The Oil and the Glory

The last free oligarch

No Russian oligarch has had a longer career stretch than Mikhail Fridman -- enfant terrible, tormentor of foreign titans and, according to Forbes, the 43d ...

The Oil and the Glory

The Weekly Wrap — July 20, 2012 (Part I)

Oligarchs in the Kremlin: For the last dozen years, we have seen ample evidence of Vladimir Putin's policy on Russia's oil and gas industry -- ...

The Oil and the Glory

The Weekly Wrap — June 22, 2012

BP and the Russian squeeze: BP may be moving toward yet another comeuppance in Russia. This chapter in the company's nine long years of Russian ...

The Oil and the Glory

The Weekly Wrap — June 1, 2012

Divorce, Russian style for BP: Four days after its Russian oligarch partners called for a split-up, BP says it received an unsolicited bid for its ...

The Oil and the Glory

The Weekly Wrap — Sept. 23, 2011

How do you spell risk? (Hint: start with the letters b and p):  Former senior executives of BP are the gift that keeps giving. That ...

The Oil and the Glory

The Weekly Wrap: Sept. 17, 2011

Chasing the runaway anti-fracking train: An industry-led group suggests that shale gas drillers be required to disclose the chemical composition of their drilling fluid, which ...

The Oil and the Glory

Hayward’s Kurdistan deal: Another reminder that BP should be broken up

Former BP CEO Tony Hayward is receiving hearty handshakes for the $2.1 billion deal he has organized for fields holding a reasonably rich 356 million ...

The Oil and the Glory

The Weekly Wrap: Sept. 2, 2011

Medvedev stays, according to O&G readers: The betting stage of the Kremlin Contest is concluded, and the results are - 53 percent for Dmitry Medvedev ...

The Oil and the Glory

Last day: vote in the Kremlin Contest

What do a big oil deal and the arrest of an alleged murderer suggest about presidential politics? In Russia, where just one man will determine ...

The Oil and the Glory

Does Exxon deserve the BP treatment?

Montana's governor says he's going to ride ExxonMobil "like smell on a skunk," not to mention mete out more conventional unpleasantries like going to court. ...

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