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Russia Explains Gas for Rubles Switch
The new mechanism provides payment guarantees for Moscow, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says.
In Russia-Europe Gas Standoff, Both Sides Lose
Europe and Russia will both lose heavily if President Vladimir Putin follows through on his threat to cut gas supplies to countries he judges "unfriendly" unles…
With War in Ukraine and Threats From Putin, Europeans Anxiously Wait for Energy Rationing
European countries are facing the possibility of energy supplies being rationed, as a dispute between Moscow and the West over payments for Russian exports rage…
Russia Foreign Gas Buyers 'Must Pay in Roubles' Says Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin raises the energy stakes as Germany enacts early warning level for Emergency Plan for Gas amid supply concerns.
Oil & Gas Supply
Russia Appears to Be Softening Its Gas-For-Rubles Demand, Easing Supply Risks to Europe — for Now
Russia appears to have walked back demands that European companies pay for gas supplies in rubles from Thursday, temporarily alleviating the risk of supply disr…
Putin’s Isolation From Europe Could Usher in Natural Gas Opportunities for Africa
With the U.S., EU and U.K. looking to phase out Russian gas imports, Western leaders could look to liquified natural gas projects in sub-Saharan Africa to softe…
Putin Should Think About the Consequences of Asking for Energy Payments in Rubles, Germany Says
Germany has some advice for Russian President Vladimir Putin: think about the consequences of asking for energy payments in rubles.
Will Importers Cave into Putin’s Gas for Rubles Demand?
Russian President Vladimir Putin recently required “unfriendly” buyers of the country’s natural gas to pay in rubles, a move that could have far-reaching imp…
Asian Gas Buyers Buzzle over Putin's Demand for Payment in Roubles
Asian importers of Russian gas were scrambling on Thursday after Russian President Vladimir Putin said "unfriendly" countries must pay for Russian gas in rouble…
How Putin’s War Has “Turbocharged” Green Hydrogen, and Long Term Shift From Fossils
Two new reports from leading market analysts have singled out green hydrogen as a sector that stands to be “turbocharged” as a result of the Russia-Ukraine co…
European Energy Prices Soar as Russia Seeks Rubles for Its Gas
European energy prices surged after President Vladimir Putin said Russia will demand payments in rubles from natural gas buyers it deems “unfriendly.”
France Says Ban On Russian Energy Can’t Be Ruled Out
France sees a potential ban on imports of Russian energy into the EU as an option, its Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said over the weekend, adding…
Nuclear Power Plant
Why Putin Is Hell-Bent on Capturing Ukraine’s Nuclear Reactors
The takeover of Ukraine’s nuclear facilities is a vital part of the Kremlin’s “fear and control” strategy in the war.
UK to Phase out Russian Oil Imports by End of 2022
The UK Government has announced plans to phase out oil imports from Russia by the end of 2022 in response to Vladimir Putin’s illegal invasion of Ukraine.
Germany Says It Won't Stop Buying Russian Energy Despite Moscow’s War in Ukraine
Germany will continue to buy natural gas, oil and coal from Russia despite Vladimir Putin’s aggression against Ukraine, the government in Berlin said Monday.