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Russia: Mid-haul plane to be certified

MOSCOW, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Russia expects to get European certificate for the Sukhoi Superjet-100 medium-haul plane, the country's Industry and Energy minister said Monday.

Russia pledges to destroy chemical weapons

KURGAN, Russia, May 29 (UPI) -- The Russian government said Friday it will destroy 45 percent of the country's chemical weapons stockpile by the end of the year.

The price of Putin

PARIS, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Russians are starting to count the costs of Vladimir Putin's policies in a way that may yet return to haunt them.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Turkey to push Nabucco project

ANKARA, Turkey, May 29 (UPI) -- Turkish Energy Minister Hilmi Guler said his country would increase its efforts to implement the Nabucco gas pipeline project by at least 2013.

Oil and Gas Pipeline Watch

Leaders from the European Union met with Middle Eastern officials in Brussels to finalize details of the Trans-Arab gas pipeline.
DANIEL GRAEBER, UPI Correspondent

Analysis: Turks eye carrying Kazakh oil

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- As Kazakh oil exports continue to rise, Turkey is seeking to position itself as a major transit hub for Kazakh hydrocarbons. Despite Turkish aspirations, however, a number of obstacles exist to Kazakhstan diversifying its export routes to include Turkey.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

Analysis: Hurdles for Siberia oil to Asia

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- Russia's size has made supplying oil to Asian markets hard, but that's about to change because of a massive pipeline project.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

UPI Energy Watch

Russia to produce more oil, less gas in 2007; Russia, Serbia to ink energy agreement; Libya agrees to oil exploration with Germany's RWE
ANDREA R. MIHAILESCU, UPI Energy Correspondent

Nabucco cut by Caspian line

MOSCOW, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- The last few months of 2007 were good for Russia, which has been fighting this year to affirm its leadership in the hydrocarbons market. And it may have spelled the end for the Nabucco pipeline, which Europe has wanted as a way to bypass reliance on Moscow.
IGOR TOMBERG, UPI Outside View Commentator

Dutch want Yamal gas deal

MOSCOW, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende proposed that Russian and Dutch companies headed by Royal Dutch Shell should jointly develop the richest gas fields on the Yamal Peninsula located above the Arctic Circle.
OLEG MITYAEV, UPI Outside View Commentator

Russian-Dutch deal in works for gas field

MOSCOW, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Dutch companies like Shell are offering Russia their expertise to develop natural gas fields in the Yamal peninsula.

Russia-EU energy fight thaws

MOSCOW, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Russia-EU energy relations saw a sudden warming last week, as both Russia and the EU made clear that they were ready to make mutual concessions.
OLEG MITYAYEV, UPI Outside View Commentator

Analysis: Little hope for EU-Russia summit

BERLIN, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Energy security tops the agenda at what could be a disappointing summit between the European Union and Russia this weekend in Portugal.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Energy Correspondent

Analysis: Oil and Gas Pipeline Watch

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Pakistan willing to import 5 bcf of gas per day from Iran; Plans for CBM pipelines under way in China; Insurgents attack northern Iraqi pipeline; Russian energy minister accuses Estonia of violating U.N. convention
SIOBHAN DEVINE, UPI Correspondent

Russia-EU energy cooperation

MOSCOW, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The European Commission suggested imposing tough terms on the acquisition and possession of EU energy assets on September 19. The proposals are outlined in five bills, which will have to be endorsed by the Commission and European Parliament and signed by the Council before they become law.
VIKTOR KHRISTENKO, UPI Outside View Commentator

Russian EU energy-rules conclusion to wait

BRUSSELS, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Moscow will consider expert opinions before deciding if new European Union energy rules unfairly target its natural gas monopoly, Russia's energy chief said.

Analysis: Russia eyes Central Asian gas

Since 1991 the United States and Russia have been involved in a conflict to exploit the Caspian's vast energy reserves. Now, however, Moscow seems to be gaining the upper hand by proposing an agenda with neighboring Kazakhstan that could see the issue of Caspian energy exports westward largely dominated by Russia for the next three to five decades.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

UPI Energy Watch

Two Koreas hold oil venture talks; Russia, Kazakhstan to cooperate on infrastructure; Gaz de France acquires stake in Romania
ANDREA MIHAILESCU

Analysis: Turkmenistan and trans-Caspian

The death last December of Turkmen President Saparmurat Niyazov set off a renewed feeding frenzy among Western energy companies eager to exploit Turkmenistan’s energy reserves.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

UPI Energy Watch

LUKoil eyes Iraqi oil
ANDREA MIHAILESCU, UPI Energy Correspondent

Russia: Debt not tied to move for Iraq oil

MOSCOW, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A top Russian finance official said Iraq’s debt could be settled after a visit this week by Iraq’s oil minister, though a swap for oil fields isn’t needed.

Iraq oil minister to Russia for oil talks

BAGHDAD, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Iraq's oil minister will visit Moscow this week to discuss energy cooperation with a country still interested in reviving a Saddam Hussein-era deal.

Russia won't repair pipeline to Baltics

MOSCOW, June 1 (UPI) -- Russia has no plans to repair a pipeline supplying crude oil to Lithuania, with officials saying Friday that shipping oil by sea is preferable.

Gas exporting nations eyeing unification

DOHA, Qatar, April 8 (UPI) -- The world's top gas exporting nations are set to meet this week in Qatar to discuss the possibility of forming an economic group for their energy industry.

Calls for energy security at G8 meeting

MOSCOW, March 16 (UPI) -- Russia's minister of Industry and Energy called for action on high oil prices at Thursday's opening session of the Group of Eight energy meeting in Moscow.
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