Russia

U.S. Still Rules in Global Natural Gas, Oil Production, Says EIA

The United States in 2016 remained the world’s top natural gas and petroleum hydrocarbon producer for the fifth year in a row, even with declines relative to2015 levels, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said Wednesday.

June 7, 2017

BP, Rosneft Strike Natural Gas Alliance to Expand Europe Sales, Develop Projects

BP plc on Friday clinched an agreement with OAO Rosneft to expand natural gas sales to Europe and develop more gas projects in Russia.

June 2, 2017

Shaheen Says Russia ‘Weaponizing’ NatGas, Calls for More Sanctions

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reportedly said the United States should continue to oppose a controversial natural gas pipeline that Russia proposes to build under the Baltic Sea, and that new sanctions should be levied against Russia in retaliation for its actions in Ukraine and its alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election.

May 26, 2017

Tillerson Easily Confirmed by Senate to Lead State Department

Former ExxonMobil Corp. Chairman Rex W. Tillerson was approved by the Senate on Wednesday to lead the State Department, becoming President Trump’s top global diplomat.

February 1, 2017

Trump’s Choice, Rex Tillerson, Taking Over as Secretary of State

Former ExxonMobil Corp. Chairman Rex W. Tillerson was approved by the Senate on Wednesday to lead the State Department, becoming President Trump’s top global diplomat.

February 1, 2017

Tillerson Facing Clear Path to Lead the Department of State

The nomination of Rex W. Tillerson, the former chief of ExxonMobil Corp. as secretary of state, was favorably approved Monday afternoon in a roll call vote by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, after Republican committee holdout Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida withdrew his objections. Tillerson was expected to be confirmed easily by the GOP-led Senate.The vote divided along party lines, and the defection of even one GOP committee member could have denied Tillerson the committee’s favorable recommendation. Because of severe weather which delayed the arrival of some members by the meeting’s start at 4:30 p.m. EST, Chairman Bob Corker conducted a roll call vote, which affirmed Tillerson. However, the meeting was kept open to allow those members unable to attend to issue comments later in the evening.

January 23, 2017

Tillerson Nears Full Senate Confirmation to Lead State Department

President Trump’s nomination of Rex W. Tillerson as secretary of state was favorably approved Monday afternoon in a roll call vote by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, after Republican committee holdout Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida withdrew his objections. The former ExxonMobil Corp. chief was expected to be confirmed easily by the GOP-led Senate.The vote divided along party lines, and the defection of even one GOP committee member could have denied Tillerson the committee’s favorable recommendation. Because of severe weather which delayed the arrival of some members by the meeting’s start at 4:30 p.m. EST, Chairman Bob Corker conducted a roll call vote, which affirmed Tillerson. However, the meeting was kept open to allow those members unable to attend to issue comments later in the evening.

January 23, 2017
United States Again Largest Producer of Petroleum, NatGas Hydrocarbons in 2015, EIA Says

United States Again Largest Producer of Petroleum, NatGas Hydrocarbons in 2015, EIA Says

The world’s top producer of petroleum and natural gas hydrocarbons last year was, once again, the United States, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

May 23, 2016
U.S. LNG Exports No Panacea for Europe, Report Finds

U.S. LNG Exports No Panacea for Europe, Report Finds

U.S. exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) will strengthen Europe’s bargaining position with Russia and help create a more diverse global gas market, but they won’t solve the current crisis in Ukraine or free Europe from Russian gas, and they are unlikely to cause the Kremlin to change its foreign policy, according to Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy.

September 23, 2014
Analysts Warn Additional Russian Sanctions Could Harm U.S. Energy Interests

Analysts Warn Additional Russian Sanctions Could Harm U.S. Energy Interests

A bill calling for additional sanctions against Russia is picking up support in the U.S. Senate, in part due to electioneering before the November vote. It would bar American companies from investing in and supporting projects in the Russian deepwater, Arctic offshore and shale oil production.

September 18, 2014