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03.02.2014 Elvari Neftegaz to receive oil and gas block offshore Russia’s Sakhalin

The Russian natural resources ministry is about to issue permission to Elvari Neftegaz to develop an oil and gas block in Okhotsk Sea.

03.02.2014 Russia’s Rosneft discusses oil projects with UAE minister

Rosneft is ready to develop partnership for oil production and refining in Russia with companies and funds from the United Arab Emirates, says the company’s report on the results of its President Igor Sechin’s meeting with UAE Minister of Energy Suheil Faraju Al Mazrouei

03.02.2014 Russia’s Gazprom interested in Tanzania projects

Russian gas export monopoly Gazprom is interested in projects in Tanzanian offshore and inland areas, including Lake Tanganyika, goes a report of the subsidiary Gazprom International, Itar-Tass reported on February 1.

03.02.2014 Russia’s Gazprom may ask Ukraine to pre-pay for gas

Russian gas giant Gazprom may re-introduce a system of advance payments due to Ukraine’s mounting debt, Vedomosti business daily reported on February 3, citing a company official.

03.02.2014 Russia’s Gazprom to cut gas price for Greece

Russia’s Gazprom and the Greek government have agreed to reduce the gas price, a Gazprom Export official told Prime on January 31.

03.02.2014 Rosneft to launch Ukraine’s Lisichansk refinery in summer

Russia’s largest oil company Rosneft will launch Ukraine’s Lisichansk Oil Refinery, whose operations were halted in March 2012, in June–August, Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin told Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on January 31, Prime has reported.

03.02.2014 Russia’s Sibur sells Oka–Polymer Industrial Park

Sibur said on January 31 it closed the sale of the 100% stake in Oka-Polymer Industrial Park located in Dzerzhinsk, the Nizhny Novgorod Region, to Tosol-Sintez, a resident of the park.

31.01.2014 Lithuania’s gas firm to file gas price appeal against Russia’s Gazprom

The Lietuvos dujos (Gas of Lithuania) company decided January 30 to resort to arbitration because of what it claims is “an unfairly formed price” for natural gas supplied by the Russian gas monopoly Gazprom, which it believes to be overstated, said the country’s Ministry

31.01.2014 Rosneft reportedly comes up with plan to end Gazprom’s Russian gas export monopoly

Russian oil giant Rosneft has prepared a plan to abolish Gazprom’s monopoly for gas exports, a source in the industry familiar with the document told Itar-Tass on January 30.

31.01.2014 Russia’s Sibur joins Responsible Care Program

Dmitry Konov, Sibur's CEO, and Viktor Ivanov, President of the Russian Chemists Union, signed an agreement for Sibur to join the Responsible Care program, Sibur’s press office said on January 30.