Sofia reverses course on scrapped pipeline

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- The Bulgarian government said it would settle its obligations to Russia for backing away from the Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline.

Bulgaria won't pay Moscow for oil pipeline

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Bulgaria won't give Russian a single penny as reimbursement for backing away from the Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline, the Bulgarian prime minister said.

Oman joins GECF natural gas cartel

MOSCOW, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- A decision to accept Oman into the Gas Exporting Countries Forum may open the door to a more broad-based membership, the Russian energy minister said.

Russia: EU energy talks at impasse

MOSCOW, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Talks with Moscow over the European Union's newly enacted energy market reform package have reached a stalemate, Russian Energy Minister Sergei Shmatko says.

Iran, Russia focus on deeper energy ties

MOSCOW, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Moscow is interested in expanding its energy relationship with states, including Iran, bordering the Caspian Sea, the Russian energy minister said.

Russian officials attend Bushehr launch

BUSHEHR, Iran, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Russian Energy Minister Sergei Shmatko attended a Monday ceremony in Iran to mark the launch of the first unit of the Bushehr nuclear plant, the Kremlin said.

Russian energy giants in talks with Kabul

MOSCOW, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Russian energy company Gazprom Neft said it would supply 10,000 tons of diesel fuel to Afghanistan starting next month.

Moscow to pitch South Stream to EU

MOSCOW, May 24 (UPI) -- Moscow wants the European Union to view the proposed South Stream natural gas pipeline as a part of its transnational pipelines, the energy minister said.

Oil pipeline delays irk Moscow

MOSCOW, April 7 (UPI) -- Moscow is growing impatient with Bulgarian delays in implementing the Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline, the Russian energy minister said from Moscow.

Moscow scolds Bulgaria over oil pipeline

MOSCOW, March 22 (UPI) -- The Bulgarian government is in part to blame for all-but shutting down plans for the Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline, a Russian energy executive said.

LNG considered for South Stream?

MOSCOW, March 10 (UPI) -- Russia will examine a liquefied natural gas terminal on the Black Sea as part of the South Stream project to transport gas to Europe, the prime minister said.

Moscow angry at Sofia over oil pipeline

MOSCOW, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Moscow halted plans for the Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline because officials in Bulgaria can't make up their minds on the project, a Russian minister said.

Moscow may cut trees to stem blackouts

MOSCOW, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Russia's energy minister wants to cut down 20,000 acres of forest near power lines to prevent Moscow blackouts.

Russian oil production rises

MOSCOW, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Russia oil production for 2010 will rise to more than 500 million tons, though OPEC officials said the country may have to slow its production.

Iran, Russia brush off sanctions

MOSCOW, July 15 (UPI) -- Russian energy companies are willing to cut deals and sell fuel to Iran despite pressure from economic sanctions, the Russian energy minister said in Moscow.
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Sergei Ivanovich Shmatkó (born September 26, 1966) is a Russian businessman and politician specializing in the energy industry. Since May 2008, he is the Minister of Energy.

Shmatko was born in Stavropol (South-West of Russia). He earned degrees from both Urals State University in Yekaterinburg (USSR), and the University of Marburg in West Germany.

His business career from 1992 involved stints consulting in Germany and Russia, and working at the All-Russia Bank of Regional Development. He was appointed head of economic strategy at Rosenergoatom in 1997, and in 2005 became president of Russia's nuclear-power export monopoly, Atomstroyexport.

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