Dec 5, 2016

Japanese banks eye ¥95 billion in loans to Russia's Gazprom

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp., Mizuho Bank and other banks are making final arrangements to jointly extend some ¥95 billion ($831 million) in loans to Russia’s state-run gas firm Gazprom, sources close to the matter said Monday.A contract is expected to be concluded during Russian ...

May 5, 2015

Europe takes on Gazprom

If Moscow is determined to pick a fight with Europe, it may discover that the economic battlefield is the wrong place for a showdown.

Cease-fire takes hold in Ukraine; U.S. angry at Russia's 'lies'

Feb 26, 2015

Cease-fire takes hold in Ukraine; U.S. angry at Russia's 'lies'

A U.N.-backed cease-fire showed signs of taking hold in Ukraine on Wednesday, but tensions remained high after the U.S. accused Russia of “lies” and Britain ordered a small troop deployment to train Kiev’s forces.Russia in turn has warned it could within days cut off ...

Russia starts gas supplies to rebel-held east Ukraine

Feb 20, 2015

Russia starts gas supplies to rebel-held east Ukraine

Russia started supplying gas to rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Thursday after Kiev had temporarily suspended deliveries because of damage to the networks from heavy fighting, which is continuing despite a cease-fire.The spat over Russian gas supplies and pricing for Ukraine had been at the ...

Jul 10, 2013

Moscow to ease LNG export rules in January: report

Russia’s energy minister, Alexander Novak, indicated Tuesday that liquefied natural gas exports from the country, currently dominated by state-run Gazprom, will be liberalized next January at the earliest, a Russian economic newspaper reported Tuesday.In an interview with the Kommersant paper, Novak said necessary legislation ...