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Tajikistan, Uzbekistan make deals with Taliban, but watch border warily

15 January 2022

A power outage illustrates in stark terms how much leverage Uzbekistan enjoys over its troubled neighbour to the south.

Ecuador lifts declaration of force majeure

14 January 2022

The government of Ecuador has lifted a declaration of force majeure on exports of crude via the country’s two main pipeline systems.

Perspectives | Why Uzbekistan does not fear a ‘Kazakh Winter’

14 January 2022

Uzbek insiders think they can avoid Kazakh-style unrest, but they’re not taking any chances.

Moldova seeks last-minute solutions to avoid new gas crisis

13 January 2022

Repeat of November gas crisis looms as Moldovan gas importer Moldovagaz lacks the €25mn needed to pay the January bill to its parent company Gazprom.

Saudi Aramco and MOL buy Lotos assets to make PKN Orlen-Lotos merger possible

12 January 2022

Orlen’s next goal is taking over oil and gas exploration and production company PGNiG to build a regional oil major.

bneGREEN: New Czech government plans to exit coal by 2033

12 January 2022

Environmental groups argue new target is still not ambitious enough, and attack government's proposals for building more nuclear power capacity and expanding motorways.

Kazakhstan’s Tokayev slates ‘Nazarbayev’ oligarchs in populist attempt to turn page on country’s unrest

12 January 2022

Announcing new ‘For the People’ fund, autocrat slams Kazakhstan’s financial system as dominated by large business groups "based on the principle 'everything for friends, and laws for everyone else'".

European Environmental Bureau says Slovenian EU presidency failed to make significant progress on green agenda

11 January 2022

Despite efforts to reverse biodiversity loss, the Slovenian EU Council presidency achieved little on the green transition and in pushing the zero pollution ambition.

AsianOil: Bohai overtakes Daqing as China’s largest oilfield

11 January 2022

The Bohai cluster offshore China has overtaken Daqing to become the country’s largest producing oilfield.

NorthAmOil: Enterprise to buy Navitas for $3.3bn

11 January 2022

Enterprise Products Partners announced this week that it had agreed to acquire Navitas Midstream Partners from an affiliate of Warburg Pincus for $3.25bn.

GLNG: Novatek signs Arctic LNG 2 supply agreements with two Chinese firms

11 January 2022

Russia’s Novatek announced on January 11 that it had struck separate long-term supply agreements with two Chinese companies – Zhejiang Provincial Energy Group and ENN Natural Gas.

AfrOil: Five Nigerian firms may bid for Shell’s SPDC stake

11 January 2022

Five Nigerian independents have shown interest in joining Shell Petroleum Development Co. (SPDC), a joint venture that operates 19 onshore oil and gas licences in the southern part of the country.

LatAmOil: Ecuador lifts force majeure

11 January 2022

Ecuador has lifted a declaration of force majeure on exports of crude oil via the country’s two main pipeline systems.

REM: Blackstone announces it will invest some $3bn in US renewable energy firm Invenergy

10 January 2022

Private equity company Blackstone Inc. has announced that it will invest approximately $3bn in renewable energy company Invenergy.

Russian oil production up on last year in December, gas production in 2021 breaks multi-year highs

10 January 2022

CDU TEK has published Russia’s oil and gas production statistics for December 2021 that show oil output was well up on 2020 but still lagging well behind production in 2018 and 2019. The results also show that Russia produced record gas volumes.

Kazakhstan upheaval impacts country’s banks, bonds, equities and uranium and oil industries

6 January 2022

Banks and stock market remain closed. Sovereign bond yields are hit. Uranium prices surge.

Argentina green-lights seismic survey of three offshore blocks

6 January 2022

Argentina’s government has given YPF, the national oil company, and its partners a green light to proceed with seismic work at three offshore blocks in the South Atlantic.

REM: Brazil continues its fast pace of wind development with new Vestas orders

5 January 2022

Vestas, the Danish original equipment manufacturer, has announced orders for 361 MW of wind turbines destined for Brazil.

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