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Yukos: taking control of a crucial oil export route

Yukos, Russia's second largest oil company, will pay $74 million for 49% of the export pipeline operator. The deal will allow Yukos to export more oil to western Europe, boosting its position in Europe's oil market and helping it come out of the shade of its larger rival Lukoil.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Dec 2001
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CommentWire

Yukos: Russia set to invade Europe

While there are many bidders for BP's surplus German oil businesses, Yukos is one of the frontrunners to purchase the 650 service stations and 45% share in a refinery. Yukos has earmarked $2 billion towards improving its position in western European refining and retailing. Alongside fellow Russian firm Lukoil, Yukos is definitely a company to watch.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Jun 2002
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US support for Lithuanian LNG plant indicative of frenetic attempts to reduce Russian gas dependence

Following the military conflict in Georgia and the potential 'loss' of the EU-US backed 'fourth corridor' of energy supplies from the Caucuses/Central Asia, liquefied natural gas is rapidly gaining traction across European states as a strategic supply option. Yet it is the US, as much as the EU, that is driving renewed interest in LNG in Europe.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Oct 2008
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UK energy: Russian crisis provides unexpected fillip to nuclear lobby

By actually following through with threats to cut supplies to the Ukraine, Gazprom has helped to highlight some of the reasons for the construction of a new fleet of new nuclear reactors in the UK. The Russian firm's actions could potentially reduce the size of one of its most important future markets.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jan 2006
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CommentWire

UK energy: nuclear option key to supply diversity

With increasing demand for energy, restricted supply, and Kyoto targets on reducing greenhouse gas emissions to meet, the case for building new nuclear plants, once dismissed as a last resort, is rapidly regaining force. The importance of the nuclear role as part of a diverse generation portfolio must not be underestimated.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Sep 2004
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UES: seeking to capitalize on growing Russian demand

The first phase of competition in Russia's power sector was launched recently by the country's government, in a move that could have significant implications for Unified Energy System, or UES. Although both companies need foreign investment, Russian energy market liberalization is anathema to Gazprom investors, yet key to UES attracting new investment.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Sep 2006
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Tymoshenko's paper tiger

On October 3, Ukraine and Russia signed a Memorandum of Understanding under which price increases for gas imports will be spread over three years. Although Kiev appears to have secured supply at a manageable cost, lack of detail in the agreement and turmoil in Ukrainian politics suggests the deal will have little impact in the long run.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Oct 2008
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Slavneft: possibly Russia's last big privatization

The majority shareholding in Slavneft, one of Russia's leading vertically integrated oil companies, is coming up for tender on 18 December. This will almost complete the privatization of the country's oil industry and pave the way for greater influx of foreign capital.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Nov 2002
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Slavneft: auctioned for a pittance

The state-held 75% stake in Slavneft, one of Russia's largest oil companies, has been sold to a partnership led by its privately owned competitor Sibneft. With several would-be contenders barred from bidding, the final $1.86 billion price scarcely reflects the company's true value.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Dec 2002
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RWE pulls out of Belene

Having held a 49% stake in the Belene Power Company since 2008, RWE has pulled out of the joint venture set up to run the proposed 2,000MW Belene nuclear power plant, citing spiraling costs and delays from the Bulgarian government. RWE and its project partner NEK will be disappointed by the outcome, which leaves something of a power vacuum in southeastern Europe for Russian firms to exploit.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Nov 2009

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