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2010/08/13

Adevarul: Străinii vor ţiţeiul românesc

Din ce în ce mai multe companii străine vin să extragă ţiţei şi gaze din solul românesc, a declarat ieri omul de afaceri Gheorghe Călburean, proprietarul companiei de foraj petrolier Dafora.

Aceasta în detrimentul tradiţionalelor companii româneşti Petrom şi Romgaz, care, până în urmă cu doi-trei ani, deţineau aproape toate zăcămintele de hidrocarburi din România.

Începând din 2008, activitatea din România a firmelor străine s-a intensificat, iar anul viitor ele vor muşca şi mai mult din petrolul şi gazul românesc, odată cu concesionarea a 30 de noi perimetre petrolifere atât pe uscat, cât şi pe platoul continental al Mării Negre. „Dacă în urmă cu câţiva ani colaboram doar cu Romgaz şi Petrom, acum lucrăm sub 20% pentru Romgaz”, a mai spus Călburean.

Reprezentanţii Dafora spun că piaţa forajului petrolier din România se ridica, în 2008, considerat un an foarte bun, la 500 de milioane de lei. “Între timp a scăzut foarte mult şi va mai scădea cu încă 10% în acest an”, a spus Teodor Orzan, directorul diviziei de foraj din cadrul companiei. În prezent, Dafora are circa 30% din piaţă. “Piaţa forajului este în concordanţă cu preţul petrolului. Acum preţul este bun, dar piaţa nu s-a dezgheţat încă”, a completat Orzan. mai mult

Bursa: “Romgaz” investeşte 40 milioane lei în modernizarea a opt sonde

Producătorul de gaze naturale Romgaz Mediaş a atribuit firmei Anvergo Târgu-Mureş lucrări de 39,9 milioane lei, fără TVA, pentru modernizarea a opt sonde din Bilciureşti, judeţul Dâmboviţa, şi Urziceni, judeţul Ialomiţa. Lucrările vizează modernizarea sondelor 151, 152, 153, 156 din Bilciureşti, respectiv 184, 314, 325, 327 Urziceni, conform unui anunţ al companiei de stat. “Romgaz” a atribuit lucrările la finele lunii iulie, în urma unei licitaţii deschise, pentru preţul cel mai scăzut, informează Mediafax. Firma “Anvergo” este controlată în mod egal de două persoane fizice, Claudiu Ugran şi Ioan Sorin Pastor.

inforusia.ro: O companie ucraineana ar putea deveni principalul furnizor de energie electrica in Republica Moldova

Ucraina ar putea relua exporturile de energie electrica in Republica Moldova, care au fost intrerupte in 2009, in favoarea celor din Rusia. Ieri, la Kiev a avut loc o licitatie pentru acordara dreptului de furnizare a energiei electrice ucrainene in Republica Moldova. In cazul in care castigatorul va devenit compania privata “Power Trade” , care a primit deja dreptul de a controla exporturile de energie electrica intre cele doua tari, atunci, potrivit expertilor, firma condusa de omul de afaceri Rinat Ahmetov va deveni principalul exportator al energiei electrice ucrainene, scrie Nezavisimaia Gazeta.

Republica Moldova a refuzat sa importe energie electrica ucraineana de la inceputul anului 2009, apeland la serviciile centralei de la Dnestrovsk (Transnistria), care este detinuta de catre compania ruseasca “Inter RAO EAS”.

“Incepand cu anii ’90, problema securitatii Republicii Moldova a stat pe ordinea de zi a guvernului moldovean. Inainte, noi cumparam energie electrica de la ucraineni, dar apoi, cand presedintele tarii a devenit Vladimir Voronin, am inceput sa o cumparam de la centrala de la Dnestrovsk. Aceasta alegere a fost dictata de faptul ca o parte din energia produsa la Dnestrovsk este vanduta in Romania, iar acest tranzit era controlat de familia Voronin”, a declarat pentru NG directorul Institutului de Politici Publice Arcadie  Barbarosie.

In prima jumatate a acestui an, compania Union Fenosa a incheiat cu centrala din Dnestrovsk un contract privind livrarea directa de energie electrica pana la sfarsitul anului curent. Licenta centralei din stanga Nistrului, eliberata de Agentia Nationala pentru Reglementare Energetica din Moldova, expira la sfarsitul acestui an. Apoi, totul va depinde de modul in care Kievul va negocia cu Chisinaul. O sursa a NG a anuntat ca, in parlamentul moldovean, exista sperante la un rezultat pozitiv al negocierilor, invocand faptul ca vicepremierul Serghei Tigipko, care raspunde de probleme economice in Guvernul Ucrainei, este originar din Republica Moldova, si, dupa cum este cunoscut faptul, “cu cei de-ai nostri este intotdeauna usor sa negociezi”, conchide sursa citata.

apa.az: Azerbaijani oil reaches Vietnam

The first tanker carried Azerbaijani oil crude reached the coasts of Vietnam on August 11. It will be processed in the Vietnam’s Dung Quat refinery, APA-ECONOMICS quoted the local newspapers.

It was the first oil export to Vietman according to the agreement reached between the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) and PetroVietnam Company.

According to the agreement, SOCAR will supply 65 thousand barrel of oil to Vietnam in August and BP will also export same volume of oil crude. The imported crude will be mixed with oil produced in Bach HO field in the southern Vietnam during the refinery process.

SOCAR and PetroVietnam signed a memorandum of cooperation on April 8 and then SOCAR”s trading company for Asian countries SOCAR Trading Singapore signed a long-term agreement with PetroVietnam on sale of Azerbaijani oil crude to Vietnam.

today.az: Abu Dhabi eyes Nabucco pipeline

Abu Dhabi`s investment fund- International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) is considering to take a stake in the Nabucco pipeline project, Austrian daily Salzburger Nachrichten reported.
IPIC holds a 20% stake in Austrian oil and gas company OMV, which is one of the partners developing Nabucco.

OMV spokeswoman Michaela Huber said the consortium is open to a seventh partner. IPIC is responsible for all foreign investments in the oil and chemicals sector. The Nabucco pipeline is a proposed natural gas pipeline from Erzurum in Turkey to Baumgarten an der March in Austria diversifying natural gas suppliers and delivery routes for Europe.

Eurasia Daily Monitor: Ukraine Returns Disputed Gas to RosUkrEnergo

There are indications that the Ukrainian government has agreed to return RosUkrEnergo (RUE) the disputed gas, which the Stockholm court ruled belongs to RUE. According to the ruling, Ukraine has to either accept by September 1, or appeal by September 8. The government apparently chose to return the gas, as there is little chance that an appeal would be upheld. This means that ahead of the peak heating season, Ukraine will be short of 12 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas which is more than 20 percent of its annual consumption. The situation raises questions about the integrity of both the previous and current governments.

In early June, the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce ruled that Naftohaz Ukrainy owed RosUkrEnergo 12.1 bcm of gas and $192 million. This included the 11 bcm of gas which the cabinet of Prime Minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, took from RUE in early 2009, plus damages (EDM, July 1). RUE is a joint venture between Russia’s Gazprom and Ukrainian energy tycoon, Dmytro Firtash, which mediated in Russian gas deliveries to Ukraine in 2006-2008. In early 2009, Tymoshenko expelled RUE from the market with Gazprom’s consent, and authorized the seizure of the gas which belonged to RUE from Ukraine’s gas storage facilities. This was part of a settlement with Gazprom which gave the state company Naftohaz the right to claim RUE’s debts to Gazprom.

However, Firtash sued Naftohaz in Stockholm, and Ukraine eventually lost the dispute. Recently it emerged that the defeat was most likely due to the fact that under pressure from Gazprom and Tymoshenko, who had established special relations with Vladimir Putin, Naftohaz agreed to eliminate any mention of Gazprom officials from its papers submitted to the Stockholm court (Ukrainska Pravda, July 26; Zerkalo Nedeli, August 7). As a result, on paper, it appears that Naftohaz took the gas from the owner without the owner’s consent. Experts in the Kyiv-based NOMOS think-tank argued in a recent article that Naftohaz and Ukraine should appeal in Sweden, saying that RUE acted as a de facto subsidiary of Gazprom which authorized the deal with Tymoshenko. However, such an appeal is unlikely, as Firtash has powerful allies in the current government (Zerkalo Nedeli, August 7). Fuel and Energy Minister, Yury Boyko, is a long-standing friend of Firtash.

The Stockholm court ruling cannot come into force without approval by a Ukrainian court, so RUE turned for such an approval to a district court in Kyiv in mid-July. In theory, it may take RUE several months to secure the approval, but RUE expects a ruling by September 1, in order that Naftohaz should have time to return the disputed gas to RUE before the heating season (Kommersant-Ukraine, August 6). The government is already negotiating the form of compensation with RUE. The fuel and energy ministry reportedly suggested that RUE should sell the disputed gas, which is kept in Ukrainian storage facilities, to domestic industrial consumers. The newspaper’s source said if the gas had been returned to RUE for exporting Ukraine would be short of gas for heating (Kommersant-Ukraine, August 9). This means that RUE is returning to the Ukrainian market despite Tymoshenko’s efforts.

If Naftohaz returns the gas to RUE, it will have to buy more gas from Russia. Consequently it will be very difficult for the government to keep Naftohaz’s deficit under 1 percent of GDP in 2010, and to balance its budget in 2011, as agreed with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Non compliance with obligations to the IMF may result in the IMF suspending its $15 billion stand-by loan to Ukraine. Meanwhile, Gazprom, which is behind RUE, stands to benefit. Last year it earned $1.7 billion for the 11 bcm of gas which Tymoshenko took from RUE. Now Gazprom and RUE should be able to sell the same again, plus receive the 1.1 bcm of gas awarded in damages. Tymoshenko’s energy adviser, Oleksandr Hudyma, estimated that Gazprom as a result would earn over $1 billion as the 50 percent owner of RUE (UNIAN, August 6).

Firtash has several options concerning his share of the profit. The ailing Nadra bank, which he has wanted since the start of the financial crisis, has announced that it completed the restructuring of its foreign debts and now it qualifies for recapitalization promised by the government (www.nadra.com.ua, August 9). The government decided last May to invest $1.3 billion in Nadra jointly with Firtash, after the restructuring of foreign debts by the bank. On August 10, the business daily, Ekonomicheskie Izvestia, cited market rumors according to which Firtash is considering buying two chemical plants in Ukraine, Stirol and the Cherkasy-based Azot. Each chemical plant costs from $300-600 million, according to the daily.


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