Archive for the ‘Russia’ Category

Russia’s Hydrocarbon Sector Set For Long Term Gains From China’s Energy Crunch

Via Denzin Shira, a look at how Russia’s hydrocarbon sector may benefit from China’s energy crunch: China energy’s crisis has been making global headlines these last few weeks with many Chinese regions, suffering energy deficits. Soaring demand in the aftermath of the global pandemic for energy, from the country’s giant industrial sector and higher-spending households, has […]

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Inside Sberbank’s push to become Russia’s Amazon

Courtesy of The Financial Times, a report on Sberbank’s desire to become Russia’s Amazon: For years, Sberbank thought its thousands of green-liveried branches across Russia were holding it back from becoming a global tech leader, and spoke of closing them as customers migrated online. But the branches, once relics of the time when Sberbank was […]

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Has the Trans-Caspian Pipeline’s Time Finally Arrived?

Via The National Interest, an article on the Trans-Caspian Pipeline which is intended to transport Central Asia’s vast natural gas resources to European energy markets via the Southern Gas Corridor: Since the United States first suggested the project in 1996, construction of the undersea Trans-Caspian Pipeline (TCP) has remained on the agenda without completion. TCP […]

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Azerbaijan and The Diversification of Europe’s Natural Gas Supply

Via Foreign Policy Association, a look at the role Azerbaijan can play in the diversification of Europe’s natural gas supply: It was recently reported that the Shah Deniz consortium has commenced natural gas deliveries to Europe.  Shahmar Hajiyev, an AIR Center expert, noted, “This is very important because Azerbaijan became the first country to supply […]

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How Yandex Evolved From Russia’s Google To Its Amazon

Via Ozy, an article on Yandex: With most residents confined to their homes in Moscow’s sixth week of lockdown, one familiar sight remains on the Russian capital’s near-empty streets: tech giant Yandex’s yellow-jacketed army of couriers. Strict limits on when Muscovites can leave their homes have increased demand for Yandex’s delivery apps, whose user numbers […]

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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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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.