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Gazprom Sign Off Mongolian SPV To Study Gas Supplies To China

Via Russia Briefing, an interesting report on Gazprom’s recent actions to study the potential of gas supply from Mongolia: Gazprom has registered a ‘Special Purpose Vehicle’ (SPV) company in Mongolia to deal with design and survey and the feasibility study for the project of building a main gas pipeline across Mongolia for gas deliveries to […]

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National Iranian Oil Company Signs Contracts Worth $1.2B

Via The Financial Tribune, a report on contracts recently signed by the National Iranian Oil Company to develop eight fields: The National Iranian South Oil Company, the Iranian Offshore Oil Company and Iran Central Oil Fields Company — all subsidiaries of the National Iranian Oil Company – signed contracts with domestic oil and gas firms […]

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The World’s Largest State-Owned Oil Companies

Via Visual Capitalist, a look at the world’s largest state-owned oil companies: Oil is one of the world’s most important natural resources, playing a critical role in everything from transportation fuels to cosmetics. For this reason, many governments choose to nationalize their supply of oil. This gives them a greater degree of control over their oil […]

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Death Knell Tolls for Indonesia’s Oil and Gas

Via The Asia Times, a report on how Indonesia lacks the foreign investment and domestic expertise needed to keep its fast-declining oil and gas industry afloat: With Chevron and perhaps ExxonMobil heading for the exits, active exploration at a virtual standstill and production on an increasingly downward spiral, Indonesia’s government needs to conduct radical regulatory […]

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The Secret Scheme To Skim Millions Off Central Asia’s Pipeline Megaproject

Courtesy of The Financial Times, an insightful look at a secret scheme to skim millions off central Asia’s pipeline megaproject: A Gazprom director profited from a secret scheme linked to the construction of a multibillion-dollar gas pipeline between central Asia and China, according to documents seen by the Financial Times. The documents indicate that staff and consultants […]

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Angola: The OPEC Producer Looking To Sell A Stake In Its Oil Company

Via OilPrice.com, a report on Angola’s Sonangol: OPEC producer Angola plans to raise much-needed cash via selling a stake in its state oil firm Sonangol by early 2022 as the crash in oil prices—and the pandemic—severely weakened the country’s finances. Angola is considering selling part of Sonangol, as well as a stake in the national […]

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Wildcats & Black Sheep is a personal interest blog dedicated to the identification and evaluation of maverick investment opportunities arising in frontier - and, what some may consider to be, “rogue” or “black sheep” - markets around the world.

Focusing primarily on The New Seven Sisters - the largely state owned petroleum companies from the emerging world that have become key players in the oil & gas industry as identified by Carola Hoyos, Chief Energy Correspondent for The Financial Times - but spanning other nascent opportunities around the globe that may hold potential in the years ahead, Wildcats & Black Sheep is a place for the adventurous to contemplate & evaluate the emerging markets of tomorrow.