Europe & Eurasia
Time to build Russian-US bridges
19 April 2017
Former Russian energy minister Igor Yusufov says the new US administration will be a boon for hydrocarbons cooperation
Kiev looks east
12 April 2017
Ukraine may have swapped dependence on Russian natural gas for reliance on European supply but diversifying import routes is proving challenging
The UK is officially leaving the EU. What now for energy?
5 April 2017
UK prime minister Theresa May has hailed the dawn of a "Global Britain", but Brexit's critics say it will cripple the economy, kill access to its main market, spark ruinous inflation and shred the country's global influence.
Gazprom's friends in high places
3 March 2017
The Kremlin has killed plans to increase dividends at state firms. Gazprom is off the hook again
Economics of growth
12 December 2016
Regional finances are set for steady growth, but the CEE could benefit from wider geopolitical stability
Urals gets a benchmark
26 November 2016
Russia wants a contract for its main export blend. Petroleum Economist talks to the head of the exchange that will offer it
Taxation, not privatisation ahead for Russia
28 September 2016
The collapse of the Bashneft sale means Russia's government will wring more cash from producers instead
Russian revival unravelled?
5 September 2016
Russia has started to emerge gingerly from recession but don’t bank on it lasting
The UK’s shale carrot
8 August 2016
Will paying people to like fracking change the outlook for UK gas?
Trouble on the steppe
28 July 2016
Major new investment in Tengiz cannot mask deeper problems in Kazakhstan
Turkey’s energy-hub plans at risk
26 July 2016
The coup has not affected oil and gas flows, but the purge and new instability will expose the Iraq-Turkey Pipeline to more danger and hurt Ankara’s broader import-export project
Brexit leaves certainty of uncertainty
19 July 2016
No one in the UK’s Leave camp had a real energy plan. So what now?
Western investment growing in Russia despite sanctions
28 June 2016
The appetite of Western majors for Russian assets is perking up again, despite rules that still aim to stop them investing
Kazakhstan’s brewing crisis
28 June 2016
Violence in the country’s energy patch and haziness about who will be replacing its ageing dictator are exacerbating the pain of the oil-price collapse
Brexit: what impact for oil?
24 June 2016
The UK’s vote has spooked crude, equity and currency markets. More volatility is likely
Brexit: fear and volatility
22 June 2016
The UK will probably vote to stay – but until that’s clear, markets will gyrate
Russia's economy off the floor, just
3 June 2016
The country seems to have seen off the worst. But the recovery will be weak and come from a low base
Pumping for Mother Russia
3 June 2016
Keeping oil output high is now a political imperative, connected with Russian pride
Has Europe cracked its energy-security problem?
25 May 2016
The panic of previous years has abated, but the EU can still do more to help itself
Selling more silver
20 April 2016
Needing cash, the Kremlin is willing to sell a stake in Bashneft and maybe even Rosneft
Democratic deficits
24 March 2016
Ukraine’s prime minister survives for now, but the battles for power – and control of the energy sector – continue
A Gazprom 50% dividend payout changes the game
15 March 2016
Needing money, the Kremlin wants state-controlled firms to raise dividends again. It’s a risky move for investors
Brexit schmexit
15 March 2016
A UK vote to leave the EU wouldn’t much affect the North Sea. It has bigger fish to fry
Novatek still bullish on Yamal LNG prospect
3 February 2016
Cut off from Western financing, the Russian gas firm is relying on Chinese and Russian backers to fund its export project
UKCS: still got it at 50
21 January 2016
Despite low oil prices and extensive job losses, UK North Sea production isn't going into meltdown
Russian output growth to hit a wall in 2016
20 January 2016
Production defied expectations last year. But weak prices, sanctions and higher taxes will start to hinder the country’s oil sector in the coming months