Archive for the ‘Lukoil’ Category

Lukoil’s Strategic Interests in Turkmenisan

Via Times of Central Asia, a report on Lukoil’s strategic interests in Turkmenistan: President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov on February 5 in Ashgabat received Vagit Alekperov, President of the largest Russian private oil company LUKOIL. During the meeting, Alekperov said that LUKOIL has strategic interests in Turkmenistan, which has significant hydrocarbon reserves, the Russian company […]

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Sinopec’s $1.2bn deal With Lukoil: China Moves Deeper Into Central Asia

Courtesy of the Financial Times, a report on Sinopec’s recent acquisition of Lukoil assets in Kazakhstan: Lukoil has agreed to sell its stake in several oil projects in Kazakhstan to Sinopec for $1.2bn, in the latest of a string of Chinese investments in the country’s energy sector. The Russian company – the country’s largest private-sector […]

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Caspian Pipeline Consortium: Moving Towards Russian Control

Via Stratfor (subscription required), a report that Russia is on the cusp of acquiring BP’s stake in the Caspian Pipeline Consortium pipeline, which would give Moscow majority ownership of a vital energy asset.  As the article notes: “…Vagit Alekperov, president of Russian oil firm LUKoil, is in Kazakhstan until May 1, meeting with officials from […]

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Lukoil’s Prospects….

Via Fortune Magazine, an interesting article on Lukoil and its future prospects.  As the article notes “…one thing is clear about Lukoil: It’s a company that mirrors Russia right now. Back in the summer it looked as though it was on top of the world. In less than 20 years after a clever young bureaucrat […]

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LUKoil’s Iberian Ambitions

Via Stratfor (subscription required), an update on Lukoil’s dalliance’s with Repsol YPF. As we have discussed previously, LUKoil, Russia’s largest privately-owned oil firm, is considering forming a partnership with Spanish energy company Repsol YPF. As the article notes: “…Spain’s Repsol YPF, a privately owned energy company with major assets in Latin America, and LUKoil, Russia’s […]

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Russia’s Russia’s Energy Politics: Short Term Impact with Long Term Implications

As analyzed by Stratfor (subscription required), the Russian threat of turning off lights or heat in Central and Eastern European capitals — especially in winter — is a powerful one. While Europe can succeed in its efforts to diversify its energy sources in the long term, Russia is sure to use its compelling energy lever […]

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