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Oil & Gas

Asia imports more seaborne Russian oil than Europe, India takes lion’s share

Almost four months after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Russian crude oil, Urals, has seen a switch in flow from its traditional market of Europe to Asia. Since the start of the war, based on the average of March to May 2022, Indian imports of Urals crude have picked up by 658% compared to 2021 levels, while for China the increase is 205% and for Asia as a whole 347%, Rystad Energy research shows.

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Russia’s crude oil revenues take a hit even as exports swell

Russia is earning less from its oil exports, even as seaborne crude shipments surge to a six-week high. That’s because of the big discounts that Moscow is having to offer Asian buyers to snap up barrels shunned by Europe, which translate into a drop in export duties.

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Ukraine turns off Europe-bound gas from Russia

Ukraine has cited "force majeure" to potentially halt a third of Russian transited gas flows to Europe from Wednesday, while Russia’s Gazprom claims there have been no issues that would justify the move.

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Sorry, but for you, oil trades at $250 a barrel

If you are the owner of an oil refinery, then crude is trading happily just a little above $110 a barrel — expensive, but not extortionate. If you aren’t an oil baron, I have bad news: it’s as if oil is trading somewhere between $150 and $275 a barrel.

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Japan weighs financial support to boost U.S. LNG exports

Japan will consider providing financial support to boost production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the U.S., reported financial publication Nikkei Asia, as Tokyo aims to lower its energy dependence on Russia following Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.


Legal implications of the Russian invasion of Ukraine for the oil and gas sector

Before any discussion of how the invasion of Ukraine by Russia is impacting our sector, we must first acknowledge the devastating effects on the people of Ukraine of the indiscriminate shelling of civilian targets, the war crimes being perpetrated by Russian troops and the massive displacement of the population both within and beyond Ukraine, which is something most of us have never seen in Europe in our lifetimes, as well as the enormous courage and resilience of the Ukrainian nation.