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.
* Russia to take back 1 mln tonnes of dirty oil from Belarus
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Dmitry Zhdannikov, Vladimir Soldatkin and Olesya Astakhova
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.
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.