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Gazprom stops South Stream to go for Turkey Stream Pipeline

Gazprom proposes Turkish hub to supply South Europe The Russian natural gas champion Gazprom intends to substitute the cancelled South Stream project by the newly introduced Turkey Stream Pipeline project to supply the Mediterranean countries. On December 2014, President Poutine decided to stop the far advanced South Stream project pipeline as a result of Ukraine tension …

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RiCoal to build world-scale Coal-To-Olefin complex in Russia

RiCoal selected Rostov for its Petrochemical complex The Russian joint venture RiCoal Chemical Coal Plant (RiCoal) is planning to build a world-scale Coal-to-Olefin and petrochemical complex in Rostov-on-Don in the south of Russia. Estimated to require $2.5 billion capital expenditure, RiCoal selected Rostov-on-Don location because of available coal and natural gas available in the region and …

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Rosneft goes global

Rosneft’s Neftegaz signed farm-in agreement with ExxonMobil in Gulf of Mexico deepwater The first week of March gave the opportunity to Rosneft to unveil its objective to go global in multiplying strategic partnerships with leading companies such as ExxonMobil. On March 6th 2013, Rosneft‘s subsidiary Neftegaz America Shelf LP (Nefetgaz) signed with ExxonMobil a Farm-in Agreement …

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Shell to break Gazprom gas monopoly in Ukraine

Shell and Ukraine signed $10 billion deal in Davos Shell‘s Chief Executive Officer, Peter Voser, and Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovich took the opportunity of the World Economic Forum in Davos to sign a $10 billion agreement to develop shale gas resources in Ukraine. Last May 2012, Ukraine had selected two major international oil companies, Chevron …

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E&P capital expenditures to exceed $700 billion in 2013

IFP Energies Nouvelles sees CAPEX to grow by 13% Based in Paris, France, the Institut Français du Pétrole et de Energies Nouvelles (IFP Energies Nouvelles) published on October 8th its last survey about the capital expenditure in the exploration and production and in refining. Published every year this survey gives an overview of the main …

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Rosneft and ENI sign pact for Barents & Black Seas exploration

Russian tax incentive unlock foreign investments The key factor that prompted the companies to sign the agreement was the steps taken by the Government of the Russian Federation to introduce tax incentives for offshore production, including cancelling export duties and introducing a reduced Mineral Extraction Tax rate of 5-15% depending on project complexity. The Russian Government also offered guarantees that the favourable tax regime will remain in …

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