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Igor Ivanovich Sechin (Russian: Игорь Иванович Сечин, born 7 September 1960, Leningrad, Soviet Union) is a Russian official, considered a close ally of Vladimir Putin. Sechin is often described as one of Putin's most conservative counselors and the leader of the Kremlin's Siloviki faction, a statist lobby gathering former security services agents.

Igor Sechin currently is Deputy Prime Minister of Russia in Vladimir Putin's cabinet.

Igor Sechin graduated from Leningrad State University in 1984 as a linguist fluent in Portuguese and French.

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