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Oil future decided in Vienna

The OPEC/non-OPEC Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee is expected to outline the guidelines for the overall oil output level in 2019 at the meeting in Vienna on December 5-7.

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Russia to face decade of oil price at $50

Russia’s Economic Development minister Maksim Oreshkin said that the ministry expects the oil price to slip to $50 per barrel by 2025-2030 and stay at that level long-term. According to him, this trend is …

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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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Oil prices down on surging output, but sanctions loom

Oil prices fell today as surging output by the world's three largest producers outweighed supply concerns from the start of U.S. sanctions next week against Iran's petroleum exports. Brent crude futures were at $72.60 per barrel …

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Turkish Stream to reach Turkey in December

The construction of the sea part of the Turkish Stream pipeline will be completed in two months, Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller said. The  construction of the Turkish Stream pipeline is underway," TASS cited …

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What does $85 oil mean?

Oil prices were higher today ahead of upcoming U.S. sanctions on Iran starting next month. Oil prices continue to increase primarily on concerns that the sanctions on Iran and the collapse of Venezuelan production will lead to shortages, as …

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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 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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"OPEC+ fulfills its task"

The OPEC deal has practically fulfilled its task, Russia’s Energy Minister Alexander Novak said, speaking today in the Federation Council.  "This agreement has practically fulfilled its task of leveling …

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Will Nord Stream-2 split EU?

Estonia's Foreign Minister Sven Mikser demanded to stop the implementation of the Nord Stream-2 project, explaining it by the fact that the pipeline will increase Europe's energy dependence on Russia. …

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Russia proposes oil output hike to OPEC+

Russia plans to propose increasing oil production by the OPEC+ deal members by 1.5 million barrels per day (bpd), the Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said. "The market is growing, (oil) demand is growing …

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Rosneft CEO predicts new oil era

The sanctions policy towards oil markets may lead to the commodity super-cycle and new record oil prices, Chief Executive Officer of Russia’s top oil producer Igor Sechin said at the St. Petersburg International …

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Comeback of South Stream?

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev expressed hope for direct gas supplies from Russia to this country via the Black Sea. Speaking at the meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, he called …

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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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 Oil price at highest level since November 2014

Oil price hit its highest levels today since November 2014 as stockpiles fall and worries about geopolitical tensions in the Middle East weigh on the markets. The cost of Brent crude oil futures contracts deliverable in June 2018 rose …

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Russia not to join OPEC, but...

Russia’s Energy Minister Alexander Novak said that Russia and OPEC may assume joint efforts on balancing the oil market after completion of the crude production cut deal (OPEC+).

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Will Shanghai International Energy Exchange save oil?

China’s yuan-denominated crude-oil futures surged on their long-awaited debut on the Shanghai International Energy Exchange today, indicating positive initial sentiment toward the new market, which Beijing hopes will eventually give …

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