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Gazprom becomes the only owner of the main gas company of Armenia

~~Gazprom has increased its share in ArmRosgazprom from 80% to 100%, Gazprom reports. The company, has become under the full control of the Russian concern, will be renamed  Gazprom Armenia.
“The deal completely corresponds to idea of strategic cooperation between Russia and Armenia. We implemented large-scale projects as in main pipeline transport, as in electricity industry. And the main thing is that socially important result was achieved – we reached the 96% level of gas supply. Gazprom was and will be reliable partner of Armenia always,” – Gazprom’s CEO, Alexei Miller stated previously.
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Gazprom neftekhim Salavat increases production of LD polyethylene by 4.9%

The processing of hydrocarbon raw materials at Gazprom neftekhim Salavat’s plants grew by almost 10% (over 7.4 million tons); the processing of gas condensate increased by over 35% (to 2.5 million tons). In 2013, the production of certain product types at refinery, gas-processing plants and Monomer plant was also increased.
Particularly, the production of motor fuel of the 4th and 5th ecological classes grew to 50% due to implementation of fast-payback projects and upgrade of industrial capacities at the company’s refineries; the processing depth increased by almost 6.6% to 81.2%.

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Lukoil and Shell to become investors in petrochemical sector of Iran

During the meeting with Iranian Ambassador to Russia, Mehdi Sanai, Lukoil’s head, Vagit Alekperov stated that Russian oil companies were willing to return to Iran's energy market. From September of 2013,the implementation of the second phase of the development program of the Iranian petrochemical industry, within which $ 75 billion  are planned to be invested into the petrochemical industry, started there. According to the Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zangene, about 70% of these investments must be received from foreign sources and the rest – on account of the domestic private sector’s investments.
The upgrade of engineering projects relating to development of the projects themselves identified a number of key factors, aimed at cooperation with foreign companies and interchange of accumulated experience with them.

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The Ukraine seeks replacement for the Russian gas

The Ukraine will keep seeking replacement for the Russian gas. It is said in the Energy Strategy of the country for a period until 2030, prepared by the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of the country. An alternative is LNG supply from Egypt, Algeria and Qatar, oil pumping from Azerbaijan and the reverse supplies of gas from Europe. 
They rely on the development of gas production in the Ukraine in Kiev. By 2030, the country will be able to meet 90% of demand for gas (50 bln.cubic meters a year) in the country because of their own production, according to the basic scenario of the Energy Strategy. As for the optimistic scenario the share of the Ukrainian gas in the energy balance will make up 95%, pessimistic one – 60% by that time.

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In 2014, Gazprom plans to start industrial gas extraction at the Kirinskoye field

A working meeting of Gazprom’s CEO, Alexei Miller and Governor of the Sakhalin region Alexander Khoroshavin took place in the Gazprom’s headquarter yesterday. The very significant volume of Gazprom’s investments in the territory of the Sakhalin region was noted at the meeting – in 2009-2013 this volume made up over 250 billion rubles.
The funds were mainly used to implement the following strategic projects of Gazprom: the construction of Sakhalin-Khabarovsk-Vladivostok gas transportation system, the construction of necessary facilities at the Kirinskoye gas condensate field (Sakhalin-3), the construction of a gas pipeline from coastal technological complex of the Kirinskoye field to the head compressor station at Sakhalin of the Sakhalin-Khabarovsk-Vladivostok system. In the current year, the volume of capital investments is planned to be 10 billion rubles. The development of the Kirinskoye field will be continued, including operational drilling. In 2014, Gazprom plans to start the industrial production of gas at the Kirinskoye field, the company’s press centre reports.

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From the beginning of the month, crude oil production made up 1443.6 thousand tons

In the first 3 days of February, crude oil production made up 1443.6 thousand tons, decreased by 5.3 thousand tons as compared with the same period of the last month, the Central Dispatch Department of the Fuel and Energy Sector reports.

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Geological exploration will start in water areas of Chukotka and East-Siberian sites

Anadyr has held the public hearings about the program for complex geophysical prospecting at the license sites of Northern-Vrangelevsky-1, Northern-Vrangelevsky-2 and Southern- Chukotka with further exploration and production of hydrocarbons.
They participated in the public hearings the engineers, the ecologists, the designers of RN-Shelf- Far East and of the Russian Ecology Alliance in h. of I. Korchagin, the representatives of the local executive and legal authorities, the state and public organizations and the citizens of the capital of Chukotka.

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A deputy wants to give Naftogas 24.7 billion hryvnias

Ukrainian people's deputy Sergei Katsuba, who previously was deputy head of Naftogas Ukrainy’s management, has offered the Verkhovna Rada to allocate 24.7 billion hryvnias to Naftogas to pay difference between price of imported gas and price of its sale.
Such draft law was registered in the Verkhovna Rada on February 3 of 2014.

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By results of 2013, gas production in the Mangistau region made up 1.3 billion cubic meters

On the results of 2013, gas production in the Mangistau region made up 1.3 billion cubic meters, Minister of Oil and Gas Uzakbai Karabalin reported at the meeting of the government.
According to him, the main gas suppliers are such subsoil users as KazMunaiTeniz, KazGPZ, Karakudukmunai and so on.

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Tyumen region to put up over 60 subsoil areas for auction

In 2014, 68 hydrocarbon sites were put up for auction in the Tyumen region (including the Khanty-Mansiisk autonomous district and the Yamal-Nenets autonomous district). The auction was announced by the Shpilman scientific analytical rational mining center.

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