Norway arrests activists blocking tanker unloading Russian oil

OSLO, April 25 (Reuters) – Norwegian police said they had arrested 20 Greenpeace and Extinction Rebellion campaigners who on Monday blocked a tanker from delivering Russian oil to an Exxon Mobil terminal. In a protest against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, activists had fastened their red rubber dinghy to the Ust Luga’s anchor chain, Greenpeace said, … Read more

India refiners skip Rosneft crude tenders on ‘biased’ terms -sources

The logo of Russia’s top crude producer Rosneft is seen on the top of a building in Stavropol, southern Russia, December 9, 2014. REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW DELHI, April 21 (Reuters) – India’s state refiners did not submit bids in tenders issued by Russia’s top oil producer … Read more

Russia’s Rosneft seeks rubles up front in oil tenders -sources

Aligns with Putin’s demand for rubles trade in gas Leaves scope for other currencies but may refuse sales Rosneft facing fall in deals with term buyers May volumes would usually have been placed with term buyers April 20 (Reuters) – Russia’s Rosneft has asked for rubles and full prepayments in tenders for crude, sources have … Read more

Greece impounds Russian tanker as part of EU sanctions against Moscow

ATHENS, April 19 (Reuters) – Greece has impounded a Russian oil tanker off the island of Evia, the Greek coastguard said on Tuesday, as part of European Union sanctions imposed on Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine. Earlier this month, the EU banned Russian-flagged vessels from the 27-nation bloc’s ports, with some exemptions, as it … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Oil traders to cut Russian oil purchases from May 15 – sources

View shows railroad freight cars, including oil tanks, in Omsk, Russia May 1, 2020. REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, April 13 (Reuters) – Major global trading houses are planning to reduce crude and fuel purchases from Russia’s state-controlled oil companies as early as May 15, sources said, to avoid … Read more

Russian oil embargo could be part of next EU sanctions package, ministers say

Commission is preparing grounds of embargo Ireland, Baltics in favour, Hungary against Governments wary of rising energy prices LUXEMBOURG, April 11 (Reuters) – The European Union’s executive is drafting proposals for an EU oil embargo on Russia, the foreign ministers of Ireland, Lithuania and the Netherlands said on Monday, although there was no agreement to … Read more

EU meets OPEC amid calls for oil output increase

The OPEC logo pictured ahead of an informal meeting between members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Algiers, Algeria, September 28, 2016. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, April 11 (Reuters) – European Union officials will hold talks in Vienna with OPEC representatives on Monday … Read more