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Olesya Astakhova

New gas pipeline could heat up Azeri-Russian rivalry

06 Oct 2020

MOSCOW Azerbaijan's ties with Russia, already strained by conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, face further pressure from the launch later this year of a gas pipeline that is poised to squeeze Moscow's diminished gas sales to Europe and Turkey.

Russian ship sails for Nord Stream 2 supply base in Germany

16 Sep 2020

MOSCOW Russia looked set to press on with the $11 billion (8.50 billion pounds) Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline project despite mounting Western opposition after data on Wednesday showed a Russian ship had sailed for the project's supply base in Germany.

OPEC+ Sept meeting unlikely to advocate deeper oil output cuts: sources

14 Sep 2020

DUBAI/MOSCOW/LONDON OPEC and allies such as Russia are unlikely to announce further curbs to oil output this week despite a price drop, sources told Reuters, and will extend the period for countries like Iraq and Nigeria to compensate for earlier overproduction.

Russia to build up half-finished oil wells to regain market share

08 Sep 2020

MOSCOW Russia believes it is extremely important to quickly regain, or even raise, its oil market share once demand recovers, as it readies to build up its fleet of unfinished oil wells, Energy Minister Alexander Novak said.

UPDATE 2-Russia to build up half-finished oil wells to regain market share

08 Sep 2020

* Novak hasn't said if the unfinished wells project is approved

Russia raises oil output in Aug as global curbs ease

02 Sep 2020

MOSCOW Russia increased its oil and gas condensate production in August as global output curbs eased, indicating it can restore its fields quickly even without an earlier announced plan to drill new wells, data showed and sources said.

UPDATE 2-Russia raises oil output in Aug as global curbs ease

02 Sep 2020

* Russia ups oil and gas condensate output by 5% in Aug -Ifax

Some Russian teachers fear back-to-school shots of 'Sputnik V' COVID vaccine

01 Sep 2020

MOSCOW A small independent Russian teachers' union is urging members not to be coerced into accepting shots of the "Sputnik V" coronavirus vaccine which is to be mandatory for military personnel.

OPEC+ presses for compliance with oil cuts

19 Aug 2020

DUBAI/LONDON/MOSCOW OPEC and its allies pressed oil nations pumping above output targets to cut more in August-September amid fears oil demand recovery was slow while saying it could reach pre-pandemic levels by the year-end.

ChemChina buys Gazprom Neft's first Arctic oil cargo for China: sources

16 Jul 2020

MOSCOW/SINGAPORE Russia's Gazprom Neft has sold its first ever Arctic oil cargo to China to ChemChina, two sources familiar with the deal told Reuters on Thursday.

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