Two large hydrocarbon fields with total reserves estimated at 48 million tons of oil equivalent were discovered in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District, a press release of the Ministry of Natural Resources reports.
Russia's contract on gas supplies to China was a milestone event opening competition of world markets for Russian gas resources, Alexei Miller, the CEO of Russia's gas giant Gazprom, said on Thursday.
Over the last ten years the foreign policy course of the United States has implied an open interference in various countries' internal affairs. Countries of the Arab world have especially suffered from that. However, despite all the illegal actions and significant geopolitical mistakes Washington intends to continue to dictate its agenda to countries and continents.
A new oil field has been discovered in Russia, Business FM reports, citing Natural Resources Minister Sergei Donskoi. The field, called "Velikoe", is located in the Astrakhan region. Its reserves are estimated at 300 million tons of oil and 90 billion cubic meters of gas.
As the world’s attention is focused on the crisis in Ukraine, one historian says the issue is not only political but economic. The Voice of Russia talks with historian Robert Freeman, author of The Best One-Hour History 6 book series which includes World War I and The Vietnam War. He has traveled extensively in both the developed and developing world. He is also the founder of the national non-profit "One Dollar For Life" which helps American students build schools in the developing world from their contributions of one dollar. He writes in his recent article "Ukraine is About Oil. So Was World War I."
The Chernomorneftegaz (Black Sea oil and gas) Company, nationalised by the Republic of Crimea, fully meets the Peninsula's requirements for natural gas, Crimea's Head of Government Sergei Aksyonov told a talk show broadcast live on Channel One.
Russia can occupy one fifth of the world market of liquefied natural gas by 2025, the project of the energy strategy of Russia until 2035 developed by the Ministry of Energy states. So-called independent producers will provide the major growth of LNG’s export through developing new fields.
The UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf has recognized the Sea of Okhotsk enclave with an area of 52,000 sq.km part of the Russian continental shelf, Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Sergey Donskoy told Russian journalists today.
A recently-published study has confirmed a dangerous amount of arsenic, chloride, barium, radium and other hazardous chemicals in Pennsylvania’s groundwater. The source of contamination is gas fracking wastewater stored in impoundment ponds and pits.
A new way to convert natural gas into liquid fuel could reduce the world's dependence on oil, according to a report published Thursday in the journal Science.
Disputes about pros and cons of fracking are still going on in the US, especially in Midwestern states. Although there are no fracking facilities in some Midwestern states, these states are now experiencing a big increase of the sand mining industry. The reason is that the process of fracking needs large amounts of sand.
The Arctic ice thawing is becoming the main subject of news items. Besides pessimistic forecasts that people should get prepared for "the flood", there is positive news as well. Natural resources that have been covered under the ice before now are becoming available. We are not only referring to oil and gas, but about other minerals as well.
It is a subject that is largely debated while at the same time being quietly pushed onto page 23 but global warming and rising sea levels are topics that affect all of us and are issues we must all pay more attention to. It is however understandable that the issue is not given the importance that it should be because the key cause of global warming is the combustion of fossil fuels and our civilization is driven and dependent on fossil fuels.
The issue of water resources deficit is becoming more acute in many regions of the world. Northern Africa is currently one of the «hot spots». Sergey Lavrov, Russia's Foreign Minister, while meeting in Moscow heads of the foreign and defense ministries of Egypt especially stressed the need for reaching mutually acceptable agreements in resolving that problem.
hundreds of years ago and it was their ignorance and insane, godless lust for riches which were not theirs which drove them to commit the worst genocide in the history of mankind. This hollow, selfish and vicious greed continues to drive the western world and continues to destroy our one and only planet, Earth.
The fossil fuels, namely, oil and gas have been dominating the energy balances of major advanced economies for quite a long time. With the current changes in the global climate the golden age of hydrocarbons is inevitably coming to a halt. The US has publicly announced the vision of the energy market’s future where the country will be much less dependent on fossil fuels. Mikhail Krutikhin a partner at RusEnergy shared his expert opinion on current situation in energy sector with the Voice of Russia.
"Our focus is responsibly energizing a growing world. So, we do an awful lot in the areas of sustainability and, basically, doing things properly. It is not just getting oil and gas out of the ground at any cost, it is looking at all the consequences of that. It is looking at the social consequences, how you involve local communities, how local communities benefit from the oil and gas extraction and, basically, how you manage the business properly and correctly," Dr. Pierce Riemer, the Director General of the World Petroleum Council, told The Voice of Russia.
Military analysts suggest that wars like in Iraq and in Afghanistan would be less likely in the future and there will be a significant rise in smaller regional conflicts, especially in Africa. As Brian Stewart, a Canadian military expert writes, EU and the US switch their strategic priorities from the Middle East to Africa.
The Arctic is in the zone of Russia’s special interests. During the last week, the Russian authorities, experts and the international community were actively engaged in the issues of developing the Arctic region. President Vladimir Putin held a meeting on the issue of military presence in the Arctic; leading political scientists and scholars participated in a round table discussion of the development of infrastructure in the Arctic; and the International Maritime Organization announced an adoption of the Polar Code in the coming days.
Scientists are saying that deficit of fresh water may provoke new wars in the foreseeable future. At present, in total, about 700 mln people in 43 countries of the world are suffering from lack of fresh water. It is expected that by 2025, the number of people who lack fresh water may grow up to 3 bln because of global climate changes and increase of population.