Opinion on Downstream Energy in Russia

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China signs multiple energy supply contracts to boost security of supply

China National Petroleum Corporation has signed deals with Russian state-owned companies Rosneft and Transneft for crude oil supplies, while China National Offshore Oil Corporation has formed an LNG supply agreement with BG Group. China's recent energy supply deals show the importance it places on maintaining security of supply and other developing economies would be wise to follow this example.

Published By Datamonitor
20 May 2009
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ConocoPhillips: not so Mobil anymore

Russia's Lukoil and US-based Sunoco [SUN] have bought a total of 1,180 Mobil-branded gasoline stations on the US eastern seaboard, paying in excess of $450 million between them. The deal will enable the two buyers to increase their presence in the downstream sector, while allowing ConocoPhillips to focus on its core brands.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Jan 2004
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Energy demand in 'BRIC' continues to grow - no end in sight

It has long been acknowledged that the commercial opportunities in the so called 'BRIC' markets - Brazil, Russia, India and China - remain significant for energy players. However, new research highlights the fact that, while these opportunities are substantial, major challenges need to be overcome if these opportunities are to be successfully commercialized.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Apr 2007
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Germany's decision on nuclear could open Europe's doors to Gazprom

Germany's decision to phase out nuclear power by 2022 is largely behind RWE's 39% fall in half-year profits. At the very least, the decision will increase Germany's reliance on coal, French (nuclear) power, and Russian gas by 20 billion cubic meters per year. Most worryingly, if unchallenged, it could give Gazprom the keys to European downstream power generation assets.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Aug 2011
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Is a Lukoil/X5 collaboration on the horizon?

Russian oil giant Lukoil is reportedly in discussions with the country's biggest food and grocery retailer, X5 Retail Group, for a potential partnership in the area of non-fuel retail at its service stations. If the joint venture goes ahead, it will give Lukoil a competitive advantage in an area of the service station business in which oil companies often find themselves struggling.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Apr 2011
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Lukoil: breaking into Italy

Lukoil has set its sights on acquiring a 5% share in the Italian fuel retailing market following a joint venture with ERG in the ISAB oil refinery in Sicily. The move will allow Lukoil to consolidate its position in Europe, as well as boosting competition in a market that has historically been difficult to enter.

Published By Datamonitor
01 May 2009
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Lukoil: go West

Lukoil has announced its acquisition of petrol stations in Hungary, while its purchase of Finland's Teboil has also been approved by the European Commission. Not only do these deals secure a dependable outlet for its oil exports, they are also an indication of Lukoil's clear ambition to establish itself firmly in European fuel retail.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Mar 2005
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Lukoil: moving forward in non-fuel sales

Russian fuel retailer Lukoil has announced an eight-year plan to increase its focus on shop sales at its service stations, while its Baltic subsidiary has launched a new loyalty program. Both events serve to demonstrate Lukoil's new customer-centric aspirations, and suggest that we may see these aspirations being fulfilled in a rather innovative way.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Nov 2006
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New drinks review: El Paso launches quick fix cocktail mix

A range of novel drinks packagings have been noted by Productscan Online this month, which are designed to improve the taste of the product and its ability to stand out from the crowd. These include Coors' new beer can and Hain's Smoothies with a 4-way turbo straw. Some unusual dairy products have also recently been launched, from milk made from Kamut wheat, to a cucumber-flavored cow's milk.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Oct 2006
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PKN Orlen/Lukoil: clash of the great eastern European fuel retailing titans

Polish oil giant PKN Orlen is beginning to flex its muscles on the eastern European service station market. Most recently, it has been reported that the company is seeking to purchase the Esso petrol network in the Czech Republic from ExxonMobil. However, PKN Orlen's plans are likely to clash with those of Lukoil, which has also been expanding aggressively in this region.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Mar 2007

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