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Gazprom Grapples With Collapse In Sales to Europe

Courtesy of The Financial Times, a look at how Gazprom is grappling with the collapse of its sales to Europe: Vladimir Putin was effusive late last year after Gazprom reported record sales to China, telling chief executive and longtime ally Alexei Miller: “This is great, I congratulate you on the results of your work.” But the […]

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The Final Countdown: Will Russia and Ukraine Renew Gas Transit Deal?

Via Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, analysis of the potential for Russia and Ukraine to renew its gas transit partnership: Extending the transport of Russian gas via Ukraine after 2024 would likely benefit both Russia and Ukraine. Stopping the flow of gas, on the other hand, would be painful for whichever side initiates it. At […]

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India’s ONGC Videsh to Get Some Oil from Venezuela In Lieu of $600M Dividend

Via Reuters, an article on a growing petroleum connection between India and Venezuela: Venezuela has agreed to give some oil to India’s ONGC Videsh to help it recoup its pending $600 million dividend for a stake in a project in the South American nation, India’s oil secretary said on Wednesday. Indian refiners have resumed purchase […]

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Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline: What it Means for West Africa

Courtesy of Energy, Capital, and Power, a report on the Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline and what it means for nations such as Nigeria, Algeria, and Niger: The aim of the Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline – set to run from Nigeria’s resource-rich fields in the Warri region through Niger and to the town of Hassi R’Mel in Algeria […]

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TotalEnergies Lifts Namibian Stakes in Boost for Oil Development

Via Bloomberg,  a report on TotalEnergies decision to increase its Namibian development program: CEO says deal is ‘key step’ toward developing Venus discovery Shell and TotalEnergies have made large oil finds off Namibia TotalEnergies SE said lifting its stake in two Namibian oil blocks is a “key step” toward developing the Venus field off the coast […]

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TotalEnergies Expands Its Suriname Presence

Via Eurasia Review, a report on TotalEnergies growing activity in Suriname as it takes a new offshore exploration license: TotalEnergies’ presence in Suriname. Credit: TotalEnergies TotalEnergies and its partners QatarEnergy and Petronas have signed a production sharing contract for Block 64 with Staatsolie Maatschappij Suriname (Staatsolie), the State-owned oil company of Suriname. Block 64 was awarded […]

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Wildcats & Black Sheep is a personal interest blog dedicated to the identification and evaluation of maverick investment opportunities arising in frontier - and, what some may consider to be, “rogue” or “black sheep” - markets around the world.

Focusing primarily on The New Seven Sisters - the largely state owned petroleum companies from the emerging world that have become key players in the oil & gas industry as identified by Carola Hoyos, Chief Energy Correspondent for The Financial Times - but spanning other nascent opportunities around the globe that may hold potential in the years ahead, Wildcats & Black Sheep is a place for the adventurous to contemplate & evaluate the emerging markets of tomorrow.