Metals and mining, Petrol
Gazprom’s head A. Miller and heads of OMK, TMK and ChTPZ signed memorandums in the sphere of gas use as motor fuel.
The main goals of cooperation of the parties are the turning of the equipment park of the pipe companies and their affiliates for natural gas as well as forming of favorable conditions for the development of the gas motor fuel market in Russia.
Pipe producers submit Gazprom the information on the plans of turning the equipment for gas and purchase of new gas motor fuel equipment. Gazprom will primarily inform its partners on the plans of expansion of gas infrastructure in the regions of activity of the pipe companies, and in case of necessity, correct these plans.
The parties agreed on the development and joint realization of the program of implementation of gas motor equipment, joint participation in similar sectoral and regional programs.
According to customs statistics, in January-June 2015, foreign trade turnover of Russia made up $270.7 billion and it decreased by 32.6% in comparison with January-June 2014. The trade balance showed a surplus of $95.3 billion, which is by 16.7 billion less than in January-June 2014.
In January-June 2015, the export of Russia amounted to $183.0 billion, decreased by 28.8% as compared with January-June 2014. In January-June 2015, the basis of the Russian export to the non-CIS countries was fuel and energy products, the share of which in the commodity structure of the export to these countries amounted to 68.1% (in January-June 2014 - 75.3%).
In January-June 2015, the cost volume of energy products decreased by 34.5% as compared with January-June 2014, and the physical - increased by 10.3%. Among the energy goods the volume of exports of crude oil increased by 11.5%, electricity - by 25.0%, oil products - by 20.2%, including: kerosene - by 39.3%, diesel fuel - 18.0%, liquid fuels - by 23.5%. At the same time, the export volume of natural gas was reduced by 4.1%, coal - by 1.2%.
In the first seven months of the current year, the volume of the mining industry in Tajikistan increased due to the mining of coal - by 18.3%, lignite - 5.5%, oil - by 2.8%, gas - 1.6 times, non-metallic materials – by 28.1%.
In January-July, the volume of industrial production in Kazakhstan increased by 0.2% as compared with the corresponding period of 2014, the KazTAG reports, referring to Statistics Committee of the Kazakh Ministry of National Economy.
Index of industrial production physical volume has made up 100.6%, the Statistics Committee reports.
"In January-March 2015, the production of gasoline decreased by 5.4% as compared to the same period in 2014, which made up 0.7 million tons,” – the statement says.
In 2014, Russia reduced oil exports to the non-CIS countries by 4.2% to 199 270.2 thousand tons, the Federal Customs Service reported.
The gas exports to the non-CIS countries amounted to 124.6 billion cubic meters, which is by 9.8% less than in the previous year.
Protocol to an agreement dated December 2, 2013 was signed by A. Novak and E. Zaharyan.
Let’s recall, on December 25, 2014, Armenia approved a protocol for bilateral agreement with the Russian Federation on cooperation in the supply of natural gas, oil and rough diamonds into the territory of Armenia.
Industrial products volume index made up 100.1%. Natural gas and nonferrous metal ore production went up in January-November 2014 against the same period in 2013, the Statistics agency reports.
“An increase of petrol production made up 12.6% (2.8 mln tons) against the previous year,” reports say.
There has been produced 85.1 billion kWh of electric power (+101.6% y-o-y).
In the coming days, the Ukraine will resume purchases of Russian gas, but by results of the year its dependence on Gazprom will be minimal in history - a little more than a third of all needs. The country has begun rolling blackouts, the threat of collapse pushes Kiev to the other extreme: it increases the purchases of Russian coal, nuclear fuel and is going to begin a large-scale import of electricity from Russia for the first time in its history, the RBC daily reports.
Cases of need
According to the Russian Statistics Service, in the first ten months Russia reduced the supplies of virtually all types of energy sources to the Ukraine: the most massive was the reduction of gas supplies - more than by a third, the supply of oil reduced less than others - by 0.9%. In value terms, the exports fell by 15% to $9.86 billion (this figure includes the gas supply, not fully paid-by the Ukraine).
At the same time, the Ukraine doesn’t buy Russian gas from mid-June: the parties have argued about the debts for a long time and couldn’t agree on the price of the new supplies. The interim agreement, the so-called winter package, was signed in late October: Ukraine promised to pay $3.1 billion of the debt before the end of 2014 and agreed to purchase Russian gas at the price $378 per 1 thousand cubic meters until April 1, 2015.
Rosneft to supply oil products to a number of leading industrial holding companies that provide import substitutionEdited by Rhod Mackenzie / 2014-12-04 02:49:10
Rosneft has signed a partnership agreement in the field of petroleum products supply with Metalloinvest, SUEK, OMZ and UES FGC, the company reports.
The press release notes that the documents provide for joint research activity of the companies in the development, production and implementation of high-tech lubricants and petroleum products. In addition, it is expected to hold a joint audit of products, aimed at maximizing the efficiency of the use and production of a new line of oil products.