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Oil Suffers Rout After Saudi Arabia Fires First Shot of Price War

Mar 09, 2020

Losing more than a quarter of their value, oil prices were set on Monday for their biggest daily rout since the first Gulf War, after Saudi Arabia cut its official prices in a market already reeling from the impact of the coronavirus on global demand…

Oil Takes Biggest Daily Dive in over a Decade as Russia, OPEC Split

Mar 09, 2020

Brent slid to its biggest daily loss in more than 11 years on Friday after Russia balked at OPEC's proposed steep production cuts to stabilize prices hit by the economic fallout from the coronavirus, and OPEC responded by removing limits on its own production…

Oil Dives after Russia Rejects Deeper OPEC+ Cut

Mar 06, 2020

Oil prices slid more than 4% on Friday after Reuters reported that Russia will not agree to steeper oil output cuts by OPEC and its allies to support prices. Brent and WTI crude futures tumbled by nearly $3 a barrel, or more than 5%, after the report…

Lukoil Shakes Up Top Management

Mar 04, 2020

Lukoil shook up its oil production business on Wednesday, promoting a low-profile executive and splitting the role of a veteran of Russia's top private oil producer, who is seen as a possible future leader. đRussia's second-biggest oil producer…

Oil Output Cuts Could Boost Price to $60 a Barrel, Lukoil Says

Mar 03, 2020

OPEC's proposal to cut oil production by up to 1 million barrels a day would be enough to balance the oil market and lift prices to $60 a barrel, Leonid Fedun, vice-president of Russian oil producer Lukoil, told Reuters. The comments from Fedun…

Lukoil Aims to Be Net Zero CO2 Emitter by 2050

Mar 02, 2020

Vice president of Russian oil producer Lukoil, Leonid Fedun, said on Monday the company aimed to become a net zero carbon emitter by 2050.'It is realistic to a reach zero carbon footprint' for us, he said at a presentation.(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin…

OPEC+ to Take 'Responsible Approach to Coronavirus'

Feb 25, 2020

Saudi Arabia's energy minister said on Tuesday he was confident that OPEC and its partner oil-producing nations, the so-called OPEC+ group, would respond responsibly to the spread of the coronavirus. He also said Saudi Arabia and Russia would continue to engage regarding oil policy…

Equinor, Rosneft to develop Arctic oilfield

Dec 23, 2019

Russia's Rosneft and Norway's Equinor have agreed details on how to develop an Arctic Siberian onshore oilfield, they said on Monday, their first joint investment since agreeing a strategic partnership in 2012.The firms expect to extract about…

Russia Expecting Oil Output Bump

Dec 06, 2019

Russia still expects an increase in 2019 oil output to a record 556-560 million tonnes from 555.8 million tonnes produced in 2018, Energy Minister Alexander Novak told the ministry's magazine, in comments published on Thursday.That would mean production would reach between 11…

Lukoil Quarterly Profit Rises

Nov 26, 2019

Russia's second-largest oil producer Lukoil said on Tuesday its third-quarter net income rose 5% quarter on quarter to 190.4 billion roubles ($3 billion) helped by a lower effective income tax rate.Its sales fell 8.1% from the second quarter to 1…

Russian Oil Output Down in October

Nov 03, 2019

Russia lowered its oil output to 11.23 million barrels per day (bpd) last month from 11.25 million bpd in September, missing again its obligations under a global pact to curb production, energy ministry data showed on Saturday.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries…

Weatherford Wins Russia Contracts

Oct 31, 2019

Oilfield services firm Weatherford announced it has signed two contracts totaling $67.4 million for drilling services with two major operators in Russia.The first contract spans two-and-a-half years. Operations began in July 2019 and will last through the end of 2022…

Russian-led Arctic Oil Project to Cost $157 Bln

Oct 28, 2019

A ambitious new Arctic oil project led by Russia's top oil producer Rosneft will require about 10 trillion roubles ($157 billion) of investment, Russia's deputy energy minister Pavel Sorokin told reporters.Vostok Oil, a joint project of Rosneft and Independent Petroleum Company (IPC)…

Dudley Plans to Remain on Rosneft Board

Oct 24, 2019

BP Chief Executive Bob Dudley on Thursday said he intends to remain on the board of Russian oil giant Rosneft despite his plans to step down at BP next year.(Reporting by Olesya Astakhova; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by David Goodman)

Rosneft Makes Discovery Offshore Sakhalin

Oct 02, 2019

Russian integrated energy company Rosneft said it has completed drilling the first prospecting and appraisal well at the Vostochno-Pribrezhny license block on the shelf of Sakhalin Island, offshore Russia.The well was drilled on-schedule by…

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