Olesya Astakhova

ChemChina buys Gazprom Neft's first Arctic oil cargo for China: sources

16 Jul 2020

MOSCOW/SINGAPORE Russia's Gazprom Neft has sold its first ever Arctic oil cargo to China to ChemChina, two sources familiar with the deal told Reuters on Thursday.

Exclusive: Russia's Rosneft to buy a drilling business from IDS - letter

07 Jul 2020

MOSCOW Rosneft is set to buy a drilling business from IDS Group, a letter to IDS staff seen by Reuters showed, as the Russian oil giant continues its push into oilfield services to help reduce costs.

Russia takes a leaf out the U.S. shale oil playbook

25 Jun 2020

MOSCOW Russia is taking a leaf out of the U.S. shale playbook so it can ramp up oil production quickly and hang on to its share of the global market when demand finally recovers after the coronavirus pandemic.

Exclusive: Kremlin hopes big companies and prize draws will boost Putin vote turnout - documents

22 Jun 2020

MOSCOW The Kremlin has asked some Russian companies to mount internal information campaigns to boost turnout in a nationwide vote on constitutional reforms that could allow President Vladimir Putin to keep power until 2036, documents seen by Reuters show.

OPEC+ ministers meet to review oil cuts, compliance

18 Jun 2020

By Ahmad Ghaddar, Alex Lawler, Rania El Gamal and Olesya Astakhova

Russia to get $10 billion more from oil firms for budget spending in 2020: Sazanov

15 Jun 2020

MOSCOW Russia will collect up to $10 billion more in revenue from oil companies this year because of the way they are taxed, a deputy finance minister told Reuters, money that with borrowing and the national wealth fund will help finance a post-pandemic recovery.

OPEC+ panel meeting next week will advise on policy, not decide: sources

12 Jun 2020

LONDON/MOSCOW - An OPEC-led panel meeting to review the oil market next week will advise the wider OPEC+ group cooperating on a record supply cut, five OPEC+ sources said, meaning further talks would be needed on whether to extend the agreement further.

Russians make a dash for the dacha during coronavirus lockdowns

09 Jun 2020

MOSCOW Russians rushed to purchase or rent country homes and plots of land to escape large cities during more than two months of lockdowns designed to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, data from real estate brokers shows.

No change to Rosneft sanctions despite ownership change - U.S. Treasury

07 Jun 2020

By Daphne Psaledakis, Vladimir Soldatkin and Olesya Astakhova

OPEC+ to meet Saturday on extending cuts, pushing for compliance

05 Jun 2020

MOSCOW/DUBAI OPEC and its allies led by Russia will meet on Saturday to discuss extending record oil production cuts and to push laggards such as Iraq and Nigeria to comply with existing curbs.

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