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MOSCOW/LONDON Oil trader Trafigura will regain its position as the largest buyer of seaborne crude from Russia's Rosneft, trading sources told Reuters on Friday, expanding their partnership as Rosneft reduces its dealings with Vitol and Glencore.
(This version of the October 6 story corrects figure in paragraph 1 to 360,000 bpd from 36,000 bpd)
MOSCOW Russian oil companies will quickly find ways to work around tighter restrictions imposed this month by the United States on the foreign finance they can use, multiple Russian oil industry sources told Reuters.
MOSCOW Glencore has become the largest buyer of Russian Urals oil from Rosneft, overtaking rival Trafigura after taking a stake in Russia's biggest oil major last month, a Reuters analysis of trade data showed.
MOSCOW, Dec 27 Russia's second biggest oil producer Lukoil has appointed a new vice-president for sales and supplies after state-owned rival Rosneft clinched several major deals at its expense, three sources told Reuters.
MOSCOW Poland is replacing Russian oil with Iranian oil and unsold Urals crude is being redirected to Asia, industry sources told Reuters.
MOSCOW Swiss commodities trader Trafigura is expanding its ties with Russia's Rosneft and is set to become the biggest buyer from the sanctions-hit Kremlin oil major when it adds refined products to its already huge purchases of crude oil.
MOSCOW Iraq's semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan has begun targeting Baltic crude markets in north-western Europe, rivaling traditional Russian supplies and increasing an oil glut in the region, trading sources said and shipping data showed.
LONDON/MOSCOW From global majors such as Shell and Total to more modest Polish energy firms, oil refiners in Europe are cutting their longstanding use of Russian crude in favor of Saudi grades as the world's top exporters fight for market share.
LONDON/MOSCOW From global majors such as Shell and Total to more modest Polish energy firms, oil refiners in Europe are cutting their longstanding use of Russian crude in favour of Saudi grades as the world's top exporters fight for market share.