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Exclusive: Russia to pump dirty oil back from Belarus - sources

24 May 2019

MOSCOW/WARSAW Russia will pump dirty crude oil back from Belarus as it tries to clear a major pipeline of the contaminated oil that has caused the worst ever disruption to its oil exports, sources and officials said on Friday.

EXCLUSIVE-Russia to take back dirty oil back from Belarus -sources

24 May 2019

* Russia to take back 1 mln tonnes of dirty oil from Belarus - sources

Russia's Transneft blames oil firms for contamination, no easy fix in sight

14 May 2019

BRATISLAVA/MOSCOW Russian pipeline monopoly Transneft said on Tuesday that oil producing firms were to blame for the recent contamination of an export pipeline, as sources said there was no quick fix to the problem.

Russia, Belarus, transport companies to hold talks on contaminated oil

14 May 2019

MOSCOW/BRATISLAVA, May 14 Officials from Russia, Belarus and several companies are set to hold talks on Tuesday in Bratislava to discuss what can be done to get Russian oil flowing via the Druzhba pipeline again after the contamination problems, Belarus state oil company said.

Russia's Rosneft says first-quarter earnings, oil output rose

13 May 2019

MOSCOW Russian oil producer Rosneft said on Monday its net income and oil production rose in the first quarter as it ramped up output at both mature and new fields and capitalized on favorable foreign currency rates.

Russian oil pumped via Transneft pipelines falls in May: sources

13 May 2019

MOSCOW About 6% less oil was pumped through the pipeline network of Russia's Transneft from May 1 to May 12 compared with April's average, two sources familiar with the data said on Monday.

Russian WW2 veteran, 100, calls for peace on Victory Day

08 May 2019

MOSCOW Centenarian World War Two veteran Nikolay Bagayev will be among Russians across the country commemorating the anniversary of the war's end on Thursday. He told his story to his granddaughter, Reuters Moscow bureau reporter Olesya Astakhova.

Russia sees oil quality normalizing in late May after contamination, output drops

08 May 2019

By Dmitry Zhdannikov, Vladimir Soldatkin and Olesya Astakhova

Germany, Poland, Slovakia halt oil imports via Russian pipeline over quality concerns

25 Apr 2019

MOSCOW Poland, Germany and Slovakia have suspended imports of Russian oil via a major pipeline, citing poor quality and triggering a rare crisis over supply from the world's second-largest crude exporter.

Upstart Russian oil firm, with Goldman Sachs backing, bucks industry blues

16 Apr 2019

YARAKTA OIL FIELD, Russia In the frozen taiga of eastern Siberia, where bears roam in spring after waking from hibernation, an independent Russian oil company is bucking the domestic industry trend by rapidly ramping up its output and expanding operations.

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