Archive for the ‘Lukoil’ Category

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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Russia Oil Companies Eye Gulf Of Mexico Exploration via Cuba

Via DowJones, a report that Russian energy companies OAO Gazprom (OGZPY) and OAO Lukoil Holdings (LUKOY) may revive Soviet-era ties to enter the oil-rich Gulf of the Mexico – through its Cuban backdoor.  As the article notes: “…Gazprom and Lukoil “are interested by” Cuban hydrocarbons acreage, the country’s Basic Industry Minister Yadira Garcia told Dow […]

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