Russia hopes for a package of energy and metals deals with African states, a ministry statement said on Friday, March 16, as a government delegation left for South Africa, Angola and Namibia. Some Russian firms however deny having any such plans.
Popularity: 14% [?] March 19, 2007
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U.S. oil major Chevron is in the process of making a “billion-dollar scale investment” into Gazprom Neft, the oil unit of Russian gas giant Gazprom, a U.S. government official said on Wednesday.
Popularity: 6% [?] March 14, 2007
Gazprom, the majority shareholder in the Sakhalin-2 gas project in Russia’s Far East, will ask for a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to finance the project, according to reports in the Russian press.
Popularity: 6% [?] February 28, 2007
A senior executive at Russian state-controlled gas giant Gazprom has warned that the opening of the EU energy market to competition and political problems with Poland were forcing the company to look increasingly towards markets in Asia, the AFX News reports.
Popularity: 4% [?] November 28, 2006
One of Russia’s most respected cultural custodians yesterday urged gas giant OAO Gazprom to drop its plans to build a 300-metre-high skyscraper in St. Petersburg’s historic centre.
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The media holding of Russia’s state-controlled gas monopoly, Gazprom, plans to buy the country’s most widely read newspaper, “Komsomolskaya Pravda.”
Popularity: 6% [?] November 22, 2006
Russiaâ€™s state-controlled natural gas monopoly Gazprom has started building the West Siberia-China pipeline in the Altai region, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday, Oct. 17.
The agency quoted Altai government official as saying that Gazprom will invest 2 billion rubles to build supporting public utilities for the pipeline within five years.
The pipeline link is part of an $11 billion Gazprom program involving two gas pipelines supplying China with 80 billion cubic meters of natural gas annually.
A western pipeline, linking the western Siberian gas reserves to the Xinjiang region, where it will link up with Chinaâ€™s west-east pipeline, will cover 2,800 kilometers and have a designed production capacity of 30 billion cubic meters a year.
A second, eastern pipeline will connect to Heilongjiang province would be supplied from Sakhalin Island.
The pipelines are due to be operational by 2011.
In March, Gazprom and China National Petroleum Corp, parent of PetroChina signed a memorandum on gas supplies during President Vladimir Putinâ€™s visit to China.
Popularity: 4% [?] October 18, 2006