Igor Yushkov

Christmas wreck: Brent plunges to $45

The global oil market is struck with panic today, despite the fact that the key exchanges - NYMEX in New York and ICE in London - are not working today. As of 10:00 Moscow time, Brent crude futures were trading at $50.6 per …

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How much low will oil go?

Oil prices fell to their lowest since the third quarter of 2017 today, heading for losses of more than 10% in a week, as global oversupply kept buyers away from the market ahead of the long festive break. Brent crude fell 77 cents to a …

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Russia agree to cut 200,000 bpd

Russia is ready to cut oil output by 200,000 barrels per day. Russia is ready to cut oil output by 200,000 bpd if OPEC offers to cut more than 1 million bpd, Reuters reported. On December 6, OPEC ministers discussed the oil …

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 Will Qatar trigger OPEC collapse?

Qatar is withdrawing from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) early next year, Qatar's energy minister Saad al-Kaabi said. Speaking at a news conference, al-Kaabi said the country would …

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Russia earns nothing from expensive oil

Russia's economy has received almost nothing from high oil prices, as all the income was evened by  a net capital outflow, which was intensified as a result of the fear of new sanctions, Chief Economist of VEB development bank …

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Trump world can live without Iranian oil

U.S. President Donald Trump said in a presidential memorandum that he had determined there was sufficient supply of petroleum and petroleum products from nations other than Iran to permit a reduction in purchases from that …

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Russia to start importing gas from Turkmenistan?

The head of Russia's giant gas company Alexei Miller said it plans to resume imports from Turkmenistan after a three-year break over a pricing dispute. In an interview with Turkmenistan's state television …

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Russian oil companies to be obliged to refine oil

Russia's energy, finance and economic development ministries will oblige Russian oil companies to send at least 17.5% of their annual production to domestic oil refineries, according to the instruction given by Russian Prime Minister …

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Iran gives reply to 'oil bulls'

Managing director of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) Ali Kardor said Tehran has no plans for any reduction in the country’s oil output despite the looming US sanctions. "We are not planning on …

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"Oil price to sink to $60"

S&P Global Ratings revised its oil prices forecast for the coming years, director of corporate ratings for S&P Global Ratings Alexander Gryaznov said. "We revised our short-term forecast, and …

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Russia to set coal production record

Russia can top a soviet coal production record of 420 million tonnes in 2018, while investments may amount to 130 billion rubles a year, Russia's Energy Minister Alexander Novak said, speaking at a meeting with government officials and top managers of energy companies.

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Russia to establish new OPEC

New OPEC-Russia organisation may start its work on 1 January 2019, Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak said today. The minister specified that it will retain the functions of regulating oil production and will …

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Global debt hits record $247 trillion

The amount of debt held by both mature and emerging markets tracked by the Institute of International Finance (IIF) rose to a record $247 trillion in the first quarter of 2018, up 11.1% from the same period a year ago. The report …

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Will OPEC+ ease oil deal?

OPEC members are discussing a compromise agreement that would see an oil production increase of 300,000-600,000 barrels per day over the next few months, according to people briefed on the talks, Bloomberg reported. OPEC officials are …

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Seul asks Gazprom to build gas pipeline

Russia's Gazprom has resumed talks with the South Korean authorities on the construction of a gas pipeline through the territory of North Korea, Deputy CEO Vitaly Markelov said. "To date, the political …

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$100 a barrel oil not expected

There is no reason for oil to hit $100 a barrel,  BP Chief Executive Bob Dudley said. "There are people who predict the oil price of $100 per barrel. I do not think it will reach $100 unless there are any …

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"Oil prices under influence of geopolitics"

Russia's Energy Ministry is not able to predict oil prices, the country's acting Energy Minister Alexander Novak said. Novak said that global oil prices are currently under the influence of geopolitics but …

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