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RPT-EXCLUSIVE-Russian oil firm seeks dollar alternative amid US sanctions threat-traders

20 Sep 2018

* Surgutneftegaz is Russia's fourth biggest oil firm by output

Exclusive: Russian oil firm seeks dollar alternative amid U.S. sanctions threat - traders

20 Sep 2018

MOSCOW Russian oil producer Surgutneftegaz is pushing buyers to agree to pay for oil in euros instead of dollars if the need arises, apparently as insurance against possible tougher U.S. sanctions, traders who deal with the firm told Reuters.

In sign of supply flexibility, Russia wields oil stocks to boost output

19 Jul 2018

MOSCOW Russia used stocks held in tanks at its oilfields to help boost crude production in June, three industry sources told Reuters, in a sign of supply flexibility as OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia pushes other major producers to increase spare output capacity.

Vitol to offer $650 million more to Kazakhstan in oil prepayment deal

04 Jul 2018

LONDON/ALMATY/MOSCOW Major European trader Vitol is set to increase its cash-for-oil deal with Kazakhstan's state energy firm by offering about $650 million or more to finance the Kashagan oilfield, sources familiar with the matter said.

Russia's oil export, refinery plans point to increase in output

19 Jun 2018

MOSCOW Ahead of a meeting with Saudi Arabia and other producers, Russia already plans to increase oil exports, its July-September schedule shows, which coupled with increasing refinery runs suggests Moscow is gearing up to raise production.

Exclusive: Trafigura set to boost its dominance in Urals - sources

17 Mar 2018

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.

Exclusive: Russia's Rosneft aims for big boost in oil exports to China - sources

09 Oct 2017

(This version of the October 6 story corrects figure in paragraph 1 to 360,000 bpd from 36,000 bpd)

Despite new U.S. sanctions, Russian oil traders say it's business as usual

29 Aug 2017

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.

Exclusive: Glencore challenges Trafigura by ramping up Russian oil

31 Jan 2017

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.

Russia's Lukoil appoints new VP for sales and supplies - sources

27 Dec 2016

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.

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