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India and China Snapping Up Russian Oil Above Price Cap

Apr 18, 2023

India and China have snapped up the vast majority of Russian oil so far in April at prices above the Western price cap of $60 per barrel, according to traders and Reuters calculations.That means the Kremlin is enjoying stronger revenues despite the West's attempts to curb funds for Russia's military operations in Ukraine.A G7 source told Reuters on Monday the Western price cap would remain unchanged for now…

Russia Considers Gasoline Export Ban

Jan 15, 2024

The Russian government is considering a ban on gasoline exports after an incident at Lukoil's NORSI oil refinery in Nizhny Novgorod, Interfax news agency reported on Monday, citing sources.The refinery may halve high-octane gasoline output after an emergency stoppage at a catalytic cracking unit…

Refinery Maintenance Puts a Dent in Russia's Seaborne Diesel Exports

Oct 03, 2023

Seaborne diesel and gasoil exports from Russian ports fell 27% in September from a month earlier to about 2.76 million tonnes due to a major overhaul of refineries and a fuel export ban, data from traders and LSEG showed.Idle primary oil refining capacity for September stood at 4…

Russia's Seaborne Diesel Exports on the Rise

Sep 05, 2023

Russia's seaborne diesel and gasoil exports in August rose by 2% from a month earlier to about 3.85 million metric tons on healthy fuel production, data from traders and LSEG showed.Idle primary oil refining capacity for August was estimated at 3…

Gazprom's First LNG Cargo via Arctic Destined for China's Jingtang

Aug 23, 2023

A liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo from Russia's Gazprom being sent via the Northern Sea Route (NSR) for the first time is destined for the Chinese port of Jingtang, Refinitiv ship tracking data shows.The Velikiy Novgorod tanker was loaded at the Portovaya LNG plant on the Baltic Sea on Aug…

Pakistan's Import of Russian Crude Facing Obstacles

Jul 31, 2023

Pakistan is unlikely to meet a target for Russian crude to make up two-thirds of its oil imports, despite attractive prices, hampered by a shortage of foreign currency and limitations at its refineries and ports, officials and analysts say.The…

Oil Exports from Russia's Western Ports Hit 4-year Record

Jun 05, 2023

Russia's seaborne oil exports from Primorsk, Ust-Luga and Novorossiisk hit 4-year record of 2.4 million barrels per day (bpd) in May as domestic refineries maintenance season freed up extra barrels, Refinitiv Eikon data showed on Monday.Russia's…

Low-priced Russian Oil Boosts Profits of China's Independent Refiners

Dec 20, 2022

China's independent refiners are boosting their profits from processing low-priced Russian oil as western sanctions on Moscow give them leverage to negotiate for steeper discounts, industry sources and analysts said.The Group of Seven (G7) nations…

Sanctions-hit Russia Sending Fuel Oil to Asia, Ship-to-ship Terminals

Aug 24, 2022

Under pressure from Western sanctions, Russia is exporting more fuel oil to Asia and using ship-to-ship transfers to build larger cargoes for distant markets, according to traders and Refinitiv data.The European Union has been reducing imports…

Mitsui, Mitsubishi Shave $1.7 Billion off Sakhalin-2 LNG Stakes

Aug 02, 2022

Japanese trading houses Mitsui & Co and Mitsubishi Corp have cut the value of their stakes in the Sakhalin-2 liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Russia by 217.7 billion yen ($1.66 billion) following Moscow's move to seize control of the project…

Demand for FSRUs Soars as Europe Works to Cut Reliance on Russian Gas

Jun 21, 2022

Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, European countries have escalated efforts to wean themselves off Russian gas. FSRUs increasingly are in demand to fill the gap.Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, European countries have escalated efforts to wean themselves off Russian gas…

Oil Trade; Asia Imports more Seaborne Russian oil than Europe

Jun 20, 2022

Almost four months after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Russian crude oil, Urals, has seen a switch in flow from its traditional market of Europe to Asia. Since the start of the war, based on the average of March to May 2022, Indian imports of…

Ban on Russian Commodity Exports to Accelerate LNG Growth, Energy Transition - Wood Mackenzie report

Jun 16, 2022

War in Ukraine is transforming the outlook for the supply, demand and price of hydrocarbons and the pace and cost of the energy transition. While the precise timing and implementation of future bans on Russian commodity imports are difficult to predict…

Too Early to Consider Investment in Russia, CNOOC Says

Mar 30, 2022

It is too soon for China's CNOOC to discuss fresh investment in Russia, though its 10% stake in a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in the Russian Arctic is proceeding normally, Chairman Wang Dongjin said on Wednesday.Wang had been asked if…

China Taps Alternative Payments to Keep Russian Oil Flowing

Mar 04, 2022

Chinese refiners are paying for Russian crude oil using cash transfers to maintain imports from Russia’s Fast East, as banks shy away from financing the oil because of sanctions, sources with knowledge of the matter said.Global oil prices have…

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